Shaving Creams & Gels

December 12, 2011

Bump Slap Your Buddies

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Know someone who suffers from razor bumps? Or a guy whose face is in serious need of smoothness? Bump slap them:

"At Operation Bump Slap we're making the world a smoother place, one face at a time. Help your buddy out by letting him know his face doesn't make the grade...don't worry, we'll do the dirty work and break the news."

And if you resemble these remarks, check out these deals for Bump Patrol products: Bump Patrol Offers

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December 1, 2011

Enter to Win: Edge Shave Gel Giveaway

edgeshavegel.jpgDecember is the month where we're usually spending money on other people, so it's always nice to get a little somethin' for yourself. But it's even better if that little somethin' was free, so we're gonna try to help you out with that, thanks to Edge Shave Gel.

Five lucky readers of ShavingStuff will get a free can of Edge Shave Gel once we pick their names out of the hat on Tuesday.

"Nicks, cuts, irritation, burning, dryness...shaving can be cruel. Edge understands this and gives you protection from shaving's harsh realities. Our lathering gel formulas create a soothing layer between the blade and the skin to enhance razor glide, reduce friction, increase closeness and comfort and moisturize. Whether you shave everyday or once a month, use two blades or 10... you will get a better shave every time with Edge® Shave Gel."

To enter, "Like" the Edge Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @EdgeShaveZone, then leave a comment on this post before Monday at midnight.

5 random entries will be chosen on Monday, December 5th, and will be contacted via email.

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September 22, 2011

Shaving Soap Recipe

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[Via Reddit]

Uncle Albert's Amazing Solid Cream Shaving Cake -- Atreides Scent

(This recipe presented under the OSL (see below))

4oz. Life of the Party(tm) Natural Clear Olive Oil Soap (Special Suspension Formula)

5 drops Lemon EO

5 drops Jasmine EO

2 drops Lime EO

6 drops Clove EO

3 drops Allspice EO

3 drops Anise EO

4 drops Lavender EO

3 drops Cedarwood EO

7 drops Sandalwood/Vanilla FO

35 drops Almond Oil

1/2 teaspoon Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (Bentonite)

Mix the oils in a small cup.

Melt the soap base thoroughly.

Stir in clay until well dispersed.

Stir in oil mixture.

Pour into mold.

Wait impatiently for soap to harden.

Remove from mold.

Place puck in mug.

Lather.

Shave.

Enjoy!

[Open Shave License (OSL): Any recipe presented under this license is to be considered freely available to the general public and anyone using the recipe is entitled to change and or modify the recipe in full or in part as they see fit. The recipe is free for both private and commercial use. It is to be understood that any person or entity presenting a recipe under the Open Shave License (OSL) requests that any new recipes derived from the original recipe bear some form of acknowledgement to its origin.]

Image: peter.mottola at Flickr

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July 21, 2011

The Bluebeards Revenge Adds Expanded Product Range

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Dubbed the 'world's manliest shaving brand', The Bluebeards Revenge™ has added a luxury pre-shave oil, post shave balm, affordable shaving brush and a silver technology anti-perspirant deodorant to its range of quality skincare products. The firm has also launched a smaller version of its award winning and beard reducing shaving cream, promising every man "50 great shaves".

"Guaranteed to pamper with attitude, each product in the new range offers seriously great smelling and excellent performing formulations for real men, all packaged in not-so-serious fun and funky and eye-catching and unique packaging." - company spokesperson Nick Gibbens

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June 6, 2011

Shave on the Go Contest

EZWaterlessShave.JPGDo you like to travel or camp? Save time? Use fewer chemicals and less water?

Enter BodyVerde's first Shave on the Go Contest!

BodyVerde's EZ Waterless Shave is designed to be used anywhere, any time, without water. Step away from the sink and see how easy "eco-shaving" can be.

"Apply EZ Waterless Shave to soften hair, immediately shave directly over lotion with any razor, no waiting necessary, rub any excess directly into skin for a smooth, non-irritating moisturizing shave. The natural ingredients are absorbed rather than being rinsed away, leaving skin soft all day. Can also be used as a regular moisturizer between shaves."

