pre-shave guard

pre-shave guard

shielding shave prep

A beard-softening shave prep for tough, coarse beards. Cooling formula ads an extra layer of defense during shaving to help soften the beard and minimize razor burn and bumps.Learn More

A beard-softening shave prep for tough, coarse beards.Learn More

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pre-shave guard

A beard-softening shave prep for tough, coarse beards. Cooling formula ads an extra layer of defense during shaving to help minimize razor burn and bumps. Maximizes beard softening without the high-alkaline ingredients that can aggravate and dry skin. Cooling Camphor helps tone to lift beard away from skin for maximum razor closeness. Help relieve razor burn with Clove Flower Oil. Combat aggravation, reddening and mechanical peeling associated with shaving with soothing Wheat Germ and Yeast Extract. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

benefits

  • Effectively softens heavier, coarser beards without skin-damaging high alkali.
  • Adds an extra layer of defense against the razor blade.
  • Increases lubricity during shaving.

how to use

After cleansing, apply a thin layer to beard. Do not rinse off. Apply Soothing Shave Cream over Pre-Shave Guard. Shave, rinsing blade often. Rinse with warm water. For use only underneath Soothing Shave Cream.

quick tip

Use only underneath Soothing Shave Cream for an ultra-lubricating, skin-protecting shave.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Stearic Acid, Behenic Acid, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Sucrose, Sodium Hydroxide, Menthol, Camphor, Sodium PCA, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Eugenol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

The best shave product I have ever used!

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from Northumberland, UK

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My summary says it all,, and that is after shaving for more years than I care to remember! Makes electric shaving a pleasure and the result is as smooth as a blade shave!

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great product , poor packaging !

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from Manchester, UK

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My review has to echo the comments about the packaging , although the product is great and one of the best shaving products I have ever used without question ; the packaging really lets it down , after using it for a few weeks the stick starts to crumble and drop through the open base , making it very awkward , messy and difficult to use !
This could easily be resolved and make it the most perfect shaving product !

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Great

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from CA

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I love this product. I use it all the time. It makes my face feel so cool and smooth. I can use any shave lotion with it, or and razor. Works great. I'm going to try the after shave balm soon. I love most of the dermalogica products I've tried.

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pre-shave guard could be great

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from Alabama, USA

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The actual product is great! Unfortunately the change in packaging from a jar to the roll on tube has proven to be a disaster! The 'roll on' tube sits on a cross bar rather than a solid base so by the time you use around 70% of it, the remainder starts to crumble and fall to the bottom of the tube causing you lose it or scrape it out and save it in some other type of container.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

Excellent when shaving with machine in the shower

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from Denmark

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I use this when using my wet-sharver..

It shaves well when using it normally - without Preshave guard.
But when applying PSG right before shaving (in the shawer), it shaves extremely close and much better.

This is the only way shaving gets just as good as with old fasion razor :)

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
4.0

Indispensable for sensitive skin

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from Burlington, VT, USA

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I bought this product for myself because I have extremely sensitive skin that is prone to razor burn, ingrown hairs, and dryness. I found that it worked wonderfully. My husband, who has very thick, dense facial hair, is also prone to razor burn and cuts. We both adore this product and regard it as indispensable for shaving. Neither of us has experienced razor burn, razor cuts, ingrown hairs, or excessive dryness from shaving in the three months that we have been using this product. The only minor drawback is that it gums up the razors quickly, but we both consider it worth it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor packaging makes it pricey

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from Deal, NJ

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Because the product itself, inside the 'roll on' tube sits on a cross bar rather than a solid base, by the time you've used slightly more than half of it, the remainder crumbles and falls to the bottom of the tube making it difficult to retrieve. If you can find this same product in jars, as it used to be packaged, it is a superb pre-shave product.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

you need to use it often

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from Turkey

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After couple use the thing gets dry and it starts to burst. I recommend to finish it as quick as possible.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    is this available in a travel size?
    Asked on 2/15/2014 by ladbw from fl

    3 answers

    • A:

      yes

      Answered on 12/18/2014 by Deuces from Alabama, USA
    • A:

      It's 2.6 ounces. Travel size in the US is 3.4 ounces or less. So, currently it only comes in a 'travel size'.

      Answered on 3/21/2014 by Siobhan from Burlington, VT, USA
    • A:

      This product is available in travel size in the Shave system kit.

      Answered on 3/3/2014 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Are you supposed to use this product on a damp face as instructions say Smooth shaving cream goes on to a clean & damp face
    Asked on 12/9/2013 by CyberPunk from Bristol, City of Bristol, UK

    4 answers

    • A:

      It works either way, but I prefer to apply it to clean, dry skin prior to applying shave cream.

      Answered on 3/21/2014 by Siobhan from Burlington, VT, USA
    • A:

      I use it in ths shower after i have rinsed my face.. So damp skin..

      I think it needs to be damp/wet to apply as supposed.. And it works fantastic in my opinion

      Answered on 11/1/2014 by DeBoss from Denmark
    • A:

      Best result I find is to dip the head of the pre-shave guard in water and massage onto the face. Apply the shave cream over and you get a great comfortable shave, with no razor burn

      Answered on 6/25/2014 by Chunks from London, UK
    • A:

      İ use it both ways it works fine

      Answered on 2/10/2014 by arslan from Turkey
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