October 17, 2006

Review of MenScience - Face Buff Brush

A face brush? A face brush in a bottle? And for men? I have to admit I was quite excited when this little guy showed. I've never tried a face brush before. In fact I had never heard of such a thing. ShavingStuff wife had to explain that women have had face brushes for years now. OK, so now it's time for the men.

The MenScience Face Buff Brush is exactly what you think it is - a brush for washing your face. Throw a little MenScience Daily Face Wash on your face and start brushing! Up and down. Round and round in circles. Brushing can be fun! Because you're using bristles instead of your fingers, you get a deeper clean along with exfoliation.

OK, I'll admit that I don't use the brush every day. It's an extra step, and you should really make sure you dry it well afterwards. Otherwise nasties can start growing in there. I liked using the brush in the shower - less issue if you make a mess. Unless you're a brush expert, the first few times you use it will be a little awkward. Felt like I was suddenly a lefty. But I did end up liking this guy. If you're looking to take your shave to the next level, give it a shot. If not, you'll be ok without it.

The MenScience Face Buff Brush is $13.

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October 15, 2006

Tweezerman Stainless Steel Ingrown Hair Splintertweeze

We review a lot of products at ShavingStuff designed to prevent ingrown hairs, but let's face it - despite our best efforts, sometimes they still happen. For all of you who reach for your Leatherman, may we instead suggest the Tweezerman, an "unsurpassed" stainless-steel tweezing system designed especially for you.

To remove ingrown hairs, wash area with soap and water, dip tweezer in alcohol to disinfect, and use tip of tweezer to isolate the ingrown hair. Tweeze hair out gently in the direction of hair growth.

Tweezerman suggests you "Keep one in your medicine cabinet and one for your toolbox." I guess that means you should buy two. Good thing the Tweezerman is only $8.97 at Amazon. For disinfectant alcohol recommendations, (as well as celebratory alcohol recommendations once that pesky hair is out) we suggest visiting our sister site LiquorSnob.com.

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October 3, 2006

Zap your Zits with Zeno

zeno.jpgA lot of products we review here at ShavingStuff deal with reducing ingrown hairs and razor burn, but there's another unsightly problem that shaving can cause - zits! Here's a novel approach to fighting acne break-out from Tyrell called the Zeno. From their about Zeno page:

Zeno™ is a simple electronic product designed to safely heat an acne lesion to a pre-set temperature range known to generate heat shock response. Heat shock response is a reaction bacteria have to heat whereby they transcript a number of genes and activate heat-shock proteins. These heat-shock proteins participate in the bacteria's death by causing the bacteria to self-destruct.

Huh. Uh... ok. Does that mean my zits go away?

Zeno can clear up a pimple in just hours. Two to three 2½-minute treatments spread over 24 hours are sufficient for most pimples. Often, only one treatment is needed. Most other medications can take days or even weeks to work.

Yes! My zits do go away! And did anyone notice how cool the device looked?

The Zeno is available from their website, and also at Amazon for $225.

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September 20, 2006

The Caldo Shaving Brush at Target Offline

You know what sucks? Being thwarted at every turn when you want to buy something online.

Hey Target! I want to buy your Caldo Mach3 razor handle and your new Caldo badger-hair shaving brush.

Guess what. I can't. Been up and down Target's website and I can't find a single link to their Caldo line. According to this press release, there's a whole collection of shaving products.

The Caldo collection is designed for the modern, discerning man who seeks only the finest when it comes to his appearance. Packed with essential vitamins and crucial oils, Caldo formulas tailor to the specific needs of men’s skin including pre- and post-shaving treatments. Caldo’s distinctive fragrance paired with its simple, modern packaging is the perfect compliment to every man’s grooming wardrobe.

When I search for "caldo" on Target's website I get a whole lot of "No items match caldo". We had similar grief back in March when we tried to link to just the razor handle. At that point there was a way to see it. This time it's gone.

Sorry for the rage. I know it's early.

You can check out a picture of the Caldo razor handle and shaving brush on the right. Once again the design looks fantastic. I photographed this ad in last weekend's New York Times "T" Style magazine. Wish I had a picture of better quality to show, but this will have to do.

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September 7, 2006

Remington Nose & Ear Trimmer for $5.99

OK, we've already gone through several lengthy diatribes on why you need a nose and ear trimmer, so if you don't have one yet, buy this one here and let's just all agree to be friends. The Remington NEDH-2500 Titanium Dual Head Nose & Ear Trimmer is available at Amazon for $5.99, and is also eligible for free shipping. You know what that means - orders totaling over $25 get shipped for free. So if you're on the borderline, hop the fence by throwing one of these babies in your cart. And then use it.

