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Proraso Pre & Post Cream

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Proraso Pre & Post Cream
(Or Crema Pre E Dopo Barba).
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Proraso Pre & Post Cream

An ally as well as accomplice to all beards exposed to sun and wind, this product softens and protects before shaving, soothes and refreshes after.

Thick without being too oily, it contains eucalyptus oil for a soothing effect and menthol for a pleasing and irreplaceable sensation of freshness.

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Pros: Scent, Menthol Cooling, Longevity, Beard Softening
Cons: None
Well, if you're on B&B you know Proraso and their many fine products. Whether you're new to the game, an old hand, whatever- this is the brand you've come to know and at least respect, if not love.

If you like Proraso's other products, this will be no different. I've been wet shaving most of my life and DE shaving for almost two years, and this has taken my experience the unequivocal and inspired Next Level.

Method: YMMV, but I'm a huge believer in the pre-shave shower and wash, and right before I get out I put the Proraso on. I let the steam kinda keep my pores open and the Proraso goes to work! The nice thing about this stuff is that unlike many of our beloved oils, scents, creams, etc. this stuff doesn't even think about clogging your pores. I think it's an ancient mystic Italian magic.

Anyway, I have gotten best results when if I leave it on during my mug lathering then rinse off before my face lather. When I left it on my face during face lather the menthol just dried me out too much- though to be fair I was also using PR green shave cream, too, so that may be why. That double-stacked menthol may have just been too much for my little sissy face. If you have sensitive skin I would recommend getting this stuff off with super hot water just before you apply your lather to your face.

Otherwise, I haven't needed it for a post shave because I typically prefer an alum block touch-up followed by a heavy dose of PR White A/S for moisturizing. I know there are guys who do like it for an post-shave treatment too, I just didn't feel like it helped much the one time I tried it.

I didn't rate the scent a 10 because when I smell it on my face I get a whiff of medicinal, almost hospital ward scent, which I don't particularly care for. That said, the overall scent characteristics remind you of clean, fresh, classic Proraso hygiene.

All told, you will be hard pressed to get me to say anything pejorative about this product. This will be in my rotation for a very VERY long time.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
3.00 star(s)
Latherability
0.00 star(s)
Pros: Soothing qualities
I have used this as both a pre-shave and post-shave applications.

It offers good protection as a pre-shave cream.

As a post-shave cream, it is very soothing and healing.

When you first apply it, there is a very strong eucalyptus/menthol scent. This quickly dissipates.
Price
0.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
Latherability
0.00 star(s)
Pros: works
Cons: smells like mosquito repellent
Price is pretty much the same as the Edwin Jagger Hydrating Pre-Shave Lotion, which I normally swear by. Efficacy is comparable too and it's just as good for applying lather directly on top of it. It has the standard Proraso green soap scent, which I suppose some people like, but I find it to be a bit overpowering and unpleasant in combination with non-Proraso soaps. Other than that, it produces a pretty comfortable shave.

My biggest gripe is that it is rather hard for a lotion, which makes it difficult to spread out evenly unless you're in front of a mirror. The packaging is rather irksome too as the lid tends to "stick" and provides no grip if your hands are wet, so it's generally difficult to apply in the shower. Not that I'm overly fond of having glass containers in the shower in case they get dropped...
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
2.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
1.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
2.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)

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