Real Shaving Company : Step 1 : Hot Towel Mask

RealShaving Co. Hot Towel Mask Bottle from realshaving.com

About the product:

This is the second RealShaving Co. product that I am reviewing.  It is still part of the “Step 1” range that makes up the “Pre-Shave” routine, preparing your bread, and skin for the actual shave.  This product is designed to soften the hair about to be shaved by warming the hair, and moistening the whiskers.  This is also the second product of this “type”, the other being Gillette’s Thermal Face Scrub.  I could not get a decent picture of the sample bottle( being a small bottle and me not having a decent enough camera, and since this product is one of the few of the RealShaving Co. products NOT sold in my area, I grab the picture from their website ( sorry for the men’s health picture with it.  I don’t usually like doing promotion for things i don’t personally endorse.

The Good:

My opinion of this product was a surprise to myself.  I was less than impressed with the Gillette thermal scrub i had tried a few months back.  So I didn’t have very high expectations going into trying this product.  My experiences had been less than stellar.  So you can imagine my surprise when i find myself really enjoying this product.  The premise of a thermal mask, is to heat up your beard to make the bristles softer, hence easy to cut through with your razor.

The application of this product is pretty straight forward, simply wet your face, squeeze out some of the product into your hands and then rub onto the wet area of your face.  You will almost instantly feel the warming sensation, and with the pumice like texture, it will easily remove any dead skin at the same time.

This product offers a nice alternative if you don’t shave after a shower.  Instead of keeping a hot face towel to soften your beard first, this product works really well.

The Bad

Well there here are the bad parts, for me anyways.  First, sometimes the pumice like substance tends to stick to your face when rinsing.  Be sure to rinse properly because if you miss one, you’re going to see some blood.  Second , the product isn’t available locally, after some quick research the product doesn’t seem available anywhere.  RealShaving Co?  any comments?  The product works really well, does exactly as advertised.  It offered a better than the experience i have with another competitive product in the same category.

Overall

I really enjoyed using this product, and would love to add to my regular routine, but can’t find the product anywhere, online or in a brick and mortar store.

 

For more information I encourage you to look up the Real Shaving Company and their products

website: http://www.realshaving.com/
twitter: @realshavingUS / @realshavingUK

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Tim Voet has been in the IT industry since 1997. Tim started his career doing tech support and network administration at a large Pharma company. He then spent the next 12 years doing development, leading and managing development teams, mostly in Java, but also some PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Tim has always hands on, and loves challenges that make most people cringe. When he isn't at work, he's spending as much time as he can with his wife and 3 boys. Life can be a busy time with that many young kids. He is currently open to new consulting opportunities, please feel free to contact him with your project information tim - at - timvoet dot com

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