July/Aug Subscription Box: Deluxe Shaving Experience

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July/August '23 recurring shaving box featuring Dandy shaving soap, parsley moisturiser, egf serum, and 2 packs of razorbladesSummer is here, and so is our latest shaving subscription box! Packed with high-quality products, this box is guaranteed to elevate your grooming routine to the next level. Get ready to indulge in the art of traditional wet shaving and discover a whole new world of smoothness and sophistication.

    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 and men's skincare products 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. 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 Discovery box subscribers between July 1st – August 15th. 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, a shaving towel or serum.

    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 either box from your account page without incurring extra postage fees.

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

    The Personal Barber Dandy Shaving soap tin on a white backgroundTPB Dandy Shaving Soap RRP £9.95

    We’re excited to unveil this brand new and exclusive shaving soap, made in collaboration with our fantastic artisan soap maker in Wales. This exclusive shaving soap was designed and created just for The Personal Barber subscribers. We hope you like it!

    Made to a tallow-free, vegan formula, the 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 Dandy fragrance encapsulates sophistication and refinement. It exudes a warm and spicy aroma of tobacco notes fused with rich vanilla and deep woods, creating a harmonious blend that oozes elegance. The scent envelops the wearer in an opulent and luxurious aura, reminiscent of a sophisticated dandy. It is a fragrance that epitomises timeless style and suave charm.

    Larger Tub - We're trialing a larger shaving tin than usual in response to some feedback we've received from members. The tin has lots of extra space so you can lather the soap with your brush directly in the tin. Let us know what you think!

    To use: Work a slightly damp brush on top of the soap, 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, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl) ethanone (OTNE), BETA DAMASCONE (939692), Cinnamaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, citral, coumarin, eugenol, geraniol, safrole

    Skin Research Activated EGF Serum with box in a white backgroundSkin Research EGF Serum RRP £119

    Skin Research is a cutting-edge, ingredient-driven skincare company headquartered in London. The brand focuses on developing innovative and effective solutions to address various skin concerns.

    This serum is formulated with a combination of aloe vera, dragon’s blood and hyaluronic acid molecules to help hydrate and retain moisture in the skin. It features the EGF active (Epidermal Growth Factor) that multiplyies the regeneration of skin cells.

    How does it work? Unlike a moisturiser, which is typically designed to fortify the top layer of your skin to lock in hydration and keep your skin soft and supple, a serum is designed to penetrate deeply into your skin’s lower layers to deliver targeted ingredients.

    In short, it hydrates the lower levels of your skin that your moisturiser can’t reach, making them perfect to use together in your routine.

    Aloe vera contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that are known to cause the tell-tale signs of aging.

    Dragons Blood is beloved by the skincare industry thanks to croton lechleri plant resin's purported ability to soothe, hydrate and plump up skin. It's also thought to minimise redness and calm sensitive skin.

    To use: Apply a few drops into your skin once a day after cleansing or after a shave, then follow up with a moisturiser to lock in hydration. If using a post-shave balm in your routine, apply the serum before the balm and remember less is more.

    Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Sclerotium Gum, Benzyl alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Dehydroacetic Acid, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Citric Acid, Viola Odorata Flower/Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate.

    Dr Botanicals Parsley Age Refresh Day Moisturiser with box on a white backgroundDr Botanicals Parsley Age Refresh Day Moisturiser RRP £49

    ​Dr Botanicals is a popular skincare brand known for its natural and cruelty-free products. Their range includes luxurious and effective skincare solutions derived from botanical ingredients and essential oils. With a focus on eco-consciousness and sustainability, Dr Botanicals aims to provide clean and ethical beauty options for consumers.

    This moisturiser is a nourishing and rejuvenating facial cream that is specifically designed to provide hydration and protection to the skin throughout the day. Enriched with parsley extract, it helps to stimulate cell regeneration and improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. The lightweight formula is easily absorbed and leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.

    Also formulated with Pullulan, an algea based ingredient high in antioxidants that help to combat free radicals and environmental stressors, which can lead to premature aging and skin damage. It also contains vitamin C and E, which are known for their brightening and anti-aging properties. These ingredients work together to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting a more youthful complexion.

    To use: Apply morning and night to freshly cleansed skin. When using after shaving, apply after your post-shave balm has had time to sink in.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Carbomer, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Pullulan, Allantoin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Nannochloropsis Oculata (Algae) Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum (Fragrance), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Benzyl Salicylate, Citric Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene.

    Gillete Yellow Sharpedge and Blue Bird hi stainless razorblade packs on a white backgroundBlue Bird Hi-Stainless and Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge Double-Edge Razor Blades

    Bluebird are a brand of razor blades made in Egypt by the same company that make Derby Extras but most believe these give a far superior shave. Coated in a chromium-ceramic platinum tungsten polymer to increase razor glide as well as improve edge retention for a consistent feel. Each blade should last 3-7 shaves.

    The Gillette 7 O’Clock “SharpEdge”, or more commonly known as “Gillette Yellows”, are reportedly one of the brand’s sharpest blades. Treat with care and remember to take short passes with minimal pressure against the skin. Expect 3-7 shaves per blade.

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