Author: Paul Darcy Wow my face is alive!! Just applied this post shave and it feels amazing. It smells like Vicks Vaporub. My skin feels really cool and the sensation lasts for about 20 minutes. You've gotta try this!!
Author: Justin Very good pre-shave cream.
I have used various different oils before, including the Taylor Of Old Bond Street Essential Oil which was expensive. This cream is a lot better, and you get the menthol 'burn' on your skin which really makes the beard hairs soft.
I no longer get shaving rash and this cream makes ever pass smooth, against and with the grain.
Author: Marius Larsen It says it's both a pre and a postshave product. In my opinion, it works best as a pre. Consider an aftershave as post.
I like to use my cream/soap of the day as a preshave, but if you like a designated preshave product then this is a good choise. It's mentholated, so keep that in mind when considering buying it. Proraso pre/post works better then most oils in softening the beard, and is much cheaper.
Author: Ade Manning Startling! Put enough on and it makes your eyes water! Great product, used it as an after shave balm and it does certainly feel fresh and invigorating. More of a 'paste' feel, rather than a classic after shave lotion ( normally use a Proraso or Dr Galen - now obsolete - with grape seed extract ), but rubs in well and keeps the chin smooth. Starting to use this daily now.
Author: Russell Burton I am not usually impressed enough with anything to bother writing a review, but for this I'll make an exception. Having used pre shave oils, and find that they improve the shave but not by much, this really does help. I used to make three passes with the razor, with, accross and against the grain. With this product I only need two, with and against. Leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed too.
Author: Mikko Fallenius I used to use only shaving cream when shaving. When I use this as a pre-shave cream, it makes my shaving a lot easier and safer. I don't get razor burn anymore. I carefully rub small amounts of Proraso Pre Shaving Cream onto a wet face until it feels slippery. Then I apply shaving cream with a shaving brush and start shaving. A 100ml jar of this lasts surprisingly long when you remember to use it sparingly. A great product.
Author: Michael Ernstoff I shaved off my beard about 5 years ago and since then I have been on a quest to get a decent shave without hurting my skin. I have tried electric shavers, DE and cartridge blades, various different soaps and creams (cheap and luxury). Using this as a pre-shave has made more difference than anything else I have tried. I wish I had found it earlier.
So good it has made me want to write a review (for the first time ever).
Author: Jon Never used a pre shave balm before but after reading many reviews ordered this little jar of balm.
In short its like rubbing acid on your face and is awesome. Needless to say it wakes you up in the morning. It only requires a small pea sized ball rubbed into your face before applying shaving foam. No need to say much more as many already have. Does what it says on the tin
I would like to add that i wouldn't ever use it as a post shave balm. This is due to its relative expense and i am currently a great fan of alcohol free face moisturiser as shaving soap tends to dry my face out.
Author: Nicholas Lambert This has a little bit more of a menthol smell than the proraso shaving cream but used before and after the shave it feels great, a tiny amount will be plenty, so i suspect this will last for ages!
Author: Michael Vitalis I use this a preshave cream and really like it. It smells great and the menthol ting gets your face going! It also softens the bristles, helping make your shave smoother.
Author: Andy Woolley Amazing stuff, made getting that close shave so much easier. Leaves you feeling invigorated after with a fresh sensation. Use only a tint amount, before and after.
Author: Arsalan Karimi This is the most amazing product i have ever used. i have been wetshaving for the past 5 years and it has only been a year ive used he proraso pre/after shave cream.
i was amazed the first time how good it smells, feels and the awsome protection it gives.
This product is soo good that i give samples away to friends to try and most of them have baught the product and are now HOOKED on it hehe!!
i use this with the proraso shaving cream and aftershave balm. i use it before i apply the shaving cream with my brush, EVERYTIME i apply the shaving cream i use this cream before. and then i was my face with cold water, let it dry, apply the cream again. leave it on for 5 min and then apply the aftershave balm
makes my day, EVERY day!
Author: Ke-Nost I have been using this cream for about 7 months now and I love it. You can use it as a post shave cream and it does an OK job as one but I consider this as a pre shave cream only, if you want a good post shave cream I would recommend Proraso's aftershave balm. What makes this cream so great is that it's cheap, gives your skin a nice cool feeling since it's mentholated and in my opinion the best pre shave cream that is out there and is much better than many more expensive pre shave creams on the market.
Author: Alric Horne one of the best pre/post aftershave i have used am believe me i have use a few as i suffered from ingrown hairs since using this product with the proraso aftershave i did not get any excellent product
Author: Harry Hornsey I was given a tub of this a couple of weeks ago and have been using it since. It's great, really fresh and enlivening. It also protects your face allowing the razor to glide over surfaces leading to a seriously close shave. However, beware, it is so protective the first time I used it I shaved way too close with the result of some pretty bad razor burn. all in all though a great product, I can't imagine shaving without it now!
Author: Stephen Donnellan Ok, there's not a great deal that hasn't been highlighted on the Shave Shack Reviews regarding the performance of the Proraso Cream; of course as both a pre and post shave cream, it's utterly amazing. However, when I first entered into DE shaving, it was one of the first products that I purchased, but has anyone actually told you how to use it correctly?
