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  1. How to Shave With a Cut Throat Razor

    Cut-throat razors—also known by the far less menacing name of straight razors—can seem like an intimidating tool of choice for shaving. Rather than the more common handle and contained blade structure, a straight razor resembles a flick knife with one singular sharp blade that is used to glide across the skin and achieve an incredibly close Read more...
  2. Aftershave vs. Cologne: What’s the Difference?

    From aftershave lotion to aftershave balm, eau de toilette to eau de parfum, cologne to deodorant, we gents are bombarded with a lot of terms for men’s fragrances, and it can be difficult to know the difference between them all. Like many of us, you may have been using these names interchangeably, but these products are not one and the same. So, Read more...
  3. Best Shaving Creams for Wet Shaving in 2022

    Lather up with one of our top shaving cream picks for a super-close and irritation-free morning shave As traditional shaving has enjoyed a recent boom in popularity, customers have suddenly become bombarded by an endless selection of shaving creams. Between unique all-natural formulations, eye-catching designs and crazy new fragrances you’ve Read more...
  4. 7 Tips to Help You Save Money on Your Shaving

    With rising inflation and soaring energy prices, many of us are feeling the pinch this year and have started to look for ways to save a bit more money. Shaving can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our money-saving tips from The English Shaving Company so you can keep enjoying an exceptionally close and comfortable shave without Read more...
  5. Spotlight On: European Brands

    One of the things we’re most proud of here at The English Shaving Company is just how diverse our collection of shaving, styling and grooming products is. We may have the word English in our name, but our selection is far more international. From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, we stock some of the finest brands and products from Europe and we Read more...
  6. 10 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas from The English Shaving Company

    Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 19) but don’t worry if you haven’t sorted out his present yet, there’s still time to get him more than brightly coloured socks. After all, dads deserve a great deal more when they do so much for us. Between being a master of DIY, your own personal taxi driver and a constant source of wisdom (and bad jokes Read more...
  7. Best Shaving Products for Sensitive Skin

    Do you find that your skin looks red, feels irritated and begins to flake after you finish shaving no matter how careful you’ve been? Don’t be ashamed, it’s not because you never learnt how to shave properly. You’re most likely one of the many men out there with highly reactive and easily irritable skin. In fact, a 2019 study found that 50- Read more...
  8. Straight Razors: All You Need to Know

    If you’ve ever treated yourself to a wet shave in a traditional barbershop, then you know first-hand that nothing compares to the close shave you get from a straight razor. Also known as a cut-throat razor, shavette razor or a barberette, this type of razor features an exposed blade that folds into the handle. While initially overshadowed by the Read more...
  9. Spotlight On: Proraso

    Ciao readers, Between some of our team attending a tradeshow in Bologna and the Eurovision Song Contest taking place this week in Turin, we can’t seem to get Italy out of our heads. So, we thought this would be the perfect time to shine a spotlight on our most popular Italian brand: Proraso. A trendsetter in the world of balms, shaving creams Read more...
  10. Make Your Shaving and Grooming Regime Vegan

    As the benefits of a vegan lifestyle become more and more evident, companies and consumers alike are starting to think more about what ingredients go into the products we use every day. You may never have considered it before, but many shaving, grooming and beauty companies have been using animal-based ingredients in their products for years. But Read more...

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