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The Art of Shaving

Pre-Shave Oil | Sandalwood 2 oz


Create a protective layer on your skin to prevent irritation and razor burn

The Art of Shaving's Pre-Shave Oil is near and dear to our hearts at M Penner. Applying it is the first step in their trademarked 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™, helping protect against irritation and razor burn by increasing glide. It was also the first product created by Co-Founder, Myriam Zaoui, when she and her husband started the brand back in 1996.

The Sandalwood Pre-Shave Oil is made with Sandalwood essential oil 100% sustainably sourced from Western Australia's Gibson Desert - a remote region whose harsh climate is known to produce the highest-quality Sandalwood. Sandalwood essential oil is known to help nourish dry skin, and has a warm, masculine aroma that promotes calmness and improves mood.

The Pre-Shave Oil softens facial hair and reduces tug and pull, all with a lightweight feel that leaves no oily residue. It's formulated with a unique blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils and is suitable for all beard types.


  • Formulated with Olive and Castor oils to improve razor glide
  • Suitable for all beard types 
  • Made with 100% sustainably sourced Sandalwood essential oil to help nourish dry skin and produce a warm, masculine aroma that improves mood
  • Clinically and dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Free from synthetic dyes and alcohol


Pre-Shave Oil helps protect against irritation and razor burn by promoting razor glide and is suitable for all beard types.

How To Use:

Applying Pre-Shave Oil is the first step in The Art of Shaving's trademarked 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™. Before shaving, place a few drops of Pre-Shave Oil onto your fingertips. Massage the oil into the area to be shaved (including the neck) to help soften and lift facial hair. You'll need just enough to provide a light coating over the beard area. Do not rinse off before shaving. Instead, apply Shaving Cream directly on top.


  • Sandalwood essential oil: Known for its warm, masculine aroma and ability to help nourish dry skin
  • Olive fruit oil: A powerful emollient, rich in antioxidant compounds, sourced from the Olea europaea (olive) tree
  • Castor seed oil: A natural humectant that provides hydration to the skin during shaving

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin.

The Art of Shaving constantly updates their ingredients to comply with the latest industry standards and deliver on our promise to only formulate products using the highest quality botanical ingredients. The ingredients listed here may differ slightly from those used at time of purchase. Please consult packaging before use to ensure all ingredients are suitable for your needs.

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