Monday, August 4, 2008


So, my brother in law gave me some new shave cream to try (thanks man!).

This is it, albeit a terrible picture. The one downside of my new phone is the lack of a flash on the camera. Oh well.

It's an avocado shave cream. I'll have to find out the manufacturer and update this post with that information...
Update: This is Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Shaving Cream.

I went back to my tried and true methods for shaving, the best way to try something new.. go back to the familiar and make the new item the only variable. Very scientific of me, I know.

I used my CVS blades and my boar hair brush, threw some of this shave cream in my cup, and off I went.

The first thing I noticed was that it lathered very fully, very quickly, and nicely, even with the boar hair brush. I'll have to try it with my badger brush next.

The aroma was pleasant. It wasn't too manly, wasn't too girly. It was something that a guy could live with and a girl would like.

The lather goes on well and provides good coverage. It was not drying like some of the soaps I've tried, and it wasn't 'menthol-y', either. I did my usual 3.5 passes (only a fourth against the grain (ATG) pass on my cheeks), all without incident. My face was happy, and willing to give it a go again.

I have enough for a couple more rounds, and I'll probably mix it up and try it combined with a pre-shave oil or the like.

My vote is give it a shot. It's worth it.