May 22, 2006

Review of Baxter of California's Super Close Shave Formula

baxter_cream2.jpgIt's been nearly a month to the day that Baxter showed up in our house, and what a smooth shaven month it's been. We first learned about Baxter last September when ProductDose.com ran a week-long online shaving seminar with them. Well, now it's ShavingStuff's turn, and we're so efficient we can do it all in a single day. Here we go...

Baxter of California's Super Close Shave Formula is a soft, white, virtually odorless cream, which smooths over your warm, wet face easily. This shaving cream doesn't foam up, which is great because it means you can see what you're doing. If you've got some facial sculpting going on, you'll still be able to draw within the lines. Baxter recommends you wait 30 seconds after applying before you start shaving, to let the cream work its magic. And work its magic it does.

Here's a consistent problem of mine, and perhaps yours as well - instead of my beard growing straight out of my face, some of my hairs grow parallel to the skin. It's like they grow directly downward, and unless I do some crazy skin contortions or the dreaded up-shave (big no-no), these hairs remain like little black specks after shaving. Enter magic. The best thing about Baxter's shaving cream is that it somehow gets these mutant hairs to straighten up, enough to give me a darn close shave.

Now I know you won't believe me when I tell you that until moments before writing this review I had completely forgotten that the full name of this shaving cream is Super Close Shave Formula, but I'm telling you the truth. And so is Baxter. This shaving cream will give you a super close shave.

Because Baxter shaving cream is a nice and loose cream, I also started experimenting using it with a shaving brush. No need for precision technique here, just smear a little Baxter on your face and then use a slightly wet shaving brush to work the cream into your skin, creating a nice even coat. Takes an extra minute, but badger fur feels a lot nice than your fingers on your face.

So have I convinced you to try Baxter's Super Close Shave Formula? Do I have to bring in a hot Hollywood celeb? How about Party of Five's Jennifer Love Hewitt, seen here buying her sweetie a Baxter Shaving 1,2,3 Kit, which, for $50, includes 8oz of Super Close Shave Formula, 4oz of After Shave Balm (awesome stuff!), and a pure badger hair shaving brush. (Oh, and I guess something's going on with Nick and Jessica.)

So that's it. Great shaving cream, with or without a shaving brush. Super close shave, even in the face of errant whiskers. And just like Jessica, no nicks. Baxter of California's Super Close Shave Formula is available on their website - $10 for a 5oz tube. Get some. And while you're on their site, get a 6-pack of free samples for an additional $4.25 and try out a few of their other great skin care products.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at May 22, 2006 7:12 AM
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