Disclosure: Product was provided courtesy of Anita Grant.
Packaging: Fresh. Clean. Simple. Anita Grant products are straightforward and pretty inconspicuous which is great for the most discreet of guys.
Consistency: This is an oil blend and it feels as such. It’s not overly thin but definitely not what I expected since I was used to foam shaving cream. It comes in a handy (glass) spray bottle, and I sprayed 2-3 pumps into my hand for each shave. Then you just have to rub it on your face and start shaving. Oh and by far the best part of this being an oil is that you have the benefit of being able to clearly see where you are shaving. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to try to shave around a mustache and goatee when you’re using a white, foamy shave cream. With this product, you get arguably more benefits to your skin AND you can clearly see what you’re shaving. It’s excellent for precision. Plus, with this I don’t have to worry about accidentally flinging shaving foam all over the bathroom.
Smell: I LOVE the smell of this product. Its natural and woodsy scent reads masculine in large part due to cedarwood and ylang ylang which are common ingredients in colognes and perfumes. I did not find it to be an overwhelming scent at all and in fact, I enjoyed smelling it a bit throughout the day. Oh and as an added bonus, apparently ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac. ::insert come hither face::
Price: The product retails for 4.95 pounds (British Sterling) which amounts to about $8 per bottle (I think, correct me if my conversion is off). So that’s roughly $8 for 1 oz of shave oil which apparently can last for over 200 shaves. Not too shabby!
Overall Impression: When it comes to men’s grooming shaving really is the bane of my existence. I hate it and try to avoid doing it all. That is until I used Anita Grant’s Pure Shaving Oil. After the first use my face was super smooth and the smell is fantastic. I honestly found myself wanting to shave more and more to get consistent results. It’s a shave, aftershave and cologne all rolled into one.
Initially I was hesitant to believe that a shave oil would be better than a traditional foam, but this stuff is definitely a keeper. I’ve only been using it for five days or so and I’m already worried about running out. And did I mention it is also vegan and cruelty free?! This definitely gets the MANE MAN stamp of approval.