My limited research seems to indicate that most pre-shave oils are mainly composed of Almond and/or Grape seed oils. I'm certain that different balances of these oils yield a differing level of slickness and conditioning, but at $20 or more for a few ounces I was reluctant to try them.
Enter the weekly special at my local foods coop; a 4oz. bottle of "bath, body and massage oil" for $6, containing Grapeseed, apricot, almond, lavender and spike lavender oils... Having no previous "product" to compare the results to I can only say that it seems to add an extra level of skin protection and my face felt less irritated and more moisturized when I used it as a pre-shave, better IMO than the results from Proraso pre.
Anyone else try this approach and if so what were your results?
21 and under, TOFLAC-U, BOTOC, LEMS, BOTSS ...Can Grappa be used as aftershave?