With razor blades costing almost as much as a car payment these days – we love the ones with eighteen blades, an aloe strip and automatic Botox injections – it’s nice to find a quality skincare and shaving line that won’t further break the bank.
That’s where products from The Real Shaving Co. come in handy. They’ve got a fantastic three-step line of products (Pre-shave, Shave and Post-shave) with a variety of items in each category to fulfill your deepest dermatological desires.
And, of course, we have our favorites within each category.
The Hot Towel Mask was a winner in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2009 (co-hosted by Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg and broadcast to 72 countries, we presume). The gentle, self-heating mask helps soften the beard and lift the stubble up off your face. And the natural lemongrass just makes it smell great. Just don’t put on your contact lenses immediately after this warming treatment. (Trust us.)
The Super Slide Shave Gel (a 2010 Men’s Health award-winner) is great because your beard isn’t covered up by some thick, opaque cream. This allows you to see exactly where those ten-inch whiskers are hiding. Natural Almond Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera moisturize while you shave.
Finally, the Advanced SPF15 Moisturizer is great for everyday use, though we typically prefer at least SPF30 if we’re going to be outside for any length of time. But we like this one anyway because of its silky, light feel. If you’re heading out to the beach, though, grab something stronger or regret it when you turn 60 and look like this. Or this.
The Real Shaving Co. offers a good face wash and post-shaving balm in addition to a much wider selection of actual shaving products. But the best part is the budget-friendly prices. Most items are less than five bucks and can be ordered online or picked up at Duane Reed, Rite Aid or T.J. Maxx.
So you still may have to dig into your 401(k) to pay for those fancy razor blades, but Real Shaving Co. at least makes it possible to keep our Cocktail Money Market Fund completely intact.
Want to try out Real Shaving products for yourself? They sent us a bunch of samples and we’re giving away complete sets of great products. Just fill out the Contact Us form (no e-mails, please) and give us your name, valid e-mail address and phone number where we can contact you to ship your prize. Winners will be drawn at random from all complete, eligible entries. Drawing ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight, August 23, 2010.