July/Aug Subscription Box: Customised And Curated Shaving Excellence

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July/August '22 shaving subscription renewal kit featuring shaving cream, pre-shave oil, face wash, and double-edge blades on a white background
We’re now past the halfway point for 2022 and what a year it’s been! We’ve implemented some exciting new changes to the subscription and to the boxes recently so read on to learn more as well as find out what’s in the latest kit!

Updates from the past month:

  • Customise The Double-Edge Blades In Your Box: We are trialling an update to the subscription that allows members to choose which brand of razor they get in their box. There's still the option to have us choose the blades for you (perfect if you're new to this style of shaving) but if you're more experienced and know exactly which are your favourite brands, you can now opt to receive just those each time. This is available for new customers when they go to join the shaving club from now on but if you're a current member and want to start choosing your blades, get in touch and we can make the switch for you.
  • A change to the pre-shave box theme - Now face wash/scrubs will feature in this box rather than the extra-care box. We felt this was more in line with the theme of the box.
  • Aromantom solid colognes are now fully back in stock in the shop

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

With this kit we usually feature a product that’s applied before your shave begins, such as a pre-shave oil, designed to prep your beard before you slap a lather on and start shaving. We also include a face wash or scrub to cleanse your skin and hairs ready for a close shave.

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:

thyme and geranium shaving cream tin on a white backgroundTPB Thyme & Geranium Shaving Cream RRP £9.95

We’re excited to unveil this brand new and exclusive shaving cream, made in collaboration with the fantastic artisan soap maker Suezbana. Handmade in Essex, this bespoke shaving cream was designed and produced in small batches just for The Personal Barber subscribers.

Made using high quality, natural ingredients without any parabens and presented in a recyclable aluminium tin. Only a small amount is needed to quickly whip into a dense, hydrating lather that protects the skin and leaves it feeling smooth as silk.

The unique fragrance has lemony and rose-like, herbaceous top notes of geranium that blend well with the spicy, aromatic and slightly leathery scent of thyme, giving the cream an overall masculine feel to it. 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 tin as it will reduce its longevity.

Ingredients: Aqua, Stearic acid, Potassium cocoate, Sodium cocoate, Potassium Olivate, Sodium Olivate, Potassium castrotate, Sodium castrotate, Glycerol, Thymus vulgaris Oil, Parfum, Geraniol, Citral, Linalool, Limonene

Graham Hill Rascasse face and beard wash on a white backgroundGRAHAM HILL Rascasse Face & Beard Wash RRP £13.99

GRAHAM HILL is a men’s grooming line named after one of the most successful racing drivers in history. He was also known as a style icon and a quintessential British gentleman: polite, respectful, humorous, broad-minded, and accomplished. 

It’s important to use a face wash in your routine to lift away dirt and dead skin cells, creating a smooth surface for your razor to glide over and therefore allowing a close and comfortable shave.

The Rascasse is a fantastic and unique face wash that’s unlike anything we’ve featured before! Instead of a liquid, it's a cleansing enzyme powder that gently removes the keratinocytes secreted by the skin and facial hair to reveal freshly cleansed skin. 

Cold-pressed jojoba oil provides unparallelled moisturising properties, leaving your skin nourished without any tight or dry feeling. Sweet orange and cedar oil have a revitalising and antiseptic effect, and combined with a hint of fresh mint it provides a wonderfully crisp, fresh scent.

To use: Shake a little powder onto moist hands by turning the bottle over, rub into a creamy lather and work into face and stubble. Allow to work in briefly and then rinse thoroughly. A little goes a long way.

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Talc, Sucrose Stearate, Maltodextrin, Allantoin, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Subtilisin, Lipase, Limonene

GRAHAM HILL is offering 20% off to all of our subscribers, who might want to try any other products from their range. Just enter SHAVE at the checkout up to and including 30th September 2022https://grahamhillcosmetics.com/

blue amber pre-shave oil bottle from The Personal Barber on a white background

The Personal Barber Blue Amber Ultimate Pre-Shave Oil RRP £14.95

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new addition to our pre-shave oil range, using the extremely popular Blue Amber scent, handmade at TPB HQ.

A pre-shave oil is a great addition to your shaving routine, particularly if you have sensitive skin, because it softens your beard and preps your skin to provide an extra layer of protection so you can have a comfortable shave each time.

Why is this pre-shave oil special? Unlike other shaving oils on the market, ours has been made from the finest cold-pressed oils which means every drop of skin loving benefits have been preserved.

Why does cold-pressed matter? Most oils are extracted with heat and/or solvents to maximise their yield, and then deodorised and bleached to remove scent and colour. This process helps ensure a uniform product at a cheaper cost with an increased shelf life, but it degrades the fatty acids and precious plant-specific compounds that give individual oils their nutritional, healing and antioxidant properties.

As a subscription box company, we don’t require products with an artifically long shelf life because our members will be using the product straight away. This allows us to choose the best quality unrefined oils for the ultimate in skin benefits…hence our product name “ultimate pre-shave oil”. Despite being cold-pressed, our pre-shave oil will be in top condition for at least 6 months after opening, up to a year.

Our unique formula showcases oils that have been selected specifically for their anti-inflammation properties which makes them ideal when used as part of a shaving routine, as well as being extremely low on the comedogenic scale making them suitable for all skin types (yes, even oily skin) without clogging pores or causing breakouts. The chosen oils are light and fast absorbing so they don’t leave the skin feeling greasy or stick to the sink.

Featuring cold-pressed blackcurrant seed oil, jojoba seed oil, hemp seed oil, safflower seed oil and a lightly refined watermelon seed oil.

The Blue Amber scent is a stunning men’s fragrance that begins with fresh, citrus notes of grapefruit and lime leading to a heart note of blue agave. Warm cinnamon, amber, vetiver and a hint of dark chocolate round out the scent.

Easy flow dropper - Based on feedback from members, we have chosen a dropper cap that effectively lets the oil flow without having to be shaken.

To use: Massage 4-5 drops of pre-shave oil into a freshly cleansed beard/stubble, apply your shaving lather directly on top and then shave. If your skin feels greasy afterwards, you have used too much oil. Adjust for next time.

Ingredients: Ribes Nigrum Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Citrullus Vulgaris Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin.

Bluebird and BIC chrome platinum double-edge blades packets on a white background

BIC Chrome Platinum And Bluebird Platinum Replacement Blades

The BIC Chrome Platinums, made in Greece, are one of the sharpest blades in existence, making them great for thick beards, however they’re somewhat less forgiving so caution is advised. If you’re still new to this style of razor, try the Bluebird blades first until you’re more confident. Expect to get 3-7 shaves per blade (5 on average).

Bluebird are a brand of razor blades made in Egypt by the same company that make Derby Extras but most believe these give a far superior shave. Coated in a chromium-ceramic platinum tungsten polymer to increase razor glide as well as improve edge retention for a consistent feel. Each blade should last 3-7 shaves.

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