Shaving was never an enjoyable experience for me. From the moment I started in my teens until a few months ago, shaving has always left my neck irritated and red. I tried many things over the years in my pursuit to minimize the discomfort including various “Sensitive Skin” shaving creams and gels.
Some products like Nivea’s Sensitive Skin Shaving Gel and Aveeno’s Shave Gels seemed to work better than most, but it wasn’t enough to keep my neck from looking red and feeling irritated by the end of a day. At most I could shave once every 2 to 3 days without doing any serious damage. Any sooner and I risked prolonged irritation. Heat and stress only compounded the issue which is why the redness of my neck on our wedding day could only be hidden with the magic of lots of Photoshop.
It wasn’t until a year or so I decided to try something new that I had been on the fence about. I had heard and read a lot of good things about Proraso Shaving Soap, but having been burnt so many times in the past I was skeptical. After a particularly irritating shave I took the plunge and ordered it from Amazon. The difference was TREMENDOUS!
Not having tried non-canned creams or gels before I wasn’t sure what to expect. The consistency is lighter and fluffier than “hockey puck” style soaps I have seen. A little water a good brush stirs up a really nice lather. I could tell the difference from anything else as soon as I used it. The coverage was thicker and my skin actually felt different. Shaving felt different but the real test would be afterwards.
I chose a Eucalyptus scent which was very subtle when shaving and essentially undetectable afterward. However they do make an Ultra Sensitive Skin Shave Soap that both my wife and I also like. After shaving I immediately noticed that I didn’t have the burning sensation that I had become so accustom to, and the irritation and redness at the end of the day were significantly reduced! My wife who is a tougher critic, also found that it made for a much better shave.
I think my only regret in all of this is that I didn’t discover it sooner and waited so long to try it. Whether you have sensitive skin or not, if you shave, take the chance and give this a shot and you won’t be disappointed.
You can pick it up in the following 3 variations: