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  • 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 62 Reviews 62 Reviews Write a Review
  • $25.00
  • Pre-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, Shaving Cream: 1 oz, After-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, 1 Badger Brush   
  • Availability: In stock

    $25.00

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Listen up shower shavers, this one’s for you. The Art of Shaving’s four-step system is brought to life in this handy starter kit, featuring four essential products that help you prepare, lather, shave, and moisturize like a champ. From pre-shave preparation to post-shave pat down, you’re just a razor short of unlocking the perfect shave.

How to Use

Start by rubbing a small dab of Pre-Shave Oil on your hands, and massaging it into your beard. Without rinsing, use the Badger Hair Brush to apply a thick coat of Shaving Cream lather, then shave with the grain. If desired, re-lather and go against the grain for the closest possible shave. Round out the process with After-Shave Balm, which can be applied liberally to your face and neck.

Pre-Shave Oil: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil, Water/Aqua, Eugenol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool

Shaving Cream: Water/Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone

After-Shave Balm: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Peg-4 Olivate, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, Sodium Pca, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Cetyl Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Peg-4 Dilaurate, Peg-4 Laurate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Peg-4, Tetrasodium Edta, Tapioca Starch, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel

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Smells Horrible
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I recently purchased this shave kit and was literally repulsed by the smell of the brush. I literally gagged and so did my wife, forcing me to get back in the shower and wash off the funk. I don't know what the issue was but I was shocked and confused. The oil and balm were okay but didn't really have any fragrance like I thought they would. Hopefully it was just a bad box or something..............

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Beau says it smells funny
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He likes the brush, but I think it's a bit scratchy. He doesn't like the unscented smell.. I agree with that--it does smell off! The cream doesn't foam up as much as we'd like also.

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Great way to dip your toe into high end shaving.

I started with this starter kit and a middle of the road safety razor my facial hair grows on the slower side so the starter kit lasted me a bit. Great products and the brush will last you a good amount of time. Months later and mine still hasn't shown any signs of fading or wear.

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Good starter kit
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I purchased this kit for my husband to use until I can order the full sized unscented one, which has been sold out. He likes all of the products and uses them daily. It's a nice size for travel.

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Gift for my son
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The unscented version was purchased as a gift for my younger son. I like the straight-forward instructions. It's a great gift at a great value.

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Husband Loved it!
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I bought this for my husband to sample. He really enjoyed the products. Looks like I will be getting him some full sizes for Father's Day!

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Husband loves this!

I got this for my husband and he loves it. I think it makes his skin feel nice and smooth. Nice to touch!! I got him the sandalwood and he has sensitive skin and he did fine with it.

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fine

Its not bad but its not great, the pre shave oil is probably the best but they rest is pretty average.

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Meh
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I would say that I'm partially to blame for this so-so review, as I should have focused more on the term STARTER KIT. Sample kit would be a more accurate term. I would categorize all of the products, including the brush as slightly larger than a sample size. Then again, you do get what you pay for and $25 is not a bad price for all four. As far as functionality goes, the products work as advertised. However, I ordered the Sandalwood scent and would recommend against it. It just didn't smell very good. I've purchased other products that were Sandalwood scented and they smell much better than these. I would suggest going with the unscented version.

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Shaving doesn't hurt anymore
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My husband hates shaving and had made it a habit to always use an electric razor and hope for the best. His supervisor made a comment about his haphazad shaving results so I started looking for a solution for him. I saw great reviews on the Art of Shaving line so I decided to give it a try. He LOVES this product. He said it no longer hurts to shave and he has a close nice shave and softer skin!! Definitely will continue purchasing this product for him.

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