Rated 5 out of 5 by Leekahl69 A GREAT new way to shave!
I received the Art of Shaving Full Size kit in Lemon Aroma from the manufacturer in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
This was my first experience in using a brush for application of shaving cream. It was a breeze to use. I simply moistened the brush and dabbed it in the shave cream and one small amount was enough to do my whole face.
The system itself is very nice. However, I did find the preshave oil to be a little sticky and it took more than I thought it would to coat my face. Once applied, though, it easily rinsed off my hand with warm water.
The lemon scent of this product was amazing. Neither too strong or too soft.
After shaving, my face felt great. No razor irritation or redness anywhere. My face felt soft, fresh and revitalized.
I would recommend this product to anyone who was looking for an all inclusive shave system that really worked, and was great for your skin.
November 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by benh13 Hmm. Not too impressed overall, but some good parts
I taught my son to shave this weekend. I had received The Art of Shaving Full Size Kit - Lemon Aroma and waited until a lazy Sunday morning. He was starting to show dark hairs on his mustache and chin, so it was time.
He giggled throughout the process, mostly from nervousness.
We started by spreading the lemon pre-shave oil on our cheeks. I'm not quite sure why this was necessary, and didn't notice any difference with having used it.
Next we took out the 100% real badger hair brush. Now, badgers are seriously mean animals, and aren't too common in these parts, but we see them in the woods occasionally. I've wondered in the past why people would want to cozy up to a badger hair brush. Turns out they have soft fur, and they won't attack you when they are in brush form. Phew.
Using the badger hair brush, we opened the shaving cream and used it to work up a lather and apply it to our faces. The cream was, well, creamy. It was much different than my normal can of no-name shaving cream. I didn't get much lather out of it, and instead it stayed the consistency of room temperature cream cheese, rather than aerosol whipped cream. Still, it spread well.
Next we shaved. He did a horrible job, and I did awesome. I've had more practice. One thing we noticed right off - the shave cream gums up my razor, and because it's so creamy, it doesn't rinse off well in water. No bueno. The shave cream fails my test. I love the cuddly badger brush, though.
After shaving, we tried the after-shave balm. I have really greasy skin, so I was nervous about applying anything that would exacerbate that problem. I tried it anyway, and it felt good. No sting. Throughout the day I would stroke my face with my hand and feel a bit of the balm there, and get a whiff of lemon. I didn't just stink like lemons all day, though.
Overall, I love the badger brush and I enjoy the after-shave balm. The pre-shave oil and the shaving cream will be passed on to one of my brothers to see if they like it better.
One note on packaging - it took muscle to get the items out of the package. I'm not sure which world war they were fearing in shipping, but the items are safe in that packaging. The box is classy - would be a presentable gift for someone.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JHendu Wow!! Smooth!!! Fun and several other positive sounding adjectives....
Let me start by saying that I have never used a shaving system anything like this in the past. So when the Art of Shaving sent me this kit, I was a little befuddled by the process. This kit has everything you need except the razor and while I, so far, have just been using a multi blade disposable style razor, I think it would be even better using a higher quality blade. I have somewhat of a baby-face when it comes to my facial hair growth so before the first go at it I gave it a few days over a weekend to grow in. I'm in the military so a smoothly shaved face is a requirement 5 out of 7 days a week. This kit helped me get there. I followed the system by using the pre-shave, then lathering on the cream with the included badger shaving brush and followed it up with the after-shave. Not going to lie, it was kind of fun to go through the motions. I imagined myself as some rugged guy in the old west standing in front of a broken piece of mirror as I used the brush to lather up. It felt primal. But it smelled FAR better than anything I imagine from that actual time period. All in all it took only a few moments more that my traditional squirt from a can, smear, shave routine but the results felt better. My face wasn't irritated, seemed smoother and smelled great. Those few extra minutes of pampering myself are now something I covet. Being the father of 4 kids keeps me very busy all the time and need that me time that this kit helps me justify. I now use this everyday to keep the whiskers at bay. I have found it better to use it while in a nice steamy shower as opposed to the sink method. I am now sold on the process and the product and suggest that you too give it a try.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sfollenius Best Shave I have ever had!
I have to say, I usually use an electric razor but often suffer from irritation, so I was excited about this product. The items are very well packed and high quality. I applied the oil, which has a pleasant lemon scent but not too strong. Applied the shaving cream (a little goes a long way) which also has pleasant not strong scent. Because the shave cream is so thick, I noticed I had to was the razor more often. It was well worth it though, I had the closest shave ever! I applied the lotion afterwards and I felt nice and refreshed, my skin did not feel the least bit irritated like it does with my electric shaver. I will continue to use this product.
November 24, 2014