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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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Never Knew I Needed It
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Never used a pre shave lotion before, but I'll be buying this from now on. Seems like such a frivolous luxury, but it really does make a difference in how my face feels.

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Pre-Shave Love
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This is the ULTIMATE pre-shave! a very little goes a very long way! Super slick and easy to spread out, does not leave a scent or a film after shaving. The best product for baby-soft facial skin!

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love it.
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i wish i'd used this before. its amazing - I'll be getting some before the sample runs out.

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A Smooth Shave
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All my boyfriend has to say is that it works well and makes is face feel smooth. There you have it.

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Didn't notice a difference
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I've tried this on a few shaves. It felt good going on but I didn't notice and difference during my shave. I use a shave brush and either a bar of shave soap or the Proraso shaving cream. I think using those in tandem does more than the pre-shave lotion.

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Effective
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Effective pre-shave solution. Razor glides more smoothly along the face but it also collects more gunk.

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Great Shave!
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Very good pre-shave lotion. Would definitely purchase this product in the future.

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Worth it!
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Reality: Sometimes you just have to pony up the big bucks, for big results.
Slick Water is one of those products. Clean, smooth shave just doesn't describe the experience.
Try it! You'll like it!

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Not for me...
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Although I have sensitive skin, I'm not a huge fan of pre-shave oils. This product worked as well as other products I've tried in the past. I'm just not much on oiling up before shaving. Instead, I prefer to shave while taking a hot shower.

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Prepare for a Close Shave
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Good pre-shave solution and smells awesome! This applies in a thicker layer and adds a nice protective barrier.

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