“ Brand: The Real Shaving Co / Creams / Type: Shaving Gel / Texture: Cream / Subcategory: Mask / Towel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
The Real Shaving Company hot towel mask is a really strange product. Strange how? Well it is obviously some kind of paste that sits normally in the bottle, all cold and not piping hot. However, when you squeeze some out on to your hand and then on to your face it heats up! And it does become hot. Not so hot that it burns, but it is definitely hot rather than warm ion my opinion. Which is really quite strange!
So why use it? Well, if you go to an old fashioned barbers, or probably now an upmarket boutique, you can get a hot towel shave. This actually involves towels that are hot, but this prodcut allows you to recreate something similar at home. The Real Shaving Company Hot towel mask prepares your stubble and skin for shaving, whilst cleansing and invigorating, making the shave smoother and easier. It self-heats to soften the beard and lift the bristles a bit off the skin and therefore presenting themselves more easily to the razor blade, equalling a closer shave.
According to the Real Shave website, this product contains real lemongrass. Well there is something in it, as there are lots and lots of little bits, like little flakes. I find this quite annoying. I am not sure whether they help the whole process in any way, as I find it hard to clean them all off before shaving. Hence the minus 1 star. I think it is tea tree leaf, so maybe it does help with any healing that is needed!
I would give this product four stars as I do think it helps with my shaving routine. I do not use this every time I shave, but rather keep it for when I need a really close shave, although the product itself recommends only using once or twice a week for best results.
You can pick this product up for £4.99 for a 125 ml bottle, but it is often on a special two products for £5 of £6.
Directions of use
1. Prepare your skin by wetting it with warm water.
2. Apply a generous amount of Self Heating Face Mask onto beard area.
3. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse well with warm water.
4. Get shaving!