My run of shave stick reviews continues with a look at the Palmolive Shave Stick. Before getting my hands on the Palmolive shave stick, I always associated ‘Palmolive’ with dish soap. I can’t really comment on the effectiveness of their dish soap, but I can say that I was more than happy with their shave stick. It isn’t trying to be some fancy soap with an exotic scent. As far as I can tell all it is trying to do is be an effective product that won’t break the bank, nor repulse you with its smell.
Taking the stick out of its box is rather uneventful, you are simply met with a tin foil wrapped shave stick placed on a questionable handle. I didn’t really expect the soap itself to be green – I’m used to the standard white soap – it was a nice meaningless change.
Removing the wrapper I was hit with pleasant scent – nothing special – just a clean, inoffensive, soapy fragrance. It doesn’t last very long, virtually gone by the end of my first pass. Not really a big deal unless you need / prefer to smell the lather for the duration of your shave. I prefer to have a fragrance that lasts, at least for my entire pass, but for the cost of the Palmolive Shave Stick and its performance, it might be worth overlooking.
I used the Palmolive Shave Stick three or four times prior to writing this review and each time I simply face lathered – stick to wet face, followed by my brush. The soap lathered with ease, built a nice lather, and provided a comfortable shave. The lather didn’t dry out, there was enough lather left on my brush for at least a second if not third pass, and it didn’t leave my face feeling dry.
The Palmolive Shave Stick is a great value, providing a nice balance between cost and quality. Sure you will find soaps and creams and smell better, perhaps provide slightly superior lather, or leave your face feeling more moisturized, but that will come at an additional cost. If all you are looking for is a smooth shave that won’t break the bank or make you gag from the smell, you might want to give the Palmolive Shave Stick a try.
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