Aug/September Subscription Box: The Satisfying Ritual
At The Personal Barber shaving subscription, our goal is to get you loving your shaving routine. We think the best way to do that is to introduce everyone to the satisfying ritual that is shaving with a single blade. But on top of that, there’s also joy to be found in discovering new products that will improve your grooming game.
That’s why every 6 weeks we find a completely different selection of goods for you to experience. We tend to rotate the theme of the boxes according to the types of products we include inside.
Pre-shave box – Post-shave box – Extra-care box
Our latest kit is one of our boxes we’ve put in the “Extra-care” category and it features products that aren’t usually seen as shaving related but are in fact the missing ingredient in your grooming regime to reach baby’s bum smoothness. We’re very excited to present another varied selection of amazing products that are going to blow you away. Check them out below:
Focus are an innovative brand from Italy that specialises in making beautifully designed shaving products. Interestingly, this shaving soap is made by Tcheon Fung Sing, a different Italian brand that are known for their excellent shaving soaps, and packaged for Focus. And it really is a great performer! Made with a coconut oil base as well as argan oil. It’s soft, somewhere between a shaving soap and a cream (often referred to as a croap), and effortlessly creates a dense, stable lather that remains throughout the shave and leaves the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. The standout feature is the potent aniseed scent. Described as a combination of violet and aniseed but we also detect hints of pine, eucalyptus and a wonderful hit of vanilla to finish. Presented in an easy to store plastic tub; the soap has been filled leaving a bit of room at the top for your brush so the lather doesn’t spill over the sides when loading.
To use: Swirl a slightly damp brush onto the shaving soap to “load it” and then build your lather as usual in your shaving bowl, hand or directly on your face. Let sit for 30 seconds to soften the hairs further before starting to shave. Remember to leave the lid off the soap after you have used it so it has time to dry.
Green People is a fantastic brand with a rich history in producing skin loving products with the number one focus to be free of any synthetic ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), parabens and many other harmful chemicals that are too often used in skincare products. This scrub is packed with natural and certified organic ingredients that will benefit your skin. Perfect as a start to your shaving routine, bamboo extract and cranberry powder exfoliate the skin, lifting up hairs so they’re more easily removed by the razor and creating a smooth surface to glide over uninhibited. Whilst natural clay draws out toxins and shea butter soothes, leaving your skin soft and ready for a shave. Don’t neglect the importance of a good scrub before shaving, it really does contribute towards a closer and more efficient shave. Just be careful not to press too hard and over-exfoliate, this combined with shaving can lead to irritation. Have we mentioned that it’s award-winning? Winner of the 2017 Natural Health International Beauty Award. And last but not least the incredibly satisfying fruity scent from the grapefruit and cranberry powder that combines with cloves to give it a warming, manly finish that you won’t want to wash off.
To use: It has a thin consistency so only a relatively small amount is needed. Gently massage into already damp skin in small circular motions. Rinse with warm water and get ready for a shave.
Urban Jack is a British brand that aims to make men’s skincare and shaving better. Specifically created with beneficial natural ingredients to battle the day to day problems our skin faces such as shaving irritation and pollution. Their signature blend of essential oils is what gives the moisturiser its subtle but distinctive scent. Their unique CityFresh formula, a unique combination of seawater minerals, algaes and natural sugars, acts as a barrier to protect from pollution in the air. This moisturiser has been created in the UK with added vitamin-E, known for its anti-oxidant properties, as well as natural Betaine which is known for its smoothing properties and ability to retain moisture, decreasing wrinkle depth and leaving the skin silky smooth. It also contains oats which, as well as being moisturising, have a variety of skin benefits due to their anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. We particularly love how easily it absorbs into the skin without any greasy residue.
To use: After you’ve applied a post-shave balm and let it sink in for a minute, take one pump of moisturiser and gently massage into the face and neck (whilst still slightly damp).
We usually feature 2 different brands of 5-pack blades in each kit but there are a number of fantastic blades out there that are only available as part of a 10-pack. This particular blade was one we couldn’t ignore any longer. Possibly our favourite new entry into the world of DE blades. Dorco are a brand from South Korea that make exceptionally sharp blades. And these Titans are no different! We’ve found they give an incredibly close and comfortable shave in a relatively mild razor but can be a bit tricky at first when combined with our signature TPB razor you will have received in your first kit. So be careful! After the first 2 shaves they mellow out and are much more forgiving but those first few shaves require concentration. A very long lasting blade, we’ve managed to consistently get between 7-10 shaves without a drop in quality.