Pre shave oils

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Mar 29, 2019
Location
Sydney
Can I please get your thoughts on pre shave oils? Good ones available in Australia. Is it worth trying to make my own etc

Sorry if you have already seen this on FB groups
 

nav1

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Can I please get your thoughts on pre shave oils? Good ones available in Australia. Is it worth trying to make my own etc

Sorry if you have already seen this on FB groups
Everyone is different but pre-shave oil really work wonders for me!!

In harsh winters and also the season change from winter to summer when it's very dry, my skin takes a beating!

No matter which soap I use and which or how many "skin conditioners" it contains, it's still an alkaline soap, so it doesn't help my skin.

Three drops of pre-shave oil and the shave is more comfortable, smoother and much closer!

My DIY mix is:
- 50% grapeseed oil
- 30% abyssinian oil
- 20% jojoba oil
- a few drops lemon Myrtle EO

I wet my face, and then rub the oil in until absorbed. I wait a few minutes and then proceed to face lather.

DIY VS commercial...
I've tried so many commercial shave oils and can confidently say they are just not worth it.
The only commercial oil I would recommend is somersets because their formula is great and the scent is heavenly but at $20/35ml, it's expensive compared to DIY.
 

Nico

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Joined
Mar 16, 2018
Location
Canberra
Everyone is different but pre-shave oil really work wonders for me!!

In harsh winters and also the season change from winter to summer when it's very dry, my skin takes a beating!

No matter which soap I use and which or how many "skin conditioners" it contains, it's still an alkaline soap, so it doesn't help my skin.

Three drops of pre-shave oil and the shave is more comfortable, smoother and much closer!

My DIY mix is:
- 50% grapeseed oil
- 30% abyssinian oil
- 20% jojoba oil
- a few drops lemon Myrtle EO

I wet my face, and then rub the oil in until absorbed. I wait a few minutes and then proceed to face lather.

DIY VS commercial...
I've tried so many commercial shave oils and can confidently say they are just not worth it.
The only commercial oil I would recommend is somersets because their formula is great and the scent is heavenly but at $20/35ml, it's expensive compared to DIY.
I will give this a go @nav1 . Where can you get the ingredients.
 

rhodes96

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Joined
Dec 11, 2019
Location
Australia
I use Coconut oil when straight razor shaving, warmed slightly and rubbed on pre shave. I also make my own pre shave mix which is basically an oil rich soap solution which I use intermittently depending on whether I'm looking for a little extra protection or no.
That is one of the best oils for your face, skin,and hair.

Great choice if you require a pre shave treatment.
 
Joined
May 1, 2016
Location
Brisbane
Has anyone tried a natural pre shave oil or gel and can recommend one? I know both Razorock and Stirling do a gyclerine pre shave soap has anyone tried these products?
 
Joined
Oct 15, 2019
Location
Adelaide
I like and often use a beard oil (By My Beard brand) as a pre-shave oil, found out by accident as I started using it on my goatee but I'm messy and get it over neck etc. I found I get much less irritation on my neck in the difficult growth areas so started using it as a pre-shave oil rub on purpose now.
 
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