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
4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 247 Reviews 247 Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 Star
98
4 Star
93
3 Star
34
2 Star
16
1 Star
6
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
Shave
Sampled

It's an odd texture...for a man...to use, and no scent. But works well...

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
awesome.
Sampled

prior to birchbox, the extent of my shaving knowledge was a can of 99 cent barbasol from walmart. i always hated shaving- the pulling, pain, nicking and ingrown hairs i'd get daily. i received this and started using it. WOW!!! what a difference. smells awesome and all the pain previously associated with shaving is relieved. hair comes off so easily. dare i say, 'i enjoy shaving', now?

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great stuff
Sampled

A little goes a long way and works great. You can almost use this in place of your normal shave cream.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
It's definitely Slick...
Sampled

I've used so many different shaving oils I've lost count, from cheap ones to expensive ones that promised a closer and cleaner shave, I've even tried making my own - and I seriously can't believe that I missed this one somehow - it's by far and away the best I've come across - it's an "odd" feel - it feels a little "gloopy", almost, but not quite like a gel, but it's totally liquid as it smooth on, and combined with a good quality shaving cream the razor slides cleanly, and without razor burn. Highly recommended - a little goes a long way, and I'll be trying the John Allan shaving cream as well to see if the combo is better than the shaving cream I'm currently using.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Super Slick
Sampled

By far the best pre-shave product bar none. I have used numerous oils and since this isnt a oil, I dont get a stick mess all over my hands after applying. Its also nice and easy to wash off my hands and have a nice smell.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
not for me
Sampled

to be honest when used under zirh shave gel i couldn't really tell a difference. i could see how it would be great will another shave cream or gel but i think zirh on its own is fine.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Slick Water makes great pre-shave treatment
Sampled

I have a rough beard and usually have to use a hot towel or two in order to soften my beard enough. Used this after a shower and before the shaving gel, and it work perfect. No nics or cuts just a very nice smooth shave.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
good stuff
Sampled

I like this product a lot, putting on the gel before shaving cream is a nice feel and provides for an overall smoother shaving experience.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Nice product but don't need it
Sampled

I don't have to shave very often so this sample size should last a while. When I run out I'm not sure I'd find it necessary to purchase. But if you have to shave daily then I'd definitely recommend it.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
slick water
Sampled

great product - totally gives a smoother shave!
get me off the waitlist!!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No