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

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I don't know how they do this? Really slick, water soluble stuff that beats any pre shave oil I've used. Used it in place of shave cream a few times with great results.

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AMAZING PRODUCT!!!
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5 o'clock shadow is gone with this product! Shave is incredibly smooth and no stubble until the next morning! I definitely plan on buying this ASAP!

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Second best to lab
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Don't shave w/o pre-shave oil! Pre-shave oil changed shaving for me. I used to hate the razor, we still aren't best friends but products like this sure make things better. I simply like "lab" product better b/c it seems to give the razor a bit more glide. If you are a birchbox fan, they don't have lab products, so surely buy this one!

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Slick Stuff, But So What?
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I can't decide if it works or not. I suffer from severe razor burn no matter how sharp my blades are or not. Slick Water is definitely smooth but I feel like the application of shaving cream after application of Slick Water almost decreases its effectiveness. I'm on the fence. Its not a bad product, but perhaps it just doesn't work very well for me.

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This is a great product that made my shave much smoother.

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Slick is the new smooth
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When this product arrived I had no idea about the brand. I am of mixed nationality and shaving for me can be a chore, so this product was a joy to add to my shaving routine. It smells great and does not go on oily. Best part is when you rinse the product from the skin it rinses completely.

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This seems like too much work to use a...
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This seems like too much work to use a primer and then shaving cream.

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I don't shave enough to make a purchase worthwhile...
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I don't shave enough to make a purchase worthwhile (I have a beard) but I thought this product worked well for shaving even scruffy parts of my face without irritation

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Perfect solution
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I have a tough beard, but for the first time in 35 years I got a comfortable shave.

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