Why Use Our Larrikin Shaving Gel

Date Posted:29 August 2023 

Shaving gels offer numerous benefits compared to other traditional shaving products like soap or foam. Here are some reasons why shaving gels are considered essential for a smooth and comfortable shaving experience. 

Shaving gels work well for all types of facial hair, including coarse or curly hair, as they can penetrate and soften the hair more effectively than some traditional foams. Created initially to replace creams and foams, gels are formulated to be gentle on the skin, offering a smoother glide and reducing the chances of irritation or razor burn. 

Gels are easier as they are great at waterless shaving. You will not have to mix it in a bowl or in water, or anything, all you must do is apply it to your skin. This is great if you wish to go for a quick shave!  

Shaving is a very skin-damaging task to do, especially if you don’t apply anything to your skin. Gels are great as the lubricant creates a layer between your skin and the razor, providing your skin with hydration. Whichever way you run the blade on your skin, the gel creates a cushioning effect making for a smoother shave. 

A great advantage of shaving gels is that it is transparent. When you apply it to your skin, you can see-through the gel, and this helps you while shaving. Now, you will know which hair portion is being cleaned away on a single swipe, which can be especially useful for shaping facial hair or for shaving in more intricate areas. 

Lastly, shaving creams can easily clog your razor blade with hair. Gels have a lighter texture making it easy to rinse away which results in less clogging. This is particularly helpful when shaving coarse or thick hair. You will not be whisking the blade in the air to get it to start shaving again.  

Our Larrikin Shaving Gel smells divine and is extremely easy to use as you do not have to create a lathery solution yourself. Since there is no foam involved, it can easily be applied to the skin.  Using a shaving gel can enhance the overall shaving experience by providing smoother, closer, and more comfortable results.  As it is suitable for both men and women you will no longer need to buy two separate products.  

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use our Larrikin shave gel effectively:  

Start by thoroughly cleaning your face or the area you intend to shave. Gently wash with warm water and a mild cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, or sweat. This helps soften the hair and open the pores.  

Wet the Area:  

Splash your face or the shaving area with warm water. The warmth and moisture will further soften the hair and prepare the skin for shaving.  

Dispense the Shaving Gel:  

Dispense a small amount of shaving gel onto your fingertips or directly onto the area you are going to shave. A little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and add more if needed.  

Apply the Shaving Gel:  

Gently massage the shaving gel onto the area in circular motions. Make sure to cover all the hairs you plan to shave. The gel will create a protective barrier between the razor and your skin, allowing for a smoother glide and reducing irritation.  

Wait a Moment:  

Allow the shaving gel to sit on your skin for about a minute. This gives the gel time to further soften the hair and provide maximum lubrication for the razor.  


Hold the razor at a slight angle (about 30 degrees) to your skin. Start shaving in the direction of hair growth. Using short, controlled strokes, gently glide the razor across your skin. Avoid applying excessive pressure, as this can lead to nicks and irritation.  

Rinse the Razor:  

Rinse the razor frequently under warm water to remove any accumulated shaving gel, hair, and debris. This helps maintain the razor's effectiveness.  

Final Rinse and Pat Dry:  

After you have finished shaving, rinse the area with cool water to close the pores. Gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel. Avoid rubbing, as this can cause irritation.  

After-Shave Care:  

Apply our soothing Larrikin After-shave Balm or our Mount Romance Facial Day Cream to help calm the skin and reduce redness.   

Clean Up:  

Clean your razor and any shaving gel residue from the sink or shower area. Properly cap the shaving gel container for next time.  

Remember, everyone's skin is different, so it may take a few tries to find the right amount of shaving gel and the best technique that works for you. If you have particularly sensitive skin, it is a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area before applying shaving gel to a larger area.  


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