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The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood

What it is:A luxurious quartet of shaving essentials. What it does:Your shaving system becomes a prized part of the morning ritual instead of a chore with The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™. With unique blends of botanical ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, these shave-perfecting formulas are ideal for men with sensitive and normal-to-dry skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards. They are free of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, and other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin. Pre-Shave Oil softens the beard and prepares the skin for a close and comfortable shave, while Shaving Cream softens and lifts the beard, and protects the skin from irritation and razor burn. After-Shave Balm refreshes the skin after shaving, leaving skin feeling soft, comfortable, and rejuvenated. This set contains:- 2 oz Pre-Shave Oil- 5 oz Shaving Cream - 3.4 oz After-Shave Balm- Shaving brush What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Pre-Shave Oil is formulated with a unique blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils, Shaving Cream is rich with glycerin, coconut oil, and essential oils, and After-Shave Balm moisturizes and revitalizes to promote healthy-looking skin. All products are alcohol-free.
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Do you need a special kind or razor to shave?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
falleneight
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
on The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood
5 answers
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answer 1
Honestly, I would say yes. These products are for wet shaving. This is your grandfather's style of shaving, without the rusty cans and cheap disposable razors. To maximize the products' potential, I recommend getting an old fashioned single blade safety razor, where you can change your blade once a month and keep it sharp. With the pre shave oil, the cream (which is so thick it's crazy), the balm and brush- you're prepping the hair to be cut correctly, like a professional barber. So it wouldn't make sense to use a disposable razor or something because it'll most likely remove the protective layer of oil you've just applied to your skin, only to cut your hairs three times in a row instead of once. You're going to get a cleaner shave with a single safety razor blade and you'll greatly minimize the risk for developing bumps and ingrown hairs in comparison to a triple or quintuple blade razor- whatever they're making these days. Take my advice, I can't tell you how big a difference this has made for my skin and I used to break out due to shaving incorrectly to the point where I was considering buying concealer to hide it.

Hope this helps.
answered 1 week ago
MrCobaltBlue
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
No, but the men I have given it to do not use electric razors.
HE WILL LOVE IT!!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
santacruzer
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 3
No you do not need a special kind of razor that's why I think this brand is so expensive becuase you can literally use a one dollar razor and it will be fine.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Beautyrambo
(New Jersey)
answer 4
No. But most men who purchase products like this use either a safety razor or a straight razor. Soften your beard in the shower, apply oil, then make a rich foam with the cream and a brush in a bowl or mug and lather up. Shave first with the grain, thoroughly, then up invert the razor (double edge only ) against the grain up and down, then horizontally both ways- safety razor only. If you use a straight razor, strop well, use downward strokes at approx. 20 degrees only and repeat till you have what feels like a baby's butt. Wash face thoroughly. Apply shave balm. (I love the Sandelwood scent). I wait about 5 min after applying oil before the cream, which I like to whip into a good lather. Take your time and enjoy the tradition.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mikhail
(Albuquerque NM)
answer 5
No, my husband is using his regular razor
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
soulmate4lh
(Germantown, TN)
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Suggested Usage Please
Can you provide more details on how to use this quartet. For example, before you shave, do you use both the Pre-shave oil AND the Shaving Cream -- or is it a matter of choosing one or the other?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
thesuperficial
(DC)
on The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood
5 answers
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answer 1
Okay, with this setup each product has a purpose. Here's what you do.

1) Make sure your face has been heated either with a hot shower or a nice long facial cleansing with hot water. This will soften your beard for a nice smooth/close cut. Make it good and steamy in there so it'll open your pores and get that moisture in there.

2) Take the pre-shave oil, put probably a quarter sized amount on the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, then apply it to your beard and neck area. What this does is it will hydrate your skin and provide a protective barrier against razor cuts.

3) Get a shaving mug or even your hand will do and apply a nickel sized amount of shaving cream. With this stuff, a little goes a long way, take your shaving brush and run it under hot water for maybe 20-30 seconds and kind of shake it a couple times to release excess water. Then take the brush and apply it to the shaving cream in your hand/mug and whip it like you're beating an egg with a whisk. You can control how thick/thin it is by how much water you add. Want it nice and foamy like a mousse? Keep the water to a minimum.

4) Now, take a the brush which should be loaded with shaving cream and kind of buff your face with it in little circles around your beard and neck region. If the lather is running low, hit the brush with a little water to thicken it up again, keep going till you get a nice white and thick layer of cream on your face.

5) Then take your razor and run it under hot water and shave as you normally would (don't go against the grain on the first run.) think 'down first and across second'. You can reapply some cream for the second pass.

6) Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a towel. This will close your pores up and seal in that moisture from the cream and oil.

7) Then take a nickel sized amount of post shave lotion and same as the oil, put a little in your palm, run your hands together, and apply to your face and neck working it into your skin really well. This stuff is great because it won't leave you feeling greasy and the scent won't overpower your cologne.

8) Feel your face and take a look at yourself because you look like a million bucks. Congratulations, you just gave yourself a pro barber style shave!

Cheers,
Andrew :^)
answered 1 week ago
MrCobaltBlue
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
Use the pre shave oil, which men are crazy about, then the shaving cream, which is like a spa treatment for us women :)
HE WILL LOVE YOU FOR THIS!!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
santacruzer
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 3
Apply your pre oil and lather up by using the brush.Then apply your shaving cream on top of the oil and after you shave put on the moisturizer which is the after shave.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Beautyrambo
(New Jersey)
answer 4
My husband applies the oil first then steps into a hot shower. Once his face is hot, he applies the shaving cream.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
soulmate4lh
(Germantown, TN)
answer 5
Traditionally you use the pre-shave oil and then the shaving cream although my man likes to skip the pre-shave oil and still has a great shave. I think the pre-shave oil adds a great element of hydrating the skin and allowing all the hairs to get pulled up and ready for the shaving cream.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
rgallegos
(Marietta, GA)
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Is the Shaving Brush made from Badger Hair?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Dallas, TX)
on The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
soulmate4lh
(Germantown, TN)
answer 2
To my knowledge all "Art of Shaving" products that come with a brush they are all badger hair brushes just with varying handles and degree of fineness of the bristles.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
rgallegos
(Marietta, GA)
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What kind of animal hair is the brush?
I want to know if it's silver tip badger, and I want to order it but will it freeze or be okay? I need it before Christmas.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
MissMunster
(Hay Lakes, Alberta, Canada)
on The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood
1 answer
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answer 1
No it won't freeze if you take precautions!
This is THE BEST gift you can give a man....
THEY LOVE IT!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
santacruzer
(Chapel Hill, NC)
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parabens?
do any of these products contain parabens?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
zuzus
(boynton beach, fl)
on The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™ - Sandalwood
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