08-24-2013, 07:05 AM
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So I'm not really into preshave items but I liked the way they left my skin nice and slick. This morning I decided to take a dab of my cream, rub it all over my face for about 2 minutes, then rinse it off. It left my skin nice and slick and seemed to work just fine. I think I'll be doing this from now on!

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 08-24-2013, 07:12 AM
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  • Agravic
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Preshave routines are an interesting thing ... some perceive benefit where others don't. Whether or not a preshave ultimately results in a better shave, I do find it to be a soothing element to my skin.

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 08-25-2013, 05:15 AM
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I find a pre-shave whether it be oil or some kind of cream does more for preparing the skin than it does preparing the whiskers.

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 08-25-2013, 05:29 AM
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 08-26-2013, 05:05 AM
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I definitely get better results with a preshave routine. It takes little more time but I get better protection during the shave and a nicer post shave feel. I've been using some Melvita latherless shaving cream and proraso balm.

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 08-26-2013, 07:00 AM
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I use Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps (All-One) for my pre-shave; they smells great, gets all the grease and crud out, and leaves my skin soft and smooth.

As a bonus the bottle (I prefer the liquid soap) provides it's own reading material Tongue

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 08-27-2013, 03:40 PM
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Myrsol Emulsion is a great pre-shave (and post-shave too).

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 08-27-2013, 03:50 PM
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RazorRock Professional Gel

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 08-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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 08-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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  • Gago
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Have you tried the Musgo Real glyce soaps? they're awesome!

I use a combo of Glyce and proraso pre/dopo barba, and it's a killer. With or without hot shower first.

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 08-28-2013, 11:50 AM
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  • Grumpy
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Lime Glyce is one soap I use.

But, I do think that it is more of a skin preparation method than just for the whiskers.

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 09-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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For me, the pre-shave routine is all about how much effort I feel like putting into the shave. I do really like Joe's Glycerin Lime pre-shave soap. The scent is awesome.

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 09-15-2013, 08:50 AM
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Biore Facial Clenaser is working very well for me as a preshave.

Highly rated by Paula's Choice and Amazon.

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 09-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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I agree with Johnny - "I find a pre-shave whether it be oil or some kind of cream does more for preparing the skin than it does preparing the whiskers."

Some use the many different products mentioned above or use a bit of their shaving cream sit on their face while they are getting the lather built up.

You can even use Noxzema. Wash and prep face and then put a thin amount of Noxema over your face while you are getting your lather ready. Then, lather over the Noxzema and shave. It is suppose to be similar to Proraso.

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 09-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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I have never found a significant difference whether I use a preshave soap/gel/cream/soap or not. Maybe I should revisit it to see if there is any change! Biggrin

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 09-15-2013, 08:03 PM
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When I started wet shaving I read about Nivea Energy Face Scrub. I have sensitive skin and using it before shaving caused more irritation than not using any soap before shaving. Then I picked up Proraso Pre-shave and have been using it ever since. I'm not completely how much it helps but I like the way it make my face feel. I use it or Razorock shave lube before every shave.

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 09-16-2013, 06:16 AM
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(09-15-2013, 03:59 PM)Grumpy Wrote: You can even use Noxzema. Wash and prep face and then put a thin amount of Noxema over your face while you are getting your lather ready. Then, lather over the Noxzema and shave. It is suppose to be similar to Proraso.

+1 to this.

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 09-16-2013, 03:12 PM
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(09-15-2013, 03:59 PM)Grumpy Wrote: I agree with Johnny - "I find a pre-shave whether it be oil or some kind of cream does more for preparing the skin than it does preparing the whiskers."

Some use the many different products mentioned above or use a bit of their shaving cream sit on their face while they are getting the lather built up.

You can even use Noxzema. Wash and prep face and then put a thin amount of Noxema over your face while you are getting your lather ready. Then, lather over the Noxzema and shave. It is suppose to be similar to Proraso.

Honestly, I do not find the new Noxzema to be effective as a preshave.

Again, suggest Biore.

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 09-17-2013, 07:54 AM
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 09-21-2013, 03:46 PM
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  • tdmsu
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(09-15-2013, 08:03 PM)schickter Wrote: When I started wet shaving I read about Nivea Energy Face Scrub. I have sensitive skin and using it before shaving caused more irritation than not using any soap before shaving. Then I picked up Proraso Pre-shave and have been using it ever since. I'm not completely how much it helps but I like the way it make my face feel. I use it or Razorock shave lube before every shave.

I like to use Proraso green pre/post, too. It makes my skin feel great.

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