Shaving Oils

Shaving Oils

Shaving oils come under two distinct categories: pre-shave oils and shave oils. Pre-shave oils, as the name suggests, are used prior to shaving, in tandem with a product like Shaving Cream or Shaving Soap. Shave Oils are used as an alternative to these products; both offer protection against discomfort and soften the hairs to aid shaving, and many Shave Oils are useable as a pre-shave oil as well.

The advantage of using a pre-shave oil is that it provides an extra layer of protection to your skin whilst giving your hairs an extra softening boost. This helps to prevent razor burn and give you the close shave you desire. They prove particularly popular amongst men with sensitive skin, or those who find themselves prone to discomfort, ingrown hairs, razor bumps or irritation after shaving. The Modern Man stocks pre-shave oils from big name brands in skincare and shaving like Anthony Logistics, The Bluebeards Revenge and The Shave Doctor - companies who know how to look after you and your skin. After thoroughly washing your face with hot water, apply a few drops to your skin, allow it to soak in for a minute, then apply your choice of Shaving Cream, shaving gel or Shaving Soap on top, and you’re ready to go.

The main benefit to using Shaving Oil as opposed to cream or soap is that shave oil allows you to see where you’re shaving. This proves particularly popular amongst men with facial hair styles that they want to retain - for instance, a goatee, or for touching up the jawline around a thick beard. Using a shaving oil is a similar process to other products - you want to start by give your face a good wash with hot water, but then rather than applying a thick lather, you want to work on a thin layer of oil. Don’t make the mistake of using too much - only a drop or two are required to provide good coverage. Once applied, allow it a minute to start softening your skin and hairs, and wash the residue from your hands, then proceed to shave.

The Modern Man stocks some of the best pre shave oils! These feature essential oils natural oils and scents like sandalwood for that sophisticated experience, as well as natural ingredients - great on sensitive skin. We stock brands who understand men’s shaving and skincare needs, from giants of male grooming like American Crew, to shave experts like King of Shaves, as well as stylish boutique brands like Apothecary 87 and Dear Barber. With such a range, you’re sure to find pre-shave oils and shave oils to suit your every shaving need.

Some of our bestselling shave oil products include...

American Crew Ultra Gliding Shave Oil 50ml - Allows for a super smooth shaving experience, letting you see where you're shaving so as not to obstruct your intended style.

Musgo Real Classic Scent Pre Shave Oil 100ml - This light and aromatic oil includes sweet almond and grape seed oils to soften stubble, protect skin and smooth razor glide. Comes in a retro splash bottle that's ideal for travelling.

Popeye Pre-Shave Oil 56g - Made with essential oils and Vitamin E, this pre-shave oil from Popeye's Barbershop helps lift hair from the face for a close, comfortable shave.

Osma Tradition Pre Shave Oil 50ml - For a smoother, more comfortable shave, use this Osma Tradition oil to provide extra lubrication to the facial hair removal process. Formulated using 100% natural ingredients, as well as a blend of six oils.

The art of shaving takes time to perfect, and it's personal preference whether you want a smooth shave or stubble whatever shaver you use. Whether you use shave cream, seed oils, moisturisers, post shave/aftershave balm, The Modern Man has a massive selection of shave and skincare products that will help you achieve a precision shave and make your shaving routine simple yet luxurious.