Comparing Adjustable Razors

Comparing Adjustable Razors

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Adjustable safety razors take your shave from mild to aggressive with just one turn of the dial. Whether you’re new to wet shaving or an experienced veteran, an adjustable safety razor allows you to customize and tailor your shave each time. Adjustable razors do not have a fixed head and allow the user to alter the blade gap and blade exposure by deciding the aggressiveness of the shave. Another bonus of adjustable razors is that they work with most skin…

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

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Aftershaves may be the champion of the post-shaving world, but it’s important to keep an eye on all the other players. There are a variety of post-shave products on the market, including balms and lotions, designed to protect and enhance the quality of your skin. We’ve broken down the main differences to help you better decide which product to use. Aftershave Splash  The traditional aftershave splash aims to prevent irritation from minor cuts and is usually alcohol-based, causing that slight…

Determine Your Skin Type

Determine Your Skin Type

Caring for your skin is much easier once you know the type of products you should be using. If you’re not sure of your skin type, don’t fret, you’re not alone. We have put together a quick guide, with some help from Brickell so you can better determine your skin type and which products to use in your daily grooming routine. A friendly reminder to also use SPF products when possible to protect skin from damaging sun rays.  

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

The backbone of all things living, carbon abounds in the human body: it makes up roughly twenty percent of the body’s total chemical composition and fulfills almost an endless number of roles. Its uniquely high bonding capacity results in multitudinous organic and inorganic carbon forms, one of which is charcoal. Made from coal, wood, peat, coconut shell, or petroleum, common charcoal is also abundant in the natural world, and lately, activated charcoal has been put in the spotlight. For centuries…

Best Shampoos for Men

Best Shampoos for Men

Whether it’s skin care or hair care, it’s important that you’re using the right products. We’ve broken down the best shampoos to use according to hair type to help you sort through the options. Best Shampoos for Dry Hair Neglecting or over processing hair will strip it of nutrients and moisture, causing it to become dry, brittle, and frizzy. To reverse damage and bring back its natural shine, look for shampoos with nourishing oils, like coconut oil or aloe vera…

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

Myth: Pre-shave products don’t really matter. False. Men believe that a good clean shave depends entirely on a quality razor and some soap. While those tools are essential to wet shaving, pre-shave products are often overlooked even though they are specifically formulated to improve the quality of a shave. A modest amount of time and effort should go into wet shaving. After all, you are taking a sharp metal blade to your face. Preparing your face for a shave can…

How to Fight Acne

How to Fight Acne

Whether you’re fifty or fifteen, acne is a pesky skin issue that affects us all. Fortunately, skin care formulas have evolved over the years, making it easy to find one that is best for you and your skin. The main culprits of acne are oily skin and dead skin buildup. A proper skincare routine will help fight and prevent acne. Daily and nightly cleansing will drastically eliminate dirt and oil and a quality moisturizer will keep skin hydrated, preventing dryness….

Japanese Towels 101

Japanese Towels 101

When shopping for a new towel, you’re most likely looking for something soft, absorbent, and long-lasting. With so many types of fabrics and styles to choose from, the process can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not well-versed in towel terminology. With the help of the Morihata Towel Buyer’s Guide we’re here to give you a quick lesson on Japanese towels so you can find the one that is right for you. Made in Imabari For over 200 years, Imabari,…

Be Bold & Be Bald…with Benefits

Be Bold & Be Bald…with Benefits

Hair loss is inevitable for some of us. For those who embrace the smooth scalp look there are many reasons to embrace being follicle-free: Focus on a metabolizing mustache According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, even though there’s nothing up top it still indicates high levels of testosterone, which in turn boosts metabolism. Studies appear to have shown that men who present a high level of testosterone have a lower concentration of fat in their faces, which can…

Best Moisturizers for Men

Best Moisturizers for Men

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Keeping your skin hydrated is part of a healthy skin routine. Along with keeping skin vibrant, moisturizing helps prevent wrinkles, fight acne, and can reduce the appearance of sun damage. Most effective when applied after cleansing, moisturizing both your face and body should be part of your daily skincare routine. There are so many choices when it comes to moisturizers that it can be hard to choose. You may have to experiment to find one that works best for you,…

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

You’ve decided to make the switch to wet shaving and have all your new and handsome supplies laid out on the bathroom counter. You’ve done your research and have thoroughly prepared your skin with a  pre-shave product. You’re ready for your first shave but have hit a roadblock at the lathering stage. You can’t seem to get it to the right consistency and are frustrated that something so simple is causing such displeasure. So what’s the secret to building a…

Choosing the Right Blades

Choosing the Right Blades

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If you are in search of that perfect shave, browsing our collection of Blades and Blade Samplers is a great way to find the best blade for your skin. As most double edge safety razors won’t include razor blades, samplers are a great, cost-effective way to personalize your shaving experience. Finding the right double edge safety blade is just as important as finding the right safety razor. Knowing the differences between blades is the first step in determining which blades would best…