I hmm-ed and ahh-ed about whether I should post this but then thought, it's my blog and I can jolly do what I want! I had the chance to test out some new products from The Bluebeards Revenge. I hardly wet shave anymore, preferring to trim couple of times a week but occasionally will indulge in a full-on wet shave and make a treatment out of it. My partner however wet shaves everyday so I thought between us boys, we should both come up with a reasonable review. First of all, let's have a look at the range shall we?
Bright, blue, shiny and utterly manly and non-threatening to the Alpha Male. Packaging is totally recyclable and products are paraben free. All in all, simple, manly and functional packaging. What makes this different from many of the brands out there? The shaving products contain Decelerine, an ingredient scientifically proven to target hair follicles and weaken new hair formation. In other words, the more you use it, hopefully the less your hair will grow back. Decelerine also has an anti-inflammatory effect on freshly shaved skin. Apparently the shaving cream has proven quite a hit with ladies for shaving their legs. I cannot vouch for this personally but I can see the sense in it.
The Bluebeards Revenge "Doubloon" Bristle Shaving Brush
An affordable stiff bristle brush to work the shaving cream into your skin. We found it quite invigorating first thing in the morning and the bonus from using the brush means that skin is getting a lovely exfoliation as well!
The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream
I like the smell of this smooth cream and upon working in with the brush, becomes a lovely creamy mild lather that makes shaving quite easy and smooth. The smell is pleasant, manly, reminds me of traditional shaving parlours/barbers. Not offensive at all.
RRP £9.99 for 100 ml
The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm
I haven't tried this as I am really particular with moisturiser but the other half loves this. He has oily skin and says his skin feels lovely and smooth and cool after shaving when he applied this. He is a man of few words and I have had to embellish his opinion to some degree! The texture is a very light silky fluid/lotion and when rubbed into skin leaves it moisturised without any hint of greasiness. The smell is the same fragrance as the shaving balm, clean and masculine.
RRP £9.99 for 100ml
Final thoughts? I am no expert when it comes to shaving. It's been many years since I've wet shaved but after trying the shaving cream, we like it. I am still going to carry on trimming with my shaver but if I do want to indulge in wet shaving again, I would be most happy to carry on using the range. As for my partner, he loves it and is planning to restock as soon as he can. Well maybe not in so many words...
You can purchase the range from here.