I hate wasting time (and money) on gimmicks. And it’s on a rare occasion that I actually pull the trigger on any product, solely based on an ad or commercial Ive seen.
Product reviews are huge for me. I like to get a feel for what real, everyday folks are saying….for what their first hand experiences have been.
For a new product, this sort of feedback requires patience and I’m ok with that. The Bevel Shaving System has been on the market since the last quarter of 2013, but I only became aware of it during the summer of 2014 via their Facebook marketing campaign. I was immediately intrigued by two things:
- A shaving kit marketed to black men
- The re-emergence of the single-bladed razor
I’ve rocked a baldly (mostly by choice) and been clean shaven for a decade now, so I’ve had the chance to experiment with more shaving products over the years than I care to think about. Some good, some not so much. Naturally, the struggle with razor bumps comes with the territory for most men of African descent who choose to shave with a blade.
After years of trial and error, I finally settled on the use of the Schick Extreme as my primary razor and the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide as my backup. My routine consisted of wet shaving immediately after a hot shower. I had figured out which direction my facial hair was growing in and was shaving appropriately. My gel of choice was the oatmeal based, dermatologist recommended, fragrance free Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel.
I found that I had the best results with these products. Even so, my extremely sensitive skin would still protest from time to time, resulting in minor to serious outbreaks. I finally decided to see a Dermatologist who prescribed a post shaving clindamycin phosphate topical solution. I swear by this solution. It is the best thing I’ve found to eliminate razor bumps and skin irritation. But, it’s main function is treatment, not prevention.
And while the treatment was great, I was still having breakouts so when the Bevel system came along, I figured, why not? I waited a year, scoured the internet for non-sponsored reviews and decided to give it a try this year.