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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good product but kinda ridiculous how much it is for the amount they give you. I would use it if it werent so expensive. definitely a good pre-shave product though

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Don't even need shaving cream

This stuff gives me a terrific, nick- and burn-free shave every time. It's so good that I don't even need to use shaving cream with it anymore.

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Great at first, but seemed to expire

This product was AMAZING at first. A little goes a long way. So long, that the bottle lasted a very long time. The only problem was that towards the end, the consistency seemed to change. Does it expire? I don't know. All I know is the last shave was not as good as the first and I used the same shaving cream and always fresh blades.

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Herbal, Smooth, and Quality

Great product for safety razor shaving or multi-blade. Has a nice herbal scent when you apply it. Makes the shave very smooth and conditions your stubble/beard. The scent does not linger in a bad way after shaving. John Allen makes very quality products, I also have the Cool Face aftershave, great product too.

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Great Addition

This is a great product. Only a little is needed so the total cost over time is quite small. But the benefit when shaving is very large. The quality of the shave, the comfort during and the feeling on my skin after have improved the whole morning routine. Great for manscaping. too.

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Great if your prone to irritation

I tend to get a lot of razor burn and skin irritation when shaving often for work. I never found a product that really solved most of my issues shaving until this stuff. Makes shaving less awful. My only complaint would be the price for the 2 oz bottle.

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huge difference

I never thought a pre-shave solution would make that big of a difference until i tried this product. The results were amazing! The blade felt smoother on my face and there was so much less irritation. The hair even washed out of the razor better! Definitely worth the buy.

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strange

I had never used a shave solution like this prior to my sample size. I like the way it protects my face from razor burn, but probably will not purchase this in the future.

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Its just.... eh

This product seemed nice in theory. I applied the pre-shave treatment before I shaved for about a week and I didn't really notice a difference. I have tried competitors before, such as shave butter and really seen what all the hoop lah was about. I would say that it is a good product to try and maybe I'm just the outlyer

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Fantastic Product

I originally got a sample of this in my birchbox and wasn't blown away, but liked it. After finishing the sample I ended up buying a few size bottle, and ended up loving it. I really helps with razor burn, which I get a lot of the time. My only complaint is that its pretty expensive for a 2oz bottle of the stuff.

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