March 17, 2005

Kiehl's Blue Eagle

K_blue_eagle.jpgA reader recently wrote in:

I am dropping you a line because I'm wondering how you use the blue eagle stuff. I understand that alot of people like it but i can't make it work for me - how wet is your face when you slap the stuff on? How thick/thin of a layer to you put on? I can't seem to find the right amount I suppose - if I put a thin nearly opaque layer on I get pretty bad razor burn, if I slap it on a little thicker than my razor gets badly clogged and I get a pretty lousy shave compared to my other products....

I love Kiehl's Blue Eagle. I tried a the White Eagle for a little while but found it made my face break out - possibly because of the menthol. These shaving creams actually work best when applied to a dry face. Seems totally nuts, but I've tried it both ways and I'm convinced dry is the way to go. Shave after you've showered so your facial hair is softer. To get the right amount I recommend using less than you think. Apply a small amount to your fingers and then work it into the skin. I go over the same area of my face several times with my fingers (without reapplying more Blue Eagle) which makes the cream turn a little white on my face. However by the time I start shaving a minute or two later the whiteness has faded and it appears as though I have very little cream on my face. Then I shave with a razor run under hot water, rinsing often. I recommend the Mach3 Power, but any high-quality razor will do.

One thing I really like about the dry shave is in the summer you aren't splashing hot water on your face. One of the worst feelings is stepping out of a shower all nice and clean and immediately starting to sweat. If you can make it work for you, the dry shave will be your ticket to the ultimate summer shave.

Remember - Kiehl's has a great return policy. You can return your products to the store you bought them at any time. Not sure about online returns, but I've returned products to them after several weeks of use and they're more than happy to refund my money.

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March 10, 2005

"Green" Razors

razor_preserve.jpgWhat do yogurt and shaving have to do with each other? That razor you're holding just might be made from the yogurt container I recycled the other day. The good folks at Preserve and Stonyfield Farm have teamed up to create a razor made of 65% recycled yogurt containers. And best of all, when you're done with the razor handle, it's recycleable too!

Designed over the past two years with a team of graduates from Stanford, MIT, and RISD schools of design and engineering, the Preserveā„¢ Razor Recyclable has a sleek new design that feels great in your hand and helps you shave comfortably.

Read more here.

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