If you are a fan of face prep with a Pre product like Proraso, you are going to love what I've concocted up.
Pre prep for me was always getting out of the shower and with a wet face slathering some Proraso Pre on my face to finish up softening the whiskers and to get a cool sensation in prep for the shave. This feeling is great, but what I didn't like about it was the following:
1. I had to keep the jar of Proraso handy on the counter. I prefer the slimmed lock on the counter of my razor, brush and proper soap container.
2. Grabbing a glass jar when you are coming out of the shower and with wet hands before or after you smear it was just a recipe for a dropped glass bowl shattering.
3. It takes extra time to open the Proraso jar and then close it afterwards, probably with wet hands.
4. It always was something else to clean up after the shave.
So to improve upon the classy looks of my counter I got this nice stainless soap dispenser from eBay and decided to use it with the Proraso. The Proraso is really too thick to be used in a soap dispenser, so I took the bowl of Proraso and slowly mixed in some colorless and odorless vegetable glycerin. I sometimes use this to enhance lather on soaps that can be difficult to get a creamier lather without extra work or extra product. The glycerine is really cheap to buy as well.
Now my pre-shave experience is awesome! After a shower, I don't have to mess with a glass bottle with wet hands. I just squirt a shot of Proraso into my hands and rub it on my face, rinse the hands and keep going. It is way fast. No wet bottle to clean up either. The additional glycerine also adds some extra smoothness and slickness to the shave and enhances face lathering than just the Proraso alone. The glycerine, being so cheap, also extends the life of the Proraso which is quite a bit more expensive.
Tell me what you think!