To enter the contest, simply take a photo of a guy in your life shaving somewhere other than by the sink or in the shower. It could be while riding the train, outside the house, in the garage - be creative! (But please, no photos of shaving in usual places on the body. We appreciate modesty.)

E-mail a JPEG or TIF photo to bodyverde "at" gmail.com no later than June 24, 2011. The person featured in the most creative photo will win a gift basket of three free bottles of EZ Waterless Shave or another three products of his choice from BodyVerde.com.

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April 8, 2011

Win a 3 Year Supply of Pacific Shaving Cream

pacshavingcan.JPGOne of my favorite shaving creams is the Pacific Shaving Company's All Natural Shaving Cream, and right now, you can enter to win a massive, 3 year supply of it!

"Be the talk of everyone who enters your bathroom when you win this one-quart paint can (yes, paint can!) full of Pacific Shaving Company's All Natural Shaving Cream. We've never offered this before, but it looks to be about a three-year supply. Trust us. It's a lot of product.

Made from natural and organic ingredients -- a $90 value.

BONUS: If you get a friend to enter the sweepstakes and you're the winner, we'll send a second quart to the friend/entrant of your choice"

Enter to win on Pacific Shaving Company's Facebook page, through April 19, 2011.

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April 7, 2011

Whiskey Jelly and Face Bombs

whiskeyjelly.JPGWith all of the hoo-haw around the advertising of big name shaving brands, it's easy to miss the little guys in shaving products. But I just came across a great little company called Portland General Store, and their line includes shaving accessories like "Whiskey Wet Shave Jelly", "Tobacco Natural Aftershave Splash", and "Face Bombs".

No, you can't drink or smoke or attack anyone with them, but if you're looking for some manly natural shaving and grooming products, I think you'll like these.

"Whiskey old-fashioned wet shave jelly: Enriched with aloe vera, fruit extracts, and oils to soothe and calm the skin while shaving. Lightly scented with our very popular Whiskey scent, this is truly a luxurious yet masculine jelly.

It is not a scent for every man - this is a powerfully masculine scent that if a young Marlon Brando were to wear a Portland General Store scent, it would be this one. Elegance, strength, and charisma describe the fragrance of this shaving jelly. A deep woodsy and amber fragrance with a surprising hint of spice and floral complexity that reveals itself over the hours. The result is a masculine scent with the magnetism of a Hollywood star."

Feel intrigued? Portland General Store products are affordably priced and uniquely packaged, and can be found at Etsy or their own website.

And if you thought we were really talking about whiskey jelly, we're sorry. You'll have to make your own. But if you need any taste testers for it, sign us up!

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March 28, 2011

Train Hard, Shave Easy: Bluebeards Revenge Extreme Sports TV Commercial

A talented student from Plymouth University has directed and produced an 'extreme sports' TV style commercial for The Bluebeards Revenge brand. Check it out:

Nick Gibbens, marketing manager for The Bluebeards Revenge, says:

"Simon's finished video fully embraces what our brand is all about, manly, extreme, different, ballsy but above all, funny and light-hearted."

What do you think? Does it make you want to use Bluebeards Revenge? Think you could do better?

Calling all up and coming film producers: Could you create a spoof TV advert, news item, piece of artwork or perhaps an "Infomercial" for Bluebeards TV?

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February 8, 2011

Bluebeards Revenge: Shaving Tips from a Master Barber (video)

Filmed at leading London barbershop The Valet, the video highlights how Bluebeards Revenge can reduce heavy beard growth. Also features helpful shaving tips from George, the master barber at The Valet.

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September 30, 2010

Shaving with a Stone and Bluebeard's Revenge (video)

I've got an unopened review sample of Bluebeard's Revenge, and will be posting my own review soon. But this guy takes his review to the next level, eh?

