SHAVING TIPS FOR MEN
Your closest, most comfortable shave is all about choosing the right shaving creams and after shave to meet your specific grooming style and skin type. Ours not only provide a smooth ride for razors, they also respect and treat your skin. Whether you prefer shaving gel, cream or lotion, Kiehl’s solutions are made with energizing and efficacious ingredients to provide an incomparably close shave for a smoother, healthier-looking finish.
FIND YOUR SHAVE CREAM FORMULA
HOW TO GET A CLOSE SHAVE
Our most popular men’s shaving products, "White Eagle" Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream is made with cooling Menthol and Camphor for a refreshingly close shave. Our brushless formula provides a creamy lather cushion to help prevent razor bumps and maximize shaving comfort.
SHAVING WITH SENSITIVE SKIN
Is your skin prone to razor burn, bumps or irritation after shaving? If so, you likely have sensitive skin, and we have the right shave balm for you. Our "Blue Eagle" Ultimate Brushless Shaving Cream is infused with soothing Aloe to comfort sensitive skin and prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs for a magnificently smooth finish.
FOR THE BRUSH SHAVER
With Lite-Flight Shave Cream, a classic shaving tradition makes a comeback. Specially formulated for use with a shaving brush, this product helps the brush lift facial hair and stubble while gently exfoliating to help prevent ingrown hairs. This provides just the right conditions for an impeccable old-fashioned shave.
Our exfoliating shave cream has Menthol and Camphor, which leave a refreshing sensation on your face. This makes for a uniquely invigorating shave experience – that leaves clean-shaven skin feeling sleek, hydrated and soft.
SHAVE CREAM FOR THE PRECISION SHAVER
If you get creative with your facial hair styles – maybe you’ve tried muttonchops, handlebars or goatees – try Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion.
We formulated our no-lather shaving lotion to let you see what you’re shaving for a smooth, precise finish. With Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Kukui Nut Oil, this product softens hair and protects skin to prevent shaving cuts. Plus, it smells fresh – like the woods.
HOW TO USE KIEHL’S SHAVING CREAMS
With all Kiehl’s shaving creams, apply on moist – not wet – skin. We recommend for your shaving routine to fall after a warm bath or shower.
Our shaving creams are rich – a little goes a long way. When you’re ready, be sure to apply a nearly translucent layer. You should be able to almost see through the cream to your five o’clock shadow or facial hair.
And remember, always apply shaving products in upward, circular motions. This ensures that your hair follicles are coated all the way down to the skin.
As you shave, save the tough stubby patches for last. This allows the ingredients ample time to soften facial hair and soothe skin.
If you notice your razor is clogging – you’re using too much.
SHAVING CAN BE ROUGH. HERE’S A SMOOTH SOLUTION
YOUR CLASSIC SHAVING ROUTINE
1. PREPARE YOUR SKIN
Start your shaving routine by cleansing skin with a facial wash or energizing scrub to clear away excess dirt and oil and soften facial hair.
2. APPLY YOUR FAVORITE SHAVE CREAM
Using upward circular motions, apply a shave lotion or cream based on your style or skin type. Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream is a men’s favorite that softens facial hair and helps defend your skin against nicks, cuts and razor bumps.
3. GO WITH THE GRAIN
For a proper shave, use light, gentle strokes. Your razor should do the work, not you. Start shaving with the grain (in the direction of hair growth). Then if you have any stubble left, go against the grain for an even closer shave.
4. RINSE RAZOR BLADE FREQUENTLY
This prevents buildup on the razor blade edges or cartridge and will result in a smoother glide with more comfort.
5. PREVENT RAZOR BURN
To avoid post-shaving irritation like ingrown hairs and razor burn, rinse skin with cool water and pat it try. Then use a skin soothing after shave formula, such as Post-Shave Repair Gel, to nourish and protect skin.
DISCOVER OUR MEN’S SHAVING PRODUCTS
FOR A PRECISE, CLOSE SHAVE
- Shave just after a warm bath or shower when your facial hair is already softened
- If desired, use a warm, damp towel to moisten your face
- Use just enough shave lotion to cover a thin layer
- Glide your razor, moving with the grain
- Finish with an after shave or facial toner and moisturizer
CLASSIC SHAVE CREAM FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
- Before you shave, take a warm shower or bath or use a Kiehl’s facial scrub
- You may also moisten your face with a warm, wet towel
- Apply a small amount of shave cream with your exfoliating shave brush
- Without using any water, glide your razor on your skin for a close shave
- Once you’re done, smooth on a face toner and moisturizer
HELP PREVENT SHAVING IRRITATION
- We recommend shaving after a bath or shower, you can also use one of Kiehl’s facial scrubs just prior to your shave
- If you like, prepare your skin by patting it with warm, damp towel
- Smooth on a thin layer of this unscented shaving cream
- Shave your face, saving tough stubble for last
- Finish your shaving routine with after shave, a toner and skin moisturizer
KIEHL’S FOR MEN
For most men, skin care isn’t the first subject that comes to mind, but did you know that physiologically men’s skin is 30-40% thicker than women’s skin? Plus, it has more oil-producing glands, larger pores and is more exposed to UV radiation and pollution resulting in more rapid skin aging over time.
Add shaving and bearding to the mix and it comes down to one simple fact: men’s skin care requires products and routines specially formulated to its unique needs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Kiehl’s founding family member, Mr. Aaron Morse, was not only a U.S. Air Corps pilot but also among the first in the skincare industry to identify men’s specific needs. In the 1960’s, Mr. Morse introduced innovative men’s grooming products including, "Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion," and "White Eagle Shaving Cream.". Out of this tradition was born, "Grooming Solutions Nourishing Beard Oil" – our latest addition to Kiehl’s heritage of listening to men and providing the finest skin care solutions.