Saturday, December 15, 2018

Kiss My Face - 4 N 1 Shaving Cream

Company: Kiss My Face
Product: 4 N 1 Shaving Cream
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Two weeks ago my last trip to CVS yielded two shaving creams to try and the next one I’m using is Kiss My Face a 4-1 Shaving Cream. Pretty cheap and creams goes 6oz only $4.00. Last time I used a cream unfortunately that one didn't design to lather but this time things will be different. I’ve seen so many SOTD (Shaves Of The Day) using Kiss MY Face products that I had to just try one for myself. Now this one states that it 4 in 1  leading me to believe that 4 outstanding things this cream can give the user which is soothing, smooths, hydrates & softens.   That's cute advertising but I didn’t experience all of them.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

MERshaving - Black Fern Shaving Soap

Company: MERshaving
Product: Black Fern Shaving Soap

Founder: Dave Ross
Location: Beaverton, OR

So I received this package from Texas about two weeks ago and the return address said, Daniel as it turns out this was not from the owner. I talk to so many people I couldn’t remember who this was. So inside was a unique shaving soap called Black Fern and the thing that made this so unique was its made out of Duck Fat. Now, I’ve had soaps made with duck fat before and let me tell you the ones I’ve tried have a certain odor to them which made them unusable for me but this one is not in that category. This was a pure delight to use, a custom fougere that Dave Ross created for his friend which is now part of his lineup of shaving soaps he offers along with custom shaving brushes at MERshaving a company he named after his daughter. You see Dave is a stay at home dad and he’s looking to make some money selling custom made brushes, shaving soaps, and other shaving related items while at home raising his daughter.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Schick Hydro Sense Shaving Cream

Company: Schick
Product: Hydro Sense Shaving Cream
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Believe it or not, sometimes I don’t feel like bowl lathering.  Yes, this even happens to me especially when your in that situation you need to be someplace else ASAP so how do I get a great shave fast. Well, shaving cream comes to mind but which one? I found one that's great at getting the job done the same goes for all of you who are travelers if time is something you don't have a lot of then this is the one for you. You can find this in stores like CVS, Target, Walgreens, a mere $4.00 for 6fl oz this one tube should last a long while. Thinking that I had just purchased the solution to my problems I glanced down and noticed this cream does not lather and no brush is required. That statement usually makes me place it right back on the shelf but something told me this one going to be different and I had no time for all of that anyway.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Do You Make Your Own Shaving Soaps?

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a well-known artisan who asked me the question do you make your own shaving soaps. To be honest when I first started Wet The Face I used the model of private label. This is designating a product manufactured or packaged for sale under the name of the retailer rather than that of the manufacturer. it’s very common practice but I really wanted to learn how to do things on my own. I had this idea that I would be better respected in the wet shaving community if I was a true artisan making my own products and by doing this bringing full control back to myself.

So, I set out to learn as much as I could over 2015-16 starting with making shaving soap and bath soap then I learned the process of making aftershaves and now I have a new line of aftershave balms which I make everything right here in Huntington N.Y. My teacher in all of this is a well-known artisan (who shall remain nameless) constantly encouraging me. We would talk about the process of making soaps and what makes for a good shaving soap and how to make it stand out from all the others. We would discuss soaping techniques along with whats the best equipment to use. Finally, after one of our many discussions, I was told to just get off my ass and start doing it already and so I did.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Zu Zu’s Petals - Wet the Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Zu Zu’s Petals
Founder: Donald Youngner
Location: Huntington

Our last release for the holidays was again inspired by the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. This 1946 sleeper became the standard for Christmas viewing some time ago. The scene which inspired this shaving soap captures the touching moment when George's youngest daughter Zu Zu's received a flower from her teacher which is falling apart she asks her dad to paste it and George pretends to place the pedals back on the flower but secretly places them in his pocket.

The packaging for this last soap sports a clear plastic tub which allows you to see the rose color and instantly know what you're going to experience. Since it’s release last week I’ve been getting very positive feedback about the soaps and most people really like the clear tubs which I’m so glad I decided to finally do.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's A Wonderful Shave! - Wet The Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product: It’s a Wonderful Shave!
Founder: Donald Youngner
Location: Huntington

We are continuing with our holiday releases next up is It’s a Wonderful Shave! Inspired by the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Steward playing George Bailey. This movie became my favorite but it took me until I was in my mid-20s to see it for the first time. 

For all three releases, I wanted to have packaging that would reflect the holidays so I opted for clear plastic tubs with a white screw on lids. The graphics for this one is a scene which only lasts about one sec or so he is standing in front of the welcome sign to Bedford Falls throwing up his arms and yelling Merry Christmas because he had just found out that he is alive and he really does have a wonderful life. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mr. Warlock - Wet The Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Mr. Warlock
Founder: Donald Youngner
Location: Huntington

This seasons I’m trying something a little different. I started thinking about my holiday offering for Wet the Face in August and had three great product concepts. I knew I couldn’t wait any longer on this since I’m a one-man band. I have to design the labels for Shaving Soap, After Shave, Bar soap and now After Shave Balms. Then send them off to the printers and hope they arrive on time. In the meantime, create the products and then package them. The task can be daunting at times and I was really struggling over what to choose then I decided why not just do them all and so I did.