Saturday, August 18, 2018

Arko Maximum Comfort Shaving Cream

Company: Arko
Product: Arko Maximum Comfort Shaving Cream
Location: Turkey
Website: Google Search

There’s no denying how amazing Arco products are. I have tried 3 so far and all of them have been wonderful even the red Arco stick which took me some time to come around to the scent. I love the shaving creams outstanding scents and performance which are so superior to big brand names we have in the States. I was asked to try another one from one of my subscribers called Arko Maximum Comfort. He wanted to know did the cream really protect your skin from irritation or was it just talk. Here’s what I found out.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

BullDog Shaving Gel

Company: BullDog
Product: BullDog Shaving Gel
Location: United Kingdom
Website: Google Search

Back in March of 2017, I did a review on a product called Bull Dog Shaving Cream needless to say it didn’t fair well but I’m back to give bulldog one more try. It was suggested by a few viewers to take a look at Bull Dog Shaving Gel they hinted that this was the better product. So, as soon as I could I started looking for it in a few stores here in N.Y. but sadly I came up empty they didn’t carry it back then in my local CVS, Target, or Walmart until a week ago when there it was on the shelf of my local Target and I remembered what was said that I promised to do another review if I found it so I picked one up and used it for the first time last week and I have to say nothing has changed.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Rockwell Razors / Model-T Adjustable Razor

Company: Rockwell Razors
Product: Model T Adjustable
Location: Canada

To say I was waiting a long time for my Rockwell Model T adjustable razor would be an understatement. The kick starter was launch in May of 2016 as production started everything looked great but with many shipment dates missed I received yet another email which arrived Aug of 2017 they had a “bump” in the production run but excepted to have them going out in mid-October 2017. Then on March 23, 2018, I received this email “The Rockwell Model T is in full production and the first 100 models have just been shipped this past week, with the rest of fulfillment on track to complete by end of May. We've quality checked each and every one of the first batches and they've been coming out flawlessly and we don't foresee having to send any replacements this time around. Thanks for all your patience and for sticking with us while we power through this final stretch” and with that email and two months later the package arrived at my door on July 20, 2018. The process took two years seven months and 4 days and I would do it all again because this razor is the best one I’ve ever owned!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Oz Shaving Co. - YellowBrick

Company: Oz Shaving Co.
Product: YellowBrick
Founder: Ian Duermeier
Location: Kansas

Last year I contacted Ian and in our conversation, I asked about a new line of shaving soaps he was introducing to the wet shaving community. I was pretty excited to try the samples he wanted to send me but as I waiting for the parcel to arrive I slowly realized this was not going to happen. My excitement faded away with passing time and I completely forgot about Ian and his new company. Then last week ( 9 months later ) a package arrived and inside was a shaving soap, and Post Shave Tonic with a note explaining just what happened to the OZ Shaving Co. As it turns out Ian decided to go back to the drawing board to rework the formula and a tallow & stearic acid-base was born. This new formula is outstanding and I’m glad Ian remembered me.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Declaration Grooming LLC - TSM Fougere & Greg Wagner's Custom Brush

Company: Declaration Grooming LLC
Product: TSM Fougere
Location: of Morenci, MI. 
Founder: Scott Stewart

Today we look at the rest of the care package sent to us by our subscriber Chris and inside we have TSM fougere L&L Grooming. Also making an appearance a new custom brush from Greg Wagner. 

When I first looked at the shaving soap I was shocked to find out it was from the company formally known as L&L Grooming. I remember doing a video back in 2015 a new startup was just coming online and running it was Scott Stewart. Now 3 years and 2 name changes later we have Declaration Grooming LLC still owned and operated by Scott Stewart out of Morenci, MI.  During that time Scott has put in countless hours into his company along with research into crafting his product which is completely handmade in the US. He is a one-man show, from recipe formulation, web design, product crafting, photography, customer and vendor relations, marketing, and all of the other endless duties that go into starting and running a business of any size - He takes responsibility for each and every one of them.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Barrister and Mann - Reserve Cool

Company: Barrister and Mann
Product: Reserve Cool
Location: Cooperstown N.Y.

One of my first purchases of samples soaps was Barrister and Mann from the way of Maggards Shaving Supplies. Everyone was abuzz over them and I wanted to join in on the frenzy. This was a few years ago and I was able to order all of them at once to see what I liked. When they arrived I was taken back by some of the scents and I experienced first hand what the fuss was about then I picked up ROAM. This was really not my cup of tea. I guess they all can’t appeal to everyone. On that day 5 out of the 7, I order I really liked. So when I received the Reserve Cool for me to try I was very happy to report how fantastic this one truly is.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Laniess & Le Pere Lucien Shaving Soap - Honey

Company: Laniess & Le Pere Lucien Shaving Soap 
Product: Lainess Barber Soap Honey

Having a YouTube channel can be draining at times but once in a while when you least expect it someone sends you a package with some wonderful products like last week. I received two items from Pierre Palmolive Shaving Cream and also a sample of a French artisan’s shaving soap called Lainess made with fresh donkey milk. What comes to mind was the La Savonniere Du Moulin review and how that hard puck caused such a ruckus in the wet shaving community mostly it was the packaging that was puzzling people. We don’t have that silliness here with Lainess but what we do have is a solid performing shaving soap with an amazing scent and post shave feel.