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The Club / Alpha Shaving Bandit Brush

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Announcing Bandit - a crossover design from Ariana & Evans x Alpha Shaving Works.

The brush is machined from aluminium and then lovingly sandblasted before being anodised in an understated two-tone. The colours are part of the anodising process and will not wear off. The handle is snug in the hand - not too thick, not too thin, just like a Bandit should be. The base is inscribed with an awesome ‘The Club’ logo and a discrete Alpha Shaving Works symbol. The design is truly gorgeous and fits very comfortably in hand. 

 

The Synthetic Knot - a fantastic synthetic knot at 26mm. This is a Generation 4 (G4) synthetic knot from a very well known knot maker and is set to please. Great backbone and wonderful soft tips. This will whip up a superb lather with ease.

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The Peony & Serpent Shaving Soap

The peony flower is probably the most gorgeous flower I have seen or smelled. That being said, this isn’t a floral, nope. This one is a very warm scent the saffron resin used is among the best you can find. If you’re familiar with cashmeran, it’s a beautiful inviting & warm scent. The scent is anchored with agarwood, sandalwood & patchouli. 

Notes: Saffron, cashmeran, carnation, peony, white pepper, agarwood sandalwood & patchouli.

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Skin Essentials
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Introducing our Skin Essentials Shaving Butter

Not Your Ordinary Soap

I wanted to challenge myself and see if I can create something different. My goal was to create a superb vegan soap, providing the slickest shaving experience in the industry, density reminiscent of Kaizen and the very best post shave in the world. If successful, this elite level experience would be introduced in upscale packaging at an affordable price. I think we succeeded!

This line is created and scented in-house with essential oils, resins and absolutes.

Two Brands...Three Extraordinary Bases

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How to build a lather

It all begins with a great shaving soap. A&E and Club branded soaps are among the best in the industry and will work with any type of brush or water.  If you are a beginner, we recommend a good synthetic, as they're virtually maintenance free and super easy to build a superb lather. This is personal preference.


1. Fill your bowl (if bowl lathering) with hot water and warm your bowl & brush together.

2. Place brush into bowl  and soak for 5 minutes or so. Most people do this while showering and most effective using a natural hair brush.

4.  Remove brush  and squeeze bristles lightly to get rid of excess water. You can also give it a few light shakes as well.  

5. Start load your brush by swirling brush in soap jar using circular motion. We recommend light to medium pressure. Add some plunger motions as well. This will help in significantly building up your lather.  Continue swirling until a paste-like consistency begins to form on the top of the soap and on the brush. 
Bubbles (like a hand soap or bubble bath) are the result of too much water. 
Continue to swirl until it's pasty and almost looks like Elmer's glue. I personally love this consistency. 

6. You can now build your lather on face or use a soap bowl. Either one will work just fine. 

7. Add water as needed- a few drops at a time. I will normally wet my hand slightly from faucet and let a few drops drip from hand onto brush. Most of the time a few drops is all that's needed to make a difference. Our soap in particular can handle a large range of water and is quite thirsty, so don't be shy if you'd like to experiment by adding more water.   The consistency of the lather should be Greek yogurt-like, with a nice dense lather. The lather should feel slick, cushiony and protective.

Enjoy your shave!