Single Blade Pre-Shave Cream: Wood & Spice
Available exclusively on Proraso-USA.com
The Single Blade Shave line consists of high-performance formulas, specifically created for use with a single-blade razor, initially exclusively for use by professional barbers, and now available for you to use at home.
This extra-rich formula, created specifically for use with a single blade razor, uses a high concentration of moisturizing emollients like Shea Butter and Glycerin to protect, nourish, and improve the skin's condition. Formulated to work in synergy with the Single Blade Shave Cream to prep the skin for the shave and form an extra barrier of protection between the skin and blade while providing the closest shave possible.
* While created for use with a single blade, this pre-shave can be used with a multi-blade razor with proper care. The high concentration of emollients may clog a multi-blade razor, so please rinse between each pass.
• 88% natural origin ingredients
• Cruelty-free and no ingredients of animal origin
• No parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils, artificial colors or SLS
• Made in Italy
• 100ml / 3.6 fl oz
Great performance like all of Proraso’s pre-shaves, but this one smells the best imo! The scent is warm, masculine, and fragrant without being overpowering
I'm not usually one to write reviews but this is too good of a product not to give it the recognition it deserves.
The scent of the pre-shave cream is more spice than wood. (I also bought the shave cream and the aftershave balm. The shave cream is more wood than spice, and the balm is good blend of both. All three together make a fine, manly scent that lasts for a good hour or two without overpowering those around you.) The pre-shave cream has a rich thickness that doesn't feel oily or greasy on the skin. It gets between each hair, gives your stubble good volume, and gets the hair to stand at attention for a close shave.
I've had such lackluster experiences with other pre-shave products that I wasn't going to buy this one, but it turned out I would pay more if I just bought the shaving cream and the aftershave balm and paid shipping. So, I bought it really just to save myself a couple of bucks. I'm thrilled with all three products, but the pre-shave cream actually turned out to be my favorite of the three. The scent is just that good, and it's noticeably reduced nicks.
This next point is less an issue for the pre-shave cream and more for the shaving cream itself: take seriously that this is marketed for a single blade razor. I use a one-blade safety razor, not a disposable multiblade razor, and I have to wash the razor after each pass. Personally, I'm happy about that. It has taken me a long time to find a product that produces a truly rich lather, and I'm not about to complain that a product is "too good" at what it's supposed to do.
Finally, I've been using this for a few weeks now. I shave almost every day; sometimes I skip Saturday. The supply you get will easily last a daily shaver around 75-90 days.
All three products are worth every penny.
Love using the pre-shave makes the lather much richer than if you were using the shave soap alone. The aftershave balm works great and has scent that lasts all day.
This product lives up to its name. It's definitely thicker than other Proraso preshave creams making it the ideal for straight razor users. It's also VERY aromatic, which adds to the shaving experience.
I use it with my injector blade razor. Works well as all Proraso products do. Love the scent. Subtle yet interesting.