The Real Shaving Co. Step 1 Daily Face Scrub

The Real Shaving Co. Step 1 Daily Face Scrub review and swatch
The Real Shaving Co. Step 1 Daily Face Scrub review and swatch


This is another product that is aimed at men but hey, why not try it? I don’t think of this as a men’s scrub, just as an exfoliating product. This is a creamy product containing ground walnut shells, and no microbeads, to buff away the dead skin and to remove the impurities. It also contains almond oil and cocoa butter for hydration.

This did clean away the grease and dead skin leaving it prepped, ready for the serum and moisturiser.  It cleaned it a little too well though, leaving it feeling a bit tight. I was surprised at how well this controlled the oils throughout the day. I did get the odd shine here and there but not as much as I usually do. Unfortunately, it did break out with painful spots on my chin and forehead the next day.

I’m not too fond of the scent and it did linger after I’ve applied the rest of my skincare products. It has the typical men’s aftershave scent. It is a great product but is too harsh for me in the end. It’s definitely one for the men as their skin is different to women.

Have you tried any men’s facial scrubs?


  1. 28th September 2016 / 5:57 am

    That doesn't sound so fine, the fact that it made you spotty! I think I'll give it a miss for my husband then.

  2. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    28th September 2016 / 6:02 am

    I've never tried a men's shaving scrubs. Sorry that you didn't see great results with it in the end.

  3. Vivian Yuen
    28th September 2016 / 9:21 am

    oh no, so bad that it made you breakout. I don't think I would ever think to try a men's facial scrub xD

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  4. Cattitude & Co.
    28th September 2016 / 9:41 am

    These kind of scrubs are actually bad for you, anything with microbeads in avoid like the plague!

  5. Galina Varese
    28th September 2016 / 10:24 am

    That doesn't sound good. I'm not keen on the smells in the men's toiletries either.

  6. Joanna Victoria -x
    28th September 2016 / 12:18 pm

    My husband has the real shaving co set but has yet to try it I'll have to get him to see what its like. I've never tried mens facial scrubes before.

  7. Christine Dodd
    28th September 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I've never been tempted to pinch my husband's products as I think they smell too masculine – give me roses every time.

  8. 28th September 2016 / 8:07 pm

    It sounds like it was worth a shot at least. I haven't tried any men's facial scrubs before.

  9. Rhian Westbury
    28th September 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I've actually never thought about trying a men's exfoliating scrub. I might have to try some of my dads sometime x

  10. Melanie Ed
    28th September 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I've not tried any but I think my husband was using one and was happy with it.

  11. Candice Nikeia
    29th September 2016 / 12:42 am

    I love a daily scrub on my face to get rid of all the dead skin! I will have to try this product soon!

    xoxo, Candice

  12. Dannii Martin
    29th September 2016 / 10:04 am

    I like to exfoliate my skin, but the ones with microbeads in are so bad.

  13. Amy Treasure
    29th September 2016 / 11:52 am

    Definitely sounds worth trying this out!

  14. Hannah Heartss
    29th September 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Never thought of trying a men's scrub. Might give it a go x

  15. Melissa Major
    29th September 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Shame it didn't work for you, I haven't used any face scrubs before.

  16. beautyqueenuk
    30th September 2016 / 9:53 am

    The mister has this and I find it too harsh for my face but it is great on the legs ha x

  17. ana de jesus
    30th September 2016 / 10:56 am

    I have never tried a male facial scrub but it looks great, I like men's perfume x

  18. 30th September 2016 / 11:03 am

    I like the idea, but I don't think my hubby would be happy with something that caused spots.

  19. anthea barton
    30th September 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I prefer mens face scrubs as they tend to have a nicer smell. The body shop does a lovely smelling one that I 'borrow' of Mr Dad

  20. Tanya Brannan
    1st October 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I haven't tried any male scrubs and after reading this I don't think I will. Female scrubs only for me!

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