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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Moisturizing and soothing
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It was a good product. I love that it is moisturizing component of the product, and that it doesn't foam. I also love that I can see my facial hair that I am shaving. I did not like however the tingly menthol sensation.

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hmmm
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I liked this product however not sure if its something I 'need'

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Too Easy
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This makes shaving too easy. I quickly noticed how everything felt better. The addition of Slick Water greatly improved my shaving results. The clean post-shave feeling is professional quality.

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Slick like Rick
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I have tried almost every pre-shave oil on the market and nothing came close to the shave I got using plain ole Musgo Real glycerin bar as a pre-shave. This stuff goes on without the oily residue and comes off your hands very easily.
The shave set-up was a Merkur 37c DE with a Feather Blade, this pre-shave, Geo F Trumper's Limes soap, and Truefitt and Hill Limes Aftershave Balm.

Overall a very nice shave was gotten from it. It had an almost menthol-cooling effect, but ever so slight. Not that over-powering type that most stuff gives. I plan to purchase this at some point in the near future.

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Worth the Extra Step
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I thought I was all set with just my amazing shaving gels from Birchbox.com but I was wrong. This may add an extra step to my morning shaving routine but it is a step that is worth taking. No irritation, smooth shave. Two thumbs up from me!

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Very slick shave
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I use this with a safety razor and shave gel. It allowed the blade to slide smoothly across my face, while getting a very close shave. I would definitely recommend this product.

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Pretty Slick
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I rarely ever go completely clean shaven. When I do though I rarely use a razor, I tend to go with convenience and use a electric shaver.

I have used Slick Water twice now, once when I ran out of shave cream and second time with my wet/dry electric razor.

This stuff is truly SLICK, I know its a pre-shave but in a pinch this stuff works great. Left my skin smooth and no bumps or cuts at all. My biggest surprise was using it with my electric. At one point it included cartridges for a lotion or something to use in conjunction but stopped using that when the samples ran out. Using slick water with my razor left me feeling like I had used a traditional razor. Normally using an electric leaves me with tiny stubble, but with this stuff none of that was evident. Made the razor glide across my face so smoothly.

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Hmmm...
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I'm not sure what to think of this product. Perhaps I didn't use enough, but I actually cut myself after using this product... twice.

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Skin felt a bit more moisturized, but that can...
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Skin felt a bit more moisturized, but that can be achieved with a cheaper product!

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This “slick water” is indeed extremely slippery, but not...
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This “slick water” is indeed extremely slippery, but not at all oily./
I think it would be a great pre-shave conditioner for all skin types.
I'd like to see a luxury shave cream to go with it.

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