Monday, 9 August 2010

REVIEW - The Bluebeards Revenge Vs King of Shaves

Shaving products

I happened upon two samples to try recently, one aimed at men and one at women and both to essentially do the same job. Make for a clean, easy and smooth shave. I may not have a beard, but I've got two legs, so I used the girl's shaving gel on my left side and the men's shaving cream on my right, so here are my thoughts...

The Bluebeards Revenge shaving cream

What's the deal? The Bluebeards Revenge is a paraben-free, premium quality shaving cream with added ingredients like Decelerine to specifically combat tough stubble.

My verdict: This definitely gave a better result on the underarm and bikini area than the female marketed product, the difference was easy to see as well as feel. When it came to the legs I think the two were pretty much the same and both legs felt nice and smooth without feeling dry. This product takes slightly longer to get on though because you need to take the cream in your hands and lather it up before applying it to the skin so allow a few extra minutes.The company recommend using a brush too, although I didn't bother.

The downside for this shaving cream is that it costs £14.99 a tub, although I'm certain it will last far longer than a shaving gel as you only need a tiny bit with each use. Guys better watch out if they've bought this because it's great for girls too.

Scent: 5/5
Results: 4/5
Ease of use: 3/5
Packaging: 5/5
Total: 17/20

King of Shaves Woman smooth and sensitive shaving gel

What's the deal? Designed especially for women, this unperfumed King of Shaves shaving gel contains gentle chamomile and is dermatologically tested.

My verdict: The scent of this gel is very girly and a little old-fashioned as it is natural, without perfumes. I'm not the biggest fan of flowery fragrances like this so Bluebeard definitely wins the fragrance war. The texture is a consistency of shower gel and it performed very much in the same way.

It didn't feel like a specialist product regardless of the fact that it is by King of Shaves. It's cheaper than the competition though at £5.99.

Scent: 2/5
Results: 3.5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Packaging: 3/5
Total: 13.5/20

Overall, I have to say I preferred the men's product. It's not the first time I've used men's shaving products either as they are designed to do the same job. When it comes down to it, pretty pink packaging is just there to catch the eye of a girly girl, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's the best product for you. Experimenting is the only way to know for sure.
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