Thursday, 16 January 2014

Origins Easy Glider Pre-Shave Oil

It's unusual for me to review a product that's typically used by a man but I purchased Origins Easy Glider Pre-Shave Oil for Christmas for my husband and I thought I'd review it based on how he felt about it.

My husband is a low maintenance sort of man.  I'm not ashamed to admit that he uses the supermarket own brand of shave cream and a pretty standard razor.  I bought this oil for him as a sort of treat as he complains a lot about how harsh shaving is to his face and I have to virtually beg him to shave sometimes(!)

At 50ml, this bottle is pretty dinky but as I knew you typically don't use a lot of oil - even to moisturise your whole body - I figured that hopefully it would last a long time.  I was totally right with this and so far he's used it quite a few times and it hasn't even gotten down to the neck of the bottle.

The instructions say you can use it with their shave cream (Origins Blade Runner Energising Cream) or alone which is what my husband does.  He applies two drops before his shave and finds that the hair seems to come away easier.  Overall his skin doesn't hurt as much also.  The scent is similar to aromatherapy, providing a soothing and calming effect to the skin afterwards.

The only downfall I can see is the packaging which is currently a screw top bottle that you pour the oil out of.  I think it would have been better to provide a pump to unsure the correct amount it used and that you do not risk knocking the bottle over whilst it's in your bathroom.  I feel like at £19 this isn't an unreasonable thing to ask.

The bottom line is... my husband loves this pre-shave oil.  He thinks it's going to last over a year so in some respects it's close to the price of a few bottles of shaving gel but I know he will definitely repurchase it.  Also from a travelling point of view, a few drops of this oil can take the place of a huge bottle of shaving cream.

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