A shave oil is not something you would typically find on your drugstore shelf, but it is intended to be used in place of shaving creams, gels, or soaps, and lubricates the skin for a smooth and close shave. One of our product testers had this to say:
“Honestly, this is amazing. The first time I tried this, I had skipped shaving for a few days – which normally makes for a painful shave, but this was entirely pain-free! I feel like I am getting a closer shave than I ever have with a classic safety razor, and my skin feels so smooth afterwards. I use a standard Merkur razor to shave my face and head, and I am now using this exclusively. Previously, I had been alternating between shave soaps applied with a brush and different natural shaving lotions, and this is better than anything I’ve tried before. Between the shave oil and the aftershave, I actually look forward to shaving.”
Our shave oil is beneficial in two primary ways: lubrication when shaving, and nourishing the skin. Unlike shave lotions or soaps, the shave oil involves a very thin but highly viscous layer between the blade and the skin, which results in a closer but smoother shave than you would get with lotions or soaps. The nature of the oil also means it is not wiped away on the first pass of a razor – so you get consistent lubrication of the blade on multiple passes, without reapplication. We use a targeted blend of quality organic oils in this product, including: extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, meadowfoam oil, vitamin e oil, and seabuckthorn extract. This combination is not only mechanically functional for a great shaving experience, but it is designed to be nourishing and healing to the skin. The oils in this blend promote both hydration of the skin and reduction of inflammation.
We also believe that even though a product is therapeutic and functional, it can still smell great. We use organic Australian blue cypress essential oil in this product to round out its masculine, pleasant, and complex scent with notes of woodsiness and smoke.
Bay Rum Aftershave