Dec 9, 2011

The Art of Shaving: 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave Travel Kit with Lavender Essential Oils

The Art of Shaving 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Travel Size - Lavender 100% pure lavender essential oil makes shave-perfecting formulas an ideal choice for men with sensitive skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards. Free of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, and other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin. 

This set contains:
- 0.5 oz Lavender Pre-Shave Oil
- 1 oz Lavender Shaving Cream
- Shaving Brush
- 0.5 oz Lavender After-Shave Balm

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The Art of Shaving:  4 Elements of The Perfect Shave Travel Kit with Lavender Essential Oils
The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave kit seemed like the perfect gift for the other hooman in the house, and I picked this up last month from Sephora.  Beyond the photography and some sniffing and curious staring at the kit, I haven't used it, so the review is a rough translation from my husband :P

The Badger Shaving Brush

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Wood handle and bristles made from pure badger hair (that's the less expensive option among the badger hair brushes - check wiki info here).  This is slightly smaller than regular-size brushes but is quite usable.  Two main problems with it:
  • A strange, musty kind of smell, probably because of the natural hair used.
  • It sheds a LOT.  Right out of the box it shed, and it continues to shed even now.  Have to add, though, it is impressive that the brush continues to remain densely packed despite all that shedding :P
This might not be the case with the full-size/regular brushes, but I don't know that for sure.  That apart, it does a good job at lathering up and is densely packed.

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil with Lavender Essential Oils for Sensitive Skin

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A light oil, to be applied prior to shaving.  While it does seem alarmingly oily initially, it gets absorbed quite fast and seems almost like a moisturizer after a while.  It has a slight lavender smell to it - not the artificial cloyingly sweet lavender smell but more of a herbal smell to it.  Not something you would have to be embarrassed confessing to using :D

The Art of Shaving Cream with Lavender Essential Oils for Sensitive Skin

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Creamy and white, this gives a very soft lather.  Again, has the same mild lavender/herbal smell to it.  You do need to use up more of the product than you would with some of the other regular shaving creams because the lather is so gentle and mild.

The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm with Lavender Essential Oils and Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin

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This is easily the best product in the kit.  Unlike the usual after-shave experience, you won't be re-enacting Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone with this after-shave balm.  There is absolutely no stinging sensation, and this is more like a soothing moisturizer.

My Thoughts on the Art of Shaving 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit - Lavender

It's inexpensively priced at $10 and is a nice way to try out a bunch of products from the otherwise quite pricey The Art of Shaving line.  On to the products itself, the brush while still quite useful could have been better - do need to solve the shedding issue.  The rest of the products in the kit are okay, and the after-shave balm is definitely a winner.  The fragrance is quite mild, almost nonexistent, and it does leave skin soothed and smoothed :D  The kit is perfect for travel and/or for anyone who wants to try out these products without making a huge dent in the wallet.  Value for money?  Most definitely, yes!

The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave (available here) - Cost $10


5 comments:

  1. :D 'the art' of shaving :)
    nice of ur man to try it out and opinionise
    ma hubby hates his daily routine...

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  2. I am just happy he is using it :D :D :D :D

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  3. Looks like a perfect git for him :)

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