“ Brand: King of Shaves / Gender: Men / Type: Shaving Gel / Texture: Cream / Subcategory: Face Scrub / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Exfoliates, „
Following on from my most recent review about King of Shaves Azor Sensitive Sking Shaving Gel, I thought it would be worthwhile letting everyone know about this product, the King of Shaves Men's Sensitive Skin Face Scrub. As mentioned, I have sensitive skin, especially on my neck, and I suffer from razor burn. Or maybe that should be I used to suffer from razor burn, as now that I use all these products, I am far less affected by it than I was before.
I think that as I now 'prime' my skin before dragging a sharp razor blade across it, cutting all of the hair off my face, that this has reduced the chances of razor burn. How so? Well, by using this face wash, I remove excess oil (of which there definitely is some!) and dirt from my skin. This apparently reduces the chances of ingrowing hairs.
This product also consists of "SSE,TM v2.0 of our unique Skin Surface Enhancing technology" according to www.shave.co.uk. Still not 100% sure what this actually is. King of Shaves claims that this product will also remove blackheads and dead skin. This is important to do before shaving, as it helps to have a smoother shave. This version for sensitive skin is dermatoligically tested and is soap free with skin balanced ph.
How does the scrub get rid of all the dirt? Well there are little 'non tissue destructive' jojoba micro particles that exfoliate the face and help to remove the bad stuff. The scrub is enhanced with natural fruit extracts. The main fruit extract is mango oil which is apparently moisture retaining.
This pre shave wash forms part of the before shaving regime. That is why the little picture on the front of the bottle shows that this should be used before shaving, in case you thought you put face scrub on sfter you shave.
I have now got used to my own shaving regime of face wash, shave and post shave balm and by taking the time to do all of these properly has greatly reduced the incidences of razor burn.
So my advice for those of you that suffer from this, is to invest both in monetary terms and in time in using a primer to clear your face of dirt before shaving.
The bottle comes in a 100 ml bottle and costs £4.99, but the whole King of Shaves range was recently on offer in both Tesco and Sainsbury's so you could pick up it up for less than this. Similar to the shave gel, the white bottle is emblazzoned with King of Shaves across the top and then underneath it tells you what it is. Underneath that is the King of Shaves logo, a sideways silver 'K'. The little figures showing you when to use the product are also on the front of the bottle.