Shaving

Bic Soleil Sensitive disposable razor review: A decent choice for smooth travels

This disposable razor includes a moisturizing strip of vitamin E and aloe to help soothe sensitive skin.

Disposable razors. Sure, they’re innocuous enough to pack in your carry-on luggage, but anyone who’s ever had razor burn knows that they can pose a danger to sensitive skin. The Bic Soleil Sensitive Disposable Razor is marketed to ladies with sensitive skin, and people who like purple. I don’t really understand the idea of “gendered” razors, but that’s a whole other topic that extends beyond the scope of this post. Although I normally wouldn’t buy a…

What's the deal with self-heating shaving creams?

One particular shaving cream claims to deliver a heating sensation that helps open up pores. Find out if my dad thinks it will live up to its marketing claims.

Recently, I spotted an interesting product at the drugstore: a shaving cream that claimed to be “self-heating” and had a giant “PATENT PENDING” stamp on its label. I was intrigued, to say the least—so I snapped a picture and made a mental note to check it out later. One of my dad’s specialties was developing shave prep products, so I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on this product. Here’s what he had to say about Van Der Hagen…

Harry's Shave Gel review: Is it worth the premium?

In the process of analyzing the ingredients in this shave gel, we encountered two versions, but we're not sure which one's more up to date.

Shave gels are one of the most interesting personal care products on the market—particularly the ones marketed to men. They have to simultaneously achieve the purpose of soothing the skin after it’s been freshly shaven with a sharp (or sometimes dull) razor, they have to make men feel pampered (which is usually achieved through some combination of fragrance and a velvety texture), and they have to make sure they don’t damage the integrity of razors by clogging or dulling the blades.…