In 1991, I was introduced to Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave (original formula) by my physician. My doctor pointed out that I was always walking into his office looking as if I had shaved with a lawn mower. For over 20 years, the “original” Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream was a staple in my shower and shaving kit as I traveled all over the world. It delivered a high quality comfortable shave while at the same time reducing the irritation, redness, razor burn and most of all, the PAIN associated with shaving.
In late 2010, Lab Series made a decision to reformulate Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream, removing its greatest asset – Benzocaine.
Reviews of the New Improved version on Lab Series.com rate this product as 2 stars on a 5 star scale. The original formula rated a consistent 5 stars among reviewers.1 The reviews ask why the change was made for a clearly inferior product and why the benzocaine was removed. Both questions remain unanswered today.2
Reviewers complain about increased side effects like razor burn, irritation, redness and most of all the pain of shaving. The reviewers complain the new formula as thin, having an off white color, earthy smell, and doesn’t reduce the side effects of shaving.3 I tried the “new” version and personally experienced an increase in side effects and pain while shaving resulting in the product being returned to Bloomingdales for a refund. It was no better than the shaving cream you can buy in any drugstore at a fourth of the price.
For individuals with sensitive skin this was a major event impacting our quality of life and shaving experience.
Lab Series For Men Shave Cream versus Face Skin Care For Men Shave Cream
I embarked on a search for shaving creams with Benzocaine or Lidocaine to replace the Lab Series product that I had grown accustom to using. I searched the Internet, department stores, and barbershops for a suitable replacement for Lab Series shave cream. I tested about 30 different products only to experience all of the side effects of shaving from 20 years ago. There was not a shaving cream on the market with benzocaine or lidocaine that was an equal.
The product of our research and development is Face Skin Care Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream. Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream is designed to give a quality barbershop shave while reducing the pain and skin irritation from shaving.
Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream uses lidocaine in place of the benzocaine. We made the decision to use lidocaine because it provided the same numbing effect as benzocaine, but is safer. We use high quality natural ingredients that lubricate and soften the beard for a closer shave. It has a rich, creamy texture that results in a high level of lubrication, allowing the razor to glide across your skin reducing the side effects of shaving.
So if you are experiencing pain and side effects from shaving and want a higher quality barbershop experience, try Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream from Face Skin Care.
Experience a better shave today with the Ultimate Comfort Shave Cream by Face Skin Care.