Castle Forbes takes its name from the estate of Lord and Lady Forbes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The brand grew out of fragrance ideas created for their own home, gradually scaling up to become one of the most luxurious brands in the field of male grooming. Each product bears the Forbes family emblem and is proudly free from parabens, colourings, artificial fragrances and animal testing.
Another unique selling point is Castle Forbes' insistence on using only pure essential oils, rather than more synthetic fragrance combinations; the higher concentration of these pure oils means your skin will feel the effect like never before. If you're looking for a devoted and passionate British brand with great products and highly positive reviews, Castle Forbes is it.
The Pre-Shave by Castle Forbes is a thin protective, oil-free lotion, which allows the blade to glide over any bumps or contours on the skin's surface, essentially providing an easier and more comfortable shave. If you prefer to shave quickly or would like a comfort barrier, this is the product for you. If you have ingrown hairs, tough growth or experience razor burn, this product could certainly help. The Pre-Shave is suitable for all skin types and is unscented so it doesn’t conflict with your shaving cream or aftershave.
After warming the skin and beard hair with hot water or a warm flannel, you should apply a small amount of The Pre-Shave with the fingers to provide a thin and even coverage. This will not prevent the blade cutting the facial hair when using water-based shaving lather, and it won't leave a sticky residue on your face or razor. It will hydrate the skin and swell the beard, creating a 'slip' which allows the blade to do its job more effectively.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-37, Paraffinum Liquidum, Panthenol, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylate Acid Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate.