As part of the Pour Homme Movember focus I’ll be reviewing a number of associated products that I’ll be using throughout my Movember journey, and here is product number 1.
KING OF SHAVES AZOR ADVANCED SHAVING GEL
Price: £4.99 for 150ml
Purpose: To make your shave less about irritation, and more about a smooth revolution.
What the brand say: Achieve superlative shave performance and unmatched razor glide with King of Shaves Azor Advanced Shaving Gel for Sensitive Skin. Helping to protect, moisturise and lubricate, skin is left amazingly smooth, supple and moisturised after shaving.
Pour Homme Verdict
Packaging: Sleek & masculine, the King of Shaves packaging isn’t the worst out their by any stretch of the imagination. A decent addition to any bathroom shelf it easily trumps its nearest competitors, but the only thing that stops it getting top marks is the strength of branding leaders Molton Brown and Kyoku For Men. 4 out of 5
Value for money: One of the main selling points of the whole King of Shaves range is that the price point is so reasonable. Take their razor blades for example – a set of 8 Gillette blades will set you back a steep £17, while the same amount of King of Shaves Azor blades will only cost you £9.50. And the same can be said for the Advanced Shaving Gel, at only £4.99 (even cheaper if you take advantage of one of the regular nationwide offers) it offers value for money that’s very difficult to argue with.
5 out of 5
Performance: My main reason for picking the King of Shaves Azor Advanced Shaving Gel was that it offered more visibility for shaving around my newly acquired facial hair – but in reality it offers a whole lot more than that. The glide that it gives your razor is superb, and while it coats your skin with a nice layer of slip, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue. Armed with all these excellent qualities it seemed to speed up my shave, and I didn’t give irritation a second thought. It even left my skin feeling moisturised rather than tight and dry! I couldn’t ask for any more, top marks!
5 out of 5
The verdict: In the past I’ve always favoured a shave cream over a gel – with the preconception of a more luxurious shaving experience. But the King of Shaves Azor Advanced Shaving Gel has not only dislodged my preconceptions, but abolished them all together. For a product so reasonably priced it really did offer superb shave performance. After all, what’s more luxurious than a smooth, moisturising shave experience without a hint of irritation. 5 out 5
The Azor Advanced Shaving Gel, as well of the rest of the King of Shaves range is available in supermarkets nationwide and lookmantastic.com