Essentials: Shave

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The changing of the seasons can bring about a change in our grooming routines, too — and that certainly means that you shouldn’t overlook the men’s shaving essentials you need in your medicine cabinet.

Even if No-Shave November happens to be on the horizon, there’s something classic and literally clean-cut about a fresh shave. And what’s more, only the best gear can help you do it — at least, that’s our opinion. Read on and shop our essentials for a great shave — neigh, the best shave you’ve had? It’s your call this season.

Uppercut Shave Cream

Uppercut Shave Cream

An excellent shave starts with the basics — like some of the best shaving cream around. Uppercut makes its Deluxe Shave Cream with an old-school, functional design in mind. The brand’s low-fragrance formula and plain cool-looking bottle are welcome, low-key additions to your daily shaving routine, and the low price (just $15) is even more agreeable the next you want to get cleaned up. – Buy It

Crux Supply Pre-Shave Oil

Crux Supply Pre-Shave Oil

Priming the skin for a shave is equally important as using the right razor and shaving cream — seriously. The Crux Supply Pre-Shave Oil is a luxury that’s actually an essential, what with natural oils to moisturize the skin and lift your whiskers up for a properly smooth and effective shave. Add it to your routine, and you’ll see the results in terms of an excellent shave. – Buy It

Dr. Carver's Shave Butter

Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter

Shave butter is yet another underrated essential in the world of shaving — and it’s one you should consider adding to your routine. We particularly like Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, geared to soften hair, fight razor bumps and help prevent ingrown hairs. All of these small touches shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to your daily shave, and you’ll be glad you put in extra effort. – Buy It

The Art of Shaving Fusion Black Nickel Razor

The Art of Shaving Fusion Black Nickel Razor

If you want a razor that’s a heck of a step up from your regular drugstore razor, the incredibly sleek, well-designed and simply stylish Art of Shaving Fusion Black Nickel Razor is the way to go — to say the least. It’s certainly a splurge at $90, but the carefully designed weight of this razor is designed to offer a smooth shave and reduce pressure on your skin. – Buy It

Harry's Post-Shave Balm

Harry’s Post-Shave Balm

Once you’ve lathered up and shaved away, you need to take special care to protect skin as part of the process. Harry’s has revolutionized the grooming game with an affordable, accessible approach to high-quality shaving kits — and the brand’s Post-Shave Balm is just what you need to keep your skin in great shape once you’ve used one of the brand’s kits. – Buy It

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