Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Rosemary Mint Shaving Gel

If you need to shave every other day like me, or every 30 minutes like my friend Dwayne, then you need to get a tube of this crap from Aveda.
I’m not making money by pitching this gel. I’m just letting you know I’ve discovered an easier way to do something that is a genuine pain-in-the-ass for a lot of men. Women, too. So if you ladies want to give your legs, pits and (for some of you) upper lips a break then read on.

I like the Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo that the lady who cuts my hair uses. So one day I went into a shop where they sold nothing but Aveda products to buy more shampoo. This shaving gel was right next to the shampoo so I decided to give it a try.

Here’s the deal: I’ve been using Edge for years. It worked okay but even though it comes out of the can like a gel, it’s still basically soap. The blade of my razor still caught on some of my more robust whiskers and dried-out patches of skin. I winced. I cursed. I bled.

Then I tried the Aveda Rosemary Mint Shaving Gel. It’s a little weird at first because there’s no foam. But my razor glided across my face effortlessly. The shave was close and my skin wasn’t irritated or dried out as it sometimes was after using Edge.

Face it (heh), the only reason you’re using shaving cream is because your dad did. And that because S.C. Johnson and Procter & Gamble convinced his dad their products were the way to go. Back in the 30’s Gillette might have been state-of-the-art shaving gear. It’s not anymore.

You can buy the shaving Gel for $12.50 online (www.aveda.com). But I got it for $9.50 at the Aveda store.

Remember. I’m not being compensated for becoming a shill for this wonderful goop. But I’m working on it. I’ll let you know how things work out.

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