Sunday, August 16, 2015

Review - Local Gent Shaving Co

Local Gent Shaving Co.
Product: Shaving Cream, Soap, Pre Shave Oil and After Shave
Founder: Robb Phillips

A few weeks back I had a conversation will the owner of Local Gent Robb Phillips. He agreed to send me some samples of his shaving products. To my surprise I was given a full line including the Shaving Soap Bay Rum, The Shaving Cream Lime Street, After Shave Balm Eucalyptus Mint and the Pre Shave Oil California barber scent.  

Let me give you some background on Robb. He got started back in 2011 researching a way to save money and still get the best shave possible. That’s when he came across wet shaving and was inspired to give it a try. Robb started off by trying out what was readily available on the market and to quote Robb “there wasn't much back then”. This had him hunting and buying different products from all over. After shaving this way for a few months he noticed his skin looked better then ever. The time he spent shaving was more therapeutic than a mundane task. He was actually looking forward to shaving and it was becoming more then just a hobby. Robb was inspired to try and make my own products so he started formulating and crafting soaps, aftershave balms, shaving creams and shaving brushes. After coming up with products he loved he started sharing it with friends and family.  Soon after he was getting orders from their friends and Local Gent Shaving Co. was born. I asked Robb if he could let us in on anything new for Local Gent "We are always working on new products and have an aftershave splash in the works to be out soon".

I put a video review together. It goes over all the included products. You’ll see me use each one as I give you my feedback.

I will touch more on the aftershave balm and the Pre shave oil here. I’ve used my share of aftershave balms but this one has something in it that produces outstanding performance. I haven’t used something this good since being introducted to Soap Commanders balm.  I have to say I will be reaching for this more often. The pre shave oil performance is great the scent California Barber was new to me. I liked the eyedropper it gives you complete control over usage.

So again please watch the video