October/Nov Subscription Box: Care For Your Skin

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The Personal Barber OctoberNov 2019 shaving kit

We’re excited to unveil our second-to-last box of the year as well as a special promotion for our referral scheme.

For every 2 friends you refer to the subscription, you can choose from a range of free products such as a stand, bowl or even our own premium safety razor.

Do you know 2 people that could benefit from a shaving kit? Then get them signed up and claim your free referral prize here!

The Personal Barber is the wet shaving subscription box that wants to turn your daily chore into a satisfying experience to look forward to.

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 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.
  • A shave that’s kinder on your skin. Eliminate irritation and say goodbye to shaving rash!
  • Artisan 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 October 1st – November 15th. 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 scrub.

Join our men's shaving club here before November 15th to get this kit (only whilst stocks last).

For the full description of everything in this month’s box, check them out below:

Travel size shaving cream Vali

Váli Lavender Shaving Cream RRP £4.95

Váli is a shaving brand from Sweden that, like us, has a passion for single-bladed shaving and everything it entails. Their ethos is for simple, affordable shaving products that are kind to the skin and minimise any chance for irritation. Their shaving cream is designed to quickly whip into a dense lather than protects your skin from the blade without drying it out. Despite being a relatively no-frills cream compared to some of the artisan brands we’ve featured in the past, we were really impressed with its performance. Featuring a hint of Aloe Vera for its natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the sweet and floral scent of lavender essential oil, known for being non-irritating on the skin as well as offering a relaxing start to the day. We’ve included 2 of their travel-sized shaving creams meaning you’ve got a full 60ml to work with, more than enough for 60+ shaves.

To use: Squeeze out a small dollop and work it into a lather using a damp brush. Apply to stubble when rich and creamy, then shave.

Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Beheyl behenate, Glyceryl myristate, PEG-2 Distearate, Cocamide Mea, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

Pre-shave scrub zeos for men

ZEOS For Men QU3 Face Scrub RRP £7.95

Zeos For Men is an award-winning British brand we’ve worked with before that create a range of great male grooming products that focus on combating the effects that modern living can have on our skin. Their range uses natural plant stem cell technology to bolster the skin’s regenerative abilities and help reduce the signs of premature ageing. Using a scrub pre-shave is one of the best ways to prepare your skin and stubble for an effortlessly close and comfortable finish. It features coconut husk as a gentle and eco-friendly way to remove dead skin cells and dirt from the face to leave a silky smooth surface for the razor to glide over uninhibited, as well as help prevent ingrown hairs. It also lifts any sebum from the base of the hairs so the razor can cut right at the base of the shaft for an extra close shave. Vitamins E and B5 are added to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, whilst shea butter nourishes. We particularly like the use of eco-friendly packaging in this scrub, made from over 50% sugarcane and completely recyclable, they’re so much better than normal plastic tubes.

To use: Apply onto wet skin before shaving. Massage gently onto face and neck in small circular motions then rinse with warm water. Be very careful not to press into your skin. Remember you’re about to shave, which is by itself an exfoliating experience for your skin. Over-exfoliation can lead to razor burn.

Ingredients: Aqua, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, glyceryl stearate, coconut shell, phenoxyethanol, parfum, tocopheryl acetate, D-panthenol, Glycerin (and) globularia cordifolia callus culture extract.Parfum contains benzyl salicylate, citral, coumarin, geraniol, linalool, alpha-iso-methylionene, di-citronelle, p-tert.butyl-alpha-methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde.

Premium men's moisturiser sa.al&co

SA.AL&Co Intense Moisturiser €32

SA.AL&CO are a brand from Austria that create a fantastic range of beautifully presented, premium products. We featured their post-shave balm last year and it received such excellent feedback we knew we wanted to see them again. Presented in brushed aluminium tubes, they have a high quality feel whilst being much better for the environment as they are made from 99% recycled materials. We loved a lot of things about this brand, from the design of the labels that 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. The intense moisturiser is a rich cream using the best ingredients to deeply hydrate skin and keep it looking in top form. Aloe vera and macadamia nut oil soothe any micro-wounds whilst being easily absorbed so there’s no greasy feeling. Shea, cocoa butter, and sunflower oil have been added to hydrate and nourish whilst providing essentials vitamins and antioxidants to help renew and protect the skin. To top it off, hyaluronic acid, a natural occuring molecule that depletes from our skin as we age, has been added to help draw water and prevent moisture loss. The subtle scent of mint essential oil leaves you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

To use: Twice a day, massage a small amount of moisturiser into damp skin in small circular motions. Leave to air-dry

Ingredients: Aqua, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil*, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Isoamyl Laurate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Parfum**, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid, Tocopherol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Citronellol**. Preserved with: Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. *Certified Organic **Natural Fragrance

De razor blades rapira swedish steel and sharp 7am super platinum

Rapira Swedish Supersteel And Sharps 7am Super Platinum Replacement Blades RRP £4

Using the finest in Swedish steel, Rapira are a Russian brand that are always well received. The high quality steel used in these blades is a bit thicker and noticeably more stiff. A medium sharpness blade that is well suited to all beards. Lasts 3-7 shaves

Sharps are a brand made in Bangladesh with 60 years of history. Platinum coated to increase longevity and strength. Despite their name, the blades aren’t too sharp, making them suitable for all beard types. We were particularly impressed with the consistency these blades gave. Last 3-7 shaves

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