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Nickel Smooth Operator Shaving Gel (125ml)
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I always like to try different shaving products and so I thought that I would give this a go to add to my collection.
The gel comes in a blue metal can which in appearance and feel has a nice quality upmarket feel. However, as noted in other reviews elsewhere, the nozzle on the can is very stiff and uncontrollable in terms of the amount of gel which is dispensed - hence lots of waste!
The overall performance of the gel is no better than what you would experience with any of the standard brands available in your local supermarket or chemist at a fraction of the cost.
The ingredients listed on the can contain a number of items long discarded from shaving products by many other brands (at any price range) as being potentially unfriendly to skin namely:-
- Parabens - methylparaben and propylparaben are used in the product.
- mineral oil
- a concentration of blue colouring in the gel sufficient to turn the water in your wash basin the very same colour of blue!
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I didn't get on well with this product. It's concentrated, so you don't need a lot, but the trigger is so sensitive you can't actually get a little at a time so you end up wasting lots. With a brush it lathers well enough, but just doesn't do enough to get a great shave. The product also smells very chemically to me, not like a high end product. Don't get me wrong it's not expensive compared to some, and I'd rate above your bog standard supermarket product, but I think you can do better.
Love this stuff, really concentrated so a little does the job easily, lathers really well, smells great.
This product is pretty simple & straightforward but it is also very effective, refreshing and a pleasure to use. I have no irritation post shaving after using this gel and the smell is fantastic. Once you hold it you know it's a quality product (given the heavy feel of the bottle) and it did not disappoint. Use this with a decent moisturizer afterwards to get the most out of it!
provides easily the best shaves ive had. creates a perfect lather when used with a badger har brush. i shave with a vintage gillette safety razor and this shaving gell just completes the experience.another great product from nickel.
Followed Julian B's advice (see the forum) and bought some of this. The best shave gel ever - lathers to a thick, rich consistency, smells nice, and provides excellent razor glide.
Despite being double the price of most high street brands, this product really lives up to it's expectations.It lathers well, protects your skin from the aggressiveness of a blade, and minimises irritation from shaving. Combined with Contre-feu, my shaves are more pleasant and my skin looks clearer and more refined. A great product from sensitive skin prone to redness and blemishes!
It is actually possible to use a shave brush and bowl with this stuff. You just need to use a bit more gel and watch how much water you add to the brush. The result: I got my closest shave ever without going against the grain. This Nickel gel smells fantastic and manly too! Recommended!
This is truly the most amazing shaving product I've used... Feels great while you shave, smells great and feels fantastic after you shave too. Really refreshes. Best followed by the Contre-Feu aftershave balm - the only after-shave product that I've ever found to soothe!
I initially only gave this product 3 stars. But a month of use has made me upgrade it to 5. If you take the time to really lather it up (using a brush or your hand), this is a super smooth gel that makes shaving even the longest stubble an easy, pleasurable experience. Well worth persevering with, much better than the average 'high street' gels. But watch that nozzle action - despite the warnings from other reviews, I still managed to get some on the far wall!