Disclosure: Products were provided courtesy of Shea Moisture for the purpose of this review.
One of the things I hate about my grooming routine is keeping up with shaving. I mean seriously, hasn’t anyone invented anything that can keep my facial hair the same for like a good three months at a time!? I’d seriously be into that. Anyway, here’s my rundown of the Shea Moisture’s Shave & Groom set. Read on!
Facial Wash & Scrub: I think this is a good everyday cleanser. It offers great moisture and cleansing properties without stripping skin of natural oils. That being said, I think those with acne prone skin may consider something with salicylic acid which is likely better at preventing blemishes and breakouts.
Beard Softener & Beard Protector: I’ve come to realize that generations before us have really been missing out. It turns out that shave oils are REALLY good for your skin. While I think the shave butter gets a lot of shine from this line, I think the pre-shave oil is probably the most important part of the equation. From the moment I opened it and enjoyed the smell of the shea oil, I knew I would like it. This greatly contributed to the super close shave I was able to achieve…and it smells so good!
Shave Butter: I enjoyed using the butter, however I feel at times it was a little difficult to get through with my razor as its pretty thick (FYI, I use the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Power). But I will say that my single most favorite part of using this shaving combo is the application brush. Truth is, it really does help evenly distribute the product and it’s such a great throwback stylistically.
Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer: To be honest, I noticed no real effect from the bump preventer. In fact, I have noticed a bump or two on the lower half of my neck. Enough said!
Face Cream: This daily moisturizing cream has the same scent as the entire line which is definitely a positive. The real let down is the spray nozzle which makes it difficult to get out of the bottle. Short of that, the cream itself offers a lot of moisture and left my skin feeling pretty smooth.
Overall Impression: As I’ve been trying to be more conscious of my shaving routine lately, Shea Moisture’s Shave & Groom Set is an easy to follow routine that offers a close, smooth shave. While the Tea Tree Herbal Bum Preventer and Shave Butter did little for me, I thoroughly enjoy using the Wash & Scrub on a daily basis as my natural cleanser and the Beard Softener is a key component to my shave ritual. I have discovered that no matter what products I use, the most crucial component to a good shave is a sharp razor! That being said, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better shave set at this price point.