How to shave – and enjoy it!

How to choose your shaving products ?

Discover L’OCCITANE’s range for men to suit every gentleman. Our shaving products energise, soothe and aid the daily shaving routine. Whether you have dry skin or fight redness and irritation caused by shaving, follow our quick guide from the south of France to help you make the right shaving choices.

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Top 7 rules

to ensure an enjoyable shaving experience and avoid razor bumps

1) Don’t rush. Taking your time is key if you want to avoid damaging your skin.

2) Shave after showering/cleansing your face: pores are dilated and stubble is softer. Make sure skin is wet before shaving.

3) Apply a warm flannel to your face for a short while. This will help to soften stubble.

4) Choose high-quality shaving products that suit your skin and lifestyle: shaving gel, oil, cream or soap.

5) Hold your razor at a 30 degree angle to the skin and shave in the direction of hair growth. Always make sure that the blade is sharp.
6) After shaving and rinsing, cool your skin with a cold flannel.

7) Apply a moisturising and soothing after-shave balm. 

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Shaving soap, gel, cream or oil. Which one should you choose?

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Shaving Gel - Always the best solution for rushed mornings

L’OCCITANE shaving gels immediately transform into  thick and comfortable foam, enriched with natural extracts with benefits for the skin (peppermint, cade essential oil, etc.).

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Shaving Cream - Perfect for the ultimate-comfort shaving experience.

Smooth and gentle, ideal for dry skin. The Cade Rich Shaving Cream is enriched with organic cade wood essential oil and turns into a creamy lather that leaves skin feeling clean and smooth.

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Shaving Soap - Back to basics for shaving connoisseurs.

A delight for all those who prefer to use a traditional shaving technique. Cade Shaving Soap contains skin-protectin essential oils and comforting cold cream, and transforms into a rich lather.

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Shaving Oil - A 2-in-1 solution:

Ideal as both a pre-shave and shaving product. Use prior to shaving to soften stubble and ensure close shave (no lather so you can see the areas to shave). With its small format, you can easily take it with you when travelling.

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Cade: the perfect ingredient to soothe your skin

The properties of this ingredient have long been a secret in Provence, passed down from father to son. Cade wood yields a precious oi with protective benefits, which is why shepherds used it to shield their skin from the cutting wind. L’OCCITANE developed the Cade range to prevent and soothe discomfort caused by shaving.

90% of men who tried the Cade After-Shave Balm said it helped to calm burning sensations
experienced after shaving, and 80% said it reduces sensations of  irritations*.

*Cade After-Shave Balm consumer test on 20 men over 3 weeks.

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Never forget aftershave!

Shaving without aftershave is like a cake without the icing: you're missing the best
part! Here are a few good reasons why aftershave is a must-use product:

-         It helps to soothe and moisturise the skin after shaving.

-         It can help skin to feel clean and look healthy all day long.

-         The light and fluid texture melts into the skin, without leaving a greasy residue.

-         Subtly perfumed, it leaves behind a mood-lifting scent. 

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Consumer Reviews

Some happy shaving experiences

"This is a fabulous shaving oil. It's worth noting that this product is not supposed to lather (in fact most shaving oils don't!) - it is a pre-shave product designed for use on sensitive areas such as the neck and upper lip, to help avoid razor burn or irritation. The formulation has broken down some of my shaving soaps a little, but that is to be expected. I get best results by massaging a few drops in the night before or before my pre-shave shower. Highly recommended."

- Warren J

"The soap has given me the most comfortable shave of anything I've tried. Added to the fact my face feels moisturised and soothed afterwards, this is a must for me. The soap dish is simple and elegant and is still flawless after a couple of years use."

- Dominic M

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