The Best Pre-Shave Oils and Skin Treatments

Say Goodbye to Razor Burn

Nothing ruins a shave like a bad bout of razor burn. How can you get a close, even shave without irritating the skin? Pre-shave oil and other treatments give your skin an added layer of protection and moisture, and they help soften your beard so the razor can easily cut through hairs.

Oil tends to clog razors and is difficult to remove from your skin, so it's all in the application. Before you apply a pre-shave oil or other pre-shave treatment, rinse your face with warm water. Drop a few drops of oil into your palm, rub your hands together and gently massage the oil onto your face. Try to get a thin, even layer of oil across the area you want to shave. Let the oil sink in for a minute and you're ready to shave.

Here are some of the best pre-shave oils that will give you a clean, close shave every time.

Caswell Massey Almond Pre-Shave Oil

Caswell Massey Almond Pre-Shave Oil. Credit:

The Caswell Massey Almond Pre-Shave Oil is made from an essential oil blend that preps your face for a smooth shave. It contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates, it isn't tested on animals and it's made in the United States. A 2-ounce bottle retails for approximately $18.

ClausPorto Musgo Real Pre-Shave Oil

ClausPorto Musgo Real Pre-Shave Oil. Credit:

This pre-shave oil is made with almond and grape seed oil to prepare the skin for an easy, comfortable shave. It protects, soothes and refreshes, eliminating unsightly rashes and irritation. It's also great for sensitive skin.

Bioelements Pre-Shave Cleanser

Bioelements Pre-Shave Cleanser. Credit:

This Bioelements cleanser is great for all skin and beard types. It removes dirt and excess oil, and jojoba-filled grains help to exfoliate dead skin away. It also prevents ingrown hairs and it's made without artificial colorants, synthetic fragrance or animal byproducts.

Origins Easy Slider Pre-Shave Oil

Origins Easy Slider Pre-Shave Oil. Credit:

Slide into a smooth shave by applying a thin layer of this oil first. Easy Slider helps to soften your whiskers, condition your skin and give an extra layer of lubrication between the razor and your face.

Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment

Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment. Credit:

The Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment uses a water-activated heating agent that conditions the skin and beard, making shaving easy and painless. Use this treatment to recreate the classic barbershop experience in your own bathroom.

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil. Credit:

This unscented pre-shave oil contains no synthetic dyes and alcohol, making it great for any skin type, especially sensitive. It's formulated with a blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils that soften the beard and protect the skin for a close and comfortable shave.

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Lemon

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Lemon.

This Art Of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil has a refreshing, citrusy scent thanks to lemon essential oil. It's made with natural olive and castor oils, and it doesn't contain any artificial dyes or skin-drying alcohol. Use this to soften your beard and protect your skin for a great shave.