Feb/March Subscription Box: Premium Skincare For Men
For those stumbling across this page for the first time: The Personal Barber is the wet shaving subscription box that wants to turn your daily chore into a satisfying experience to look forward to.
We passionately believe that making the switch to a single-blade razor will change your whole outlook on shaving. Not only is it kinder on your skin so you can achieve a close shave without razor burn or rash, but there’s something very satisfying about using a single-blade that just isn’t felt from a multi-blade razor. So say goodbye to your polluting plastic cartridges and let us show you how shaving is meant to be done.
Every 6 weeks, we curate a selection of only the finest wet shaving gear from all over the world, introducing you to the lesser known brands that you don’t see in the supermarkets.
Make the switch to one of our single blade razors (included free in your first box) and find out exactly what you’ve been missing:
- Warm scented lathers and effortlessly close shaves.
- A shave that’s kinder on your skin. Eliminate irritation and say goodbye to shaving rash!
- Artisan creams, post-shave balms, colognes and more. Every kit is different so you’re never bored.
- A clean conscience, no more plastic cartridges. Our blades are 100% recyclable.
Pre-shave box – Post-shave box – Extra-care box
We rotate between different themes for each box we put together. Our latest kit is the “Extra-care box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between February 16th – March 31st. With this kit we usually feature products that aren’t usually associated with shaving but provide the extra piece of the male grooming puzzle such as a top quality moisturiser and pre-shave wash or scrub.
Join our men’s shaving club here before March 31st to get this kit (only whilst stocks last).
For the full description of everything in this month’s box, check them out below:
Based in Glasgow, Twa Burds Soaps is an artisanal soap maker that specialises in handmade products using natural ingredients without added parabens or unnecessary preservatives. This Black Magic shaving soap scent is one of their more popular men’s fragrances but has never been put into a shaving soap before. As a special treat, TPB subscribers are the first to try it out, as this batch was made up especially for us. Described as a deep smelling warm fragrance that is balanced with the rich earthy tones of patchouli and cedarwood, ending on a hint of cinnamon. The soap has a vegetable glycerine base making it suitable for all skin types but also makes it very easy to create a lather out of. In seconds you’ll have a dense, cushioning lather that moisturises the skin, leaving a great post-shave feel.
To use: Work the top of the shaving soap with a slightly damp brush until it’s fully loaded (10 seconds) and then start building your lather as normal either in a bowl, your hand or directly on your face. If it seems paste-like, keep adding drops of water until the desired consistency is acquired.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Glycerine, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulphonate, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide, Parfum
Percy Nobleman is a British male grooming brand that was originally started in 2012 as a way to reinvent the wheel of what it meant to be a well-groomed 21st-century modern gentleman whilst still embracing a times gone by British aesthetic. Now known worldwide for their iconic comic book series, The Adventures Of Percy Nobleman, that was the world’s first Instagram comic book series.
Their Face wash has been formulated with natural cleansers derived from coconut which provides gentle cleansing without stripping your skin or hair of their natural oils. This is ideal pre-shave as as it helps to remove any dirt or dead skin cells that could otherwise inhibit the razor’s glide, without drying out your skin. Scented with peppermint & cucumber, it leaves the skin hydrated and your stubble softened ready for a shave.
To use: Before shaving, apply a small dollop of face wash onto your face and massage into skin using small circles to create a soapy lather. Rinse off thoroughly before applying your shaving lather.
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Levulinate, Sodium Phytate, Limonene.
Mesoa For Men is a premium male grooming brand from Cardiff with a passion for men’s mental health. Started in 2018 by former British Army soldier, Matt Jones and his best mate Andrew Jones. Having both suffered from mental health problems in the past, Mesoa For Men was born out of their passion for taking care of themselves physically and as a way to give back. A portion of their profits goes towards male mental health charities. Their premium products are made using the best quality essential oils and vitamins that ensure men look and feel great. This moisturiser is perfect for everyday use, especially after a shave; sandalwood essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help to improve skin complexion as well as soothe inflammation. Neroli essential oil helps to combat irritation as well as promote skin regeneration. Mandarin orange peel is rich in antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals that can damage skin cells, as well as boosting circulation and blood flow to leave skin looking brighter. These combined give the moisturiser it’s manly fragrance. We particularly liked the non-greasy, matte effect it left on the skin and the premium glass jar it comes in.
To use: Massage a small amount into your face morning and evening after cleansing (or shaving).
Ingredients: aqua (water), isopropyl palmitate, glycerine, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, ethoxydiglycol, ceteareth – 20, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, palmitoyl glycine, parfum, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, c13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth 7, allantoin, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, disodium edta, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, citrus aurantium (neroli) oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, citronellol, limonene, geraniol, farnesol, linalool
Wilkinson Sword are a very well-known brand that are made in Germany. Teflon coated for added longevity and glide, they give a consistent smooth shave. Will last 4-7 shaves depending on beard thickness.
Rainbow are a great blade that are made in Egypt by the Lord company that make a number of blades. They’re a medium sharpness blade that are best suited towards slightly heavier razors. Last 3-7 shaves per blade.