Somersets Grooming for Men Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a gift card for review purposes and compensation. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Searching for great gift ideas for a special man in your life for Father’s Day can be tricky. How about giving Dad a set of luxurious English shaving products that are so attractively priced you can pick up the entire line without spending a fortune.

Somersets Grooming for Men provides everything that he will need for the ultimate shaving experience. Developed to be better than foam or gel the products in this skin care line for men include the Maximum Glide Shaving Gel, Maximum Glide Shaving Gel Extra Sensitive, Razor Repair Face Balm After-Shave, Replenishing Moisturizer After-Shave, Purifying Face Scrub Pre-Shave, Refreshing Face Wash Pre-Shave and Extra Sensitive No. 1 Shave Oil.

Somersets Grooming for Men Review

My husband shaves daily and loves to have smooth skin but claims that he doesn’t need or want a fancy skin care line. Somersets is the perfect grooming line for him because the products are specifically developed for men which appeals to his “macho” side. More importantly, he likes it because the products do exactly what it says and keeps his skin soft and looking its best.

He starts with the Refreshing Face Wash Pre-Shave which cleans away dirt and oil and leaves the skin hydrated and refreshed. My husband has never used a facial cleanser (he is a soap guy) but really liked this face wash. It has Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Salicylic Acid to do an effective job to cleanse even the dirtiest skin and pores.

Once a week, I treat him to a “spa” using the Purifying Face Scrub Pre-Shave. Though initially resistant he ultimately loves the way his dull complexion was brightened with Jojoba beads and Chamomile Oil in this gentle scrub.

Next he applies the Maximum Glide Shaving Gel original formula which is the alternative to his normal soap. This product is soap-free so it is not drying and allows him to get an extremely close shave. He said that it is very refreshing as it includes cooling menthol, vitamins and even organic French seaweed algae. He loves the fresh uni-sex scent that is herbal and not overpowering and appreciates that it is made with natural ingredients and is free of harsh chemicals.

Somersets Grooming for Men Review

Since my husband liked the shaving gel so much, I decided to “borrow” the Maximum Glide Shaving Gel Extra Sensitive to shave my legs. Sadly for Mark, he will not be getting this back because it is by far the best product that I have ever used to get a smooth, close shave with no cuts or irritation!

My husband sometimes gets a razor burn rash when shaving with a dull razor. He hates these irritating little bumps and uses the Razor Repair Face Balm After-Shave which works to soothe the burning sensation with high quality ingredients such Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil, Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

For post-shave he uses the Replenishing Moisturizer or the Extra Sensitive No. 1 Shave Oil. Both products drench the skin with moisture. He especially likes the Extra Sensitive No. 1 Shave Oil which lasts for 90 shaves and is 100% natural. What a difference a few drops of this wonderful oil makes to soothe and hydrate his skin!

Somersets Grooming for Men products are available for purchase at and you can also browse the entire selection of products at Somerset USA.

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  1. Erika B says

    I’ve never heard of this line, is it available in Canada? My fiancé shaves every other day and he needs a good skin care line!

  2. jan says

    My husband loves ‘products’ almost more than me! Somersets Grooming will be one I need to look out for.

  3. ANN*H says

    Somersets Grooming is one that I have not heard of before. But this would be something that my youngest son would use as he has sensitive skin and is choosy of the products he uses. Thanks so much for the information.

  4. Michelle Chow says

    Hello, Stacie. This was a very thorough review; much appreciated. I like to hear about new products that I can use and that work for others in the household as well.

  5. says

    Hey Stacie, I have never seen this line of product here in Canada. Is it available to us Canucks?!? Thanks for all the reviews & giveaways (especially the Canadian content!) i REALLY love your site! My family & I run a book review blog that just went live about 3 weeks ago and already we have had great success & interest from the big publishers :) Stop by and check us out if you have time!

  6. Sherry Compton says

    My husband shaves daily, too. He needs a “man” product but something that won’t irritate or dry out his skin. Guys need that too even if they don’t realize it.

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