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For an even closer shave, prep your skin with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub, a gritty facial exfoliator that will remove dead skin and force beard hairs to stand up straight.

Kiehl's Close-Shavers Shaving Formula 31-O

$18.00 Ships Free
1.7 fl. oz.

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Your facial hair says a lot about you—so you don’t want to get complacent when it comes to trimming and shaping. This translucent oil softens up tough beard hair for an all-around smoother experience, even with electric razors. If you’re going for the fresh-faced look, the dual-purpose formula can also be used as a preshave treatment to reduce razor burn and ingrown hairs.

How to Use

Splash face with warm water, then massage a few drops of oil onto whiskers. Apply shaving cream on top, shave, and rinse—or skip the shaving cream and just shave and rinse.

propylene glycol, peg-4, glycereth-26, glycerin, methyl gluceth-20, aqua / water, peg-12 dimethicone, dimethicone peg-7 phosphate, propylene glycol isostearate, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, methylparaben, mentha viridis/spearmintleaf oil, rosmarinus officinalis / rosemary leaf oil, cedrus atlantica/cedarwood bark oil, eucalyptus globulus /eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, limonene

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I've been using this preshave oil for many years, and it's phenomenal. My skin is sensitive and I got razor burn every time I shaved. Once I started using this oil, combined with rinsing my blade under very hot water, getting razor burn became a thing of the past.

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Fantastic and Understood

This is a fantastic product for a quick shave. The warming sensation stimulates the dermis (surface) and lubricates the shaving blade providing a clean, close shave. It works best under a cream or lather but works perfectly well on its own if your'e in a rush. Guys with sensitive, razor burn or break out prone skin, this is a MUST for you.

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Not worth it

Wen first applied it is warm, but it is fleeting and I felt no softer than when I didn't use it.

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Does not compare to Art of Shaving Oil

I gave this product a chance after using Art of Shaving oil, I figured this would be very similar, I was very wrong. I typically shave in the shower so my face is wet, I add liberal amount to my face, it does have a warming sensation however thats about the extent of the oil. While shaving I can not tell any difference with or without using this oil. I would not recommend this product.

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