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  • Wet Shave Club Starter Kit
    March 8, 2015 BOLD Collaborator

    Wet Shave Club Starter Kit

    One of the new crazes these days is monthly boxes. Be it manly food, cool indy gift ideas, or shaving products, these monthly subscription services are popping up everywhere. One of which is the Wet Shave Club, who asked us to do a review of their starter kit. I generally like to dig deeper into product offerings like this to find out what makes them tick and this one was very interesting. Like most companies that source various products from multiple manufactures, The Wet Shave Club switches up the items fairly regularly.

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  • Face Skin Care Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream
    February 2, 2014 Berry McWhorter

    Face Skin Care Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream

    If you’re viewing our website, perhaps you’re trying to find out if there is a better way to shave.  Perhaps it’s because you’ve found wet shaving and love the experience you receive from an excellent, smooth, and pain-free shave using our tried-and-true methods of shave cream, hot water, a brush, and a fine razor.  James Wood, an entrepreneur and Air Force veteran, was introduced to a shaving system over 20 years ago that worked: Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream.  The thing that set this cream apart from the rest was its use of benzocaine, a mild numbing agent.  This formulation helped its users achieve pain-free shaves, albeit synthetically, with a high degree of customer satisfaction.  Jim was a loyal customer until a few years ago when Lab Series changed the formulation and took out the benzocaine.  Customer reviews on the Lab Series website filled with expressions of dissatisfaction with the new “advanced” formula.  With 90 reviews of the shave cream to date, it only averages a two-star rating out of five.  Frustrated, Jim sought alternatives to his favorite cream, and when nothing comparable was found, he did what any successful entrepreneur would do: he made his own.

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  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shave Cream
    June 8, 2012 Mike Sandoval

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shave Cream

    Early in the 20th century, a historian of Eton College wrote, “No other school can claim to have sent forth such a cohort of distinguished figures to make their mark on the world.” Princes William and Harry are alumni, and David Cameron is the 19th British Prime Minister who attended Eton. It is the most famous high school in the world and boasts a long and proud history. In the shaving world, Taylor of Old Bond Street is a well-known brand with its own long and proud history. Drawing youthful inspiration from the famous school, Taylor produced the Eton College fragrance and shaving range. This article takes an in-depth look at Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shave Cream to see how it fares against other traditional shaving creams.

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  • D.R. Harris Rose Shaving Cream
    June 6, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    D.R. Harris Rose Shaving Cream

    The rose fragrance is one of the staples in traditional British wet shaving.  Well-known brands, such as the famous "3 Ts" (Trumper’s, Truefitt & Hill, and Taylor of Old Bond Street), have included rose in their lineup of soaps and creams for many years.  Interestingly rose was not part of the D.R. Harris & Co. catalog until only a year or so ago.  I was curious to see how the D.R. Harris Rose Shaving Cream stacked up to the competition.

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  • Molinard Rasoline Shaving Cream
    February 24, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Molinard Rasoline Shaving Cream

    Any man who shaves on a daily basis knows that there are occasions when time is short and enjoying a traditional wet shave with a brush and lather is just not possible.  As a husband and father, I am very familiar with this problem and have made an effort to experiment with various brushless shaving products.  This article takes a closer look at Rasoline, a nonlathering shaving cream from one of the world’s most respected perfumeries.

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  • TwinLuxe Smooth Shave Cream
    January 31, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    TwinLuxe Smooth Shave Cream

    Because of my love for traditional wet shaving, most of the products I use fall into that category. Occasionally, however, a new product comes along that does not fit exactly into that definition.  When the Tsai brothers contacted me and asked if I would be willing to take a look at their TwinLuxe shaving system, I was hesitant at first. They offer a modern, high-priced cream that requires no water to create lather.  Their innovation to create a unique product and their philosophy of shaving as a daily luxury convinced me to give this product a try. This article focuses on the central product of the TwinLuxe shaving line, the Smooth Shave Cream.

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  • Oliveology Shave Gel
    December 20, 2010 Mike Sandoval

    Oliveology Shave Gel

    Just ask my mother and she’ll tell you that olive oil is the best product on earth. According to my mother, she can use it to remedy any problem from dry hair to stomach aches, and it’s true that olive oil is regarded as one of the best skin moisturizers. It is found in numerous cosmetics, such as soaps, shampoos, lotions and many others. For wet shavers, olive oil is commonly used as a primary ingredient in many pre-shave oils as well as in aftershave balms.  A new shaving product, Oliveology Shave Gel, takes this to heart and uses extra virgin organic olive oil to provide a surprisingly enjoyable shave.

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  • Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    December 18, 2010 Mike Sandoval

    Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Shaving Cream

    Since its establishment in 1988, Edwin Jagger has been well known among wet shavers for producing some of the highest quality shaving brushes and razors available.  Recently the brand expanded its product offerings to include shaving creams, soaps, and moisturizers. The new line boasts uncompromised quality while using only the purest ingredients.  This article takes a closer look at the Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Shaving Cream, one of the company's newest shaving products.

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  • Green Pond Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    December 3, 2010 BOLD Collaborator

    Green Pond Sandalwood Shaving Cream

    What a pleasure it is for me to be able to review what it is hands down my favorite cream on the planet. I remember very well when I was talking shaving creams with my dear friend, Mike Sandoval, and he brought up the Green Pond sandalwood cream. I told him that I hadn’t tried it, and two days later there was a little box at my doorstep with a generous sample of this fantastic shaving cream and cigar or two. (That is what I call a package a la Mike.)

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  • The Art of Shaving Lavender Shaving Cream
    October 23, 2010 Mike Sandoval

    The Art of Shaving Lavender Shaving Cream

    In 2004 I was on a routine visit to a local cigar lounge that specializes in high-end collectables and luxury items.  The tobacconist told me about a new line of men's grooming products by The Art of Shaving that was now being offered. I went home and told my wife about the products and the benefits of wet shaving that were explained to me. For Valentine's Day, she surprised me with the lavender starter kit that comprised The Art of Shaving cream, pre-shave oil, aftershave balm, and a small pure badger shaving brush.  The Art of Shaving Lavender Shaving Cream was my first traditional shaving cream, but do I still use it today?

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  • James Bronnley Shaving Cream
    September 29, 2010 Mike Sandoval

    James Bronnley Shaving Cream

    While most wet shavers are familiar with the popular British brands, such as Geo. F. Trumper and D.R. Harris, there is a lesser known brand on the playing field. H.Bronnley & Co. Ltd was founded in 1884 by James Bronnley, an English soap maker with a quest to create the perfect soap. Today Bronnley offers a range of traditional soaps and toiletries, including its signature line of men's shaving products. James Bronnley Shaving Cream bears a Royal Warrant, so I figured if it was good enough for Her Majesty, The Queen, it was good enough for me.

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