It used to be that if we wanted to warm our face in winter, we stuck it in the fireplace, stupid as it sounds now. Obviously, that had its setbacks. Not the least of which was being teased and called Betty Krueger at school. (Nuns can be so cruel.)
Well, now that we’re older and wiser, we’ve learned there are better ways to get our faces toasty warm, especially prior to shaving. We’ve used warming shave creams in the past, but often they’ve been very expensive. That’s why we were thrilled when The Real Shaving Company, one of our favorite high-quality, high-value manufacturers, introduced their own Hot Towel Mask.
It’s like a trip to a spa in a bottle. Without the Enya music, candles or happy endings, of course.
The cream gently warms the stubble on your face to soften the beard and create a more comfortable shave in far less time than with an actual hot towel. The lemongrass scent is refreshing and invigorating, making the morning ritual of facial hair removal about as pleasant as it can possibly be.
But what makes us most excited is the price. For less than the cost of a cocktail, we can pamper ourselves a little and zero guilt. Or paralyzing fear of fire.
Available online, as well as at Duane Reade and Rite Aid