Originally Posted by Associate
Not to burst the Kiehl's bubble, but their shaving products sometimes contain irritants such as camphor and menthol - not really recommneded for your face. The foaming 'non-detergent' cleanser actually contains a very simple standard detergent that is used in shamppos and hand soaps and generaly not recommended for facial skin.
I don't enjoy the "cooling effect" of menthol, so the Kiehl's shaving cream I use does NOT contain neither menthol nor camphor (at least judging by their absence on the ingredients list). And I am not entirely sure how an international product which is actually NAMED Non-Detergent Washable Cleanser
could contain a detergent. I have to think that you are somehow mistaken. Besides, I can't find a detergent listed in the ingredients.
Originally Posted by kapay
From what I've learned from shaving, it's optimal to shave after a warm/hot shower to open up your pores. However, on a day that's already hot, would room temperature water still work? I find it hard to have to take warm showers because lately weather has been reaching 100+ degrees in some areas. Also, a lot of skin care products boast oil control so would a regular regimen of face wash, toner/astringent, exfoliant/mask, and moisturizer actually prevent future breakouts? Granted everything is done correctly such as using the right product for the right skin type.
The post-shower shave certainly helps. The steam in the bathroom will help open your pores and can make the shave smoother. However, if your skin is oily, you should NOT be taking hot showers as they tend to aggravate oily skin. And yes, at least hypothetically, following a regular regimen of oil controlling products should certainly help to clear up and/or prevent further breakouts. But sometimes, it's just genes.