Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4 out of 5 The Art of Shaving meets its newest student
The Art of Shaving Full Size Kit in the Lemon Aroma was sent to my door. this kit brings in a full shaving experience for the at home user with oils and creams. I have always been an electric razor user so having this kit with me was going to be a big change. I moved away from razor blades because of using gels and creams while always cutting up my face. With the first 2 uses of The Art of Shaving kit I noticed my skin was not becoming irritated or getting cut up like it would when I would use water and shaving cream alone. I thought I would have burns on my face using the lemon scent but it does not sting. I have used after shaves that made me regret shaving in the first place and this is not one of them. I felt a cool clean feeling. I did need some practice in how to use the brush as I was not an avid user of one before. I would say that is my only draw back to the product that the directions for using the brush were not predominant in how to use. The price tag is at 120 dollars for this kit which sounds like a lot but for as many uses you get from it compared to the cost of the same barbershop feeling it does pay for itself.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by poe5150 Wow this stuff smells good
I love the scent! I would recommend not letting little kids get near the Shaving cream though. It really does smell like lemon icing.
I don't tend to be one to spend a year trying to shave so it's been a bit of a chore with all the steps that the kit says you should follow. I don't see much difference when I use the pre-shave oil, but the shaving cream is very good. It takes very little to get a good lather with the brush, and the aftershave balm is very soothing and help to avoid razor burn.
Over all it's a great kit and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good set of shaving products that work well together and don't override each other with a bunch of different smells.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 5 Star Shave!
I've discovered my new favorite products! I have a very sensitive face and have to be careful about what products I use, after using The Art of Shaving Kit my shave has never been closer, and my face has never been softer. The lemon smell is subtle and my girlfriend loves it. I'll be buying several for my buddies for Christmas! Worth every penny!!
November 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jkenneyusmc Amazing results with the Art of Shaving Full Size Kit: Lemon
I have been using a shaving brush paired with whatever shaving cream or gel I had around the house for a little over a year now. After receiving my kit from the Art of Shaving to try, I was thrilled to take my shaving experience to the next level! Overall the kit was great!!! I don't believe I have ever had as close of a shave because of the aid of the products I used to prepare my face for a razor. All the products do have a lemon scent but the smell is very light so you don't smell like you doused yourself in lemon juice when you're done.
NOW ON TO PROS AND CONS...
The kit comes in a well built box, which I am still using to store all the pieces in so they're not hanging out all over the counter for my kids to get in to. While the box is built well, the items can be hard to remove, I actually scraped up the bottom of the brush a little while trying to wrench it out of the packaging the first time. Just be careful so you don't make the same mistake I did, so your stuff isn't marred up before the first time you use it.
While I loved the whole experience I had with the shaving kit, I am a novice when it comes to the use of multiple products to prep for my shave. That being said if you've never used a shaving kit similar to this one, I'd suggest doing some research on how to use the products as it does not come with instructions.
The PRE-SHAVE OIL Is something I have never experienced prior to using the kit. I found it to be sticky on my hands as i applied it, but i found it helped in lifting the individual hairs to give a closer shave.
I've used many different products for my shaving cream, but the LEMON SHAVING CREAM took my experiences to another level. When using other products teamed up with a shave brush, I've acchieved a decent amount of lather. I recommend using only a small amount of the Lemon Shaving Cream to start as it spreads really well, and the cream is nice and rich.
I've experienced both badger and boar hair bristle brushes over the time I've used shaving brushes, nothing though compares to the brush included in this kit. The BADGER SHAVING BRUSH was soft, contoured to my face well while in use, and I didn't see the loss of a single bristle during the use.
Prior to shaving my face I used another shaving gel to shave my head and back of my neck. After I finished shaving my face, I used the AFTER-SHAVE BALM on my face as well as head and neck. There was absolutly no burn from this product since The Art of Shaving company doesn't use alcohol in this product, which was a total plus. Im extremely prone to ingrown hairs on the front of my neck and face, it's been about three days since I used this kit and I don't have a single bump or ingrown hair. As I already stated I also used this on my head and back of my neck. I'm currently experiencing a bit of a breakout on the back of my neck after using the after-shave balm. While it worked wonders on my face, I recommend anyone using this product to not use it anywhere but on their face.
To conclude, The Art of Shaving Full Size Kit was amazing as a whole! I gave this product 4 out of 5 stars due to the effect the after-shave balm had on the back of my neck, and also because the lack of directions in the box or on the packaging. I am a hair stylist, and I will be recommending this to all my male clients that are looking to take their shaving to the next level, as well as any friends and family that might be interested in it too. Because the products spreads extremely well, little of each is needed per use, extending the lifespan you will have it making it worth every penny!
November 18, 2014