We're excited to unveil the second subscription box of 2023 at The Personal Barber!
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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 “Extra-Care Box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between February 15th - 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 or a shaving towel or alum block.
We also have a smaller sized box, called the Essentials box, that features just the latest picked shaving soap/cream and a restock of 10 DE razor blades. This is for members that want to try new soaps and creams but would rather pick their own extra products.
You can add any additional items to your Essentials Box without incurring extra postage fees.
For the full description of everything in this month’s box, keep reading:
TPB Paradise Shaving Soap RRP £9.95
We’re very excited to unveil this brand new shaving soap, made in collaboration with the fantastic artisan soap maker Twa Burds Soaps, based in Glasgow. Twa Burds Soaps specialises in handmade skincare products using natural ingredients without added parabens or unnecessary preservatives.
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 allows for an effortlessly comfortable shave. The choice of ingredients moisturise the skin, leaving a silky smooth post-shave feel.
The unique and uplifting Paradise scent is a blend of tropical and citrus fragrances resting on a musky base of sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla.
The scent of shaving soaps and creams are designed to be enjoyed only during your shave. It’s a rinse-off product so the scent doesn’t linger long and therefore won’t interfere with your choice of aftershave.
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. You want to aim for a shiny meringue consistency.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Glycerine, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulphonate, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Parfum, Citrus Sinensis (Orange), Citrus Limon (Lemon), CI 77266, CI 74160, CI 77079. *Limonene *Naturally occurring in Essential Oils.
Organic & Botanic Advanced Night & Day Ultra Revive & Hydrate Moisturiser RRP £14.90
Organic & Botanic is an ethical skincare range from Dr Botanicals that has been specifically formulated using the Environment Working Group scale to be as good for your skin as it is for the planet. Their products have been made using the finest botanical and naturally derived ingredients that are a minimum 98% natural and contain only pure essential oils for fragrance.
This Ultra Revive & Hydrate Moisturiser is a men’s face cream that uses a vitamin-enriched formula containing sweet almond oil designed to lock in moisture and make the skin feel soft, smooth and nourished, throughout the day and night.
Featuring ginger and ginseng root, which are known for their anti-ageing properties, as well as lavender and chamomile that help to soothe and calm the skin.
We particularly like that it's lightweight, non-greasy and has a pleasingly subtle fragrance that you won't get tired of.
To use: Apply morning and night to freshly cleansed skin. When using after shaving, apply after your post-shave balm has had time to sink in.
Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Isopropyl 'Myristate, Stearic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus 'Dulcis Oil, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba,Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Sodium PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA,Zingiber Officinale Ro
Avant Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye Final Touch RRP £97
Avant is a London based skincare brand that have an extensive range of premium unisex skincare products using scientifically effective formulations that offer visible results. Quality of ingredients and transparency is a main focus of the brand, so much so that they put the ingredients on the front of the packaging, allowing customers to make an informed choice on what they put on their skin. The packaging itself is made from 100% recycled fibres and is 100% recyclable.
This eye cream uses mica to reflect light from the skin for a smoother and softer complexion that contributes to remove dark circles and eye bags. It also features propanediol which aims to promote better penetration of ingredients to help improve hydration while providing a more even surface to the skin.
We’re excited to be including this premium eye cream in the subscription as more and more men are discovering the huge benefits that this step can bring to their overall appearance.
To use: Apply in the morning and evening onto clean, dry skin around the eye area.
Ingredients: Raqua (water), propanediol, magnesium/potassium/silicon/fluoride/hydroxide/oxide, peg-8 dimethicone, vp/va copolymer, maris aqua (sea water), glycolic acid, sodium hyaluronate, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, hydrolyzed collagen, peg/ppg-20/6 dimethicone, arginine, disodium adenosine triphosphate, mannitol, rna, pyridoxine hcl, histidine hcl, phenylalanine, propylene glycol, tyrosine, phenoxyethanol.
Treet Platinum and Feather Hi-Stainless Double-Edge Blades
Made in Pakistan, the Treet Platinums are known for giving a consistently smooth shave. Not as sharp as the Feathers but give a very comfortable shave when skin is properly prepared. Last 3-7 shaves
Feather is a Japanese blade widely regarded as the sharpest in the world. If you’re still learning the technique for the razor, practice with the Treet blades first. Platinum coated for added longevity. Each blade will last between 3-7 shaves depending on hair thickness, density, and number of passes.