Korres Absinthe Shave Cream

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Shaving with the Green Fairy

We've been fans of absinthe in its various forms for quite sometime, but this is the first time we've considered splashing it on our face.

On purpose, that is.

The latest wormwood-infused baubleis Korres Absinthe Shave Cream, a non-foaming shave lather that has us converted to the intoxicant school of facial care.

The non-foaming part means you're dealing with an actual cream, so it'll be more soothing than hallucination-inducing. The wormwood itself mostly protects against irritation, but the smell will still bring back memories of your nights of green-fairy-fueled gambling and debauchery in Central European houses of ill repute.

Of course, with a milder pH and the usual soothers like aloe and vitamin B, you'll get a closer shave than Karolina ever gave you.

Korres has been on our radar since they opened on Wooster Street in October. Their main stock is natural Greek products with a homeopathic touch, but lately they've turned to foodier items. And we're always looking for a change of pace. There's a marigold and ginseng aftershave balm (for covering those absinthe-filled nicks) and even a quince shower gel, in case you want to be more flavorful.

As for the gin-scented mouthwash...we'd advise against it.


Korres Absinthe Shave Cream
110 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

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