Our Top Five Pre Shave Treatments

Our Top Five Pre Shave Treatments

Good preparation is essential for a close, smooth and irritation free shave. This step is even more important if you have sensitive skin, or suffer from ingrown hairs or razor bump. The team here at Executive Shaving have been debating the merits of some of the different pre shave treatments that we currently stock, and we decided to draw up a list of the best.

After much discussion we came up with this top five list. Hopefully it will help guide you when deciding which pre shave treatment to choose, from the plethora available today.

Number 5 -  Pre Shave Soap

Our number one, most popular and recommend pre shave treatment is the humble pre shave soap. For the best value, the best performance and speed, you will find a good pre shave soap hard to beat. These

A glycerine based pre shave soap does everything you need to prepare your skin for the closest. smoothest possible shave. Good value, these soaps are inexpensive to buy and will last for many months continuous use.

Our favourite here is the Executive Shaving Patchouli & Lime Natural Soap.

Number 4 -  Pre Shave Gel

Not as commonly available as most other pre shave treatments, pre shave gels are a great non-greasy alternative. These gels provide an great ultra-smooth razor glide with no burn or pain giving excellent protection against irritation.

Our current favourite pre shave gel is Taylor of Old Bond Street pre shave herbal gel. This gel lifts the beard hairs slightly to prepare them for shaving, the gel also gives great lubrication to the razor blade as you shave. This gel is ideal for shavers who suffer from sensitive skin, or for those with a heavier, coarser beard.

Number 3 - Skin Food

Skin food is an extremely versatile shaving product, one that can be used as a pre shave treatment, a post shave soother and even mixed in with your shaving lather to add extra glide. The glycerine based skin food softens your beard hairs, protects your skin and increases razor glide. It helps to prevent skin irritations such as razor burn, razor bump and ingrown hairs. It also moisturises and soothes newly shaved skin.

The best performing range of skin food is manufactured by Geo. F. Trumper. You can browse the full range of different Geo. F. Trumper Skin Foods in our Pre Shave Treatments collection.

Number 2 -  Pre Shave Cream

A good quality pre shave cream is non-greasy, easy to use and relatively inexpensive. These creams soften beard hairs, protect skin and reduce irritation all by creating a smooth layer on your face between the razor blade edge, shaving lather and your skin. Their non-greasy formula means they don't leave any residue around the sink, or clog up your razor during shaving.

Proraso pre shave creams are the best available today. All the Proraso heritage and expertise have gone in to creating these creams to reduce shaving irritation, shaving bump and razor burn.

Number 1 - Executive Shaving Water Soluble Pre Shave Oil

Handmade from a blend of all-natural ingredients, our Water Soluble Pre Shave Oil has a  pleasant and refreshing patchouli and lime scent. It delivers exceptional lubrication allowing your razor to glide over the skin with ease when shaving.

Designed to be applied directly to wet skin, the oil softens your beard hair and creates a thin barrier between your skin and shaving lather when applied to your face. This layer gives an extra level of lubrication to your razor blade and helps to improve razor glide, this in turn helps to reduce skin irritation during and after shaving.

SImply click the link to find out more and to buy our Water Soluble Pre Shave Oil.

Well that's our top five. You can view all our pre shave treatments here, if you have any queries about any of these different treatments don't hesitate to get in touch. We can help you find the right product for you.

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