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Does any other bloke out there get items bought for them by their partner that are not really for you but for them?
Well, this can of shave foam falls into that category. It's a while since I used shaving foam; a lot of the time, with only a light beard growth, I just lather up well with ordinary tablet soap and that provides sufficient soapy lubricant to get the job done to a reasonable standard.
Anyway, my wife decided that she needed some shave foam to do her legs in the bath and because at the time, I didn't have any shave foam in the cupboard, she decided she would buy me some with the weekly shop so that she could 'borrow' it. I wouldn't have minded, but then telling me that she bought it for me because she noticed I didn't have any for her to borrow was a bit rich.
I have used this a few times, mostly at weekends when I spend a bit longer on my shaving - it's also the time I tend to change my blade and take a bit more care to catch all those little stray hairs that sometimes get missed on the quick Mon-Fri half asleep shave.
If I am using any shaving product out of a can, my preference is for shaving gels rather than shaving foams because they do seem to be much smoother and don't just sit on top of your skin like some of the cheaper foams. The downside is that some gels seem to clog up the razor more than foams do. It's a matter of personal preference, that's all.
This Palmolive product seems to sit quite nicely between the two in that it is a nice rich foam that seems to combine the qualities of foam and gel in use. It has Aloe Vera which I have always liked to use in skin products and it leaves you feeling nice and fresh It doesn't clog the disposable razors I use and in applying it, you do actually feel as if you are doing your skin some good.
You don't need very much of the stuff as I am at pains to explain to Lady Bellroyd, who likes to use too much of everything! I am pleased she has a nice slim pair of pins, because if she had big hirsuit tree trunk legs my shaving foam, that she bought for me for her, wouldn't last long at all.
The other good thing about this is that the 200ml can only costs a pound from Tesco and Asda and I can live with that. I wouldn't pay some of the silly prices you see being charged for some of the leading brands for a product that just gets flushed away. Also, Palmolive is a decent and recognised brand and I would rather buy this than some of the unknown brands at the pound shops.
In summary therefore, I still prefer a gel product, but of the foams that I have tried, this is certainly one of the better ones and because it comes at an affordable and reasonable price, it would seem churlish to knock off any dooyoo stars at all, so being of generous mood and disposition this Saturday morning, I won't.
When I started shaving, many moons ago, I remember being quite excited as it felt new and of course a tell tale sign that I was growing up and becoming a man.
It became apparent quite quickly that I have very sensitive skin and I was noticing that after shaving that I was continually getting shaving rash and very angry looking skin. I tried various brands of shaving foams from the big brands like Gillette and right down to supermarket own brands without really having much success.
It was then I discovered Palmolive sensitive shave foam, the first thing I noticed was, as part of the branding it mentioned the word, "Sensitive". This was enough for me and definitely worth a go. When trying for the first time, in appearance it is not different than any other foam (How different can foam get though) and it does give you a nice clean and refreshing shave. I find the best results can be noticed as you're day and week progresses. I know everyone is different, but, for me there was no signs of any angry skin or shaving rash and I can shave every day without the skin become irritated and without having to maybe take a few days off just to let my skin recover. This was great and a very welcome change!
I wasn't aware of it at the time but this product also contains Aloe Vera which is renowned for its skin healing abilities, which, I recently found out when buying sun cream and after sun for my summer holiday. Being honest when looking at the ingredients it does appear quite far down the list but it is there all the same.
Now, in regard to price, I have been currently buying mine in Tesco which is currently selling for 78 pence (23/09/2010) per unit which I'm sure we'll all agree is great price when again comparing to Gillette Classic sensitive skin shave gel priced again in Tesco at £1.70 per unit (23/09/2010).
The product comes packaged very noticeable in a bright green bottle with a green plastic removable lid so it shouldn't be hard to spot amongst the other brands. It comes in a 200ml size bottle and I find it lasts very well as you don't have use a great deal for each shave.
It has certainly become part of my daily routine and I quite frankly wouldn't know what other brand to turn to if it were ever discontinued.
Well worth a go for anyone out there with sensitive skin, 5 star product!!!
When I choose a shaving foam I prefer to buy a brand that is fairly reputable without having to spend a lot of money if possible and Palmolive is ideal as they are a relatively well known brand but at the same time their product does not cost the earth. A 200ml can of their sensitive shaving foam is currently priced at 78 pence on the Tesco website which is I feel extremely brilliant value and you can find it for around the same price mark in stores like Wilkinsons.
I very much like this product, it is easy to dispense from the can and even if you shave every day one of these would last you at least a month which is fantastic for the price. I like the sensitive variety because shaving can be a very irritating experience especially on the neck area but the Aloe Vera in this foam helps to protect and sooth your skin as you shave. Even if I haven't wet shaved for a number of days I have found that I can remove a lot of stubble with out my skin and the skin on my neck in particular becoming red, sore and irritated.
Some shaving foams are more expensive and there are cheaper own label brands but I don't think I can find a product that is better and I don't really think I need to risk my skin being irritated to save a few pence as I have always thought especially when it comes to cosmetics or toiletries that it is often wise and can pay in the long run to use quality brands that you know you can trust.
This is a shaving foam designed especially for sensitive skin that I use when I have a wet shave using a razor. I currently shave with a Gillette GII Plus shaver which is a twin bladed razor but I have also used the foam with a single, triple and quadruple headed razor just as effectively.
The foam can be bought for between 89p and around £1.39 depending on the retailer. This is for a 200 ml can. I recently paid 89p in the High Street cosmetics and personal care products shop Savers.
89p is cheap. You can pay £1 in many shops for far inferior shaving foams that are often thin and watery and that do not adhere to your skin properly and evaporate during the shaving process.
Palmolive Sensitive produces a thick volumous smooth foam that helps your razor glide easily over your face and assists traction and grip between the blades and your facial hair.
My skin is sensitive and prone to cut when shaving but this foam helps prevent shaving cuts.
It is also tremendous value for money. It contains Aloe Vera which I believe is good for the skin. If you require any further information on it (as of March 2009) you can contact the Colgate-Palmolive help line on 0800 321 321 32
Formulated with Aloe Vera /