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Great for what it is
on 10 August 2011
I must admit, I don't normally find myself reviewing shaving products, so bear with me, I'll give it my best!
The first point I think I need to make clear is that you NEED to like (or even love) menthol. I don't think that having a tolerance for menthol will be enough, as its quite strong-smelling indeed, and when applied to your face and neck (can't say for elsewhere, I only shave my face!) the menthol smell is quite overwhelming, and totally fills your nasal passage. That said, I quite like it. It's a real freshener, and really decongests you first thing in the morning, so it scores marks on this (for me) but please note, thats a personal opinion, we'll get down to the factual info below.
If you read the back it states the usual "best used with our entire shaving range" slogan, and doesn't really promise anything special. I don't own their entire shaving range, suffice to say, this is the only product of theirs I use, and it works just fine as part of 'my' range. It's a clear, aqua-teal-blue colour and DOESN'T go opaque, or lather up when applied and worked into skin. It remains clear, and to me this is neither a pro nor a con but I suppose for those who wish to do fine trimming, or create intricate beard-styles, this is a plus as it will give you a greater degree of accuracy.
It feels smooth, and it works just as advertised. As a side-note, the menthol nature creates a slightly 'chilling' feeling on the skin after the shave, which counters any heat-rash you may encounter. Again, I haven't really encountered any irritation but that 'cool' feeling is a real benefit, it feels very fresh.
So to wrap it up, again I mention I've never reviewed something like this before so if I've missed something or you'd like to get my opinion on something else, please comment below, its good for its value IF you like menthol, and fancy something a bit different.
Hope this helps.