May/June Subscription Box: Love Shaving, Tell Your Friends, Get Rewarded
We’re very excited to unveil the latest shaving kit and the stunning products inside (check below) as well as launch our integrated referral programme. Now you can invite friends to join the subscription box, give them a special offer and be automatically rewarded with a big discount off your next renewal! Full details on how to refer your friends and get rewarded can be found here on our refer-a-friend page.
For the uninitiated: at The Personal Barber wet shaving subscription, every 6 weeks, we curate a selection of the finest wet shaving gear with the sole purpose of turning our subscribers’ daily chore into a satisfying experience to look forward to.
Forget mass-produced plastic cartridge razors that tug at your hairs and destroy the environment. We’re spreading the word for the single blade razor because not only is it a joy to use, but it’s far easier on the skin so you can say goodbye to razor burn and bumps.
If you’ve never used a classic safety razor or brush before, we’ll include one for free in your first box so you can discover just what you’ve been missing. Each kit follows a theme starting with shaving soap/cream, 10 DE blades and 2 full size mystery items that are always different and are drawn from a wide range of products by top quality brands from around the world.
Pre-shave box – Post-shave box – Extra-care box
This month’s kit is the “Extra-care box” which features both a post-shave moisturiser to keep your skin fully hydrated and young looking as well as a pre-shave scrub that helps to smooth the area ready to be shaved. For the full description of everything in this month’s kit, check them out below:
We’ve had a fantastic run of artisan soaps recently (and it’s not ending anytime soon). Folk Soap is a small, environmentally conscious artisan soap maker from Wales that creates a range of skin loving products. Every soap is handmade in a small batch using locally sourced natural ingredients that are known to be kind to the skin. Their sandalwood and vanilla shaving soap smells absolutely incredible. The classic sandalwood scent that’s often used for a traditional shaving soap due to its natural antibacterial properties has been brought to life with a hint of vanilla and a touch of bergamot and frankincense. The lather itself is amazing, especially considering it’s a tallow-free vegan shaving soap. Effortlessly easy to whip into a dense cushioning lather and quite thirsty too so you don’t have to worry about using too much water. The lather is stable and remains throughout the shave, softening the hairs and leaving the skin feeling comfortable and well moisturised.
To use: Load a slightly damp brush (not dripping) on the top of the soap for a few seconds and then build your lather separately in a bowl or in your hand, adding a bit of water at a time, until you have a soft and creamy, meringue-like consistency.
Mr Bear Family is a beautifully presented brand from Sweden that started back in 2012. Originally a line of handmade beard care products, they’ve expanded their range to include all manner of high quality grooming items for the discerning gent. By keeping their production in-house at their own manufacturing facility they are able to create recipes, blend and produce most of their products themselves to ensure the quality has remained the same high standard as they’ve grown. Using a face scrub pre-shave is an important part of your grooming routine because it lifts up hairs, priming them for the razor, as well as providing a smooth surface for the blade to glide over uninhibited for a super close shave. This face scrub does exactly that whilst also being made with cocoa butter, rapeseed and sunflower oil to soothe and soften the skin at the same time, leaving it moisturised and ready for the shave ahead. The wonderfully fresh scent of citrus and ginger will invigorate your morning routine. We particularly loved that it comes in this recyclable aluminium tube and is free from micro plastics.
To use: Very gently massage a pea-sized amount of face scrub in circular motions onto damp skin for 30 seconds. Best used in the shower as part of your pre-shaving routine. Only a light touch is needed to achieve the desired results. Be careful not to over exfoliate as this can lead to irritation.
Raw Supremo is a brand new male grooming brand onto the scene with a fresh and invigorating take on men’s skincare. Feeling that men’s grooming brands these days were lacking in colour and energy, Raw Supremo was conceived on the idea that there was a gap in the market for a brand that was fun and energetic whilst also using the finest natural ingredients. Their signature scent of coconut and lime is a good example of that, a vibrant and refreshing fragrance that smells great and wakes you up for the day ahead. This Supreme Smoother face moisturiser is designed specifically to be used as part of a shaving routine, when your skin is thirsty for moisture. Made with oat oil for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe the skin post-shave as well as added argan oil for its rich moisturising capabilities to hydrate and nourish your skin. We particularly loved the little hint of menthol they’ve added, especially after a shave as it leaves your skin feeling tingly and refreshed.
To use: Take a pump of moisturiser and massage it into slightly damp skin, focusing on any known dry areas, and then let air dry.
Made in Russia, the platinum lux blades are a fantastic blade that are sharp whilst still being forgiving and have great longevity. Each blade has been platinum coated which helps to retain that edge for more shaves. A popular blade that will last between 4-7 shaves depending on the thickness of your beard type.
Bolzano Inossidiable Replacement DE blades
Never before featured in the subscription, Bolzano are a brand that were originally made in Italy but their manufacture has been moved over to Germany (never a bad thing!). They’re a relatively mild blade but are known for being very consistent from shave to shave. Each blade last 3-7 shaves
If you liked the look of the above kit and want to give single blade shaving a try, you can join the subscription here