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Pre-Shave Products

There is an abundance of reasons why we swear by our pre shave products to optimize your shave.

Applying a pre shave oil and shaving cream softens your hair and allows your razor to cut at an optimal angle, reducing the risk of ingrown hairs. Not only that, but pre shave lotion for men also locks in essential moisture, forms a protective barrier to eliminate razor burn and reddening, and prevents the risk of nicks and cuts.

The range of natural ingredients that go into so many of our pre shave products means you are only putting the best ingredients on your delicate skin while caring for the environment.

Whether you are looking to create a smoother shave or wanting a pre shave product that will be gentle on sensitive skin, you will find a solution that is perfect for you in our collection.

Shop our range of products from quality brands such as Proraso, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Casswell Massey and Edwin Jagger, and experience a comfortable and enjoyable shave every time!

  • Castle Forbes Pre-Shave Unscented
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    Castle Forbes - The Pre-Shave Cream, Unscented

    Castle Forbes

    Not everyone needs to use this - it is a thin protective, oil-free lotion, which allows the blade to glide over any bumps or contours on the skin ...

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  • Colonel Conk Natural Pre Shave Oil
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    Colonel Conk - Natural Pre Shave Oil

    Colonel Conk

    Colonel Conk’s Natural Pre Shave Oil is the first step to an excellent shave, a proprietary blend of 5 essential oils plus other enriching ingredie...

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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Herbal Pre-Shave Gel

    Taylor of Old Bond Street

    The hydrating pre-shave herbal gel is designed to lift even the most coarse of hairs to ensure a close and comfortable shave whilst protecting the ...

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FAQs

What is a pre-shave product?

The optimum shaving experience doesn’t start and end with a razor. How you prepare your skin matters. Pre-shave products do exactly what they say on the tin – get your skin and hair in the best shape for smooth and effective shaving. 

There are multiple products out there which are carefully formulated for this step in your routine. From creams and lotions to pre-shave oils that not only mositurize your skin, but also form a protective barrier that eliminates the risk of skin irritation or razor burn. 

Your morning shave should be as enjoyable as your morning coffee, which is why you should never underestimate the importance of pre-shave prep. 

What products should you use before shaving?

We carry a wide range of products from world-class brands to help you make the most out of your pre-shave routine. Some customers prefer to use creams, such as Proraso’s Pre Shave Cream for Course Beards. Others turn to our extensive collection of pre-shave oils by luxury retailers like Abbate y La Mantia

These products are designed with your skin in mind and contain moisturizing ingredients to start your shaving ritual on the right foot. 

There are multiple scents and brands to choose from that will leave you looking and feeling your best. 

Is pre-shave cream the same as shaving cream?

While both pre-shave cream and shaving cream serve to enhance your shaving experience, they have different purposes. 

Pre-shave cream is applied before shaving to soften the hair, moisturize the skin, and create a protective barrier. On the other hand, shaving cream is applied during shaving to provide lubrication and cushioning for the razor to glide smoothly over the skin.

Pre-shave cream vs pre-shave oil: what should I buy?

While pre-shave cream and pre-shave oil can both be beneficial, New England Shaving Company recommends pre-shave oil. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll experience:

  • Moisture Retention: Pre-shave oil tends to be more effective at moisturizing the skin compared to pre-shave cream. The oil forms a protective barrier, locking in moisture and preventing dehydration during the shaving process.
  • Enhanced Lubrication: It also provides superior lubrication for the razor blade to glide smoothly across the skin. This reduces friction and minimizes the risk of irritation, cuts, and nicks, resulting in a more comfortable shaving experience.
  • Simplified Application: We know how important it is to keep things simple without sacrificing luxury. A small amount of pre-shave oil spreads evenly over the skin, requiring minimal effort to achieve full coverage, resulting in a no-fuss shaving experience. 
  • Better Visibility: Pre-shave oil does not foam or lather like pre-shave cream, allowing for better visibility of the shaving area. This enables more precise shaving, especially when creating clean lines or detailing facial hair.

In short, pre-shave creams are great, but pre-shave oil can elevate your personal grooming routine by making shaving easier, more luxurious, and, most importantly, stress-free.