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Beauty Strokes - H.I.S Face Shaving Brush (Clear Handle)


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  • One of a kind synthetic blend. Feels and performs like badger hair.
  • Distinctive Clear Handle
  • Unique formula is anti-microbial
  • Prevents bacteria from forming on the brush
  • Hand-made in the US

Product Description

The Beauty Strokes H.I.S Face shaving brush is made from a one of a kind synthetic. It looks like a badger, feels like, performs like a badger, but it's not badger. The unique formula is anti-microbial to prevent bacteria from forming on the brush. It's extra soft tips provides a shave with a soft touch that you can feel with every stroke. Available in a clear handle or black handle. This high quality professional shaving brush is priced to offer you an exceptional value. Affordable luxury brought to you from a manufacturer with a tradition of excellence.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.3 x 18.3 cm ; 45 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
  • Item model number: ABS-11250
  • ASIN: B0088HXMK2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Jun. 2012
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 345,700 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Amazon.com: 37 reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
This brush has made badger brushes obsolete 9 Jun. 2012
By Ryan Scott Foster - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I bought this brush based on recommendations from The Shave Den Forum, This brush has outperformed every other brush I've owned. It retains water like a badger brush, looks like a silvertip badger brush, (it's a little bit lighter in color)it's softer than a silvertip. Has more backbone than a silvertip. lathers quicker, with less soap. In fact it's one and only failing when compared to a badger brush is that it does not retain heat as well.

The shape of the knot (brush bristles) is unusual compared to other brushes. It is rounded on the sides like a typical bulb shaped knot, but there the resemblance stops because the top of the brush is almost flat. This makes for great contact with the face and I'm surprised brush manufactures haven't made this style of knot before. The handle is clear except for the top fourth of the handle where you can see that the glue from the knot setting process was painted silver. (***EDIT: What I thought was silver paint appears to be, on closer inspection, an actual metal ring, most likely aluminum.***)The acrylic handle was then poured around the knot. Looking down the bottom of the handle you can see the bottom of the bristles. It's like you can see the skeleton of the brush. This brush is big, really big. for this reason I can see this brush being popular with the ladies or any other leg shavers as well.

There are no other brushes in this or any other price range that I will recommend to new or experienced wet shavers. This brush has it all, The stiffness of a boar brush with all the softness of the very finest silvertip badger brushes.

I received a personalized, hand signed letter with this brush. How many other companies do you know of that still offer the extra personalized touch to show they care? I wanted to know why they only offered the black handled brush and not the clear one that was on their website. They responded (through another Shave Den member) that they didn't think there was a demand for the clear handle. Less than a month later they put the clear handled brush up on Amazon. They are in Florida, I'm in Oregon and they shipped it out to me in less than a week. Ordered on Tuesday, received on Friday. I was and am blown away by the level of customer service this company has shown. I felt the least I could do was leave a review for both this amazing brush and this amazing company.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The High Performing, High Value Synthetic Brush 17 Jun. 2012
By Gary D. Carrington - Published on Amazon.com
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When I saw this brush I thought that it would be similar to the Franks Synthetic (FS) that had enjoyed. I noted that it had more of a whiteness at the where the FS had black tips. So I went on to order the brush.

So I received the brush and was surprised at the size. I normally like brushes with knots in the 20-25 mm range. This brush was large compared to what I was used to using at 28 mm on the knot size.

The second thing I noticed was that is looked more like a Silvertip Badger than the other synthetics. The brush is dense in fact it is much denser than any other brush I have. Now that I have this brush, it is time to see how it performs.

Once I got use to the size, I found this to be a very good brush in terms of application. I was able to negotiate the ears and quickly apply lather to the back of my head for the head shave.

Here were some areas that I observed about the H.I.S. brush.

Water retention: Does it hold water sufficiently enough?
Yes - In fact you need to shake it lightly about 3 times or you could have too much water. This holds water exceptionally well due to the density and quantity of fibers.

Loading: Does it pick up soaps and creams easily?
Yes - It is very efficient. A little soap or cream goes a long way.

Lather: Does it built and apply lather well?
Yes - It is a real lather monster.

I used it with Fitness Soap in a mug. It made enough lather for 4 1/2 thick face passes (2 of them I simply wiped off because I had finished face shaving). Then it made 2 full head shave passes with thick lather. Afterwards, I was able to squeeze the brush and get a larger wad of lather at the finger and thumb. This amount of lather was made with one dip into water with a three shake to reduce moisture and only 2 swirls to pick up the soap. No additional water or soap was used. I also used it with a nickel sized drop of C.O. Bigelow cream and got the same results. I think the density of the brush fibers is so high that it creates a very strong lather production due to the fibers moving against each other.

