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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 always used a shave oil. It helped some but not like this slick water! It really does make a difference to use it before applying shave cream. Not oily and makes the razor zip through. I have a very tough beard and sensitive skin and this makes a huge difference for me! I will only use slick water from now on! A must-have for everyday!5
It's an odd texture...for a man...to use, and no scent. But works well...3
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
A little goes a long way and works great. You can almost use this in place of your normal shave cream.4
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
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
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
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
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
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