Happy New Year! We'd like to thank all our members for supporting The Personal Barber through 2021 and hope to fill your 2022 full of fantastic shaves.
We've got an exciting year ahead of us
Update from the past month:
- We've been excitedly developing a new safety razor to add to the family and it should be ready to launch by the end of January.
- We have published a new blog post all about pre-shave face scrubs. Find out how and why we use a face scrub before shaving here.
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 destined for landfill. 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 Discovery box subscribers between January 1st – February 14th. 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 and pre-shave wash or scrub.
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:
Valloloko Glacier Breakfast Shaving Soap RRP £9.95
Valloloko is an artisan soap maker from Düsseldorf, Germany, that focuses on handmade products lovingly made using natural ingredients and delicately balanced fragrances. Their Glacier Breakfast shaving soap was made especially as part of a fresh batch for The Personal Barber club members and is suitable for vegans.
Using the finest quality essentials oils combined with natural clay gives this soap a cooling, spicy scent with antiseptic properties that make it perfect for sensitive skin.
It has been made using the cold process method so it’s a very dense soap that requires a little extra water but the resulting lather is abundant, cushioning and leaves the skin feeling well moisturised.
As with all shaving soaps and creams the scent will only last during your shave. Once you’ve washed it off, it doesn’t linger long so it 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 you need help getting the perfect shaving lather, check out our guide here.
Ingredients: Stearic acid, aqua, cocos nucifera oil, ricinus communis seed oil, butyrospermum parkii butter, sesamum indicum, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroiol, citanium, geriroxide, linen, geriroxide 77, paroline, ch4h, chaool, ch lime, citral
Able Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Age Recovery Night Cream RRP £114
Able Skincare is a luxury British skincare brand that was created to solve the problem of using powerful active ingredients without causing adverse reactions on the skin. Thanks to their innovative "drone technology", their skincare products maximise performance at a much lower concentration of active ingredients, allowing for better skin health and comfort.
We are very excited to be featuring their premium Night Cream, combining powerful ingredients such as Vitamin B3, Hyaluronic Acid and Maris Aqua.
Hyaluronic Acid has become a wonder ingredient in recent years for top of the line skincare ranges. It restores skin’s balance and infuses deep hydration and nourishment to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin B3 helps improve the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and weakened skin surface. Maris Aqua contributes to help your skin retain moisture, balance oil and sebum production for an even skin tone.
To use: Apply every night to freshly cleansed skin. When using after shaving, apply after your post-shave balm has had time to sink in.
Ingredients: aqua (water), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, dicaprylyl ether, propylheptyl caprylate, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, maris aqua (sea water), peg-75 stearate, sodium hyaluronate, niacinamide, cera alba (beeswax), sodium polyacrylate, ceteth-20, steareth-20, parfum (fragrance), tocopheryl acetate, allantoin, disodium edta, xanthan gum, lactic acid, propylene glycol, guaiazulene, tocopherol, CI 15985 (fd&c yellow no. 6), CI 17200 (red 33), potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol.
Q+A Skincare Niacinamide Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser RRP £7.50
Q+A is a British skincare brand from Norfolk on a mission to simplify skincare with a natural, clean, and ingredient-focused range of products that have been formulated with your skin type in mind. Their range is 98% natural, vegan-friendly, and free from artificial fragrances.
The Niacinamide exfoliating cleanser uses jojoba esters to lift away dirt and dead skin cells, creating a smooth surface for your razor to glide over. The formulation is gentle enough that it is suitable for everyday use making it perfect as part of a shaving routine.
The key ingredient of Niacinamide has calming anti-blemish and skin-soothing properties that help to even skin tone and minimise pores. It also features Inulin and Fructose that help to balance the skin’s microbiota by forming a defensive layer over your skin to protect against environmental pollutants, whilst working to calm any sensitivity.
To use: Before shaving, massage gently into skin with warm water. Rinse clean.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Decyl Glucoside, Coco-Betaine, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Jojoba Esters, Inulin, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Gluconate, Fructose, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Perma Sharp and Rapira Swedish Supersteel Replacement Blades
Using the finest in Swedish steel, Rapira are a Russian brand. The high quality steel in these blades is a bit thicker and noticeably more stiff. A medium sharpness blade that works for all beards. Lasts 3-7 shaves
Made in Russia, Perma-Sharps have a strong reputation for being a relatively sharp blade whilst being forgiving and having excellent longevity. Lasts 3-8 shaves per blade.