Dubbed as being a replacement for a pre shave oil, shaving cream, and skin conditioner this product this product contains several vital ingredients that help both keep your skin well moisturized and nourished.
Some of the standout ingredients in this product are the Eucalyptus and Peppermint which will help invigorate your skin while conversely the Macadamia Nut and Jojoba oils (also known as Simmondsia Chinesis oil) will help increase the moisture of your skin. If you are prone to acne, oils like Macadamia Nut and Jojoba typically won’t cause an increase in acne when applied to your skin. In addition, since this is being used as a shaving product, it will cleared from your skin immediately when finishing shaving.
As with most carrier and essential oils when applied to your skin, the scent typically doesn’t last for more than an hour and will dissipate rather quickly. Therefore if you are sensitive to smells, the Jack Black Beard Lube won’t have prolonged lingering scents after use.
Oils aside, performance of the product itself will help reduce the occurrence of general skin irritation and razor bumps, especially if you come from a background of using shaving cream that comes from a can.
Given that the this solution is clear when applied to your skin (i.e. it doesn’t lather), unlike other shaving creams that leave a rich lather that is not transparent, you can see the areas that you need to shave when making the appropriate passes across your face.
Largely this product is going to be best used on a double edge safety razor or a cartridge based razor.
If you use either a straight edge razor or electric shaver (both the rotary and foil varieties), you are likely going to find alternate products within this category that will provide better results.
Given that this product comes in 3 distinct sizes the biggest bottle will be the best value at $2.19 an ounce.
However, the smaller sizes are great if you want to give the product a “test drive” and perform a few shaves to see what the results are going to be.
Being that this beard lube acts as a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and post shave conditioner, it makes for a great luxury travel product that you can safely store in your carry on luggage for business trips or weekend getaways as its under the TSA requirement of 3.4 ounces.
For the wet shaving enthusiasts out there may be disappointed in that you will be unable to use your classic badger hair shave brush when applying this to your face. Given its texture, many of the benefits of using a shaving brush will be lost. Namely the ability to provide a gentle exfoliation pre shave as well as the ability to make your hairs stand on edge as opposed to them being matted down when the product is applied with your hands.
As with any shaving cream or pre shave oil, performance will always be optimal after a hot shower.