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.
How it Works
Anti-inflammatory oat kernel and cucumber extracts teach touchy, post-shave skin to chill out, while tea tree oil, that wondrous Australian import with antiseptic powers, lends the solution a robust and invigorating smell. This “slick water” is indeed extremely slippery, but not at all oily.
How to Use
This is something like a shaving base layer. After washing your face, apply a small amount of this solution to your chin, cheeks, neck, and upper lip before spreading your preferred shaving cream or gel on top of it.
Diglycerin, PPG-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cottonseed Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Panthenol, PEG-45M, Propylene Glycol Citrate, Retinyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Zinc Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance(Parfum)