17 September 2012
the cult shave cream
Kiehl’s White Eagle Shave Cream has one bloke all in a lather.
I’ve been feeling a need of late to re-discover my clean-shaven youthful looks. While the manly, lumberjack-esque facial hair I have been sporting has really cemented my credibility amongst the cool kids, it’s not doing much for my conversion rate with the ladies. In fact, some recent statistical analysis (conducted by yours truly) suggest that pretty young things are far more willing and eager to bar pash a baby smooth mug than that of Grizzly Adams.
With this in mind, I set about to reacquaint myself with the annoying act of shaving – an often fraught affair that usually leads to grim results if dealt with in a haphazard manner. The key, as I have learned through major trial and error, is a really good shave cream. But which shaving cream is the best? According to a unanimous vote amongst the boys, it’s Kiehl’s White Eagle Shave Cream. Am I the only bloke in the world who was not aware of this cult product?
A quick rally around a bunch of mates (including the less metrosexual types like my mate the Cop) quickly taught me that this stuff is what shaving legends are made of. From what I’ve heard, Kiehl’s White Eagle Shave Cream turns a tiresome task into a simple and quite enjoyable morning ablution.
More like a lotion than your usual frothy shaving cream, Kiehl’s White Eagle feels smooth and soothing thanks to the inclusion of menthol and camphor. And although it doesn’t look like I’ve slathered enough of it on (there isn’t a thick lather as this is a non-foaming cream), my razor still glides through easily, leaving me with a smooth as jawline and no unsightly bumpy red bits whatsoever.
So look out ladies, there’s a slick new boy in town. Well not so new, and definitely not a boy… but you’ll think I am.
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