Shaving Oil directions

King of Shaves Shave Oils are formulated to give a superbly close and comfortable shave. They deliver enhanced razor glide and excellent blade performance leaving your skin incredibly smooth, supple and hydrated, not dry and tight. And they make great Beard Oils too!

  • Designed for sensitive skin.
  • Up to 75 shaves from one bottle. 
  • Use instead of gel / foam or to prepare your skin before an electric shave.
  • Compact size makes it ideal for hand luggage, gym, holidays as well as the bathroom.
  • Dermatologically tested, unfragranced and preservative free.
  • The totally clear formula means you see exactly where you’re shaving – perfect for shaping side-burns, goatees and for avoiding problem areas.



Give your stubble a good wash and soak. Wet stubble is so much easier to cut, which means less tug and pull, less irritation and more comfort so shave during (or straight after) a warm bath or shower. Cleanse face first with quality face wash or gentle exfoliating scrub.

Work 2–3 drops / pumps of Shave Oil thoroughly into your beard, to ensure even coverage and to lift the stubble away from the skin. Pay particular attention to anywhere you get any shaving rash, remembering the bit of the shave prep that does all the work during your shave is the thin film-like barrier between your skin and the blade.


Using a clean sharp blade, shave carefully in the direction of hair growth taking care around the sensitive neck area. 

Take it slow and steady, rinsing the razor frequently to prevent clogging and to ensure you get the most bristles in a single pass. For heavy stubble or several days’ growth focus on short strokes and thorough rinsing. 

Shaving with the grain, in the direction hair grows, will reduce the tug and pull and lessen the chance of irritation. If closeness is a problem, re-apply the Shave Oiil and then shave across the grain (XTG) in a second pass.

Tip: Only a few missed bristles separate a good shave from a great shave. Use your finger tips to feel for any missed bristles before you finish and rinse.


After shaving, thoroughly rinse off with cool clean water as this helps close up the skin’s pores. 

Pat dry and protect skin immediately with a moisturiser or balm.


If you prefer to shave with lather / foam on your face you can still get all the benefits of our Shave Oil by using it underneath a shaving gel or foam. Thoroughly wet your face with warm or hot water and apply a 2–3 drops of Shave Oil and massage in. Then apply shaving gel or foam on top and shave carefully using short strokes in the direction of hair growth taking extra care around the neck area. Afterwards thoroughly rinse off the shaving gel or foam, pat face dry and moisturise.


After cleansing, massage in 1–2 drops of Shave Oil and shave as normal.


Massage 1–2 drops of Oil onto clean dry skin. Wait 30 seconds, then shave as normal.


Our Shave Oils also works as highly effective conditioning Beard Oils. They help prevent any unwanted itching or scratchy feeling and leave your beard with a healthy shine.

Apply to a clean and towel dried beard. As a rule of thumb for a small beard you will need 1–2 drops / pumps of Oil, a medium beard 3-5 drops / pumps, and a big beard 6+. 

Don’t use too much, better to start with less, you can easily add more.

Squeeze Oil into your palms and then massage into beard, starting at the top and working down (with the grain), then working up from the bottom (against the grain) using your fingers like a large comb. 

Finish off by combing through holding the comb at 90 degrees to your beard so it fully penetrates the beard, not just the top layer. 

For more shine add a little more Oil.