Lab Series Shave Cream takes the pain out of shaving

The morning shave — all men know this often painful routine (except the lucky ones sans facial hair). It goes like this: lather, shave, cut, knick, pain, blood, razor bumps. Well, guys, it doesn’t have to be like that. With a bit of effort, a combination of the right products and a little patience, shaving can actually be pleasant.

Lab Series Skincare for Men is a pioneer in the men’s skincare product arena. The line debuted in 1987, long before the word “metrosexual” ever appeared. Its classic, functional and well-priced products have stood the test of time and still get rave reviews to this day.

What sets the Lab Series Shave Cream apart is the ingredient benzocaine. It is a mild numbing agent that is used in a variety of topical and internal ointments for soothing pain. This momentary numbing of the beard lasts just long enough to avoid discomfort and gives the shaver a lot more confidence. Aloe aids in reducing irritation, retaining moisture and promoting skin renewal, while caffeine literally wakes up and refreshes tired skin. The combination of these elements, coupled with a variety of rich emollients, provide an unparalleled shave — aka “baby face.”

An 8.0-ounce jar costs $20, and a 3.4-ounce tube goes for $12.50. To further enhance the shaving experience, try exfoliating beforehand with the Lab Series Invigorating Face Scrub to loosen the beard, $17 for a 3.4-ounce tube.

The Lab Series Skincare For Men line is available at Sephora, Macy’s and Nordstrom.