10-08-2014, 12:36 PM
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Hey Everyone!

I had a rough shave the other day (particularly on the lower neck bilaterally). Can anyone help me out with a suggestion of a moderately priced/good smelling pre shave oil/cream/paste?



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 10-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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I have a Nancy Boy unscented that was sent to me as part of a trade it think... I never use pre-shaves, so if you want it and PM me your address I will send it along to you.

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 10-08-2014, 07:46 PM
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What is your preshave routine now?

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 10-11-2014, 11:03 AM
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Maggards offer their own pre-shave oil for pretty cheap and they come in a ton of scents and even have an unscented version. If you like menthol you can pick up the Proraso pre-shave cream, which I know many people like. You can also make your own PSO or simply use coconut butter.

Personally, I don't like pre-shave oils and creams and therefore dont use them

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 10-11-2014, 05:00 PM
  • Steelman
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I like Village Barber pre-shave oil. Sometime I use it by itself...it's that good. Smell is a love or hate.....it's quite like a very nice "incense". But it contains a ton of natural essential oils and no parabens, dyes, etc. Their aftershave balm is equally impressive.

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 10-16-2014, 08:07 PM
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Hey Chris, I have had good luck with two different preshave creams (I'm not a fan of preshave oils. They tend to gum things up IMO) that come at two vastly different price points.
1- The expensive one (and my favorite) is Santa Maria Novella Pre/Dopo Barba available at Lee's Safety razors. The scent is pleasant and it's performance is excellent, it really protects the skin.
2- The cheap one is just plain old Noxzema. The performance here is fantastic, in fact just as good as the SMN Pre/Dopo Barba but the scent is not for me and I think it tends to negatively influence the scent of the shave soap/cream I am using any given day.
I have had fantastic results with both and have to admit it is rare for me to experience razor burn when I use either one.

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 10-17-2014, 11:36 PM
  • dimitrof
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The Proraso pre-shave cream has always worked for me... invigorating and effective stuff!

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 10-18-2014, 12:28 AM
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my regular shaving soap is always my pre-shave.

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 10-18-2014, 12:45 AM
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I like the 3P cream and you can get a big tub cheaper than proraso.

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 10-24-2014, 01:55 PM
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Dreadnaught works well for me, and the price is right!

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 10-27-2014, 09:15 AM
  • kiruiz
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I my particular case I did start long time ago with Castle Forbes= good but to expensive. Then I star using proraso= good too but the feeling was like a dry cream. For about two years now I been using 3P= that one to me is awesome. Creamy, protective not too much menthol which allow the aftershave do the work in terms of scent. In the other hand it comes in a 500ml pkg. Which is an awesome value.

In my routine theirs always preshave I have a very course beard that requires Preshave. Hope this may help.


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 11-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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let me chime in here. the first thing is make sure you have those whiskers soft with the ol' hot towel/ shower, whatever. this may seem silly, but i use Johnson and johnson's baby oil. i think it works pretty good. i have heard that some fellas use olive oil. i might try that to see how it works.

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 11-20-2014, 09:28 AM
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Two words: Jojoba Oil. Lovely as a pre on my throat only (prone to redness and bumps).

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 11-21-2014, 03:58 AM
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I really like RazoRock prebarba

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 11-21-2014, 06:13 AM
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Proraso White pre-shave is the best I've tried to date.

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 11-22-2014, 05:31 AM
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I just put conditioner on my face when I start my shower. Leave it on until I finish lathering my soap. Works well for me, and it's cheap as hell.

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 11-22-2014, 09:13 AM
  • jamesrobson5
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I'm not a big pre shave oil guy but I have used Trumpers skin food as a pre shave and it works great.

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 01-28-2015, 12:40 PM
  • Agravic
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I have been enjoying the Saponificio Varesino pre-shave oil for the last several months .. neat roll-on applicator too.

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 01-29-2015, 06:57 AM
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I've had success with Myrsol Emulsion & Antesol. Both seem to work a lot better for me than oils.

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 01-29-2015, 04:51 PM
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(10-08-2014, 12:36 PM)Mizzle576 Wrote: Hey Everyone!

I had a rough shave the other day (particularly on the lower neck bilaterally).  Can anyone help me out with a suggestion of a moderately priced/good smelling pre shave oil/cream/paste?

  1. Wash face with either St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub or its Target Stores Up and Up house brand equivalent;
  2.  Rinse with an un-rung-out washcloth that is saturated with water as hot as your face will stand;
  3.  With your face wet, apply a very thin layer of Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream;
  4.  Do not rinse off the Noxzema; just lather over it and shave.

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