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The Best Shaving Kits For Men

Christmas is fast approaching… meaning that it’s time to finally tame that post-lockdown facial hair. Whether you’re looking to give the perfect gift or simply get groomed for party season, discover  the best shaving kits from luxury gifts to travel-friendly options. For those wondering ‘What’s the best shaving kit?’ or ‘What should I buy for shaving?’ look no further than this handy roundup.

1. Triumph and Disaster Stash Box

For those looking to invest in a little luxury, look no further than the Triumph and Disaster Stash Box. Based upon an old apothecary set, this kit is a one stop shop of shaving and skincare gold that makes the ideal grooming kit or gift set for a modern man. Adorned with vintage-style illustrations, the re-usable box offers the perfect place to keep your everyday essentials. The set contains a shaving brush, cream, scrub and moisturiser to ensure that your skin is left feeling soft and smooth. Housed in edgy black packaging, these products look as good as they feel.

2. Murdock London Avenger Collection

Re-create the barbershop experience from the comfort of your home with the Murdock London Avenger Collection. Known for its distinctive colognes and unforgettable barbershop experiences, this brand is reliable and luxurious, just like your razor should be. Complete with a shaving cream, post shave balm and an expert razor, this kit will have you shaving smoothly. Enjoy a safe and comfortable shave with the double-edged razor, designed to cut the hair at a perfect 30 degree angle, reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs or razor bumps. Soothe freshly shaven skin with the post shave balm, a lightweight, anti-inflammatory formula that works to cool and comfort without greasy residue. Powered by a moisturising blend of Witch Hazel, Mallow Extract and Sweet Almond Oil, the soothing balm softens and hydrates skin, whilst smoothing and sealing pores to leave even the most sensitive skin feeling comfortable around the clock.

3. Baxter of California Barber Set

The Baxter of California Barber Set is great for those with longer facial hair who want to maintain a groomed look without going clean shaven. The kit contains a clear, non-foaming shave gel formula that allows superior razor glide and maximum visibility for a close, accurate shave. Infused with Aloe Vera and Eucalyptus Oil, the vitamin-rich formula creates a protective veil over the skin, allowing you to style and shape your facial hair as desired. A nourishing beard oil helps to keep your facial hair soft and conditioned while the pomade adds effortlessly undone texture and hold to any hairstyle.

4. Triumph & Disaster On The Road – Travel Kit

Ideal for on-the-go grooming, the Triumph & Disaster On The Road Travel Kit contains a portable grooming routine. The set features an Old Fashioned Shaving Cream, enriched with nourishing, natural ingredients with a nostalgic aroma of medicinal notes, fresh citrus and a hint of Turkish barbershop. The cleanser and moisturiser will leave your skin feeling smooth and revitalised, while the YLF Wash is ideal for helping to maintain freshness wherever you are. This all-purpose formula body wash works to cleanse from head to toe; perfect for fast-paced lifestyles. The ultimate multi-tasker, the wash is great for cleaning, shaving and shampooing; its nutrient-rich formulation utilises nourishing Argan Oil, antibacterial Rosewood and healing Kawakawa Leaf extract to gently cleanse whilst hydrating and protecting skin.

5. Hawkins & Brimble Shaving Gift Set Silver

Housed in a perfectly giftable tin, the Hawkins & Brimble Shaving Gift Set Silver contains a duo of grooming essentials. Crafted from a host of soothing ingredients, the shaving cream features Coconut Acid to help cleanse the skin beneath the hair follicle, repelling irritation and in-grown hairs for a calm and comfortable appearance. The ultra-soft and densely-packed synthetic bristles of the grooming brush transfer the ideal amount of product to your skin with smooth and even coverage. This gift set is perfect for fans of traditional shaving.

6. Jack Black Shave Essentials Set

Perfect for those looking to take care of their skin as well as their facial hair, the Jack Black Shave Essentials Set boasts a trio of formulas specially designed to care for men’s complexions. The purifying, multi-purpose face wash can also be used as a deep cleansing mask. Harnessing the powers of Glycolic Acid and Kaolin Clay, the lightweight formula effectively buffs away pore-clogging oil and dirt to unveil a fresher, smoother complexion. Volcanic Ash and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection to promote overall skin health, whilst a dose of Aloe Vera soothes and moisturises for long-lasting comfort. Powered by Blue Algae and mineral-rich Sea Parsley, the lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturiser delivers long-lasting moisture and hydration, whilst providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to shield from premature ageing, sun exposure and environmental aggressors.



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