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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.
I have tried every pre-shave product on the planet. I have a very coarse thick beard with very sensitive skin underneath. This is in my top 3 of pre-shave choices. Very thin and goes on easy. Good amount in bottle and will last a long time. Washes off easily and doesn't leave nasty oil residue. Give this a try--you'll love it and change your shaving routine.4
Compared to the pre-shave oils from Art of Shaving & Toro, this one's a standout. Applies smooth without an oily consistency, and also lacks the intense scent the oils always seem to have. The shave is burn, bump, and nick-free, this stuff just works.5
What a wonderful shave I've had everytime after using this slick water. Makes the shave very smooth and precise and is a must try and buy.5
I've really enjoyed using this product. I've always had issues with post-shave razor burn, but with Slick Water, I finally have found a solution! On top of the effectiveness, it has a refreshing scent that is great in the mornings. Also, a little goes a long way, so you really get a great product at a great cost.5
this is by far the best of all the pre-shaves i have tried. even longer hairs come right off with no pain using this.5
I have tried many pre-shave solutions including one from The Art of Shaving. This is by far the best. I recommend using Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream afterwards.
However, none of this really matters if you aren't using a real shaving system (i.e. blades).
I prefer it to any shave oil I've tried. It definitely works!5
I am not that into this product. I typically use a name brand that I get at my local health and wellness supplier. It's significantly cheaper and works just as well.2
For years the only shaving product I've used was hot water, so this Slick Water is a pretty big change for me. Although I'm not completely sold on actually buying it yet, I do like it quite a bit. I've been applying it to my beard before shaving cream, as the instructions say, and it makes for a very smooth and friendly shaving experience. In the past I've only used hot water because the difference made by shaving cream isn't game changing enough for me to take the time (hey, that's 45 seconds I won't get back). But this product definitely does make a difference. Again, I do like it quite a bit but I'm very much on the fence when it comes to placing an order. Maybe if it came with a pump dispenser to save me a few more seconds in the morning....4
I have used other pre-shave products and this is one of my least favorite that Ive tried.3