Well, as I often ended looking like I had smeared my face in white paint with residue all over the place, here's my recommendation and it works for both your pre and post shave routine:
The essential requirement with using Proraso is to use it in tiny quantities. Certainly a pea sized amount is just far too much and I now use just a dab of a finger into the jar, with minimal product applied to each side of the face; less is better with this product. Secondly and most important for the post shave routine is to make sure that your face is wet when you apply the cream. Whilst your face should not be completely soaking, a cold splash to seal the pores after you've done your final pass and then by the time you've opened the jar it should be perfect. Finish it off with a waft of air from a towel, cupboard door or a hairdryer on a cold setting to get the intense hit from the ingredients, then some Proraso Balm and you will be in shave heaven!
Author: Chris S This stuff is excellent as a pre-shave; moistens the skin and bristles and leaves a protective coating below your lather.
I can't stress enough how little you need to apply though: the pot is small for a reason. Use it correctly and it will last a long time. Use too much and your face will have a strange, gluey feel...not ideal!
I must admit I have never bothered using this post-shave. There are better products for that.
Author: Keith Stoneman LOVE this.... but beware.. if you are not expecting or dont like the eucalyptus! This is strong stuff and really wakes you up in the morning, effective and as the ad says "does exactly what it says on the tin".
Might try the sensitive one next, to see what difference there is, but for now this is brilliant.
Author: Craig Carroll I keep trying this stuff on and off, but apart from the menthol aroma having a wake-you-up-quickly action, it really doesn't seem to have any effect on the shave. Rather pointless, really.
Author: Daniel Warry What a cracking product from the boys at Proraso !! it makes the only 30 mins I get to myself all the more special !!!
Author: Luke Stanwick You know what they say, the key to a really good shave is skin preparation.
This ProRaso with a hot towel prior to a shave is perfect. I have sensitive skin with very coarse thick facial hair. This soften the bristles making it easier to shave preventing shaving rash and cutting your face. A must buy
Author: James Ashman As I'm new to safety razor shaving (always used Mach 3 razor with whatever shaving gel/foam was on offer) i didn't know which cream, soap etc to use when I purchased my new merkur 34c classic. So I looked at reviews, best sellers etc and decided to by proraso shave soap and the pre/post shave cream. As I suffer from ingrown hairs (well I did until I started shaving with a DE safety razor and a good brush) then I was advised to put shaving oil on before gel/foam to work as a base layer. I always used a cheap oil from supermarkets but when buying my razor and brush from shaving shack I thought I'd go all out and buy the works. I'm glad I did as this cream is brilliant! It feels like all my pores open up when I massage it on and the razor glides over my face. You can still feel the menthol buzz on your face for a while after yous shave and if you wish you can use it as an after shave cream aswell which I tried. It is good as an after shave cream but I prefer it as a pre shave cream.
Can't wait for my next shave!
Author: Erwan Dugelay Having lived in France and Italy for many years I am well aware of this product. What can say that has not been already said? It is an excellent product that will make your skin feels smooth and soft as a baby's skin.
Much better to use as a pre-shave as it is a bit thick for me and tends to melt on the skin as a post-shave, especially in summer. The smell of menthol is not apparent after shaving and using an after-shave balm.
This product is truly great for the price, you won't find anything better. It makes me feel like Casanova which is a great accomplishment!
Author: Anthony Richards My first experience with the Proraso pre/post which I used as a post. Wow that stuff is refreshing. I love it. I wouldn't use it as a pre personally because I think it would numb your face a little but I apply it to a wet face after shaving and allow it to air dry and it's uber refreshing. Although it feels so strong, after 20 minutes it has done it's work and the fragrance dulls so you have no worries about applying your farourite aftershave. I've had it less than a week but this will form a core part of my routine for years to come.
Author: Sam Bern Great way to start the day the Eucalyptus really wakes up your skin. I prefer it as a pre shave to post.
I use a really small amount and spread it out over my beard after the shower. I don't wash it off and apply the shaving cream with the brush over the top. Feels really good for up to an hour after your shave.
Author: Greg Hesp Smell great and feels great on the skin. Only a pea shape amount so this should last a fair while!
Unfortunately it didn't prevent me from getting several nicks and cuts when using feather blades :(
Author: Matthew Walters As far as I'm concerned this knocks everything else into a cocked hat! Can't see me ever using anything else.
Author: Ryan Made a huge difference to my shave experience. I was using Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream and a DE 89L with Derby blades and I was getting a good shave. With the addition of the Proraso pre shave cream I got no razor burn, no nicks, no redness and a fantastic close easy shave. I didn't think it would make a big difference but it did.
A must have addition to the shaving routine.
Author: Arwel Jones This is a must before you start shaving, just a very small amount is required and you feel it work as soon as you put it on. Your skin warms up as the menthol gets to work.
I leave it on for about 3 to 4 min then i put on my bluebeard pre shave oil before foaming up, it works great, does not clog up your blade and it smells great.
A pot of this will last you ages, it's exellent value.
A must buy. I wish I had found it earlier.
Author: Craig Williams This will wake you up in the morning! It smells like a turbo charged version of the Proraso green cream. Really works making shaving with the DE even better. Put it on straight after the shower, leave it for a few min's while you make up your lather, makes you face feel alive! I wouldn't be without this now...
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