A staggering number of men still suffer with shaving irritation and rash. In today’s modern grooming world, there’s little reason for the suffering to continue. Perhaps a lack of education is to blame, so in light of these here are our Three of The Best: Unknown Shaving Investments- three products which suspect men aren’t using, and which could make all the difference to your daily shaving routine.

Facial Scrub

Preparation is key when it comes to successful shaving. Most men know a warm shower prior helps soften facial hair, but a pre-shave facial scrub will help raise hair and clear debris- allowing for a much ‘cleaner’ and closer shave, with minimal tug, pull and subsequently irritation.

Ape Recommends: Triumph & Disaster Rock & Roll Suicide Scrub, £23.00 >

Pre-Shave Oil

One of the most unsung heroes of the shaving world, often not even considered by the shaving man. Apply a small amount of pre-shave oil underneath your shaving cream to deliver an extra layer of protection from your razor- it works wonders.

Ape Recommends: eShave Cucumber Pre-Shave Oil, £18.00 >

Double-Edged Safety Razor

Affordable blades, easy to use at home, no gimmicks and in our opinion they offer a closer, less irritating shave. These five, six bladed razors are a marketing departments dream but nothing says cultured more than a classic double-edged safety razor.

Ape Recommends: Muhle R89 Double Edged Safety Razor, £25.00 >