Summer is in full swing so it’s time for a refreshing shave!
Keep your face cool and trim whilst checking out the latest selection of shaving goodies from The Personal Barber Shaving Club.
Updates from the past month:
- We’ve posted an in-depth blog post all about shaving rash, the causes, and cures.
- We’ve restocked the shop with our popular coffee shaving soap, now in a full 100g size and newly designed label.
- We’re in the process of overhauling the referral scheme to make it more attractive. Get involved! What incentive would make you want to sign up your friends and colleagues to the club?
Scroll down to see what’s in this month’s kit.
What is The Personal Barber Shaving Club?
The Personal Barber is the curated shaving subscription 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 modern, plastic, multi-blade razor.
That’s why we created our shaving club where you’ll be learning the art of the classic wet shave whilst getting to try a range of fantastic products to bring life to your morning routine.
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 and small businesses that you don’t see in the supermarkets.
Make the switch to one of our single blade razors (included in your first box) and find out exactly what you’ve been missing:
- Warm scented lathers and effortlessly close shaves.
- Suitable for sensitive skin. Eliminate irritation and say goodbye to shaving rash!
- Artisan soaps/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
Our latest kit is the “Post-Shave Box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between August 16th – September 30th.
On top of a new shaving soap and restock of 10 blades, this kit always features a soothing post-shave item to help calm the skin after shaving and promote the healing process so it feels comfortable all day long. We also usually showcase a solid cologne in this kit which we believe is one of the most exciting new products that every gentleman must try.
For the full description of everything in this month’s box, keep reading:
TPB Bay Rum Shaving Soap RRP £9.95
We’re excited to unveil this brand new and exclusive shaving soap, made in collaboration with the fantastic artisan soap maker Folk Soap. Made in Wales, this bespoke shaving soap was designed and created just for The Personal Barber subscribers. We hope you like it!
Made to a tallow-free, vegan formula, the shaving soap effortlessly whips into a dense and cushioning lather that’s quite thirsty 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.
Bay Rum is a classic men’s fragrance that has stood the test of time. Originally, sailors made it by simply steeping bay leaves in rum but it has since evolved into a woodsy, spicy and sweet scent that often has hints of cinnamon, cloves and citrus.
To use: Work a slightly damp brush (not dripping) on top of the soap for 10-15 seconds until there’s plenty loaded onto the tips of the hairs. 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 (roughly 60 seconds).
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (Sustainable), Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerine (Vegetable), Alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Parfum, Allylanisole, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate,
Heaven Skincare Cooling & Soothing Hydrogel RRP £19
Heaven Skincare is a renowned British cosmetics brand that rose to prominence for their innovative use of bee venom in their formulations, which quickly gained a cult following among many of the rich and famous.
This cooling and soothing hydrogel is part of their premium men’s range and is perfect for using post-shave as it is designed to provide instant relief to freshly shaved skin and leave you feeling comfortable and ready for the day ahead.
We particularly liked that it’s a fast absorbing and non-greasy formula that leaves the skin feeling refreshed and fully hydrated after a shave. It also has a wonderful scent of organic peppermint and eucalyptus.
To use: Immediately after shaving, take 1-2 pumps of gel and massage it into skin that’s still damp. Follow up with a moisturiser, if you have one, to lock in moisture.
Alphy & Becs Agarwood & Tonka Bean Solid Cologne RRP £11
Alphy & Becs is a family run company originating from Surrey, and now based in Cheshire, that started out as a passion for natural-made skincare and has blossomed into a popular range of handmade cosmetics. Every product in their collection has been 100% handmade in small batches following unique ancient recipes and using natural ingredients inspired by their travels around the world.
Unlike the commonly seen sprays, solid cologne is an alcohol-free and water-free form of aftershave that is portable and discreet to apply. You can easily carry it with you and reapply as needed, we suggest every 4 hours or so.
Made from a luxurious blend of bees wax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, & carefully chosen parfum which means it won’t dry out your skin but in fact keep it moisturised as well as smelling great.
The Agarwood & Tonka Bean is a seductive men’s fragrance that’s both deliciously sweet and spicy. The scent starts with soft powdery-floral top notes before easing into a deep, rich and warm base of woods and resinous oud.
To use: Gently rub your finger over the balm and then apply to your pulse points such as your wrist, neck and behind your ears. We use the pulse points because they heat up the cologne, making it last longer. Want a stronger scent? Use the back of your nail to scrape off a larger quantity. The more you use, the stronger it will be.
Ingredients: bees wax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, parfum, Benzyl alcohol, Citral, Citronellol
Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Stainless DE Blades
The Gillette 7 O’Clock range of double-edge blades, made in St Petersburg, are known for their high quality, giving a consistently smooth experience for each shave. The Super Stainless (often known as "Gillette Greens") are a medium-sharp blade that work well with all beard types. Last 3-7 shaves per blade.
Super-Max Platinum Double-Edge blades
Manufactured in India, SuperMax are a brand with quite a few different blades in their range. Like most in their range, the Platinums are a mild blade so they tend to work best with lighter beards, but the platinum coating gives them great consistency and longevity. They differ from other blades in their range by the materials used and the combination of coatings to allow the blade to easily glide over the skin. This is a superior blade with great longevity. Lasts between 4-8 shaves depending on beard thickness.