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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Very Nice Product
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I enjoyed the smell of this product immensely upon opening the package for the first time. That first impression is always important and I wasn't disappointed when it actually came time for my first use. My skin felt great afterward and I'll be going back to this well again in the near future.

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So Smooth...
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This is a great pre-shave tonic. It smells great and a little bit goes a long way. When paired with a premium shave soap and a fresh razor it will be hard to get a better shave.

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Ok, pretty pricey
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I have a relatively sensitive face and shave probably about 2-3 times a week. I often let a shadow grown in and then trim it before shaving so the hair is not too long for the razor. This product did an ok job lathering up the face and making it feel "slick" for the razor, however it's not the best sample I've received from Birch Box (that would be the Lucky Tiger hands down). It's also pretty darn expensive if you were to buy.

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Love it
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This stuff definitely is "slick." The point of a pre-shave is to lubricate the face and this stuff does that without being greasy.

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Not for me
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Didnt notice a terrible amount of difference with this one. Could be user error or maybe im just not a details guy.

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Such a smooth shave.
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I have a tough wiry beard, but I have sensitive skin so this have been an amazing product for me. I use a razor that has five blades, and at times it's still tough to shave and trim my beard without encountering razor burn. The blade glides beautifully, and leaves my skin so nice and soft, without burn! Totally getting a full size bottle.

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My first pre-shave
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I have never used a pre-shave before and I am so glad I started with this. I have never had such a close shave and it all washed off so easily. Everyone should give it a try.

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Great Pre-Shave
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This solution really softens for a close shave. It mixes with shaving gel lather well and isn't too oily.

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Smooth Shave
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For someone like me who is prone to razor bumps and redness after a shave, this product is great. Nice tea tree oil smell and it actually does help! Wish the sample was bigger though.

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Smooth
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This does a great job of lathering up pre-shave. I tend to break out after using new products, but this caused no flare up, and gave a great, close shave.

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