Application: Does it allow for a soft/smooth/effective application of lather to the skin.
Yes - The lather went on smooth and easy every time.

Quality feel: Does the synthetic brush have the "quality" feel against the skin?
It has a soft quality feel against the skin.

Appearance: Is the look of the brush attractive? Yes.

One additional thing about synthetics is that you can be a little more rough with them versus natural hairs and not have a problem with them. They will not bloom or change shape. In my experience I have found is, what you get with a synthetic is a uniform product that does not change over time. That has pluses and minuses which each user must determine for themselves if a synthetic is right for them.

In conclusion, would I recommend this brush to others.
Yes! In fact, I have ordered a backup brush because I like this one so well. You might just want to give this brush some consideration if you are looking for a nice synthetic brush in the mid price range.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great Synthetic Brush 14 Jun. 2012
By JJP - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I travel frequently and wanted a synthetic brush for travel purpose since it would dry faster than a badger brush. I currently have quite a few brushes and have been wet shaving for more than 50 years. My other foray into a synthetic shaving brush was not successful. I found that brush to be less than desirable.

The brush arrived in record time and I was surprised by its density and soft feel. I washed the brush and put it to its initial test. First, the brush loaded soap fast and retained sufficient soap to make a superlative lather. The brush feels great when you shave with it. I retained more than enough lather for my usual four pass shave. After my shave the brush cleaned up and dried fast.

In conclusion, this will make a great travel brush (it is larger than most travel brushes but worth the extra size) and well as regular brush.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It's a great brush, but won't replace my badger 24 July 2012
By B. Rice - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I will echo everyone's praises about this brush:

-- It's a terrific value at 1/4 of the cost of a badger
-- Creates lots of lather and it gives up the lather easily
-- Dries fast
-- No funny smells like with new badgers or boars
-- It hasn't shed a single hair since I've owned it (2 months)
-- Luxurious feel
-- Nice weight

Some of the nitpicks I have about this brush:

-- The handle feels a little cheap compared to my other badger brushes (Simpsons, Rooney, Edwin Jagger)
-- The brush tips are so soft that you barely feel them on your face
-- The backbone of this brush is very strong and doesn't splay out on the face without a bit of effort
-- Practically no bloom after the first couple of uses

Summary:

Overall this is an excellent value for a quality brush. I was so impressed with it that I ordered one for my brother in law. That said, the feeling of the brush is something that took me a while to get used to. It has feather soft tips with the backbone of a boar brush, so the feeling on the face can sometimes be vague. It takes a bit of effort to splay this brush on your face. The reason I enjoy larger brushes is because I like the sensation of being enveloped by the brush. I was able to remedy this by mashing the brush against my hand for a few minutes. This helped loosen it up and now it splays nicely.

The brush has no scritch. While this may seem like a good thing, when switching back and forth between this brush and my Rooney 3/3 silvertip and Simpsons Keyhole 4 in best, I found that I actually missed the (minimal) amount of scritch and scrub of those brushes. I think a bit of scritch helps exfoliate and prepare the skin for the shave.

Comparing it to a boar, it isn't the triple-milled soap destroyer like my Semogue brush, but because of its strong backbone, it's much better at loading hard soaps than my soft badgers. Because of its ultra soft tips, I prefer using this brush with creams. Face lathering can be a bit of a challenge until the backbone is tamed because of its smallish bloom.

After owning this brush for a few months, it has moved slowly down to the bottom of my rotation. It seems that the novelty of this brush has worn off and I just don't pick it up as often as my badger brushes. I still highly recommend it for someone that is on a tight budget or is concerned about using animal products.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Amazing brush! Unbelievably efficient. 16 July 2012
By Bowman75 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I have only had this beauty for a couple of days but it is magnificent, there is plenty of backbone and the softness is unbelievable..it feels very similar to my Rooney 3/1 Super but with more backbone. My favorite feature of this brush however, is how efficient it is, this thing only uses 1/4 to 1/2 of the normal amount of product to produce gobs of rich lather. Example..Mitchell's Wool Fat, I've never been a big fan because even after loading my brush for 1 minute I'd barely have enough lather for 3 passes (I do 4) and the 3rd pass was thin and watery, so MWF had been demoted to the back of my shaving cabinet. I brought it out first thing when I received this brush and with only THIRTY seconds of loading the H.I.S Brush produced enough THICK lather for my 4 passes and there was probably enough left in the brush for 2 more passes. It is still early but I am tempted to thin out and sell much of my brush herd in the future and order a couple more of these bad boys for backup!
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