The Art of Shaving Starter Kit - Sandalwood
- Pre-Shave Oil (0.5 fl. oz)
- Shaving Cream (1 oz)
- After-Shave Balm (0.5 fl. oz)
- Trial Size Badger Shaving Brush
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Pre-Shave Oil Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Water/Aqua, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone Shaving Cream Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone After-Shave Balm Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Peg-4 Olivate, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, Sodium Pca, Fragrance/Parfum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Cetyl Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Peg-4 Dilaurate, Peg-4 Laurate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Peg-4, Tetrasodium Edta, Tapioca Starch, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
How to Use: Pre-Shave Oil - Before shaving, rub a small amount of oil on your hands and massage into the beard. Lather up Shaving cream or soap on top of the gel and shave. How to Use: Shaving Cream - Always shave during or after a hot shower. Using hot water, lather up a small amount of Shaving Cream with a brush or your fingers and shave with the grain. For a closer shave, re-lather and shave lightly across or against the grain. Rinse with cold water and apply After-Shave Balm. How to Use: After-Shave Balm - Apply to face and neck after shaving.
Top Customer Reviews
FIRST NOTE: The picture on this page as of June 22, 2011, is inaccurate. The brush is completely different. It's about half the size, a different design and far inferior to the brush pictured. If this has been changed, I'll be happy to amend this review. As of Aug. 24, the image has been reported as inaccurate, but Amazon.com said in an email they see no need to change the image.
Now, to the meat and potatoes...
This is something I had intended to put in my regular rotation of gifts for men on special occasions. It really does give a first rate shave, and my sister bought this kit for me about two years ago for Christmas. I've been using that brush since. The brush I'm referring to is the one pictured on this page.
Unfortunately, that's not the brush that ships with this package anymore.
Apparently, since The Art of Shaving was bought out by Procter and Gamble -- the folks who bring you Gillette shaving products -- the kit has changed. You get a brush that is half the size of the one that originally shipped that isn't of very high quality.
When the package arrived, the other products were of the same size, but I was very disappointed in the brush. I couldn't in good faith give this as a gift when the brush included was of far inferior quality to what used to be included.
I'm returning this and getting a better quality brush with a tub of nice shaving cream. I'll probably spend a little more, but I'll get a much better value.Read more ›
It also smells so good every time I kiss him after he shaves. ;)
1. The brush is cheaply made with flimsy, light-weight plastic handle and shedding bristles.
2. The pre-shave oil does not improve the closeness of shaving.
3. The aftershave is watery. Literally watery; like they formulated it and then cut the recipe in half with water.
4. Shaving cream okay, but no better than anything you could buy off shelf for $3.99.
Very disappointed in the poor quality of the items. The silver lining is I spent only $25 on the kit rather than $100s on full size items.
The brush itself was obviously not meant to last longer than the products in the package. It will get you through the included foam, but is definitely not a quality brush. The bristles will fall out. OK for beginners though.
If you are ready to step into the straight shaving world be sure to get this:
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this item based on my bosses opinion. He highly recommended this as a Christmas gift, however, My husband was not impressed.Published 1 month ago by P. Butler
Absolutely terrible product, irritated my skin, smelled bad, the brush fell apart after one use, and the stuff clogged my pores and was hard to get off my face after shaving. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Schneider
Most of the items are pretty good, but the after shave tube never opened correctly and ended up breaking. Pricey for a flimsy product. There are better out there.Published 17 months ago by DW
The hubs seems to enjoy a luxury shaving kit, and I love the smell!Published 18 months ago by Mikki
Bought this for my boyfriend and it smells divine! He enjoys it as well!Published 18 months ago by tina