Is this a good product to help avoid razor burn and irritation?
Advanced Shave Formula shaving cream for men has been scientifically formulated for men with professional ingredients to avoid razor burn. Because it is a cream-based product and not foam-based, it provides maximum coverage to provide a close shave without irritation. It also has professional-grade ingredients such as Allantoin and Azulene that help avoid razor burn, and refresh the skin.
Can it help combat ingrown hairs?
Its unique formulation contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extract, professional-grade ingredients that help keep pores and follicles clear which may help combating ingrown hairs. In addition, other ingredients help soften and condition skin, further reducing the chances of developing ingrown hairs or razor bumps.
Why doesn’t it “foam” like other shaving products?
Its special formula is based on Aloe and Glycerin, which provide a rich lubricating layer that coats the skin and allows the blades to glide over without scraping the skin. Most other shave products contain soap-like ingredients to produce foam, which provides minimal protection and can actually dry and damage the skin.
Should I wet the beard area prior to shaving?
Yes, we highly recommend you wet your beard area with plenty of warm water before applying Advanced Shave Formula. This will open up pores and prep the hairs to receive an even, close shave. Better yet, you should try shaving while in the shower: this plumps the hairs up even more and reduces the chance for skin irritations. After thoroughly wetting the area, allow the Advanced Shave Formula to sit on your face for a minute or more. This will allow the product to lubricate each hair to allow for smoother shaving.
Why should I shave in the shower?
Shaving in a warm, moist atmosphere like that provided in a shower allows your pores to open up and hairs to become softer and easier to cut. This reduces the risk of razor bumps and other skin irritations.
How can I get an extremely close shave?
There are several things you can do to get a more effective, complete shave. First, try shaving in the shower: this will open pores and plump hairs, making them easier to shave. Regularly cleanse your face with a face scrub, like the Microfine Face Scrub. It will gently prime hairs and raise stubs so you can get a closer shave. Discard your shaving blade after 5 or 6 uses to make sure you're using a sharp blade every time.