John Allan’s Slickwater Pre-Shave Solution

Many shaving aids foam and froth dramatically, but that doesn’t mean they’re offering your face protection through a shave. Prepping your face with a quality pre-shaving formula—one that sits directly against the skin—will ensure you’re safe from nicks, bumps, and irritation. True to its name, John Allan’s pre-shave solution creates a super slick and super protective primer coat, over which you can apply your usual shaving solution. Think of it like the Zamboni that smoothes and cools the shaving surface, allowing your razor to glide like Apolo Ohno.

John Allan’s Slickwater Pre-Shave Solution
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Shaving without this won't be the same. It's a little pricier than I'd like, but definitely worth it. Smoothest shaves ever, all do to the slick water.

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JOHN ALLAN'S SLICKWATER
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Because I love to try new products, I keep sampling other brands, but I keep going back to Slickwater. It's a cut above the pre-shave oils--provides a protective coating, of sorts, over the beard but rinses right off. The best I've found so far.

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Don't even need shaving cream
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This stuff gives me a terrific, nick- and burn-free shave every time. It's so good that I don't even need to use shaving cream with it anymore.

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Herbal, Smooth, and Quality
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Great product for safety razor shaving or multi-blade. Has a nice herbal scent when you apply it. Makes the shave very smooth and conditions your stubble/beard. The scent does not linger in a bad way after shaving. John Allen makes very quality products, I also have the Cool Face aftershave, great product too.

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Great Addition
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This is a great product. Only a little is needed so the total cost over time is quite small. But the benefit when shaving is very large. The quality of the shave, the comfort during and the feeling on my skin after have improved the whole morning routine. Great for manscaping. too.

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huge difference

I never thought a pre-shave solution would make that big of a difference until i tried this product. The results were amazing! The blade felt smoother on my face and there was so much less irritation. The hair even washed out of the razor better! Definitely worth the buy.

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Fantastic Product
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I originally got a sample of this in my birchbox and wasn't blown away, but liked it. After finishing the sample I ended up buying a few size bottle, and ended up loving it. I really helps with razor burn, which I get a lot of the time. My only complaint is that its pretty expensive for a 2oz bottle of the stuff.

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Great stuff

Great product. I shave after I shower so I am not a fan of the usual pre-shave oils. I rinse my face after I shave but the oil doesn't really come off and so I am left feeling oily all day long. This does not do that. I will be buying this from now on.

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Amazing
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The product was in my first Birchbox, I wish I had known about this product before. I have very sensitive skin and this product has made a huge difference. Smell is great and you need little product for each shave. Before my sample ran out i ordered a full bottle.

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best stuff of its kind
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not to oily. does a great job. worth every penny. best stuff of its kind. i bought a bottle and will buy another.

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