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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Great if your prone to irritation

I tend to get a lot of razor burn and skin irritation when shaving often for work. I never found a product that really solved most of my issues shaving until this stuff. Makes shaving less awful. My only complaint would be the price for the 2 oz bottle.

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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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strange

I had never used a shave solution like this prior to my sample size. I like the way it protects my face from razor burn, but probably will not purchase this in the future.

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Its just.... eh

This product seemed nice in theory. I applied the pre-shave treatment before I shaved for about a week and I didn't really notice a difference. I have tried competitors before, such as shave butter and really seen what all the hoop lah was about. I would say that it is a good product to try and maybe I'm just the outlyer

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Fantastic Product
Purchased

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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Strange...

I like it but it's strange. I don't know if I'm using this correctly but it works. I don't like the Lube-y feel you get when you are done.

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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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Smooth

I really liked this pre-shave. It helped the irritation that pop up the later part of the week. Good product.

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Amazing
Purchased

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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Not for me

I shave daily for my job and this is one of my least favorite products. The scent and texture were off putting then didn't work as well as my favorites by far. Won't buy

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