"I have had good experiences using Village Barber Oil and Balm. I have used the Oil on its own - where it does a fine job of cushioning the razor - and primarily together with soaps, as I love the ritual and feeling of lathering up my face. I have tried a few aftershave balms but now use the Village Barbers. Leaving the job of smelling good to a cologne - and not putting perfume directly onto the freshly shaved skin - feels good, and I have noticed how Village Barber Aftershave Balm seems to feed my skin better than other aftershaves.
I can also recommend taking the time to visit Iain's cozy little shop in Langley Park, where being shaved turns into an experience of pleasure - both my dad and I were shaved there on our last visit to the UK, and I will definitely try to pop by again whenever business or pleasure brings me near Durham."
"All natural, chemical/paraben free and filled with more essential oils than I can count, is what gives Village Barber Aftershave Balm my seal of approval!" "What I find so great about this Oil is that even with all these natural ingredients, it still maintains the perfect balance of "not too thick" and "not too watery" , not to mention a nice fragrance......."
Craig Whitely is a widely respected male grooming expert & professional barber based in Los Angeles, USA and is the CEO of themensroom.comCraig Whitely (@craigthebarber & CEO of Themensroom.com)
"Having tried various shaving oils and elixirs from across the globe, I can without any hesitation recommend the Village Barber Shaving Oil and Balm as the best out there. The Oil provides an extremely smooth shave with no irritation while keeping the skin moisturized, and the balm adds that extra luxury of moisture and healing properties that finishes the shave like no other. If you haven't already, try these products now, you won't be disappointed!"
Aaron Wolfenbarger is widely regarded as a shaving expert. He currently writes for MaleStandard.com, Shavingshack.co.uk, plus numerous online shaving forums including badgerandblade, theshaveden, shavemyface & simplyshaving.Aaron Wolfenbarger (@Kiltedshaver)
"In my humble opinion, Village Barber Shaving Oil is the best I've ever used in the shaving oil category. The Balm is right up there with the best I've used as well."Joseph Abbatangelo (CEO Italianbarber.com)
Mr. Kane, I received the package today. Btw- I love your products! I have tried many different shave creams thinking that there has to be one that would work better than an oil but I am convinced, for my skin, that your shave oil cannot be topped. Same is true for the aftershave, never had better.David Dinsmore, AL, USA
"At last a product that really works! No, I mean really. After trying numerous others, including the “designer” brands so called solutions, along comes your oil and balm. No more patchwork quilt face after a shave. For the sake of guys like me with shaving problems (although not any more) keep these products coming."Jim, Glasgow
Iain, I love the shaving experience with your shaving oil! Check my post on sharpologist.com http://sharpologist.com/questions/shave-oils#answer-2796Gary K, Ohio, USA
Hi Iain, Thanks for great products and discount voucher. Fabulous shave, you were right! I have tried oils before and found them to be hopeless really. I normally use an old fashioned brush and good lather but this is a whole new experience. Thanks again,Malcolm, Ireland
I can say only that your products are awesome! From the very first moment I've tried Aftershave Balm I knew that it is exactly what I've been looking for. Shaving oil also impressed me. Shaving is smooth and clean with less cuts.Mykola, Ukraine
"My goodness what a difference! Best shave I have had in over 30 years thanks to Iains’ advice and his excellent Shaving Oil and Aftershave Balm! When I initially watched his videos on his website I tried following them (even though I only had foam with me) and this in itself made a huge difference, I didn’t realise how lazily I was shaving! I have very tough stubble and have to shave at least daily, I’d long given up on the hope of ever getting a really smooth shave, despite using the expensive Gillette fusion blades. It takes a little longer to prepare but it is well worth putting in the effort. For the first time in over 30 years I have discovered what it is like to have a really smooth shave - and it isn’t just me that’s pleased with the result - my wife loves my stubble-free face as well! It really is well worth the little extra time to prepare and shave properly using quality products such as Village Barber. Thank you very much!"S.G. Gosport
"I have suffered for over a decade with horrendous razor bumps and ingrown hairs. It was embarrassing and I had little or no confidence, I did not want my photograph taken and I was convinced people didn’t want their photograph taken with me!! I have tried many different ways to shave and to try to overcome the problem…. Looking at Iain’s website I thought I’d get in touch and ask about my shaving issues, if he had any tips and if he thought his products would be a good option for me. After a little hesitation, I’ve been caught out before when buying new products, I made my purchase. They arrived today and I used both the oil and balm for a shave. Both products have a great aroma, I can’t quite place it but it’s very pleasant. The oil went on nicely and it helped me see what I was doing. My beard just seemed to come off effortlessly. Only a few cuts on some bumps already on my neck but all in all a very comfortable shave. Then applying the balm did really make my face feel different and smooth. It’s a few hours since my shave and normally my neck would look red and angry. Now it doesn’t. This is something that has never happened to me before. It looks normal. There are a few bumps that were there this morning, I wasn’t expecting them to disappear after one shave but there is no redness what so ever. Iain was very helpful in his emails, delivery was very fast and his products seem to be doing the trick. I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank Iain for his time and if you are suffering like I have been give his products a try. Thanks."Andy, Peterborough
I have used your products for over a week now and want to say that I have previously tried other shaving oils of high quality, and “The Village Barber shaving oil” is excellent. It prepares sensitive skins, like mine, for a smooth shave and finishes the shave without irritation. It does not contain too much fragrance, which is sometimes a bit annoying. The Village Barber after shave balm is the perfect complement to finalize a good shave.José, Huelva, Spain