Leg Lube Review

by Brian Mullin on September 9, 2012

I was recently contacted by Austin Baskett from Leg Lube,
asking if I might be interested in reviewing their athletic shaving
product. I am a mountain biker, who primarily participates in All
Mountain riding, so I didn’t really see a need to shave my legs? I must
admit, that when I was a competitive swimmer almost four decades ago, I
did shave down on occasion for important meets and the league
championship, but I haven’t since then. Now, I did like the silky-smooth
legs I had for a week or so until the stubble came back, and it did
make gliding through the water and air faster, and sliding into bed the
first time was pretty cool feeling.

Once I started to get in my
late 40s and moved into my 50s, my head’s hairline has been receding,
and my bald patch has grown larger, all part of my genetics to not have a
full head of air when I got older. I finally decided that instead of
wasting money on haircuts, and having to worry about my hair (bad hair
day), that I would give myself a buzz cut, and simplify everything. I
found that once the buzz cut was done, it was tough to make it perfect
and not miss any spots, so I would then shave down my head to start from
scratch (clean slate). The process meant I would stand in the shower,
apply facial shaving gel and use my razor (Gillette’s Mach 3) until I
got it a smooth, with as little stubble as possible. I had to repeat
applying the gel, and cleaning out the razor, which got jammed up with
the hair and gel mixture, and through several iterations, I was finally
done. Although I ended up with a smooth head, the technique and shaving
gel always left my scalp dry and sore, and I found that even the
unscented shaving gels smelled bad or left an unpleasant odor.

I
decided to use Leg Lube to shave my head for my test and review, so it
might be better to call it Head Lube at this juncture? The company
states that their product was “Created by athletes – for athletes,” and
although there are plenty of athletic cosmetic products on the market, I
was only aware of fancy shaving gels and creams in the metrosexual
world. It was specifically meant for shaving legs, but can also be used
on arms, head, underarms, chest, and back, though some of the latter
ones sound a bit Neanderthal? Some benefits from shaving the legs, for
which road, triathlete, mountain bike racers and others use it, include
drag reduction, crash protection, psychological advantage, ease of
massage, and general improved feel.

I
decided to try it outside the shower, since having access to a large
mirror for viewing, and a sink for cleaning would be very beneficial.  I
tossed some water onto my head, then squirted rows of the Leg Lube onto
my scalp and rubbed it in. The lube has a pleasant odor, with none of
the typical chemical and men’s product stench. I started shaving with my
razor as needed, doing it in the normal manner that I always do in the
shower. The first thing I noticed was that it lubricated extremely well,
and it didn’t feel like I was slicing hair off my skin, and when it
came time to clean the razor, it washed out with ease. It was tough to
see where it was on your head since it’s a clear gel, so I would
sometimes apply it when it wasn’t really needed? I re-lubed as needed,
and continued until everything was off my head. I was quite happy with
how well it trimmed everything, and it left my head nice and buff
smooth. I splashed water on my head a couple of times, washed off any
residual product and excess hair, and finished with a dry towel. On
occasion, I just used a damp towel to clean my head off after shaving.
It can be used for a dry shave, by using the gel alone, but I found it
easy to splash water on, and it made the product work better. I never
did get around to use it in the shower since I found it incredibly handy
using it at the bathroom sinks and mirror.

It
left my head with a pleasant tingly feeling, and it felt soft, and not
roughed or cut up like it normally does. It reduced the shaving drag and
chances of nicks, and kept razor burn and dry skin to a minimum, so
there was no need to toss on any moisturizer to get rid of a dried-out
scalp. It also left a nice unisex odor from its essential oils, with
hints of eucalyptus and mint. I found the whole shaving process was just
easier with the product, and it certainly made my head softer, and
might I say, silky smooth?

Bottom Line
I’ll give Leg Lube a big thumb up, and I always use it to shave my
head, and if I ever need to shave my legs or back (insert joke), it
would be the product I would grab. It’s easy to use outside  the shower,
lubricates the skin during shaving extremely well,  which reduced razor
burn and dryness, leaving one with silky-smooth and soft skin. It left
your skin with a tingly feeling, and had a nice aromatic eucalyptus and
mint scent. The shaving  process was pleasant, with an ease of
application of the gel and cleaning of the razor, though the clearness
sometimes made it tough to know where it was. At $8.95 for a 100ml
bottle, it’s pricier than the average shaving cream or gel, but a little
goes a long way, so it has a lot of bang for the buck. They use safe,
soothing  plant extracts and oils, including Aloe Vera, Tea Tree,
Spearmint, Rosemary, Peppermint,  Eucalyptus, and Cinnamon.

Overall Rating: 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

Leg Lube Specs:

  • Visit the Leg Lube website
  • Created by athletes for athletes
  • Can be used in or out of the shower
  • Clean fresh scent
  • Ultra-lubricating formula reduces drag, nicks, in-grown hairs, razor burn and dry skin
  • Leaves a fresh, tingly feeling behind
  • Formulated for both men and women and can be used in or out of the shower
  • Paraben Free formula with Aloe, Eucalyptus and other essential oils
  • Works everywhere (legs, face, arms, etc)
  • TSA approved bottle size, can be carried-on anywhere in the world
  • Product and Packaging are Made in U.S.A.

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