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Proraso originated in Florence in the 1940s, becoming the brand of choice for barbers across Italy due to their refreshing and effective approach to designing products. Their traditional shaving and beard products combine classic Italian style with functionality, with recipes honed over more than 70 years.
In this blog post, we take you through a selection of our favourite Proraso Grooming Essentials from their shaving and beard care ranges.
The Proraso Beard Wash is a lightly foaming shampoo that strengthens and gently cleanses the facial hair without stripping excessive moisture from the hair. Its classic masculine fragrance blends Woody and Spicy notes, as well as Eucalyptus and Menthol to refresh and rejuvenate while cleansing.
The Eucalyptus Liquid After Shave Cream is an alcohol free formula, imparting the hydrating benefits of Allantoin as well as the soothing effects of Eucalyptus and Menthol to calm irritation after shaving. One of their iconic products that continues to impress to this day.
Those with longer facial hair may find it’s difficult to tame and shape, and due to the coarseness of beards and moustaches typical hair products or beard balms and oils alone may not be able to help. Moustache Wax like that made by Proraso is the perfect solution for this. Using Beeswax to create hold, this wax can be worked through the beard and moustache to shape and tame it without feeling obtrusive.
Ideal for use as a pre-shave treatment, a beard cleanser, or simply just to unclog the pores of your skin, the Exfoliating Paste from Proraso combines highly moisturising Glycerin, which reduces friction and hydrates the skin, with Sweet Almond Shell powder, which sloughs away dead skin cells.
The Cypress and Vetyver Beard Wash from Proraso uses a low lathering formula to clean dirt and sebum from the beard without causing irritation. Its scent, a refreshing mixture of Cypress, Cedarwood, and Vetiver, with a hint of Bergamot, is the perfect masculine fragrance.
The Proraso Beard Balm is the perfect product to soften and strengthen facial hair, particularly in the initial phases of growth. Hydrating the skin under the beard and combating beard dandruff, in typical Proraso style its fantastic scent makes it the complete package.
Proraso’s Wood and Spice Beard Oil is a potent blend of Sunflower Seed, Avocado, Macadmia Ternifolia Seed and Globulus Leaf Oils. Conditioning the beard hair, imparting a clean, refreshing scent, and allowing you to comb and de-tangle with ease, this product, or its Cedar and Vetyver equivalent, is a must-have.
With a similar formulation to the Wood and Spice Beard Oil, the Cypress and Vetyver Beard Oil makes use of the distinctive, earthy fragrance of the rest of the brand’s Cypress and Vetyver range.
Perhaps the most iconic product from an iconic men’s grooming brand, the Proraso Shaving Cream Tube in Eucalyptus & Menthol expertly combines the emollient, nutritive, and soothing effects of Coconut Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol, and Glycerine. This provides a smooth shave with maximum glide, while limiting irritation.
Using natural boar hair, the Proraso Shaving Brush is the perfect tool to use with the brand’s shaving cream. Thoroughly coating facial hair the very roots upwards, using the brush lifts the hair away from the face to make shaving easier, and substantially reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
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