April/May Subscription Box: Upgrade Your Shave

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Recurring Discovery Box featuring azur shaving soap, savage solid cologne, Weleda after shave balm, and Personna replacement razors on a white backgroundSpring is here and we’ve put together a new selection of shaving gear to have you looking your best.

Updates from the past month:

  • We've put together a new blog post on choosing the perfect shaving kit.
  • We've been working on a new homepage which should be live in the next couple of weeks
  • New checkout system - We can now accept some extra forms of payment for new subscriptions. It will also allow us to improve the referral scheme...more news to come! 

Scroll down to see what’s in this month’s kit.

What is The Personal Barber Shaving Club?

The Personal Barber is the curated shaving subscription that wants to turn your daily chore into a satisfying experience to look forward to.

We passionately believe that making the switch to a single-blade razor will change your whole outlook on shaving. Not only is it kinder on your skin so you can achieve a close shave without razor burn or rash, but there’s something very satisfying about using a single-blade that just isn’t felt from a modern, plastic, multi-blade razor.

That’s why we created our shaving club where you’ll be learning the art of the classic wet shave whilst getting to try a range of fantastic products to bring life to your morning routine. Every 6 weeks, we curate a selection of only the finest wet shaving gear from all over the world, introducing you to the lesser known brands and small businesses that you don’t see in the supermarkets.

Make the switch to one of our single blade razors (included in your first box) and find out exactly what you’ve been missing:

  • Artisan soaps/creams, post-shave balms, colognes and more. Every kit is different so you’re never bored.
  • A clean conscience, no more plastic cartridges. Our blades are 100% recyclable.
  • Warm scented lathers and effortlessly close shaves.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. Eliminate irritation and say goodbye to shaving rash!

Pre-shave box – Post-shave box – Extra-care box

We offer three types of box selections that we send out to members of the Discovery box.

Our latest kit is the “Post-Shave Box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between April 1st – May 15th. On top of a new shaving soap and restock of 10 blades, this kit always features a post-shave balm to help calm the skin after shaving and promote the healing process so it feels comfortable all day long. We also usually showcase a solid cologne in this kit which we believe is one of the most exciting new products that every gentleman must try.

For the full description of everything in this month’s box, keep reading:

Azur shaving soap - E&S RasageE&S Rasage Azur Shaving Soap RRP £10.95

E&S Rasage is an artisan soapmaker from France that creates handmade shaving soaps using luxurious ingredients and beautiful fragrances. This soap has been freshly made as part of a small batch process especially for our shaving club members.

This is a tallow, shea butter and lanolin rich shaving soap with added goats milk to help promote skin elasticity and fight the ageing process. It also has added Vitamin E and avocado oil for their ample moisturising properties to leave you with a silky smooth finish.

Effortlessly whips into a rich and creamy lather that will give you exceptional glide, protection and softness for a perfect irritation-free shave.

The Azur fragrance is a marine, woody and slightly sweet scent transporting you to the south of France. Top notes of figs and citrus fruits blend into heart notes of marine and floral tones before settling into a woody and vanilla base that contrast well with the ozonated heart tones.

The scent of shaving soaps and creams are designed to be enjoyed only during your shave. It’s a rinse-off product so the scent doesn’t linger long and therefore won’t interfere with your choice of aftershave.

To use: Work the top of the shaving soap with a slightly damp brush until it’s fully loaded (10-15 seconds) and then start building your lather as normal either in a bowl, your hand or directly on your face. If it seems paste-like, keep adding drops of water until the desired consistency is acquired. You want to aim for a shiny meringue consistency.

Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Caprae Lac, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Safflowerate, Potassium Castorate, Parfum, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Sodium Castorate, Potassium Cocoate, Silk Powder, Stearic Acid, Potassium Lanolate, Sodium Cocoate, Allantoin, Sodium Lanolate, Tocopherol, Adeps Bovis, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Lanolin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Jasmonal h, Limonene, Linalool, Methyl Ionone.

After shave balm for men - WeledaWeleda For Men After Shave Balm RRP £18.75

Weleda is an ethical beauty brand with over 100 years of history. Founded in Switzerland in 1921, their focus is on creating products that are in tune with nature by using natural ingredients.

This unique and gentle balm boasts some fantastic premium ingredients and a great skin-feel. Despite being titled a balm, it has a light lotion consistency that immediately cools the skin with chamomile and aloe vera gel, leaving it feeling soothed and refreshed. Organic jojoba oil and coconut oil, renowned for their rich moisturising, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory properties help to soften the skin and lock in moisture for long-term skin hydration.

The fresh, subtle fragrance comes from aromatic bitter gum of myrrh and natural essential oils. It starts off with medicine-like top notes but gets mellower and sweeter as it absorbs into your skin.

To use: Immediately after shaving, shake a generous dollop of balm into your hand before massaging into your freshly shaved skin. Leave to air dry for a comfortable matte feeling.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cocus Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Carrageenan, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*, Farnesol*
*From natural essential oils and/or plant extracts.

Savage Solid Cologne - No Logo ScentsNo Logo Scents Savage Solid Cologne RRP £11.99

No Logo Scents are an exciting new British fragrance brand for men and women that create an impressive range of colognes. Each fragrance has been inspired by a famous brand so there’s something for everyone.

If you’ve not used a solid cologne before, it’s an alcohol-free and water-free form of aftershave that is portable and discreet to apply. You can easily carry it with you and reapply as needed, we suggest every 4 hours or so.

Unlike most colognes that use alcohol to hold the fragrance, this cologne is made from a luxurious blend of bees wax, cacao butter, almond oil & carefully chosen parfum which means it won’t dry out your skin but in fact keep it moisturised as well as smelling great.

Savage is based on the extremely popular men's designer fragrance from Dior. It bursts with lively top notes of grapefruit and spices. Floral heart notes of lavender blend into sweet and smooth woody base notes with hints of licorice, vetiver and patchouli to round them all together. A truly intoxicating and sensual scent.

To use: Gently rub your finger over the balm and then apply to your pulse points such as your wrist, neck and behind your ears. We use the pulse points because they heat up the cologne, making it last longer. Want a stronger scent? Use the back of your nail to scrape off a larger quantity. The more you use, the stronger it will be.

Ingredients: theobroma cacao, butyrospermum parkii. prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, cera alba, fragrance oil.

Personna Chrome Platinum Double-edge safety razor-bladesPersonna Platinum Chrome Replacement Blades

This month w're featuring a 10-pack of blades rather than the usual 2 packs of 5. This is because there are lots of great razor blades out there that only come in 10 packs and we’d hate for you to miss out on them!

Personna are a popular brand that offer a wide range of double edge blades. The Platinum Chromes are often touted as their best blade as it has a relatively sharp edge but is known for giving a comfortable smooth finish.

They recently moved the production of their blades to Solingen in Germany. We can confirm there hasn't been any drop in quality since moving.

Each blade will last a minimum of 3 shaves for even the toughest beard before you notice a drop in performance. Lighter beards will be able to get closer to 7 shaves per blade.

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