Shaving & Skincare FAQs

Shaving and skincare frequently asked questions.

Your shave gels don’t produce a ‘Father Christmas beard’ of foam... does that mean they don’t work?
Generally it is true to say for most shaving preparations, the more lather a product produces, the more it will dry out your skin. It may feel good to ...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:42 PM
How can I shave when I have spots or a rash?
Even if you have spots, shaving rash or irritation you can, with care, continue to shave. Our low foam shaving gels and oils are ideal as they allow yo...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:44 PM
What's the best way to avoid shaving rash?
Shaving rash is normally caused by friction as the razor blade passes over the skin. It can be further irritated by a harsh or drying shaving prep espe...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:47 PM
I have a very heavy beard and find that shaving with the grain doesn’t give me a close enough shave. What can I do?
Begin by following our guide to a great shave and shaving with the grain. This means shaving in the direction of your hair’s growth. It removes the bul...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:48 PM
How can I avoid in-growing hairs?
In-growing hairs can be a real problem. An ingrowing hair is one that curls back on itself and grows back under the skin. Some hairs continue to grow a...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:49 PM
What is the best technique for shaving under my nose?
Shaving under the nose, no matter what razor you use, can be tricky. So we have put together some tips to help you keep your upper lip smooth. Shave ...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:50 PM
I have extremely sensitive skin – what shaving products should I avoid?
If you have extremely sensitive skin or find that fragrance irritates you, try our Sensitive Shave Gel or Sensitive Shave Oil. Although none of our...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:51 PM
I have oily skin so should I avoid shaving with a shave oil?
Using a King of Shaves Shaving Oil will not make your skin oilier. However they will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. Remember not t...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:52 PM
Are your products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
All King of Shaves shaving and skincare products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Most of our beard range and razors are too. The only exce...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:55 PM
Should I use shaving products that contain menthol?
King of Shaves offers a wide choice of mentholated (SuperCooling) or unmentholated products for the simple reason many people love the super cooled fee...
Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 9:56 PM