Best pre-shave

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What are peoples opinions on what is the best pre-shave?

I use proraso pre-shave cream and really enjoy it. But if there is something that is far better out there I would love to hear peoples opinions. I used to use pre-shave oils a lot but they're too messy and I find they clog the razor.
Totally agree! I’ve used Nuage shave oil but it’s nowhere near as good as the Proraso.

The BBA shave oil is worth a try though - I found that good too!
 
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I always apply a hot flannel, the preshave, let it soak, then apply a hot flannel until the preshave is removed. That way the oily preshave oils do not affect the razor.

Having said that, Proraso is still my favourite.

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I occasionally use Nuage shave oil too,but my go to Pre-shave is Pears Transparent Glycerin Soap..It comes in 3-4 different fragrances, it doesn't last very long, but for what it costs, you can stock up on it,the Glycerin within the soap, gives a great slickness & protection...Give it a try.
 
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Go to be Proraso for me - I like white the best but King of Shaves Oil is ok too - I have some Somersets Shaving Oil but I haven't tried that yet - anyone have an opinion on that?
 
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I have almost exclusively used the classic green Proraso pre shave so far. I have yet to try the white one, of which I have heard positive things, and I have another classic yet to prove (Prep). However, if I have to say which pre-shave is, IMHO, the best, I would say Geo F. Trumper Skin Food (I've used the Lime ones which idk if still in production, but I suppose that the coral and the sandal would be the same, just with different scent).
 
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When I use a pre-shave it's mainly Proraso Sandalwood. I find the mentholated one overpowers the scent of the shave soap. The white one is good but I prefer the warmth of the sandalwood.
I also like Argan oil - it soaks into your skin very easily and doesn't seem to affect the lather.
Other than that you could try Noxzema cleansing cream. It's a bit pongy though.
 
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The preshave oils from executive shaving are good particularly the new minty one.
I was wondering about trying ones of Barts lotions probably the unscented one. Cocconut oil and Argan oil. Have ordered a bottle to see. Anyone else tried something like that?
 
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The preshave oils from executive shaving are good particularly the new minty one.
I was wondering about trying ones of Barts lotions probably the unscented one. Cocconut oil and Argan oil. Have ordered a bottle to see. Anyone else tried something like that?
I know of someone who has used one of my Beard Oils, as a pre-shave, so there is no reason that lotion should not work just as well. I would be interested to hear how you get on with it.

Ps, it should hopefully be with you tomorrow.
 

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I reckon if you need a pre shave product, you are using sub performing soap. I use SV soap mainly and there is no drag or resistance to my razor.
 
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I reckon if you need a pre shave product, you are using sub performing soap. I use SV soap mainly and there is no drag or resistance to my razor.
Do you have a very course beard.
The differences between one and each other can be the difference between a blade lasting 2 shaves or 5 shaves, I have a coarse beard and prefer to try anything to soften it enough for a good shave.
 
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I use red proraso pre and same soap, I now go a wee bit ott when I have a brush full of lather, I drop 2 or 3 drops of glycerine on top and stir it a little with my finger then apply... Works well for me.
 
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