Applying a good shaving oil before your morning shave does a lot to lubricate the surface of your skin, raise your facial hairs and allow you to line up better for goatees and other facial hair styles. It doesn’t get absorbed immediately like an aftershave. That’s the point. It’s meant to stay on the outer layer of your skin to aid the shaving process. The natural and essential oils in a fine shave oil are indeed good for your skin though.
Castor oil can be used in place of a blended brand oil. It may not be as fancy or smell as nice as a good blend, but it is effective. On the other hand, a blended oil will also offer your skin a nice variety of different beneficial ingredients.
Your shave oil should contain beneficial ingredients that guard your skin from razor burn and coat your face in a layer of protective lubrication. The shave oils in this list are the best options for your shave. They all reduce drag, and are formulated to be mild on all skin types.
American Crew Lubricating Shave Oil
Wet your face before applying, put just a few drops in your hand, rub your hands together and work the oil into your beard and facial skin. The scent is very nice. The smell of clove is most evident. This stuff lasts a very long time as you only need a few drops from the bottle with each shave.
Anthony Logistics Pre-shave Oil
Aromabar Natural Shaving Oil
The concentrated blend coats your entire face with just a few drops. Your razor will glide like never before with this high quality, all natural lubricant.