Disclosure: Products were provided courtesy of Dreadnought for the purpose of this review.
Great Britain created shaving brand Dreadnought to free American men from terrible shaving routines. Complimented by a great sense of humor and stellar list of ingredients, Dreadnought offers a line of products to create the perfect daily grooming routine. Fortunately, I have been able to try some of Dreadnought’s great products so I thought I’d share my take with all of you. Read on!
Brand Packaging: In my personal opinion, no Dreadnought review is complete without some mention of the clever and original packaging. You can’t tell from the picture above, but the guys over at Dreadnought have issues, I mean serious issues! I open the box to the shaving cream and the inside of the lid top says “Good choice!” Further investigation reveals warnings such as “Don’t eat Dreadnought. It may make you sick! Besides it tastes awful and you are meant to shave with it you crazy fool!” These guys crack me up. And the tubs are recyclable. Best brand packaging ever.
I may or may not have made some of these noises after giving Dreadnought a try.
Dreadnought Shaving Cream: With a refreshing scent, I would describe Dreadnought’s Shaving Cream as thick and rich. The 100 ml tub retails for around $19 and I would say that it’s worth a buy. The richness of this cream cannot be overstated and it takes very little product for a full face and neck shave. I’ve been following the product directions to a tee using the Dreadnought Avenger Shaving Brush. This stuff distributes easily and has a pretty cool way of staying put on my face where cheaper products tend to drip considerably. The other cool thing is that the shaving cream also has an ingredient called Decelerine, which reduces the appearance of hair resulting in closer shaves over the course of months. Unfortunately, I haven’t been using Dreadnought long enough to support those claims, but I’ll keep you posted if I notice a difference. 3.5/5
Dreadnought Post Shave Balm: While I certainly appreciate the Shaving Cream, I have to say that the Post Shave Balm is my favorite after shave product I’ve used to date. Formulated with hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), the balm has this scent that takes me back to my earliest memories of visiting barber shops with my Dad to get my biweekly trims. Because of the unique smell, the post shave balm also serves as a bit of smell good stuff (in MANE MAN language…that’s cologne). It’s also formulated with aloe vera extract, which I can’t say enough good things about. It soothes and provides lasting moisture so the balm is definitely a winner in my book. It definitely soothes after each use and is super thick too. Just look at the consistency! 4/5
Overall Impression: So far, I have to say that I’m enjoying shaving with Dreadnought products. Paired with my new Edwin Jagger razor, I’m getting some pretty good shaves these days. I have to say that I’ve had a few nicks in the past couple of weeks, however that may be attributed to a learning curve with the new razor than with Dreadnought products per se. I fully expect that I’ll get a lot of use out of both of these products which makes Dreadnought a pretty good value. One thing I know for sure, I won’t be using cheap shaving foams ever again.