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Science of Shaving: we check out Gillette’s cutting edge technology

Every morning dozens of men visit the Gillette Research and Development Labs in Reading just to shave. There they are watched by scientists through two way mirrors in little booths to see how exactly how they perform the act. “Everyone is different,” explains Troy Nimrick, Director, Gillette, Global Blades and Razors R+D . “Some take just around 100 brush strokes …

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MOVEMBER: Getting a Mo Bro shave at the Gillette “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop

16 days into Movember 2012, and taches up and down the land are starting to look like Basil Brush’s tail. Mo maintenance ain’t easy but, for a prostate cancer bashing worthy cause, men up and down the land are persevering, battling through the bedtime rebukes of their partners and the back-of-the-bus jibes from school kids. Thankfully, Gillette have spotted that a …

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Gerald LynchMOVEMBER: Getting a Mo Bro shave at the Gillette “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop
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MOVEMBER: Gillette open “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop for Mo Bros

We’re five days into Movember 2012, the charity campaign that sees blokes growing a moustache to raise awareness of the dangers of prostate cancer. If you’re taking part, but have ended up with a tache more like Basil Brush’s tail than a finely groomed Errol Flynn number, you’ll be pleased to hear that Gillette are opening up a unique pop-up …

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Gerald LynchMOVEMBER: Gillette open “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop for Mo Bros

Time to groom and be all the man you can!

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Older than Berlusconi this Italian native is safe to keep around your daughters but definitely not as fun. What Proraso lacks at a party it more than makes up for in a quality shave, originating from Florence and over 80 years old this shaving cream has been giving Italians glowing skin and a smooth visage for generations. The ingredients of Proraso are a closely gurded secret, however it is known to contain coconut, lanolin and euclyptus oil- this last one you can smell and feel tightening your skin whilst being soft enough for even the sensitive of us. This shaving cream can be used with both a brush or your hand and a cut throat or regular razor, though I would recommend using a brush as it makes the cream go much further and the lather more lathery.

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jsmithTime to groom and be all the man you can!