November Subscription Box: Grow A Mo, Save A Bro
“TOO MANY MEN ARE DYING TOO YOUNG. Across the world, men experience worse longer-term health than women, and die six years earlier on average. Over the age of 65. The facts speak clearly: men aren’t going to the doctor soon enough. They’re not comfortable talking about their health and their feelings. They struggle in silence, or seek help too late.” – Movember Foundation
Check out the Movember UK site for full details about this cause and how you can get involved. You don’t have to grow a moustache, it’s just one way we can help raise awareness for this worthy cause and get people talking about important issues.
But don’t worry! We’ve not skimped on the shaving goods this month. The incredible shaving cream combined with pre-shave oil in this month’s box is everything you’ll need for the perfect shave, and both smell amazing.
Originally unveiled in 1953 but was then discontinued 10 years later, this exclusive London-made shaving brand was recently revived in 2014 and is now considered one of the best shaving brands available. Perhaps best known for their interesting scent combinations, they are also incredible performers with recipes based on the original formulations. Generates a dense, bountiful lather in seconds that easily cushions the blade whilst leaving the skin feeling well nourished and moisturised. The Mandarin and Patchouli scent has a pleasing, delicate sweetness rounded off with a woody base to give it a manly finish.
To use: Take a generous almond-sized lump of cream, place it in the centre of your damp shaving brush and start building your lather as normal, either in your hand, a bowl or straight on your face.
Essential Beards Collection
It’s Movember and that means time to grow a moustache in support for men’s health. We’ve put together this incredible collection from Essential Beards so you have everything you need for a well groomed lip-warmer. Originally launched to meet the growing need for high quality beard-care products, this British brand uses an infusion of essential oils in their products without Sulphates, chlorides or parabens to create an all natural range of products with amazing scent options. Featuring their masculine scent; it has a warm, almost spicy, aroma that exudes manliness.
Designed to lock in moisture, strengthen your beard hair and stimulate growth. This natural beard oil smells incredible and leaves your mane feeling luxuriously soft and thick. Just add a couple of drops into the palm of your hand, rub them together and work through.
Don’t fancy growing a moustache? Not a problem, the Essential Beards Beard Oil doubles as an effective pre-shave oil to give you the ultimate in comfortable shaves. By applying it before you’ve added your shaving lather, it acts as an extra cushion between your skin and the blade as well as helps soften the beard hair. The softer your hair is, the easier the blade cuts through, reducing tugging and irritation as well as increasing the longevity of the blade. That’s why it’s so important to fully soak your beard with a shower or hot towel beforehand.
To use: Add a couple of drops into the palm of your hand and rub into your stubble. Let soak in for a full minute before applying your lather and shaving as normal. Remember to apply another drop between each re-application of your shaving lather however this time you won’t need to wait for it to absorb, just slap your lather on straight away for the 2nd or 3rd pass.
No moustache is complete without a bit of wax to keep it looking spiffing all day. Using a blend of waxes, butters, oils as well as natural hydroxide free vitamins and proteins, this nourishing wax keeps your moustache looking full and healthy as well as holding it in place. Decide on your style and start turning heads.
To use: With the back of your thumbnail, scrape off a little bit of wax then rub between your fingers until it’s soft enough to work your moustache into your desired style. This wax is very long lasting, only a tiny amount is needed to achieve the desired results.
The perfect companion for anyone planning on growing some fuzz this Movember. Using its all natural blend of ethically sourced ingredients, this beard balm is a leave-in conditioner designed to prevent split ends and itchy skin. And it really works! Within a minute of application your hair feels noticeably softer and more comfortable. The best part? When used on your moustache you’ll get the occasional waft of its wonderful scent for hours after application.
To use: With the back of your thumbnail, scrape off a little bit and then rub between your fingers until it’s soft enough to work through your moustache. Again, this balm goes a long way so only a small amount is needed. If you use too much your moustache will look shiny.
As we near the end of the month, your moustache should be getting a bit thicker, and a bit more unruly. Every gentleman knows you can’t just let it grow wild. These specifically designed curved scissors allow you to more easily shape and trim your moustache to the desired length and shape. And this beautiful wooden comb is perfect for beards and moustaches alike to keep them neat and well groomed. Use it to brush your hairs downwards for trimming so that they’re kept to the same length.
There are quite a few DE blades in the Gillette range and it’s been a while since we featured one. These “Stainless Reds” are a new line we hadn’t come across before so we’re excited to feature them. Fortunately the Gillette line of double-edge blades are always excellent quality. Made in Russia, the Gillette Stainless are a relatively sharp blade with great longevity. Last 4-7 shaves
Treet Platinum DE Razor Blades
Made in Pakistan, the Treet Platinums are known for giving a consistently smooth shave. Not as sharp as the Gillettes but give a very comfortable shave when skin is properly prepared. Last 3-7 shaves