When it comes to shaving I've always stuck to what I know, but this doesn't always work for my skin. Over the Christmas period I've been trying out two of the kits from The Bluebeards Revenge. The kits I'm reviewing today are The Bluebeards Revenge Deluxe Kit Gift Boxed (£34.99)* and The Bluebeards Revenge Perfect Man Kit Gift Boxed (£49.99)*. The sleek and neat packaging coupled with the branding is eye-catching and has a quality feel to it. These gift boxed kits are handy in that all the products you need are in one place, with the added value of being ideal for a present.

The Bluebeards Revenge Deluxe Kit (Gift Boxed)

The Pre-Shave Oil (125ml) included is designed to moisturise your beard to help for a smoother shave by preventing your razor catching as much. I'd like to be able to grow a full beard, it just doesn't seem to happen as I'd have too many patches so I prefer to be clean shaven. Even with this, the oil still helps to provide a smoother shave for me and reduce the chance of getting sore areas. This is the first thing to use and only requires a small amount to massage in. The next step is apply the Shaving Cream (100ml) which is a premium quality product with added ingredients to help tackle tough stubble. If used in combination with the Doubloon Bristle Shaving Brush you can apply an even coverage across your face and neck to ensure no area is missed and it also allows for your razor to work more effectively.

Finishing up with the Post-Shave Balm (100ml) will help to calm irritation and reduce redness of your skin which is something I have been prone to while using other products. It contains witch hazel and aloe vera which definitely help to soothe after shaving and I can already notice an improvement in my skin. The last item in this kit is the Antiperspirant Roll on Deodorant (50ml) which is meant to help reduce body odour. I've not been one to use roll on, but it could be handy to throw in a gym bag or take on holiday due to its compact size.

The Bluebeards Revenge Perfect Man Kit (Gift Boxed)

This kit includes everything you should need for washing, shaving and leave yourself smelling good. Having the Brushless Shaving Solution (100ml) lets you have a quick and easy shave. This would also be great for taking away with you as it means you need to pack less products. I've found this good so far allowing for a smooth shave and I end up with less irritation. The Cooling Moisturiser (100ml) to apply afterwards does help reduce sore patches and calm down my skin which used to cause me issues before.

I love the design of the Eau De Toilette (100ml) bottle, with a matte blue finish and the cool logo giving it a completely different look to others out there. The fragrance has ozone notes accented by Sicilian bergamot and Ligurian basil, having a rich blend of black tea, jasmine and watermint for the heart notes. Madagascan vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli combined with oakmoss and mush make up the base notes. This scent is similar to what I'd normally go for and will add nicely to my collection. Roll-on Antiperspirant Deodorant (50ml) is included in this kit too. A nice addition to the box is an 18cm Comb which would certainly come in handy for keeping your hair in check.

I was really impressed with these kits as they contain some really quality products that do actually work as I have seen as improvement in my skin since using these. You can buy these products separately too if you fancy grabbing something specific, and as I said before, these kits would make perfect gifts.