What the brand says: The oil is a rich blend of botanical extracts, highly nutritious oils including Pomegranate Seed Oil, which helps to soften the beard, for a nourishing, close and comfortable shaving experience, and improved razor glide. Antiseptic properties of Turmeric and Neem ensure healing from small razor burns and cuts.
Packaging: The pre shave oil comes in a sturdy glass amber bottle with plastic pump. The bottle is quite sturdy and won’t break even if it accidently slips from your hand (experienced!). The pump has another transparent sturdy plastic lid on it (which did break though). The bottle looks quite luxurious and is travel friendly too.
Texture: The oil is thick but not greasy and feels lightweight on beard. It does not feel heavy like it does when you apply coconut oil. It actually looks good even if you leave it on your trimmed beard (if you don’t prefer clean shave) – it keeps it healthy!
Fragrance: The oil has a very strong ayurvedic smell which smells more like jasmine and sandalwood with very mild sweet orange fragrance. The fragrance stays for few hours and if you don’t like ayurvedic smell, this can be a turn off.
How to use and after-effects:
To use this pre-shave oil, take a generous amount of this oil and apply it on your beard. Massage it for a while and let it work for few minutes. Now, apply the shaving foam as usual and shave. The oil allows the razor or trimmer to glide very smoothly and if you are about to get a clean shave, you will notice how effortlessly the razor glides on your skin without causing any after-shave inflammation or redness. If you are trimming, for your regular maintenance, this works great there too since your hair does not feel brittle after wards and trims smoothly. If you don’t like the fragrance, make sure your wash your face thoroughly. This oil helps prevent nicks, cuts and inflammation, and that makes this pre-shave oil a perfect product! I have not tried any other pre-shave oil other than this, so cannot really compare it with anything but all in all, I love it.
EXPERT TIP: This oil can be used by girls too who prefer shaving and works great even if you don’t apply shaving foam on top of it. Simply apply a generous amount of this oil on the skin and shave in opposite direction of hair growth.