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An Inexpensive Shaving Cream That Might Edge Out The Competition
Apr 24, 2008
Review by John Smith
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Inexpensive, adheres well, conditions well.
The Bottom Line: I would highly recommend Barbasol for the price, adhesion and conditioning qualities.
I prefer shaving gels to the traditional shaving cream products on the market. If I forget my shaving gel while traveling I will sometimes purchase Barbarsol Shaving Cream because it is inexpensive. Purchasing any cosmetic products in a large city can be expensive. Barbasol shaving cream isn't bad, but the dense gels tends to adhere to my skin better when I apply them to my face. Shaving cream has a tendency to foam up light and sort of fall out in chunks as I apply it. I was not aware that Barbasol made a gel product until I recently came across Barbasol Ultra Shave Gel for sensitive skin. I purchased a can at Wal-Mart for about a dollar and a half. The Edge that I normally purchase at Wal-Mart is more than double that price.
Recommend this product?
The Barbasol Ultra Premium Shave Gel is fragranced with Mojo. I am not used to using a fragranced shaving cream and sort of like the generic smell I normally associate with shaving cream. I actually didn't even realize this product was fragranced until I started using it. The fragrance is very mild with just a tiny hint of fragrance something along the lines of sandalwood. The smell fades fast, which is fine with me because I am not sure how it would interact with my Escada. Too much fragrance can be a problem. As the smell faded, I thought to myself I've lost my Mojo...(with props to Austin Powers).
Barbasol Ultra Premium Shave Gel has the same dense characteristics of Edge. The product comes out in a deep blue color, puffing up into a nice white froth as you apply it to your face. The shaving gel adheres well during application, although a few drops fall into the sink here and there. As you work the gel into your skin, the moisturizers (this is a sensitive skin product) give your skin the glide it needs for your razor to smoothly extract the stubble without nicking or causing razor burn. I tend to get rashed easily if I do not use a high quality sensitive skin shaving cream. I would suggest that Barbasol has a superior product to Edge when it comes to shaving gel, and it doesn't cost half as much.
The label on the back of this can suggests High tech, high touch Barbasol Ultra may cause a severe increase in attention, compliments, and confidence. I can dutifully report that none of these claims are accurate. It's shaving gel for Pete's sake. What I can say with confidence is that this shaving cream laid the foundation for an extremely smooth shave. The conditioners must have done something good to my skin, because I liked the texture of my skin after using this product. I had a nice baby-bottom smoothness on my face that indicated a good close shave without rashing.
Barbasol was the first brushless shaving cream. Introduced in 1919, it has experienced longevity in a crowded market. Barbasol survives by producing quality shaving cream without charging outrageous prices. By introducing a shave gel, they appear poised to cut a larger chunk out of the market. I don't know if I will have a Pin Up Girl claiming I'm Falling In Love With Your Face, but I can tell the difference with this product and that's good enough for me. Barbasol is owned by the Perio Corporation out of Dublin, Ohio.
Available in fragrances called Pulse and Lure (aside from the Mojo that I purchased), Barbasol appears ready to make a dent in the shave gel market. I think I'm convinced I have found a good product. I like the way it leaves my face feeling and I like the price. The fragrance really doesn't matter to me. It smells nice, but I really don't need it to compete with my cologne. I'm glad the fragrance only lasts while you are shaving. I would highly recommend Barbasol Ultra Premium Shave Gel - Mojo, because of the bang for the buck. I would give Barbasol five stars out of a possible five.
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