Aug/September Subscription Box: Unlock The Secrets Of The Perfect Shave

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Augseptember 2023 subscription box featuring tea tree and mint shaving soap, terra pre-shave oil, pre-shave facial exfoliator and razor bladesIntroducing our latest subscription box: a shaving experience like no other! Get ready to embark on a pampering journey that combines craftsmanship, luxury, and convenience.

Our shaving club has been carefully curated to elevate your shaving routine and invigorate your grooming ritual. Say goodbye to average shaves and embrace a new level of indulgence.

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 in the Discovery Box subscription is the “Pre-Shave Box” which will be going out to renewing subscribers between August 16th - September 30th.

With this kit we usually feature products that are applied before your shave begins, such as a pre-shave oil, designed to prep your beard before you slap a lather on and start shaving. We also include a face wash or scrub to cleanse your skin and hairs ready for a close shave.
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:

Tea Tree & Mint Shaving Shaving Soap on a white backgroundTPB Tea Tree & Mint Shaving Soap RRP £9.95

We’re very excited to unveil this brand new shaving soap, made in collaboration with our fantastic artisan soap maker, based in Glasgow. 

This handmade soap has been developed just for The Personal Barber subscribers using natural ingredients without added parabens or unnecessary preservatives.

The soap has a vegetable glycerine base making it suitable for all skin types but also makes it very easy to create a lather out of. In seconds you’ll have a dense, cushioning lather that allows for an effortlessly comfortable shave. The choice of ingredients moisturise the skin, leaving a silky smooth post-shave feel.

Featuring tea tree essential oil, known for its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal as well as calm the skin after a shave.

The refreshing scent of mint harmonises perfectly with the earthy and herbaceous notes of tea tree, creating a crisp and rejuvenating experience that is sure to awaken your senses and energise you for the day ahead.

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 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: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Laurate, Sorbitol, Sodium Xylene Sulphonate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Melaleuca alternifoli leaf oil, Mentha piperita leaf, *Limonene, Linalool *Naturally occurring in Essential Oils.

The Personal Barber Ultimate Pre-Shave Oil - TerraThe Personal Barber Terra Ultimate Pre-Shave Oil RRP £14.95

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new addition to our popular pre-shave oil range, using the stunning Terra scent, handmade at TPB HQ.

A pre-shave oil is a fantastic addition to your shaving routine, particularly if you have sensitive skin, because it softens your beard and preps your skin to provide an extra layer of protection so you can have a comfortable shave each time.

Why is this pre-shave oil special? Unlike other shaving oils on the market, ours has been made from the finest cold-pressed oils which means every drop of skin loving benefits have been preserved.

Why does cold-pressed matter? Most oils are extracted with heat and/or solvents to maximise their yield, and then deodorised and bleached to remove scent and colour. This process helps ensure a uniform product at a cheaper cost with an increased shelf life, but it degrades the fatty acids and precious plant-specific compounds that give individual oils their nutritional, healing and antioxidant properties. Cold-pressed ensures those properties are maintained.

As a subscription box company, we don’t require products with an artifically long shelf life because our members will be using the product straight away. This allows us to choose the best quality unrefined oils for the ultimate in skin benefits…hence our product name “ultimate pre-shave oil”. Despite being cold-pressed, our pre-shave oil will be in top condition for at least 6 months after opening, up to a year.

Our unique formula showcases oils that have been selected specifically for their anti-inflammatory properties which makes them ideal when used as part of a shaving routine, as well as being extremely low on the comedogenic scale making them suitable for all skin types (yes, even oily skin) without clogging pores or causing breakouts. The chosen oils are light and fast absorbing so they don’t leave the skin feeling greasy or stick to the sink.

Featuring cold-pressed blackcurrant seed oil, jojoba seed oil, hemp seed oil, safflower seed oil and a lightly refined watermelon seed oil.

Terra is a powerfully sharp masculine fragrance with hints of citrus and lavender over a berry scent with base notes of patchouli.

Easy flow dropper - Based on feedback from members, we have chosen a dropper cap that effectively lets the oil flow without having to be shaken. Just turn it upside down and wait a second for the drops to flow.

To use: A little goes a long way. Massage 4-5 drops of pre-shave oil into a freshly cleansed beard/stubble, apply your shaving lather directly on top and then shave. If your skin feels greasy afterwards, you have used too much oil. Adjust for next time.

Ingredients: Ribes Nigrum Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Able Skincare Detoxifying and Energising Facial ExfoliatorAble Skincare Detoxifying & Energising Facial Exfoliator RRP £72

Able Skincare is a luxury British skincare brand that was created to solve the problem of using powerful active ingredients without causing adverse reactions on the skin. Thanks to their innovative "drone technology", their skincare products maximise performance at a much lower concentration of actives, allowing for better skin health and comfort.

This exfoliator lifts away dirt and dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for your razor to glide over allowing a closer and more efficient shave. The formulation is gentle enough that it is suitable for everyday use making it perfect as part of a regular shaving routine.

Features peony extract and alanine. Loaded with magnesium, potassium and calcium, peony extract aims to instantly purify and exfoliate skin whilst balancing oil and sebum production for an even skin tone.

Alanine works to balance and retain moisture levels on the skin, thus providing improved hydration.

To use: Apply to wet skin and gently massage into stubble. Rinse off with warm water and you’re ready for a shave. Never firmly press an exfoliator into your skin. Gently move it around your skin and let the ingredients do the work.

Ingredients: aqua (water), glycerin, cellulose acetate, cocamidopropyl betaine, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium trideceth sulfate, acrylates copolymer, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glycol distearate, sodium coceth sulfate, sodium benzoate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, parfum (fragrance), sodium lauroyl glutamate, citric acid, cocamide mea, triethanolamine, potassium sorbate, peg/ppg-14/4 dimethicone, sodium chloride, papain, myristyl alcohol, Paeonia Lactiflora root extract, calcium pantothenate, citronellol, xanthan gum, linalool, caprylyl glycol, urea, magnesium lactate, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium lactate, alanine, serine,proline, magnesium chloride, sodium citrate.

Voskhod and Shark Platinum double-edge razor bladesVoskhod and Shark Platinum Replacement Double-Edge Blades

A fan favourite amongst seasoned wet shavers. Voskhod have an excellent reputation for giving great shaves for all beard types. Teflon coated for better razor glide and smooth feel. Last 4-7 shaves

Shark are a medium sharpness blade from Egypt that work well with all beard types. They’re PTFE coated to aid glide and reduce irritation and are a popular brand with many advocates for their ability to give a consistently smooth shave. This is their relatively new platinum version which differs from their stainless steel and chrome blades with a layer of platinum that helps with blade longevity. Last 3-7 shaves

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