Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Pre Shave Soap
Description by Douglas Smythe:
Our testers were unanimously in agreement on CUBE, pure MYSTERIOUS shave gold. They found it not only long lasting, but SUPER effective in adding additional slickness and shield to their shaves with a noticeably better post shave feel. WIN! I should also mention, one found it spooky and felt like it was watching him...take from that what you will.
CUBE - 6 ounces and 6 sides of solid otherworldliness. CUBE is not your everyday preshave. CUBE takes your shave to another dimension adding extra protection, hydration, slickness and glide. A powerhouse of slick with a kick of Activated Bamboo Charcoal!
Sweet Almond Oil, Prickly Pear Oil, Jojoba Oil, Safflower & Soybean Oil = Slick
Vitamin E, Aloe Vera & Sorbital = Skin Food
Glycerin is a humectant = Draws moisture into the hair, fattening it up!
Packed with Activated Bamboo Charcoal = Deep cleansing with light exfoliation.
Why is Preshave Soap BETTER Than Preshave Oil?
Well first off, as with anything in life, it all comes down to personal preference. I can tell you why I think it's better, but in the end, do what works for you! First off, unlike using oil, a Preshave Soap will not gunk up your gear and rinses away easy.
I was seriously turned off by all the clean up involved when using oils. Plus I was always concerned about it getting into my favorite brushes undetected and going rancid. Also, applying oil with your hands then holding onto a blade is not the safest move in my book. [That said, if you currently use an oil, apply it with your non-shaver hand!] In short, Preshave Oils inspired me to find a better way!
Why a Preshave Soap is More Effective.
A preshave soap really offers more bang for your buck; for one, it's more affordable and longer lasting. Use it first to clean the face before you shave, then rinse. Then reapply the soap prior to whipping up lather: First in a circular motion, then against the grain. The soap gets under the hairs, slightly propping them up, giving the blade more surface area to "bite" on to. The glycerin acts as a humectant pulling more water into the hair, prepping and softening it, thus making it a bigger target to mow down!
The release of CUBE has been a long time coming. For those who are privy to the PAA Universe, you may have seen CUBE hovering in the background on different labels and in ads...observing. I have read a few interpretations by folks in the forums who have noticed CUBE's appearances and have been flummoxed. What Does it Mean? [I super appreciate that folks are becoming more hip to the universe in our labels!]
What Strange Shave Tech is This?
It's great to finally bring CUBE to life for people to interface with! Holding it in your hand you can almost feel a force, an energy pulsating, drawing you in. However, all I can say at this time is, all shall be revealed in a future installment of the saga. Until then, embrace the mystery of CUBE and use it wisely!
6 oz Cube - Wrapped in biodegradable Plastic
Purified Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Stearate, Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder, Soybean Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Prickly Pear Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Vitamin E Acetate.