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Makes you wonder why it's not sold everywhere...
on June 6, 2008
Maybe it's the Italian name that makes it difficult to market to the masses (it's available at Bath and Bodyworks as a re-packaged CO Bigelow product). In any event, no living, breathing man should be denied the opportunity to indulge in this superb shaving product.
Though it might not get the kind of enthusiastic endorsement reserved for the higher-end English made creams from the discerning wet shaver/hobbyist crowd (shave geeks), Proraso is a quantum leap in quality compared to the canned stuff on the drug store shelf. For the uninitiated, a tube of Proraso cream is an excellent first step in the journey toward a vastly improved shaving experience.
Aside from the luxurious, cushioning lather one can make using a decent badger hair shaving brush (highly recommended), Proraso's strength is also its drawback. The cooling, tingling sensation of menthol and eucalyptus oil is a pleasurable experience for many, but harsh for those with highly sensitive skin (and noses). So be forewarned if you think you may fall into the latter category. Being in the former category, my experience with Proraso has been like a dream come true. Where Proraso really shines, though, is in the post shave; the moment after the last bit of lather has been rinsed away. A cold water rinse follow-up truly ramps up the invigorating pleasure of this cream...a bracing wake up call for those groggy, early morning shaves.
I disagree with the reviewer that said this cream is too expensive. If used correctly (with a shave brush), a pea-sized amount is all that's needed to produce an abundant lather. Nevertheless, the benefits of this highly recommended product far outweigh its cost.