What? A shaving company with a beard oil? Isn’t that.. hypocritical? Hell no! Or is it… or isn’t it…………
I like King of Shaves, I use their shaving oil to sharpen up my cheeks and the side of neck area (like under my ears). Why do I use shaving oil? So I can still see what I’m shaving so I don’t cut into my beard and to prevent an absolute disaster.
Why do I use King of Shaves? Because they know their shit. I mean, their website is http://www.shave.com so they must do! I’d say they’re up there with Gillette and Wilkinson Sword. Their products ensure a close, irritation free shave. They do subscriptions (they seem like the latest craze) amongst other shaving goods.
But should a shaving company do beard products?
Absolutely, but King of Shaves haven’t quite got it.
So I was at Asda for my weekly food prep shop and decided to check out the mens stuff because I don’t really shop at a big Asda. I like big supermarkets because I see stuff I’ll never see anywhere else! The joys of living in a small town. Anyway, it caught my eye and I bought it. It cost £8 for 50ml.
The bottle follows the same aesthetic as their shaving oils but it’s a bit bigger. It has a nice little squirty press button thing to get the oil it.
As I’ve noticed with beard oils from big company’s, the oil is quite watery. It’s not nice and thick like I like it (or how it should be?). Now I understand that’s subjective but I find the more watery oils tend to dry my beard out and leave it feeling quite wiry.
The list of ingredients include grape oil, coconut oil, rice oil, orange peel oil, cedar oil, bergamot oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, patchouli oil, mint oil, as well some hydrogenated olive oil. There are some stranger ingredients further down the list but they all seem to be natural and OK. Things like linalool and geraniol. To be honest, I had never heard of them before!
It’s vegetarian and vegan friendly, and it hasn’t been tested on animals.
With regards to the scent, I just think there’s too much going on. It’s like getting a box of Roses, getting one of each flavour, and eating them at the same time. You get a bit of mint, a bit of orange, a bit of lemon. It’s not horrible by all means, it’s just too much. It’s meant to be ‘fresh’. I think by ditching the cedar scent, they could’ve made it a lot more fresh! They also do a Classic beard oil.
So to sum it up, it’s a decent oil, but I wouldn’t personally buy it again for two reasons. I prefer a thicker oil. And I prefer to support smaller companies. The market is becoming saturated so it’s important to support up and coming companies, but only if they make good products!
Check out King of Shaves right here.
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