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August 29, 2006

The Depilady Is Real

Earlier in August I put up a post entitled Definition: Epilation and Depilation where I suggested that the origin of the word "epilation" came from the product Epilady, and the origin of the word "depilation" came from the failed predecessor product Depilady. Ha ha ha. I'm so funny.

Even funnier - there was no failed predecessor to the Epilady called the Depilady. I just made that up. Yeah, I know. I'm a regular laugh riot.

But my friend Karl called me on it, and it turns out he's right. There actually is a product out there called the Depilady, it bears no relation to the Epilady, and it seems to be doing quite fine, at least in Europe. Now I had a little trouble figuring out what exactly this thing is, so I will leave that as an exercise to the reader. Here are the relevant quotes from the page:

Packaging: transparent blister applied on resistant paper with Europe hole, in exhibitor from bench to tear 12 pcs

Material of merchandising: showing totem

In sale:great organized.

Europe hole?!? There's one phrase that's not found on Wikipedia. If you figure out exactly what this thing is and how to use it, please write me. Read more about the Depilady here.

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August 25, 2006

The Best Shaving Online Stores

The web is a great place to find what you want, but what if you're looking for something new? Sure, you could read articles, reviews, blog posts, but wouldn't you rather leave the analysis to someone else?

detailsForMen.gifHere are two of the best sites on the web for high-quality shaving supplies - BuzzSkin and Details For Men Whether or not you're looking for that one new aftershave or a whole kit, these sites have weeded out the wheat from the chaff. With brands like MenScience, Sharps, Anthony Logistics, and The Art of Shaving, you know you're getting quality.

Both sites offer free samples with your orders, so you can try something new. Both sites have email lists which keep you up to date on specials. Sign up, and let the deals roll in.

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August 10, 2006

The Conair Hot Lather Machine - Also For the Ladies

Oh Conair Hot Lather Machine. How you've shown me up. I started out deriding you. Soon I became more intrigued. And now it appears I have fully accepted you.

And it's not just me, or men, who have accepted you. Turns out women also like hot lathery goodness when shaving their legs. Jane L. Bullock writes for HairBoutique.com about a magical night where she and some hot lather get busy:

As it happened, there was a great movie on TV that I didn’t want to miss, so I plugged in the hot lather machine in my bathroom (which faces the TV). Inside of a minute, I had loads of lovely, hot lather to slather all over my hairy legs. I shaved them over the sink, and was pleasantly surprised at how silky my legs felt afterward. The hot lather not only softens up the hair, but moisturizes the skin as well. It’s something I could really get used to—anything remotely resembling a spa experience is ok with me!

Jane goes on to give the Conair Hot Lather Machine an 8 out of 10 on the Jane scale. Not bad.

The Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine is currently $11.89 at Amazon.com, $5 lower than when we first wrote about it. Get one, and check what's playing on Turner Classic Movies tonight.

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April 27, 2006

Get 130 Shaves Per Razor with Razor Saver?

A ShavingStuff reader recently wrote in and asked if we'd review the Razor Saver. Since we've been talking about oils which prolong the life of your blades, it seems highly relevant. Thing is, I can't find much information about the Razor Saver, other than the link on TheSustainableVillage.com and this article from 1998.

It appears that the Razor Saver sharpens your razor, presumably like a knife sharpener, when you stick the razor into the device. According to Charles J. Fletcher, president of the company which makes the Razor Saver, it works on all popular razor brands such as Gillette and Schick, although it's unclear whether they've tested it on newer razors like the Fusion or the Quattro.

I must admit I'm a little skeptical, if for no other reason that there's little info on this contraption on the web. However, if you're willing to be a guinea pig for ShavingStuff, the Razor Saver is only $12. Write in a review and we'll give you top billing for the day.

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April 25, 2006

Get a Smoother Shave with RazorRESCUE

razorrescue.gifHere's another product along the lines of RazorGuard or RazorMax, and no it's not just the name that's similar. It's RazorRESCUE, and it's another oil you store your razor in to keep it sharp and prolong its life. We reviewed RazorMax a while back and found that it does indeed add shaves to your razor, but we also found that simply drying your razors really well did a pretty darn good job too.

The one thing which really caught my eye on their website (aside from the fact that it looks like it was designed in 1996 using Dreamweaver 0.9beta2) was that they recommend you "Rinse your razor in cold water as you shave." I have never heard anyone suggest that before, and even though the reason sounds plausible - "This will keep the metal in the blade taught reducing the chance of bumps, nicks and cuts." - I'm a little afraid to try it. Does anyone else out there shave with a cold razor? If so, I'd like to hear about it.

RazorRESCUE is $16.95 for a 4oz. bottle. The cold shave is available for free, if you dare...

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