Remington Returns!

By | October 13 2008 | 12 Comments

Remington Returns!

Oh how we’ve missed Remington, our man of mystery who pops in every now and then to give us a few words of wisdom on the man-products he tries. He’s back! BACK! And he’s been testing out some shaving products. Take it away, Remington:

“The lovely Kirstie (that’s right, I am lovely – Kirstie) gave me a tub of Proraso to try out and report back to her some time ago. To my shame it has been sitting in my bathroom for about a year unloved and totally forgotten about, until this week that is. What with my endless seething about loosing the Bond franchise and my appearance in Mamma Mia I didn’t have time to pop to Boots and replace my usual can of shaving gel. So on a frantic search of the bathroom cabinet for something to lather with I rediscovered the Proraso and decided to give it a go”.

“Unlike gels etc, you need to work up a lather, like you would with a bar of imperial leather, and apply where you need to shave, which in my case was the bottom half of my face. Initially it does feel a bit strange, especially if you are use to using gels and foams but you get over that fairly quick. The covering is obviously less thick than with gels and foam and this actually makes seeing where you need to shave easier. Might be handy for the likes of George Michael or Derren Brown with their fancy chin attire. It also provides a nice clean shave and if used with a good razor shouldn’t irritate even sensitive skin, which I actually have. It’s quite old school in its ways, like something your dad or granddad even might have used, which I like”.

“What I also liked is the fact that it looks like it will last for ages, its not in an aerosol can and the packaging it totally recyclable, all things to help the modern man reduce his co2 emissions. You only need invest in a shaving brush, which costs about 6 euro and is available in chemists. The only thing to watch out for is that it is a soap and you would most def need to use a moisturiser afterwards as it could leave you skin quite dry. All in all I liked it a lot”.

Buy Proraso at supermarkets and pharmacies, or from for €7.95.

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12 Replies to "Remington Returns!"

  • Admin says:

    no love for remington? I was so happy to see a review from him in my inbox, I had missed his handsome, ms holt loving ways

  • Zie says:

    Good job Mr. Steel!

  • Admin says:

    he is very intrepid alright.

  • shauna says:

    I figured he was keeping a low profile lately because of his atrocious singing in Mama Mia!

  • Aphrodite says:

    Hurrah Remington! welcome back

  • Polly says:

    This is what my hubby uses and he finds it great. He also invested in an expensive badger hair shaving brush to “suds it up” with!
    He had to order Proraso online at first but now it’s easier to get and can be picked up at the local barbers.

  • Admin says:

    Polly – yeah, I’ve seen it in the Fresh round the corner from me too. Seems to be a lot easier to find now.

  • Polly says:

    and Knight’s in Dundrum and Stephen’s green have it too. Lads must be moving away from the usual aerosols & back to the traditional stuff- which is probably better value anyway…Recession chic!

  • Admin says:

    Polly – I always think the likes of gillette gel is very harsh on skin anyway – himself never uses things like that now, goes for something dedicated from american crew or murad and his skin is far better for it.

  • Babaduck says:

    I find the Simple gel to be the best of the bunch for my easily irritated legs… had to buy Palmolive when it was out of stock and the smell freaked me out

  • Zie says:

    My brother has a bit of a problem with acne (he’s on meds for it now) but he was using a La Roche Posay clarifying gel thing, which I was told was good for shaving, he’d lather it up and use it like that.

    I wonder if Proraso would irritate his skin or anything.

  • Chris says:

    Zie, there is a sensitive version of this cream available which is very gentle on the skin. Proraso use natural ingredients and is a very well thought of product.


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