Posts Tagged ‘review’

Dealing with the Merkur Progress Annoyances

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Merkur razors are great, even excellent, but they are not perfect. There is no exception for the Merkur Progress which presents some annoyances (check our Merkur Progress review). The detailed video below shows how to grip the Merkur Progress Safety Razor and how to calibrate the adjustement scale. With so much help, you should be fine and enjoy a great shave with this great double edge razor.

Review: Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

It’s not easy to review an after shave, there are hundreds of them! But most of them won’t give you the results of the Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave. Anthony Logistics  has designed this after shave to be low-alcohol, meaning that it will not heritate you skin when applying it just after shaving, and your skin won’t burn and turn red. Low-alcohol doesn’t mean low efficiency! Indeed, the Astringent After Shave is an effective yet mild, purifying lotion to be used after shaving on an oily or problem skin. The Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave is a definitive solution to reduce the oil that causes blackheads and blocked pores, it also soothes razor burns, eliminates impurities, tightens pores and controls shine. I personnaly find it being the best aftershave (toner) as it cures my shaving rash & ingrown hairs and it smells great!

Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave - Buy it for £17.75 only !

Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave - Buy it for £17.75 only !

The Anthony Logistics Astringent After Shave is available to purchase for £17.75 only ! Look around, you’ll not find an after shave like that one for this tiny price.

Hommage Monaco Shaving Oil Collection

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I’m a big fan of stylish products, that’s why I love the design of Hommage shaving set as they look stunning and futuristic. I didn’t know much about Hommage shaving oil collection. Here is a quick review of the Hommage Monaco Shaving Oil Collection:

Hommage Monaco Shave Oil Collection
The Hommage Monaco Shave Oil Kit captures the fragrance spirit and style of Monocao and the Mediterranean. Each product has been designed using the latest technology and innovation for the discerning man. The Prime Pre-Shave Oil contains a natural blend of truffle oil and beta hydroxy acids to soften and prepare the beard before shaving. The Perform Shave Oil contains natural oils and silicone to protect against friction to give a smooth and comfortable shave. This kit contains a full size 120ml Perform Shave Oil plus two 20ml Perform Pre-Shave Oils that will slip neatly into your wash bag.
- Softens and prepares beard for shaving
- Protects against friction
- Slips neatly into wash bag

You can get the Hommage Monaco Shaving Oil Collection for £32.50 (was £40.00).

Geo F Trumper Wooden Shave Bowl Coconut for Sensitive & Dry Skin

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Geo F Trumper Wooden Shave Bowl - Coconut (Sensitive/Dry Skin)

Geo F Trumper Wooden Shave Bowl - Coconut (Sensitive/Dry Skin)

This is a stylish wooden shave bowl with moisturising shaving soap from Geo F Trumper. Supplied in a hand turned wooden bowl, this fine quality hard shaving soap is specially formulated using essential oils to give a smooth shave and to leave the skin soft. Coconut oil extract is moisturising and caring for dry and sensitive skin. Beautifully presented, these Shave Bowls make an excellent gift. Available here from £17.10

This moisturising shaving soap will provide you wih:
- Gives a smooth shave
- Leaves skin soft
- Moisturising (more…)

Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-shave Oil

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-shave Oil - £14.65

Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-shave Oil - £14.65

Another great shaving oil to help your shaving habits: Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-shave Oil. This enlivening citrus pre-shave oil assists razor glide whilst giving protection from cuts, imparting essential hydration and conditioning the skin. Contains Tangerine, Grapefruit and Bergamot oils to energise and refresh; Avocado and Safflower oils to condition the skin; Kukui oil to enhances razor glide; Cucumber and Meadowfoam oils to soothe; Coconut and Sunflower oils to hydrate, as well as Vitamin E an excellent antioxidant. Designed to provide a closer, more comfortable shave whilst helping to eliminate nicks and razor bumps. Not heavy like some pre-shave oils so it will not clog pores. Suitable for heavy beards and sensitive skin.


Critical review of the Merkur Vision 2000

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I felt on this review left on a notorious site regarding a well known safety razor, the Merkur Vision 2000. The Merkur Vision 2000 review is so harsh, it’s priceless:

I bought this after years of mucking around with Mach 3, Fusion and all the other gimmicy rubbish on the market. What I wanted was a really good, simple shave. This razor is billed as the dogs danglers - well made etc. Actually its build quality is very dissapointing - looks like it came out of a East German car plant circa 1963. Rough edges and an uneven gap between the blade and the razor edge. The blades made by the same company are also rubbish - Gillette or Wilkinson are miles better and half the price. I am now (after a month) going to replace this heap of junk and will melt it down for use as a spare ash tray for a Trabant.

Remember, this person wasn’t used to safety razors, and it takes time to train and perform a good shaving with this quality tools. So go around and read other reviews, you’ll see that the Merkur Vision 2000 is a great razor!

It has been said that this razor is unwieldy. I disagree: it is weighted and balanced so that you only need the lightest grip. Let the razor do the work! i find it very satisfying in the hand. The shave is astonishingly good, (read: a little terrifying to the beginner!) especially if you take the time to fiddle with the tension settings until you find what suits you best. It is, however, too easy accidentally to change the tension setting in the course of the shave, so take care. Also, there is an awful lot of razor between the sides and edges of the blade and the skin, which can make some detail work tricky…