“I want to order my partner a new shaving brush, what do you recommend”?
This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked. We ask the enquirer what their budget is, if they have a preference for badger hair or synthetic and if the user has large hands. Find out our top nine recommended shaving brushes in this blog post.
We have been working on some exciting new developments behind the scenes at Executive Shaving. Our new stainless steel razor the Chieftain is nearing completion, we have added some new synthetic shaving brushes to our own, Executive Shaving brand and we have been working with Monica at Fitjar to develop a limited edition Folgefonn shaving cream.
Three weeks ago Saponificio Varesino generously gave me a free Special Edition Opuntia Shaving Soap to test. Here’s my review. I have used a few Saponificio Varesino shaving soaps, balms and bath soaps before so I was expecting nothing other than excellent results from Optuntia, I wasn’t disappointed.
I have long advised men not to use aftershaves and colognes that contain alcohol immediately after shaving on the basis that the alcohol these products contain will dry the skin leading to irritation and even premature ageing due to wrinkles. I’ve always said that freshly shaved skin needs moisturising after shaving so use an aftershave balm, not an aftershave containing alcohol I told to anyone who would listen.
However, after talking to a customer who swears by Proraso Sandalwood Aftershave I took the plunge and bought one, more to prove him wrong than any great desire to test the product.
My memories of using aftershave like many men of my age group are of my dad splashing on Old Spice after shaving and him actually wincing in pain when the alcohol stung his skin. I assumed this was good for shaved skin, why else would he do it? I duly followed suit and for y