One thing we universally agree on is that achieving a good shave is one of the trickiest parts of beautifying ourselves. First, we have to stretch and bend in the most awkward ways just to do more hand gymnastics to avoid getting pesky cuts and scrapes.
And let’s not even mention razor bumps! Ingrown hairs and strawberry skin can turn an otherwise smooth surface into a rocky terrain. Needless to say, shaving takes some work!
But what if I told you that there was a product that would not only make the process easier, but would leave your body feeling like you got a fresh wax? Yup, it exists and it’s called shave oil, and it’s exactly what is sounds like: shaving with oil.
Pre-shave oils are so silky that it glides your razor with little effort on your part. On the other end, post-shave oils leave you feeling much softer and bump-free after you’ve done all the shaving. The two oils are so different, but both are so worth it.
Intrigued? Keep reading to find out what we think the 4 best oils are.
Oil is said to protect your skin from scrapes and cuts better than shaving cream can during your shaving process, and this oil from Olio E Osso does just that. All you have to do is wet the surface of your skin, apply a thin layer of oil, and glide the razor across your skin.
You’ll feel an immediately noticeable difference in softness. Plus, it’s made with an avocado and olive oil base, so no worries about dry skin—the moisture is totally locked in.
Ingrown hairs around the bikini line and surrounding areas can really be a pain. Luckily, we have Fur Oil—a gynaecologically-tested oil created to prevent this! However you don’t shave with this oil! Instead, rub in a few drops post-shave and you’re good to go.
If you’re concerned about oil transfer and uncomfortably clogged pores , don’t be! This is a fast drying jojoba and tea tree based oil that’s so lightweight that “it won’t stain your silk.”
Stubble, nicks, and bumps are typically the result of a bad shaving technique or low-quality razor. This is why products like Tree Hut’s Moisturizing Shave Oil are important! It can carry even the dullest razor by creating a close, smooth glide with its smooth gel-to-oil formula.
The fragrance is incredible, too! The blend of shea butter, coconut, palm leaf, and lime give you a fresh feel, along with a little taste of the warm, tropical Caribbean.
Looking like a glazed donut post-shave doesn’t sound too bad, right? Clear, smooth, sweet-smelling, and glowing—sounds like my kind of party! This oil from Truly promises to do just that with just a couple drops of this super hydrating, fast-absorbing shave serum.
Not to mention that the ingredient list is one of the best! It’s made with antiseptic and anti- inflammatory oils and extracts that prevent ingrown hair, burns, and irritation.