Saturday, March 16, 2019

Barlow's Shaving Cream Crafted For Men

Company: 180 Innovational LLC.
Product:  Barlow's Charcoal Shave Cream
Website: Exclusive at Rite-Aid

This week I took to the local Rite-aid for another look on the shelves and came up with 4 different products that I will be reviewing. First up is Barlow's Charcoal Shave Cream. Charcoal is becoming the new additive these days in lots of products I’ve seen it many times in shaving soap before but not shaving cream. Come to think of it I’ve never even heard of Barlows until now. So I did a little investigative work online and found something very interesting this is a Private label company owned by 180 Innovational LLC. This brand has no website and only sold through places like CVS, Target, Rite-aid you get the picture. They also own other brands ranging from Medical to HairCare products. Here is a link if you're interested - https://trademarks.justia.com/owners/180-innovations-llc-3504706/ So you can see that the experience of an artisan product is pretty much gone so don’t let its advertising fool you.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Wet the Face - Creation Of Bar Soaps

Another peek into the soap making process. This time bar soaps. A different process than making shaving soap we use the cold process method. Here I start you at the beginning of melting the oils and butter to the end when we pop them out of my 3d printed molds and placing them on the racks to dry.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Beau Brummell - White Marble Shaving Bowl




Company: Beau Brummell
Product: White Marble Shaving Bowl
Founders: Zack & Daniel Evar
Location: South Hackensack, NJ
Website: https://beaubrummellformen.com/


Beau Brummell is a company out of South Hackensack, NJ started by two brothers in 2013. They create grooming and skin care products crafted in small batches at their laboratory in New York. To say they have been in the press would be an understatement just pick a magazine most likely they were in it.

I always try to get things rolling with my reviews by sending out emails to companies at the beginning of the year to see if anyone would be interested in me reviewing any products. I happen to send one to Zack one of the founders of Beau Brummell I told him who I was and what I did on youtube along with telling him about our Wet The face community. He wrote back that he was interested and would send me something soon. some time went by and on the 28th of January, he wrote that he sent me a package and gave me the tracking number it arrived only a few days later.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Naked Armor Shaving Set


Company: Naked Armor 
Product: Shaving Set DE Razor / Soap

A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I wanted to review a wet shaving set from a new company. I told them if they don’t mind an honest review I would be glad to do it. They told me they always welcome any kind of feedback to make their products better so they put together a wet shaving set for me and here are the results of that experience.

The company is called Naked Armor which I have never heard of before the packaging was well crafted a box containing a shaving soap sealed in a tin. Also included was a separate box inside was a brush with a wooden handle and a DE razor again the wooden theme applies. Then to finish the set we have the facial soap

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Godrej Shaving Cream

Company: Godrej
Product: Godrej Shaving Cream (Lemon)
Location: Mumbai,  India
Website - Google Search

Every day tons of SOTD pictures are uploaded to my social media community and very often I take notice of what people are using in their daily routine of shaving. One such photo caught my attention I noticed something that I’ve never seen before so I did a little research and found it was available for only $4.00. A shaving cream called Godrej this company is located in Mumbai  India stared in 1932 and now they have over 20 brands and have reached the number one spot in some areas in consumer purchases.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

FuzzyFace Soaps / Beau Brummell



Company: FuzzyFace Soaps
Product:  Beau Brummell
Founder: James Presley
Location: Washington, MO

Website: https://www.etsy.com/market/fuzzy_face_soaps

Sometimes a soaps name can make me stop and take notice like the one from FuzzyFace Soaps called Beau Brummell. I had no idea who Beau Brummell was until I googled it and now it makes perfect sense why he called it that. Beau Brummell was, in fact, an innovative dresser and arbiter of good taste who laid the foundations for tailoring as we know it today. Do you remember Billy Joel's song “Still Rock in Roll to me” there is a line in that song that reads “How about a pair of pink sidewinders and a bright orange pair of pants? You could really be a Beau Brummell baby, if you just give it half a chance.” well this is the guy he was singing about. In the end, Beau Brummell was considered an FOP or a Dandy. A fop was a fool who was focused specifically on his clothing and appearance.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Timeless Razor - Blue Shaving Bowl


Company: Timeless Razor
Product: Blue Shaving Bowl
Location: North Royalton, Ohio
Website: https://timelessrazor.com


It’s no secret that I like to bowl lather I do this because I enjoy the ritual of it all. I’ve been doing so for a very long time now and what I have found is that the bowl you use does matter. Just in the last few months, I had reviewed two new shaving bowls one high-end plastic which had lots of bells and whistles the another a hand made artisan ceramic bowl. Now today we head into a new shaving bowl direction. This one is a bit less than the others starting at only $12.00 could this one be as good as the high-end ones? let's find out.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Nancy Boy Signature Shaving Cream

Company: Nancy Boy
Product: Signature Shaving Cream
Co-Founder: Eric Roos
Location: San Francisco CA
Website: https://nancyboy.com

I do many reviews on shaving creams so many in fact that I have lost count over the years. In that time  I’ve only had a few that stand out to me but recently I found one that might top them all. This one shaving cream was introduced to me by a YouTube subscriber who told me if you think the product you just reviewed is good then you must try Nancy Boy. So I took his advise and contacted the company and spoke to Eric. I asked him if he would be interested in sending me a sample of his shaving cream for a review and he agreed.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

UWHARRIE Soap Co. Vegan Shaving Soap


Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap
Location: North Carolina
PM Pete Bellanger if interested


Today we have a new shaving soap from a company call UWHARRIE Soap Co. I first heard about this on my facebook page with a video that Pete Bellanger had posted and he was demoing the shaving soap. He announced he would be starting to sell them and went on to talk about the quality of them. I was intrigued so I asked Peter if it would be possible to get a sample for a review and he agreed.

When I opened the sample which comes in an envelop I noticed that this was a glycerin soap commonly known as a melt and pour. Since I didn’t have the box or container I had to refer to the website for additional information but as hard as I tried I couldn’t find any nor could I find a picture or any products or shaving. I wanted to see how the soap was made but it looks like we are going to have to wait on that. The puck size is 2oz and goes for about $5.00. The nice thing about them is you don’t need a lot to load your brush loading happens in just a few seconds so it should last a good long while.

The scent on this is cucumber and what a sent it is. Absolutely fantastic on the scent alone I would give this soap a big thumbs up. They have many other scents available which I’m sure are on the same fantastic level as this one.

I bowl lathed and it created an amazing amount for the small sample given to me. It fast to lathered and once I started to applied it got right into the beard. Not every soap I use is going to perfect and the only thing I would say to do when using this is to add a little extra cushion maybe a pre-shave oil would do the trick other than that it was a perfect shaving and the post shave fell was a good one. This would change from person to person so other might not need that extra help the pre-shave oil provides.

So, A great shave was had and I would recommend them for sure 

Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap 2oz $5.00



Saturday, January 12, 2019

Signature Soaps - Britannia



Company: Signature Soaps
Product: Britannia 
Founder: Brian Hood
Location:UK
Website: http://www.signaturesoaps.co.uk/

You often hear things in the shaving community about a shaving soap you must try and this “New Soap” will change your life forever but most of the time it turns out to be so so until someone told me about Signature Soap. I contacted Brian Hood the owner and explained to him I’m always looking for something new to review and he was glad to send me a tub of his shaving soap. I’m disclosing this now so you know it upfront but anyone who sees my youtube channel and reads my articles will tell you I never favor an artisan just because they sent me a product. I’ve always told them that there is a chance you will have a negative one and some don’t take the risk while some have no problems. I’m sure glad Brian decided to send this because his soap is amazing!