In August eShave reached out and asked me to review one of their products. When I checked their products they didn’t contain any parabens, SLS or SLES which is very good. I agreed to review their shave cream in orange sandalwood scent. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it’s a very good product.
The shave cream comes in an ordinary plastic jar. Upon opening it I was greeted with the wonderful scent of orange and sandalwood. The scent isn’t too strong and you’ll notice the orange more than the sandalwood. The citrus scent is a nice way to wake up if you’re still half-asleep by the time you start your shave.
The ingredients used in this product are about the same with other shave creams and it shows in its color and soft consistency. This is good because it gives me an idea of how to approach using this shave cream in terms of building up a lather and applying it to my face.
I used my shaving brush and scooped a small amout of cream. I started swirling it around trying to build a lather but it seems to require more than the usual amount of water to build up. This is by no means a bad thing – it just means that I have to use more water in order to get the correct lathering state.
On my face the shave cream feels nice and since it required more than the usual amount of water to lather it doesn’t dry up and cake. My shaving experience was very good in that I was able to achieve a close shave. However, it could use more moisturizing properties. I also didn’t experience any kind of irritation.
In terms of price the eShave shave cream is quite pricey with the 4oz jar retailing for $22. Locally, Adora in Greenbelt 5 sells it for PHP 995. Again it’s still pricey compared to other shaving creams at local prices. Adora also sells eShave’s other products such as pre-shave oil, after shave soother/cream, razors and brushes. Definitely worth checking out for those who want to improve their shaving routine.