I’ve been a fan of VMV Hypoallergenics ever since I started using their Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer. In the last quarter of 2013 they released their new line called 1635. They call it Gentleman’s Therapeutic Shaving in that each product heals and improves the overall condition of the skin. It is composed of seven products: a pre-shave scrub, a pre-shave barber oil, three shave creams for different beard types (fine, coarse and all), an aftershave balm, an anti-bump aftershave solution and an aftershave gel.
As with all VMV Hypoallergenics products the 1635 line is free of fragrances, dyes, pthalates, parabens, preservatives, SLS, SLES and allergens. They sent me all their products (but only one shaving cream) so I could sample them and give my thoughts. I tested the products using two different methods: individually with my current shaving products and by following the steps prescribed by the line.