We're pleased to unveil the latest box in The Personal Barber Shaving Club to be sent out to subscribers.
Scroll down to see what’s in this month’s kit.
What is The Personal Barber Shaving Club?
The Personal Barber is the 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 starter 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 members of our Discovery Box between February 16th – March 31st.
On top of a new shaving soap and restock of 10 blades, this kit always features a post-shave balm 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, check them out below:
Glasgow Soap Company Lemongrass & Ginger Shaving Soap RRP £6
Glasgow Soap Company is a small family-run business based in Scotland, known for making a range of handmade skincare products without SLS or Parabens.
Their shaving soap is made with a vegetable glycerin base that makes it incredibly quick to whip into a moisturising lather whilst also being non-irritating and hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin.
The use of lemongrass and ginger essential oils makes it ideal as part of a shaving routine as both have anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oils also give the soap a spicy and refreshing scent that provides an invigorating and long-lasting aroma during the shave. Plus it’s vegan friendly.
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, wet meringue consistency.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Glycerine, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulphonate, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Cybopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Essential Oil, Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Essential Oil
SA.AL Light Moisturizer and Aftershave Balm RRP £29
SA.AL&CO are a premium men’s skincare brand from Austria that create a wonderful range of products that are as effective as they are beautiful. Presented in brushed aluminium bottles, they have a luxury feel whilst being much better for the environment as they are made from 99% recycled materials.
The design of the labels are inspired by 50’s/60’s Italian license plates, to the fact they source pristine alpine spring water as the base in all their products. Every little detail is accounted for and it’s therefore no surprise this is our 2nd ever feature of their aftershave balm, back by popular demand! We last featured this product in 2018 to great fanfare amongst members.
The balm itself is filled with skin-loving ingredients without being too heavy, which makes it ideal after shaving. Aloe vera and macadamia nut oil soothe any micro-wounds whilst being easily absorbed so there’s no greasy feeling. Shea and cocoa butter deeply hydrate whilst providing essential vitamins to help renew and protect the skin. Chamomile extract is used for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties and zinc PCA has antimicrobial properties that help the healing process.
Top it all off with the smell of mint tea essential oils.
Although it suggests that it can also be used as a moisturiser, we found the best results were when used as a balm to be shortly followed my a more rich moisturiser.
To use: Immediately after shaving, massage a small amount of balm into still damp skin in small circular motions. Leave to air-dry
Ingredients: Aqua, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Betula Alba Juice*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid, Parfum**, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phragmites Communis Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Citronellol**. Preserved with: Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. *Certified Organic **Natural Fragrance
SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR MEMBERS: SA.AL&CO are offering our members 25% off their whole* range with code: TPB2021
Head over to their site to claim the discount: https://www.saaland.co/
*Applies to full price products only. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions
Vero Re is a small fragrancier from Nottinghamshire that specialises in hand made solid colognes using a vegan-friendly, soy wax base. The brand was originally created around the desire to be able to carry your favourite fragrance in your gym bag without risk of it smashing.
Since starting last year, Vero Re now has a range of solid scents that emulate the most popular men’s fragrances that are usually only available in a glass bottle.
We love featuring solid colognes because, unlike a regular bottle of aftershave, it uses a highly concentrated wax base combined with moisturising oils, meaning there is no water content and no alcohol, allowing for a higher concentration of fragrance that won't dry out your skin.
Compared with a bulky glass bottle of spray aftershave, solid colognes are perfect for carrying in your pocket, gym bag or on an airplane. Their size makes them discreet, allowing for quick and simple application on the go whenever you need a top-up.
Based on the extremely popular fragrance by Creed, Aventus starts with a fruity top note and mellows into a woody base with hints of vanilla.
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. Scent should last roughly 4 hours before it may need reapplying.
Ingredients: Soya Wax, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Parfum
Rapira Platinum Lux and Treet Platinum Replacement Blades
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.
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