I have no particular brand loyalty when it comes to buying shaving products and usually just go with whatever is on offer. I do try and make sure I buy a decent brand though as cheap shaving products usually aren't all that good and I would rather pay a couple of pounds more to ensure that my skin isn't left red raw. I do prefer shaving gels and oils to foams though as I find that foams are too thick for the razor to get a good close shave. King of shaves is a brand that I really like especially as they always seem to be on offer somewhere so I can usually get a shave gel from them for less than the rrp. The alpha shave gel contains menthol which I think is a great ingredient to add to shaving products as one of the things that I always suffer from is shaving burn and menthol helps to cool it right down. The gel allows a for a close shave as it doesn't clog up the razor that you are using which in turn helps with razor burn as it means that you don't have to keep going over the same area several times to get a close shave. It doesn't offer as close a shave as the oil but for an everyday shave this helps you get a smooth enough shave. It feels nice on the skin and it isn't extremely drying unlike some shaving gels and the menthol is an excellent addition as it immediately cools the skin as soon as it touches it and it seems to help with the worst of the burning sensation afterwards too. Overall this is a good shaving gel and I haven't got much to complain about it as it does the job well and the added addition of the menthol really works well in this particular product. It also isn't very expensive and the full price of the gel is 3.69 but as I mentioned it seems to be on offer somewhere all the time so you can pick it up even cheaper and for the money it performs really well.
King of Shaves AlphaGel Shave Gel employs SSE / v2.0 of our unique skin surface enhancing technology / Cooling menthol and DDS (Dual Delivery System) ..Helps protect / moisturise and lubricate your skin giving excellent razor performance and glide.Your face will be left smooth / supple and moisturised / not dry and tight.For use with wet shaving only.