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My first ever wet shave was with Shave Secret shaving oil (http://www.shavesecret.com/) The website claims "The Best Shave Ever!" which I'm not so sure of, but I've gotten consistent results with it both as a stand alone product and as a base to put cream/soap on. It has that good 'ol menthol kick along with some pretty thick cloves. It didn't make my girlfriend swoon but it does its job. EDIT: Well, it did with some Arid Extra Dry, Old Spice 8 Hour Body Wash, Williams Mug Soap, and Neutrogena ASB with a slight squirt of 360 by Perry Ellis. I think it's an odd combination, but it comes off as "clean." Anyway, shave secret comes in a tiny bottle, and 5 drops of it always does the trick for me with liberal amounts of water. It's cheap, it works, and it's consistent.

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Pros: Degree of comfort, ease of use, cheap price
Cons: Scent is meh, lack of lather might be a turnoff
I am plagued with extremely sensitive skin. Always have been. When I was using my 2011 R41 to get absolutely BBS, my skin got red, inflamed, and angry. I am currently using a Feather AS-D2, and though that is better, my skin still gets red and inflamed after each shave. Though I love the ritual of shaving my face does not. I have tried every product imaginable, the gentlest soaps and creams available, the most rigorous post-shave creams and balms... Nothing worked! Until I spent $3.50 at Wal-Mart on a whim.

My prep was minimal. I didn't shower beforehand, just held a hot towel to my face for a minute or two, put a few drops of Shave Secret on my skin, and went to town. I could see everything, and when I blade buffed the skin did not get red behind my razor. It seemed almost like there was no hair coming off, it was so easy. 3.5 passes, easy BBS.

There was hair stuck in the razor, true, but a quick dis-assembly and rinse took care of that in a minute.

The true test was when I applied my Speick aftershave. Normally it burns like hell, but today it didn't even register a tingling sensation. The Shave Secret left my skin completely fine!!

I strongly recommend this stuff to anybody.
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Great stuff. I've been using this as a pre-shave oil for a couple years now. When I first started out DE shaving I was using AoS pre-shave oil and, like many others, found it too thick and not all that helpful for achieving a better shave. I swore off pre-shave oil for quite a while and dabbled in other pre-shave options including water soluble formulas. I achieved moderate success with these but it still wasn't perfect enough for what I was shooting for.

After reading many positive reviews I decided to give Shave Secret a shot and I haven't looked back:

-It is very light and almost completely absorbed by your skin. What this means is no greasy feel after the shave and just well moisturized, smooth skin.

-Hands down it makes the shave easier and aids in skin protection to reduce irritation. It adds lubrication for sure but what I really think it does is soften the skin and make it supple to accept a blade scraping over it. Don't think it really softens the whiskers to any degree.

-Definitely reduces nicks by the blade...see above. I always get more nicks if I don't use it.

-It doesn't gunk up your brush since it is light

How I use it:

I use more than most and apply 15 drops to my wet beard in the shower after washing my face. I lather right over the top for the shave. I rinse the left over lather off after each pass but the shave oil benefit stays on for the next pass, no need to reapply.

Overall, this is one product that definitely has a positive impact on the shave. Works better than other shave oils. Best part is that it's available at all Wal-Marts and is cheap. It is less than $4 for a dropper vial that will last you for months. The only reason I gave it a 9 for price is because a 10 would only be if it is pennies or free. I highly recommend this one and I can't forsee any reason I would ever stop using it.
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For me, works better than any soaps or creams I have tried.
No learning curve.
Works the same every time.
Can be used as pre-shave so you can still enjoy lathering your soaps and creams.
Wow is it cheap!
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