The Jewish people know a thing or two about close shaves. Consider the story of Chanukah. After reclaiming the temple that was unjustly taken from them, Judah and the Maccabees wanted to rededicate it. The ritual included the lighting of the holy lamp that would one day be known as a menorah. But they had only enough sacred oil to keep it burning for one night.

Then the miraculous happened. Every night, the oil magically replenished itself and the lamp burned for eight days and nights. This apparent act of divine providence is what inspired the holiday, which is known as the Festival of Lights. It was also the impetus to build a new, larger ballroom for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Of course, not all close shaves are nearly as significant or sacred. But they are often inspired nonetheless. Case in point: the divine grooming experience men of all faiths enjoy with Robert Natali high-performance shaving essentials. If at first this hardly seems miraculous, allow us to shed a little light on the subject.

The battle of the blade

Nearly every morning, your man battles his razor. That’s because while he’s shaving off beard stubble, he’s also scraping away skin cells. Often, too many skin cells—what’s known as over-exfoliation. His shaving products should protect his skin from the razor, but few do. Hence the razor burn, rawness, chafing, nicks, razor bumps and other casualties of the blade. All of which are unpleasant, if not downright painful.  They don’t do wonders for his appearance either. Oy vey.

There’s more. Most shaving products contain harsh, often harmful additives that can irritate and dry out your man’s skin. This, in turn, compromises its acid mantle, the natural layer of oil and moisture that promotes healthy pH balance, provides basic protection, and supports collagen and elastin production—both of which are essential to youthful, supple skin. Together this daily wear and tear leads to a dull and lifeless complexion, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. So your man looks older, younger. It’s a losing battle. (Don’t get us started.)

A shaving miracle

Fortunately, there’s an easy path to victory: Introduce your man to Robert Natali. Crafted from the finest organic and natural ingredients, our shaving essentials provide a noticeably closer, more comfortable shave. They also protect, nourish and revitalize his skin while—and long after—he shaves.

In fact, give your man our Essential Shave Set or one of our handsome gift sets on the first night of Chanukah. If he uses it faithfully for each step of his grooming ritual, he’ll see and feel a difference in his skin long before the eighth night. So will you. A miraculous shave if ever there was one. Nothing else holds a candle to them. Amen.