Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chisel Shave Club (Wet Shave) Review, December 2015 + 10% Discount Code!

Wet shaving for men has been enjoying sort of a revival lately. The process does require more time and attention to technique but the result is a superior shave with the side benefits of healing and nourishing skin. Partly due to reliance on a single blade, a wet shave reduces the potential for razor burn, skin irritation and ingrown hairs.

The Chisel Shave Club is a brand new subscription that helps turn shaving into an enjoyable daily task rather than an annoying chore. Every month, they send a hand picked assortment of quality wet shaving products such as shaving soap, razor blades, aftershave, lotion and pre-shave oils. Since everyone's skin and facial hair is unique, Chisel Shave Club provides the opportunity to try different products that may affect the quality of your shave. Here are the available plans:

Month to Month - $29.99
Three Mos. Prepaid - $28.99
Six Mos. Prepaid - $27.99
Twelve Mos. Prepaid - $26.99

Shipping in the U.S. is free and if you sign up for a six month or annual plan, you also get a free double edge safety razor handle and shaving brush in your first box. (Those two items can be added for an extra fee to the first two plan options.) Boxes ship on the 15th of each month.  My Chisel Shave Club box arrived by USPS Priority mail:

Inside was a dark blue (or black?) branded box with plenty of excelsior packing!

Here's a first look at everything inside...

...and outside the box:

There are two cards in the box. One has a welcome message on one side and "how to" steps on the other side.  The other lists the products and gives a bit of information about each.

First out is a stainless steel with chrome finish razor handle with Chisel Shave Club's logo on the head and base.  This twists open at the bottom and has a textured handle for a secure grip. It is nicely balanced and comes with its own case.

To go with the razor handle are two packs of razor blades, one from Astra and one from Shark.  Both contain 5 blades.

This Red Leaf Black Tea Soap & Shave Cube is 100% vegan and handmade in small batches. This bar is translucent and has a warm smoky scent with hints of sandalwood and sage.

From Brickell is a Clarifying Gel Face Wash which is made from coconut, aloe and geranium; it cleanses your skin without drying it out. I love the not-too-strong masculine scent of this!

This shaving brush has extra soft synthetic bristles and a beachwood handle...a guy's version of a Kabuki brush!  (Notice the smiling face in the handle? I didn't see that until the photo was uploaded!)  

This is a full size 5 oz. bar of Cedar Citrus soap by Dr. Squatch.  It has a wonderful rustic cedar wood and citrus scent. Among other things, the notes on the back say "....as men, we still desire to be wild, free and natural like a Sasquatch".  Fill in your own reaction...ha!  

The last item is a generously sized sample of Brickell's Instant Relief After Shave which contains aloe vera to moisturize and reduce irritation.  This is light and fast absorbing and has the added benefits of calming and hydrating the skin.

I thought the Chisel Shave Club did a great job of curation and provided a quality selection of wet shave products. The scents were particularly well chosen and I liked the inclusion of the full size soap.  The razor handle and shaving brush are available as extras if you purchase the one or three month subscription; they seem to be very well made and are a necessity for wet shaving if you don't already own them.

If you're interested in trying Chisel Shave Club, they have generously provided a custom discount code for my readers. Use code LONESTARSHOPPER10 for 10% off your first order. Wet shaving is a retro cool ritual and it's nice to see this manly art being revived!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was received complimentary for review purposes. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links.

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