I've been on a big run of trying out new shaving products, and some have been good and some just haven't. When I was asked to test out this shaving bar from Seed, I admit I was expecting this product to be on the bad end of the spectrum. Could a bar possibly be lubricating enough to allow a close, smooth shave but also be hydrating at the same time? Would it be able to do those things without clogging up the razor? If it worked, I would be super happy! This could be another product removed from my 3-1-1 bag, in my ongoing quest to be able to use carry on luggage only.
This little bar is about 2/3 the size of a typical bar of soap, and it is completely unscented. It is a light tan/ivory color and when rubbed over the skin will leave behind a light layer of.... something. It doesn't feel greasy, doesn't feel soapy, but somewhere in between. It has a very light lather with few bubbles, but you can feel that something has been left on your legs.
The shave from this bar isn't as good as what I can get with a more typical shave gel, such as my "normal" Skintimate or Pure Silk. Those products give me a closer shave and are more hydrating to my skin. The Shaving Bar is a closer shave and more hydrating than Eco-Armour and doesn't clog my razor like Whish Shave Cream. It all rinsed off very easily.
For me, there are 2 main draws to this product. First, I love that rather than a can (which often leaves a rust ring in the shower), I'm only
I don't have room really for a separate soap dish in my shower for this bar, and I do prefer the closer shave and extra hydration of my other shave gels. However, it is definitely more than good enough to use while traveling. I'm declaring this my new go-to travel shave gel to help save space overall, but especially space in my 3-1-1 bag if I'm attempting to do carry-on only.
Seed Shaving Bar
Seed is available on-line through the Seed Store, Amazon.com and you can find it in stores like Harris Teeter and Whole Foods.