Aug/September Subscription Box: Discover The Best Men's Grooming Ritual

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Aug/September '21 shaving kit featuring TPB Blue Amber shaving soap, SSANAI Face Optimizer, Pure Lakes Gentle Exfoliant, and Sputnik and BIC Astor DE Razor-BladesIt's time to discover what's in the latest box in The Personal Barber Shaving Club!

Updates from the past month:

  • We’ve just released our own shaving stand so you can store your razor and brush in style whilst keeping them dry.
  • The blog has moved! We used to write on a separate site but have now moved this over to the main website permanently. This should hopefully make navigating around much simpler.

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:

  • Warm scented lathers and effortlessly close shaves.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. Eliminate irritation and say goodbye to shaving rash!
  • 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 destined for landfill. Our blades are 100% recyclable.

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

Our latest kit is the “Extra-care box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between August 16th – September 30th. With this kit we usually feature products that aren’t usually associated with shaving but provide the extra piece of the male grooming puzzle such as a top quality moisturiser and pre-shave wash or scrub.

We also have a smaller sized box, called the Essentials box, that features just the latest picked shaving soap/cream and a restock of 10 DE razor blades. This is for members that want to try new soaps and creams but would rather pick their own extra products. You can add any additional items to your Essentials Box without incurring extra postage fees.

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

The Personal Barber Blue Amber Shaving Soap on white backgroundTPB Blue Amber Shaving Soap RRP £9.95 (Essentials Box & Discovery Box)

We’re excited to unveil this brand new and exclusive shaving soap, made in collaboration with the fantastic artisan soap maker Folk Soap. We’ve featured Folk Soap’s small batch, handmade shaving soap once before and it received amazing feedback from members. Made in Wales, this bespoke shaving cream was designed and created just for The Personal Barber subscribers. We hope you like it!

This tallow-free, vegan shaving soap effortlessly whips into a dense and cushioning lather that’s quite thirsty so you don’t have to worry about using too much water. The lather is stable and remains throughout the shave, softening the hairs and leaving the skin feeling comfortable and well moisturised.

The Blue Amber scent is a stunning men’s fragrance that begins with fresh, citrus notes of grapefruit and lime leading to a heart note of blue agava (which was the inspiration for the design). Warm cinnamon, amber, vetiver and a hint of dark chocolate round out the scent.

To use: Work a slightly damp brush (not dripping) on top of the soap for 10-15 seconds until there’s plenty loaded onto the tips of the hairs. Then, build your lather separately in a bowl or in your hand, adding a bit of water at a time, until you have a soft and creamy, meringue-like consistency (roughly 60 seconds).

Ingredients: Stearic acid (Palm), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil (sustainable), Persea americana (avocado) Oil Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerine (Vegetable), alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, alpha-isomethyl ionone, cinnamal, citral, citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, limonene, linalool

SSANAI Face Optimizer on white backgroundSSANAI All-in-one Face Optimizer RRP £18 (Discovery Box only)

SSANAI is a South Korean male grooming brand that specialises in men’s skin care for men using carefully selected, natural ingredients. Their range is paraben-free, TEA-free, suitable for all skin types, and never tested on animals. The brand name means confident man in Korean.

Perfect for the summer months, this non-sticky, light and refreshing formula easily absorbs into skin. Boasting hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient, which is known for its exceptional hydrating qualities to keep skin supple.

Includes a toning element that makes it ideal as part of a shaving routine as it helps to repair as well as improve the look and feel of your skin tone.

The subtle scent consists of a base of sandalwood and musk with top notes of bergamot, mandarin and green tea.

To use: Gently massage one or two pumps of lotion into slightly damp skin morning and night.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), butylene glycol, glycerine, alcohol denat, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethylsilane, cetyl ethylhexanoate, dimethicone, silica, polysorbate 60, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, 1,2hexanediol, sorbitan sesquioleate, parfum, chlorphenesin, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caprylyl glycol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, arginine, allantoin, camellia sinensis leaf extract, dipotassium glycrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, disodium edta, sodium hyaluronate, tropolone, palmitoyl inulin, phenoxyethanol, portulaca oleracea extract, carica papya fruit extract, hamamelis virginiana leaf extract, lactobacillis/panax ginseng root ferment filtrate, behenyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, althaea rosea root extract, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus paradisi fruit extract, linalool, limonene

Pure Lakes Gentle Exfoliant For Men on white backgroundPure Lakes Men’s Gentle Exfoliator RRP £13 (Discovery Box only)

Pure Lakes is an award-winning, British brand based in the Lake District that makes a beautful range of skin care products with a strong focus on natural, bio-degradable raw ingredients that have been derived from sustainable plants with minimal processing.

Every care has been taken to create an ethical brand they can be proud of, from giving preference to fair trade small cooperatives, ensuring full tracability of essential oils, and even using an eco-friendly and sustainable plastic for their packaging that’s made from a bio-polymer, a by-product of making sugar.

This natural exfoliator gel is perfect as part of a shaving routine to brighten and deeply cleanse, creating a smooth surface for a close shave. Infused with nutrient rich Basil, Lemon & Frankincense essential oils and natural Jojoba beads to gently buff away dead skin cells and other pollutants. Perfect as part of a shaving routine to create a clean surface for an uninhibited and close shave.

To use: Massage onto the face and neck using gentle, circular strokes especially around the nose and chin. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.

Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera * (Aloe Barbadenis), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus var dulcis), Avocado (Persea Gratissima), Jojoba Oil * (Buxus Chinensis), Calendula Oil * (Calendula Officinalis), Gentle detergents (Decyl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine), Glycerin, Jojoba beads (Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil), Xanthan (Thickener), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Lavender * (Lavendula Angustifolia), Lemon * (Citrus Medica Limonum), Tea Tree * (Melaleuca Alternifolia), Frankincense (Boswelia Carteri), Basil (Ocimum Basilicum), Chamomile * (Anthemis Nobilis), Preservative System < 1% (Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate), Sodium Hydroxide (pH modifier)

Sputnik and BIC Astor replacement DE razor-blade packs on white backgroundSputnik And BIC Astor Replacement Blades (Essentials Box & Discovery Box)

Astor are a well known brand from Greece, made by BIC, they make a very sharp blade with great longevity. Best used in a mild razor so be careful to use light pressure! Last 4-8 shaves

Sputnik are a very popular blade made in Russia, St Petersburg, that have a loyal following for their longevity, medium-sharp edge and consistently smooth finish. Last 4-7 shaves


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  • At the tender age of 62 I have just signed up. Looking forward to treating my face to some of your products. They sound amazing-I hope they smell as good as they sound.

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