Mrs London has asked me to review 'The Bluebeards Revenge', a new shaving cream for men. As I normally blog about videogames [can you hyperlink the previous word please ;-) ] [Ed: done, cheeky bugger ;-)] this type of review is a bit of a leap for me but hopefully you, her regular readers, will enjoy my debut beauty review.
I've used Kiehl's Blue Eagle Shaving Cream for a number of years but have been looking for a new product to use ever since that formulation stopped being sold in the UK in tubs. I don't really like shaving cream in tubes, as it seems quite wasteful and it is somehow more satisfying to scoop out the necessary amount from a tub with your fingertips than squeeze it out of a tube. Or that might just be me. Bluebeards Revenge comes in a pot, so that was a point in its favour even before I removed the lid.
Bluebeards Revenge's USP is that it caters for those testosterone-charged blue-chinned men who never really look wholly shaved - like Desperate Dan, or Homer Simpson, I suppose - part human, part Neanderthal, all (real) man. The product claims to contain a scientifically proven ingredient that will actually reduce beard growth after a couple of months' use, making it less dense and therefore easier to shave. What it doesn't contain, though, is any parabens. I've absolutely no idea what a 'paraben' is - Mrs London would no doubt be shocked - but it doesn't sound like something I'd want next to my skin, so their absence is clearly a 'good thing'.
What isn't confused, though, is the donation of 50p per tub that the manufacturers will give to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Disclosure: product was provided without charge for consideration for review. The website, with stockists' details, is at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk (as always, not an affiliate link).
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