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Menskin Shave Stick

The Promise

This one-step, vitamin-infused shaving wand speeds up your morning routine. Its sheer formula makes for precision shaving of beards and mustaches.

The Trial

The stuff is convenient—applying is as easy as putting on deodorant—and without drips or a handful of foam, it's a lot less messy and wasteful. The fact that it's clear does help prevent missed patches. Our "Ice" scent seemingly had no scent at all (okay by us), but it did have a bit of a refreshing tingle.

The Results

The formula is definitely moisturizing. Skin is left feeling hydrated and not tight. One tester commented that it made shaving his head a breeze. It does, however, seem to work best on a day's growth versus the mini-beard that accumulates after a long shaveless weekend. There is some drag on scruffier days. But we can't think of an easier or more packable shaving cream for travel.

$21, at the Grooming Lounge

  • Prep your skin with a warm (but brief) shower before shaving.

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