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Very low foaming with maximum slip and glide, this serum lubricates and calms as you shave. Formulated for daily use this silicone-free serum is enhanced with Sandalwood, Neroli Blossom and D-Panthenol. This serum won't block the pores and conditions the skin to give a great shave with less irritation.
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Shaving is a hobby. I enjoy trying different shaving creams and soaps. Also, it's important in this review to share, I shave with a straight razor. I had to give this product a try because an Aesop sales person who demonstrated the product was very persuasive and, I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit, I thought that the small quantity, she said, needed to shave, and the high price, and the exotic packaging, might point to some kind of remarkable shaving discovery. Well, well, yes and no. Yes, it does provide a lot of lubrication, and it leaves the skin soothed and treated after a shave. No, I would not buy this product again because it requires a lot, not just a few squirts, a lot to shave a whole face. So the price is prohibitive. Also, as another reader correctly posted, you can't get a couple of passes with one application of the product. Far better to use Proraso and others that swirl to a thick lather and allow a few passes for a fraction of the cost
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I bought this a while ago along with a sample of other shave creams and gels from Mankind which had all received rave reviews, i wanted to compare them for myself.
First off, this serum IS a decent shaving product. It does its job very adequately, lubricates the skin and beard well without being greasy, is easy to apply and easy to clean off the residue. IF you are comparing this against a cheap branded aerosol canned product, then yes, this is a significant step up. However there are some issues.
Firstly, i shave using a double edged Merkur razor. I don't feel comfortable that this product provides enough protection for my skin against nicks and scrapes when using a sharp blade like a Feather. Furthermore, since this is a foaming product, albeit low foaming, it doesn't lend itself to a classic multiple pass shaving technique with a DE razor, unless you want to dispense two or three pumps of the product each time you shave, which, at this price, you really wouldn't want to.
However, it does work well when combined with a modern double or triple bladed cartridge razor. When holidaying or travelling for work i prefer to carry a less bulky Gillette razor than the Panzer 44 of razors which i usually shave with (merkur futur) and here the Aesop serum comes into its own- it's packaged in a small bottle which is perfect for travelling, it has a pretty leak proof pump, and a covering lid which clips on securely so it's unlikely to leak all over your wash bag, and, as it is designed to be low foaming and therefore majors on its lubricating duties, it works well whether you a dealing with hard or soft water. It's become a staple in my travel bag and because i'm not using it every day, has lasted a decently long time. Question is though, are you willing to pay what is an extortionate price for a product that is just decent and who's best point appears to be it's good for travelling with? I don't think i'll be buying it again when it runs out, there are much cheaper alternatives which are just as good and just as 'convenient'.
The title of my review says it all. If you want a close shave leaving your skin soft, smooth, beautifully conditioned and deliciously scented, look no further.
Really good shaving serum. Fairly expensive for my tastes, but only a very small amount is needed so it's bound to last me a long time. Leaves your skin feeling really smooth and clean.
A silly price unless you' re a banker. I really like -smell, the easy and effective sort of half lather it generates whether rubbed in by hand or brushed in- it but an honest reality check tells me its far far to expensive. Might buy more if its on offer.
Best shaving gel in the world ... it glides on like a gel and provides a close, comfortable and easy shave. Neroli scent is very masculine and the serum works on light or heavy beard.
Light lather and smooth shave but it was gone in a couple of weeks. They should double the size or halve the price to make it competitive.
As I enter the Autumn years of my life there is no doubt that this is the best shave product I have used.
Blackheads - gone. Face - brighter. Great product. 'Nuff said.
Although this product is expensive it is by far the best product I have used. Really close shave and no irritation. Works for me would wholly recommend.