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May 24, 2010

Review of Cyril Salter Luxury Shaving Cream

cyrilsaltershavecream.jpgAs an old school shaving enthusiast, it's very cool to see companies focusing on wet shaving products. And not only just wet shaving products, but quality products. Sure, there's a market for the shaving cream that comes in a can, but I've been seeing a trend toward using a safety razor, a shaving brush and a great shaving cream in men's daily grooming routines.

So when Shaving Shack sent me a couple of items to review, I was pretty jazzed to open the box and find a box of Feather double edged razor blades, and a tub of Cyril Salter Luxury Shaving Cream for me to try out during my daily shaving ritual. (I've also got a Cyril Salter straight razor that I'm trying out, but since I'm still learning the ropes, I'm going to wait a bit to post a review of it.)

I'm a big fan of Feather razor blades - I've found them to be not only one of the sharpest blades I've ever used in my safety razor (Shaving Shack calls them "obscenely sharp"), but also one of the longest lasting. My daily shave comes from a Merkur safety razor, and with a Feather blade installed, I know that it will slice through the thickest whiskers like a hot knife through butter. If you're looking for a better blade for your safety razor, give the Feather blades a try - I think you'll be impressed as well.

To be honest, I had never heard of the Cyril Salter Gentlemen's Grooming Products before - perhaps because it's an English brand, and not found in the corner drug store here in the U.S., or maybe because I'm not a gentleman... Ha!

I received the Classic Almond version of the shaving cream, and while it did have an almond scent, it wasn't overpowering. The cream is definitely thick - so thick that I had to make an effort to keep it thin enough on my face for an enjoyable shave. Once I got the consistency sorted out, I found that the Cyril Salter shaving cream gave me a great shave with plenty of razor slip, and it rinsed clean with no greasy residue left on my face (as sometimes happens with cheaper creams).

So if you're looking for a new luxury shave cream, or perhaps a good gift for your son, father, or husband, consider the Cyril Salter line of products. It's a quality product that helps give an excellent shave.

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March 5, 2010

Free Speick Shaving Stick from Details for Men

speickstick.jpgI'm a big fan of Speick shaving products. They're high quality and I really like the scents. If you've never tried anything from Speick, now is your chance to do so for free.

Details for Men is giving away free Speick Shaving Stick with orders over $30, from now until March 12, 2010. Simply place your order and enter the coupon code "FREESPEICKSTICK" at checkout.

Be sure to check out Details for Men's Top 12 Shave Products, including the 30 count Feather razor blades (my favorite double edged razors) or the DE razor sample pack.

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January 5, 2010

Natural and Organic Shaving Products For Men at EcoSalon

burts-bees-shave-cream.jpgOver the last several years, the green and natural products market has really exploded - I know people who've never taken an interest in those qualities come and tell me about their favorite new product, which is either natural, organic, or green in some aspect. I think it's a great trend, and one that we'll continue to see more of in the shaving market.

If you're the least bit crunchy or green, or are concerned about the ingredients in your shaving products, you'll be interested in the coverage of natural and organic shaving products for men that's featured over at EcoSalon:

"We took a look at the world of organic and natural shaving products for men. And our awesome friends, boyfriends and husbands stepped up to the green plate with some interesting feedback."

I like the Dr. Bronners and Burt's Bees products they named, but there were a few there that I've never heard of.

Do any of you use exclusively natural or organic products for shaving? Which are your favorites?

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December 18, 2009

Make Your Own Shaving Soap

better lather.jpgHere's an idea for holiday gifts (or maybe just for your own shaving pleasure): make your own shaving soap!

"A warning - once you try a real soap to shave with, you'll never use a commercial shaving cream again! This recipe, which you can tailor and modify to suit your own oil preferences, is not much different than a regular cold process soap recipe except for some added cosmetic clay and a higher percentage of castor oil. The clay helps give the soap extra "slip" and also works to purify your skin. (Think of a clay or mud mask.) The added castor helps give a thick creamy lather. All you need to do is grab a shaving brush."

Read the full article: Shaving Soap Recipe

Image: scottfeldstein at Flickr

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