The Sabon Scoop
Around the World Without a Shave
Gentleman: You’re abroad and it’s somewhere terribly exotic. Let’s call it Country X. As smart traveler (and since the TSA has sucked every drop of joy out of flying), you packed light. You’re positive that you’ve got everything you need for your business trip/vacation/miscellaneous excursion. Bathing suit? Check. Passport photocopy? Check. Phrasebook with everything you haven’t needed to say so far? Check.
Time to get ready for your first night on the town. You’ve shaken off your jetlag with eleven cups of joe and a cold splash on your... Oh, no!
Your face, you realize, is stubbly and ragged – and not in that sexy, crime-fighter-who’s-too-busy-battling-evil-to-shave sort of way. Your cheeks are in prickly-haired limbo, somewhere between studied nonchalance and downright sloppiness. You realize that, as long as you look like a boxcar hobo, your chance of making new friends while your tongue clumsily navigates the local language is close to nil.
To make things worse, you forgot your shaving kit. Not that you could have brought a can of shaving cream on the plane anyway – you know, national security, Threat-Level Purple, and all that.
You call the front desk from the hotel phone, which is just a notch above a two tin cans linked by string. (Oh, the charms of Country X.) You earnestly bumble in a foreign language, and while you’re not sure of what’s being said on the other end of the “phone,” you discern two things: they’re laughing at you not with you, and you won’t be getting that shaving cream anytime soon. Think. Ah, there’s soap in the bathroom – you hope it’s soap, anyway – but it’ll prove no match for your face-forest. Not if you want to avoid waking with an eruption of red, angry skin the next day. And you’re in Country X for a week. Oh, God, a week.
Woe is you all right. But permit us to ponder how you could have prevented your mug of misfortune.
Sabon has more than 130 locations across the globe – from New York City to Tokyo and lots of locations in between. If you’ve got a personal grooming problem, we’ve got the solution. Our products use the finest natural ingredients to spoil those with discerning taste for their daily rituals.
Lucky for you, ye of little patience and moisturizer, the Sabon Men’s Travel Kit comes with Hand cream, Shaving Cream, and a zesty Aftershave. The Shaving Cream is based on white tea oil, an ingredient that is renowned for its ability to repair skin cells. It’s also packed with shea butter, which hydrates your skin, as well as grape seed oil and jojoba oil to leave your face feeling soft. Our Aftershave, which is also white tea oil based, soothes with a dash of refreshing chamomile, while the kit’s hand lotion is packed with vitamins E and C for strong, healthy skin.
For a smooth shave that’ll save your face and your sanity, the Sabon Men’s Travel Kit, which only weighs 1.4 oz. (small enough to legally pop it in your carry-on luggage so you can stick your tongue out at TSA), should be on your travel checklist.