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A wet shave without a postshave balm is only half complete: Finish strong with a quick spritz of MenScience Post-Shave Repair.

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While we’ve come a long way since the days of the naked straight razor, a morning shave still brings a blade unnervingly close to your skin. This foamless shave gel creates a rich, lubricated barrier that protects and preserves your face, for a superclose shave without the irritation. Throw in a host of soothing extracts and oils, and you have a suit of armor that comforts as much as it cushions.

How it Works

Glycerin and grapeseed oil serve as natural lubricants that also moisturize skin. Aloe vera and allantoin reduce irritation, while azulene—sourced from German chamomile flowers—reduces redness and inflammation. Avocado and tea tree extract top off the formula with a rich blend of nutrients and antioxidants that leave skin healthy and soft.

How to Use

Apply a thick layer of gel to your wet beard. Let sit for 1-2 minutes for optimal absorption, then shave and rinse.

Acqua purificata (purified water), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) gel, Ceteraryl alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Persea gratissima (avocado) extract, Stearic acid, Glycerin, Octyl palmitate, Trietanolamine, Potassium cocoate, Allantoin, Salicylic acid, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) extract, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) extract, Phenoxyethanol, Matricaria recutita (Azulene)

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Close Shave

This shaving cream cuts really close and works really well. The trick is to leave it on for a few seconds to let it settle in. I'm planning to buy a full size shortly.

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CLean feel

This product was ok. It left my face feeling nice and smooth but i didn't really like the smell of it. Very particular about scents.

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It's OK

It doesn't work as well as any of the creams I've used in the sense that I don't feel the shave is that close and it doesn't soften the face enough. I appreciate the quality of the ingredients though.

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Does the job well.

I use this stuff to wash my face. It works well and gets the dirt off. Nothing really differentiates it from other products but gets the job done.

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Close Shave
Sampled

One of the closes shave i've had. Definitely recommend this product.

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Good cream
Sampled

I always am looking for a good cream, and for shaving, this cream is ideal. I don't often find a cream that so fits my shaving cream needs.

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best shave cream
Sampled

smooth and silky shaving, makes shaving easy like a knife through butter, no irritation

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MENSCIENCE ADVANCED SHAVE FORMULA

I use a pre-shave oil (one that Birchbox sells), and this was kind of a cousin to the pre-shave gel, a pre-shave gel and a shaving gel in one. It gave a fine shave, but because I usually shave in the shower, I prefer shaving products that I can see more easily than clear ones. I think Menscience has great quality products, but I am still very loyal to my grocery store/drugstore brand in a white can; still haven't found anything superior.

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Great product!
Sampled

This is a great shaving cream! It doesn't lather but it does hydrate very nicely, I haven't had any cuts or irritation while using this. I definitely recommend this product, great quality ingredients too!

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Great shave cream
Sampled

I like this product. Allows for a close clean shave.

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