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July/Aug Subscription Box: A Curated Grooming Experience Delivered

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The Personal Barber JulyAug '21 Shaving Kit Renewal BoxIt's time to discover what's in the latest box in The Personal Barber Shaving Club!

Updates from the past month:

  • We’ve uploaded a new blog post all about alum, how it’s made, a bit about its history, and why it’s such a useful tool to have in your shaving arsenal. Check it out here: What is alum and how to use it
  • We’ve been quietly working on launching some new products, news to follow in the next month or so.
  • We partnered with two exciting new brands and gave away free shaving kits (and bottles of whiskey) in the run up to Father’s Day. If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss more chances to win free stuff.

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 free 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 in the Discovery Box subscription is the “Post-Shave Box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between July 1st – August 15th. 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.

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:

Tangerine and black pepper shaving cream from The Personal BarberTPB Tangerine & Black Pepper Shaving Cream RRP £9.95 (Essentials Box & Discovery Box)

We’re excited to unveil this brand new shaving cream, made in collaboration with the fantastic artisan soap maker Suezbana. We’ve featured Suezbana’s small batch, handmade shaving creams a number of times in the past and they’re always very well received. Made in Essex, this bespoke shaving cream was designed and created just for The Personal Barber subscribers.

As always, it’s been made using high quality, natural ingredients without any parabens. Only a small amount is needed to quickly whip into a dense, hydrating lather that protects the skin during the shave and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.

The fragrance is a refreshing citrus hit of tangerine with a subtle black pepper twist that gives it a slightly spicy finish. The scent wears off quickly after rinsing it off so it won’t interfere with your choice of aftershave.

To use: Take a small almond-sized dollop of shaving cream and, using a slightly damp brush, work up your lather in either a bowl, your hand or directly on your face. Try not to let water into the cream as it will reduce its longevity.

Ingredients: Aqua, Stearic acid, Potassium cocoate, Sodium cocoate, Potassium Oilvate, Sodium oilvate, Potassium castrotate, Sodium castrotate, Glycerol, Parfum, Piper nigrum seed Oil (Black pepper ) oil, Limonene,

calming post shave cream james and jakeJames + Jake Calming Post Shave Cream RRP £25 (Discovery Box only)

James And Jake are a British men’s skincare brand from London that focus on products that compliment a healthy lifestyle, enabling you to look and feel your best every day. Their range is designed to be clean, cruelty-free, and scientifically formulated to deliver results using high-performance ingredients, powerful botanicals and protecting antioxidants.

Their jars are made from recycled plastic (usually milk cartons in a former life) and lightweight to save on carbon emissions in transit.

Made specifically to combat any potential discomfort from shaving, this nourishing and calming cream contains vitamin-rich shea butter to calm redness and razor burn naturally. It penetrates deep into the skin so your skin feels softer and more comfortable throughout the day. Infused with sandalwood oil which is a natural anti-inflammatory that further helps to soothe the skin and combat razor burn and bumps, and gives the cream a subtle, masculine scent.

To use: Immediately after shaving, massage the cream into skin that’s still slightly damp.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Xantham Gum, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood Oil), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Sodium Hydroxide

Hugo Boss Orange Top Trends Solid CologneThe Top Trends Boss Orange Solid Cologne RRP £19.99 (Discovery Box only)

The Top Trends is a British personal care brand that specialises in recognising the hottest new trends within the male grooming and skincare fields and bringing them to market.

Solid colognes are an exciting trend within the fragrance space. Unlike a regular bottle of aftershave, it uses a 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.

This solid cologne is based on the popular men’s designer fragrance from Hugo Boss. It’s a woody, spicy, fragrance with top notes of red apple and coriander; middle notes of incense and sichuan pepper; and base notes of vanilla and woods.

To use: Gently rub your finger over the cologne and then apply to your pulse points such as your wrist, neck and behind your ears. To get more scent, you can scrape it off with the back of your nail. 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: Beeswax (Cera Alba), Shea Butter ( Butyrospermum Parkii), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao). Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa), Neem Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Rosehip oil (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil), Fragrance

Dorco Titan Double-Edge bladesDorco Titan Replacement Blades (Essentials Box & Discovery Box)

For our latest kit we're featuring a 10-pack of blades rather than the usual 2 packs of 5. This is because there are lots of great razor blades out there that only come in packs of 10 and we want to make sure you get to try them.

Dorco Titans are a Korean brand that are manufactured in Vietnam. They are exceptionally sharp blades that work best in a mild razor but have great longevity. Last 4-8 shaves per blade.

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