People ask me all the time, “Justin what do you do to keep your skin so nice.” My response is, I was born with it. Just kidding! More like, born far from it. I use to have terrible skin. Then I taught myself how to take care of my type of skin. Men often think skin care equals women. That’s far from the truth. Skin care doesn’t have a label. Everyone should take care of their skin. It’s the first thing people see and the last thing they remember. With that being said, I want to introduce “BARE NECESSITIES” – a new segment in my blog where I review all types of products that I personally use every day to become the best me. Today I’m going to show you what I use to shave with.
MEET C.O. BIGELOW SHAVING CREAM.
My wife has changed my life in more ways than one, this being one of them. When she brought me my first bottle of Bigelow shaving cream. I knew after one small caress of it on my skin, I was hooked. It felt like I had opened my eyes again, I knew shaving was going to be a better place, now that Bigelow had came along.
I have super sensitive skin, with eucalyptus oil and menthol in it, it gives your skin that nice cooling feeling. Which fights against irritation and razor bumps. Also, some other interesting facts... Eucalyptus Oil helps to stimulate and is an antiseptic. Smells great too! You can easily put it into your shaving cup. You don’t need more than a quarter inch. You don’t need a shaving cup. But if you have a cup and brush it makes you feel fancy. Make sure to dab some water on your face. It helps with the lather. Honestly if you have a light beard, no need for a cup just use your fingers. Massage it in, in a circular motion and you shouldn't have a problem at all. Nice and easy! That way it makes clean up quicker. This is a premium shave cream and though it comes in at a whopping $10.00 for the 5.2 oz tube, if used correctly, it will last you a long time, no worries at all. It doesn’t burn if you cut yourself and it doesn’t have a powerful scent. Not foamy, almost has a lotion like texture and feel. It's my one and only and I don’t shave with anything else.
Below is a message from the creators of the shaving cream and the ingredients. (I’m obsessed with Italy btw.)
I set out to find a shaving cream that gave the closest, coolest shave on earth. My search landed me in Italy where I discovered one of the most incredible shaving formulas known to man. Favored by Italian barbers, this creamy, softening lather formula protects all skin types, cools the skin and gives a truly exceptional shave.
- Ian Ginsberg - Third Generation C.O. Bigelow Proprietor and Pharmacist
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Stearic Acid, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Menthol, Camphor, Eucalyptol, Eucalyptus globulus Leaf Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Metasilicate, Tetrasodium EDTA, HYdroxyehtyl-cellulose, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Geraniol, Parfum (Fragrance).
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