Wednesday, July 25, 2012

$1.00 Shave Gel


Recently I have been in the Deals store and bought bunch of stuff to use for the blog content and one of the items that I already knew that was worth of praising is this shave gel. Now I already had a tube of the stuff, which is half-full, so since I was in the store and made a mental note about it, I decided to buy another tube of, to take the photos and to have it on-hand once the other tube runs out. Basically this shave gel sells for $1.00 plus tax at the stores like Deals and Dollar Tree. It is made in China and marketed in the United States by the Greenbrier International Inc.; the company behind Deals and Dollar Tree stores. Inside the tube there are 5.0 generous fluid ounces of the shaving gel substance, that feels a lot like personal lubricating jelly and smells like...masculine sport scent or something like that. Under the dispensing cap, there is a foil tamper-proof abstruction device that you pull away in order to let the shaving gel flow out.



Back of the tube.



Same product but 2 different tubes: the right tube is the old version and the left one is the new version. It seems that it is now being marketed in Canada, so they slapped-on some French text in order to aid the Canadian customers with this shave gel. On the back of the tube it says that DTSC Imports Burnaby deals with this shave gel in Canada.



Dollar Shave Gel tube (5.0 Fl. Oz.) next to a tube of Zirh shave gel (3.4 Fl. Oz.). You pay less and get more of the shaving gel with the left tube; $1.00 versus $15.00. Zirh shave gel used to be $14.00 but it looks like they have cranked-up the price by one dollar now and instead of 3.4 Fl. Oz. they reduced it to 3.3 Fl. Oz.:





Left dollop is the dollar Shave Gel and the dollop on the right is the Zirh shave gel. Note that the cheaper one is less viscous and more watery than the other.

I personally prefer this dollar shave gel over the Zirh shave gel because it works better on medium-length stubble that I shave right after I trim-off the beard. The watery consistency works well with Gilette Power Fusion razor heads and the shavings move smoothly in between the razor blades and wash off a bit easier than with the Zirh. I also noted that with the Zirh shawing gel, after I apply it on the face, I kinda go about and do other stuff at my place for like 5-8 or so minutes before shaving, and with Zirh I kinda have to condition it with water to activate the gel back again. With the dollar shaving gel, I don't have to apply the water back on because it stays wet. I rate this shave gel at 4.5/5.0 and give it a value rating of 5.0/5.0; a solid value product. I stopped buying the expensive Zirh and stick to this stuff. I also use Barbasol foam from a can whenever I can get it for $0.25-$0.50 price. I also got 5 cans of Shick Hydro foaming gel from several years ago when they introduced this product and I used the promo coupons to get the cans at $0.10 each, but I don't use them that much, but I did went through the 6th can.

Also, couple days ago I also found out about this new webstore that is called Dollar Shave Club, by stumbling upon their ad on the YouTube. Basically they have 3 different monthly plans to choose from and each plan represents a shaving blades subscription: good, better and best. After the subscription you get the appropriate handpiece to go with the chosen shaving blade heads subscription plan with the 1st shipment, and any consecutive shipments only feature the shaving blade heads. This is the ad for the thing:



I kinda browsed around on the YouTube trying to find more about the Dollar Shave Club, and one of the guys said that he tried it, was satisfied witt it but moved on to other shaving blades by a brand called Dorco. What I gathered from it is that the Dorco is a some popular Chinese shaving razor brand and that some company called Pace is marketing these razors here in the states. They have a wide lineup of different products, including razor blade heads with 6 active razor strips. Currently I am paying around $26.00 for 4 Gillete Fusion Proglide Power razor blade heads and I am feeling the damage on the wallet, so I am open to try out these Dorco blades, but I am still thinking about them. Anyway, if I will get them then I will try them out and report the result here on the blog. Here is the video clip about the Dorco:


6 comments:

  1. I'VE BEEN USING THIS DOLLAR TREE SHAVE GEL EXCLUSIVELY FOR A NUMBER YEARS NOW AND FIND IT TO BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING FOR SHAVING. HOWEVER THE DOLLAR TREE STORES IN MY AREA HAVE STOPPED CARRYING IT. I CAN FIND IT IN ANY OF THE DOLLAR TREE STORES I'VE VISITED. I'M DESPERATE TO FIND THIS OR AN EQUALLY PRICED SUBSTITUTE, AS MY CURRENT TUBE OF SHAVE GEL IS GETTING AWFUL SKINNY. THE BEST WORD FOR THIS STUFF IS SLIMY AND IT DOESN'T DRY OUT MY SKIN LIKE MOST OF VARIOUS CANNED SHAVING CREAMS, GELS OR BRUSH FOAMING SOAPS.

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    1. Same here I LOVE this tuff ......in 2014 I bought the last 8 bottles fro ma Dollar Tree in Virginia but I'm on my last bottle now .... I REALLY need to find it. it's the best product for shaving I personally have ever used which makes the fact it's a Dollar store product even more amazing, but I've looked everywhere including online and nobody carries it. If you find out please let me know cmason.realtor@gmail.com ..... thanks

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  2. I'VE BEEN USING THIS DOLLAR TREE SHAVE GEL EXCLUSIVELY FOR A NUMBER YEARS NOW AND FIND IT TO BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING FOR SHAVING. HOWEVER THE DOLLAR TREE STORES IN MY AREA HAVE STOPPED CARRYING IT. I CAN FIND IT IN ANY OF THE DOLLAR TREE STORES I'VE VISITED. I'M DESPERATE TO FIND THIS OR AN EQUALLY PRICED SUBSTITUTE, AS MY CURRENT TUBE OF SHAVE GEL IS GETTING AWFUL SKINNY. THE BEST WORD FOR THIS STUFF IS SLIMY AND IT DOESN'T DRY OUT MY SKIN LIKE MOST OF VARIOUS CANNED SHAVING CREAMS, GELS OR BRUSH FOAMING SOAPS.

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  3. Please tell me where can I get this special shaving cream, I love it!!!!

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  4. It is not available anywhere...(the brand has been bought out and repackaged at a higher price under different names, i.e.; Lucky etc.) It was a good shave gel, but removed the mess from woodworkers stains from my hands better than anything I've ever used. I miss it as a cleaning agent.

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