Black Shroud Mysterium Serum | Advanced Alcohol Free Aftershave Balm | 100ml
Hold onto your seats gents, Black Shroud is here! (and yeah, this gets a Mysterium Serum! Looking at you archivist!)
Never before has such a scent so classic been dropped! An homage to 3 greats; Vintage Woodhue by Faberge, Dean Martin...and even Weird Al gets a tip of the hat! (Rather than explain the last one, I'll just leave it for the geeks to get!)
Top notes: Menthol, Mint, Rose
Middle notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Spice, Floral
Bottom notes: Vetiver, Woody, Cedar, Vanilla
Created in 1938 & Discontinued in 1986, A Real Lost Gem!
A spicy, woody oriental, both complex & lively. This timeless accord, like the original, features a bewitching dry-down from epic amber & creamy sandalwood/vanilla sliding into a sensuous vetiver/cedar finish. Instant Amore, trust me!
If you didn't know, Woodhue was the only fragrance Dean Martin would ever wear! One whiff of this juice and you'll understand immediately why. It is said it was also a favorite of Carey Grant's if that tells you anything!
Woodhue For Victory!
Originally released in 1938, this is the scent American soldiers were coming back to. Where Aqua Velva reminded them of war and duty, Woodhue was the scent of pure victory! That said, this accord holds up, which isn't always the case with some of the other popular scents of that time. But I'll be damned if Dino's splash doesn't still kick...ahem, well you know what I mean.
It's a total honor to revive this wonder of the ages and reintroduce it to those who missed it the first time around! I highly recommend going to youtube right now and listening to Dean Martin's "Sway", Next watch his live version of "Mambo Italiano". Sway is pretty much the musical interpretation of this fragrance, where his prowess and presence in the live performance are the physical interpretation of Black Shroud. Where words fail, these tunes truly convey the beauty and cocksureness of the fragrance. Perfect for night time wear or anytime wear this fall & winter!Like "Dino", Black Shroud projects sophistication & confidence; a playful sense of being in your element and enjoying it.
Name trademarks and copyrights are properties of their respective manufacturers and/or designer. This version is NOT to be confused with the original and Phoenix Shaving, LLC has no affiliation with Woodhue or Fabergé.
Behold, the most Advanced, Fragrance & Alcohol Free, Postshave Balm Ever!
"Mysterium Serum is everything it’s advertised to be. I’m especially thankful for this product in my den." ~ Justin Gazaway, Customer
Trust me when I say this is not hyperbole! I so wholeheartedly believe that Mysterium Serum is the BEST Balm out there, that I am offering a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee on it!
Having been doing this for 9 years now, I can say with certainty, This Is It! I mean, we have offered balms in the past and have definitely learned a lot from them, heck, we made damn good balms...but then there's Mysterium Serum, a whole other level of beast; in fact, it's a beast level blend of super rich, nourishing, luxurious, super natural ingredients beyond comparison!
Seriously, I guarantee you have never experienced another balm like it! Mysterium Serum is Expertly balanced to be fast absorbing and immediately soothing, leaving your freshly shaven skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long...minus the greasiness! Again, this is not hyperbole but 9 years of experience talking.
As you may have observed, we have taken our time over the years isolating different components of What Makes For A Killer Shave. With laser like focus we go out of our way to deliver the best; Aftershave, Shave Soap, Preshave Soaps, etc...the time was up for us to unleash some truly Primo Balm, and here it is, Mysterium Serum.
"This stuff is on a whole new level. Please keep this in the core of your offerings!" - Andrew Whitfield, Customer
Great question! As with all our formulations, it's really about the synergistic effects of the choice ingredients used. So put on your reading glasses and get ready to really dig into this cocktail of EPIC!
But What's inside Doug, what really sets this apart?
Hyaluronic Acid: As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid, like glycerin, is also a humectant and plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). In other words, Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate.
Deep thought went into this Moisturizing Monster
Hyaluronic Acid comes in low and high molecular weights which can have slightly different results on the skin. Higher weight Hyaluronic Acid molecules are larger in size so will sit on the skin surface and attract moisture from the atmosphere, while lower weight Hyaluronic Acid is a smaller molecule that can penetrate the skin to help plump and hydrate. That said, Mysterium Serum contains lower weight Hyaluronic Acid so as not to leave a greasy, heavy on the skin feel.
Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties and can help to protect and shield the skin against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors such as pollution.
And this is just some of the magic that is Hyaluronic Acid, truly a superstar when it comes to skin food!
Next we have...
Allantoin: is considered an ultra effective moisturizing ingredient both its gentle, and non-irritating qualities make it an excellent addition to for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin. Additionally, allantoin is a known keratolytic, meaning that it can increase the water content of cells while also aiding in the process of desquamation of the outer layers of skin. Allantoin may also help to:
- Increase skin smoothness
- Promote healthy skin cells
In performing its protective and regulatory functions, the outer layer of skin our epidermis, synthesises a very large number of proteins and oils (lipids) that are naturally found in the stratum corneum. This is called keratinisation.
Allantoin is clever, in that it actually can promote balance in the stratum corneum, this is the reason that allantoin is known for leaving skin feeling smooth.
Pea Extract: Is rich in protein, and it also contains essential amino acids, calcium, iron and potassium. In addition, this extract has vitamin B6, folate and vitamin C, all three of which are excellent at counteracting the free radical damage that drains elastin proteins and collagen from the skin...not that us manly men really care about this kinda thing. :)
DL Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B): Is present in all living cells, which makes it the perfect ingredient for a skin nourishing aftershave balm! This stuff is SUPER PENETRATING; When panthenol is applied to the skin it results in a conversion to pantothenic acid; this acid is readily absorbed by the skin, penetrating deep into the lower layers.
Pantothenic acid works as a humectant (there's that word again!) by infusing water in the cells, retaining moisture deep within the skins tissues. Clinical research has found that not only is this acid extremely moisturizing, but when regularly used over a period of four weeks or more it helps to consistently soothe freshly shaven skin.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information lists panthenol as a skin protectant with anti-inflammatory properties. It can help improve skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smooth appearance. It also soothes:
- red skin
- little cuts or sores [think: shaving irritation]
We definitely all need a little more Panthenol in our life!
MSM: The abbreviation for methylsulfonylmethane, MSM is found in all living organisms and is formed organically of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur. In the human body, it acts as the “glue” that holds together our amino acid chains – aka the building blocks of all tissues.
Its high sulfur content, which represents a whopping 34% of its composition, reduces inflammation and detoxifies the body.
Not impressed yet? MSM also improves cell wall permeability, allowing vital nutrients to flow through to cells. MSM is pretty much the doorman that holds open the door for all the other killer skin food in Mysterium Serum!
As for the fight against aging, MSM enhances antioxidant usage, helping to decrease free radicals and providing numerous other positive benefits.
Green Tea Extract: Research has established that topical application of green tea extracts have many benefits for skin, including anti-aging properties. The polyphenols in green tea possess potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and show significant promise for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the active constituents of green tea believed to be responsible for its many health and appearance benefits, both orally and topically.
Green Tea Extract is a gentle antioxidant that is among the most well researched and impressive in terms of its many benefits...BOOM!
Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO): is made from regular coconut oil – but it’s only a fraction of what coconut oil is (hence the name, of course). While regular coconut oil contains long-chain fatty acids, fractionated coconut oil has had these fatty acids removed via processes called steam distillation and hydrolysis. All that remains now is the medium-chain fatty acids; also called medium-chain triglycerides. This is why fractionated coconut oil is often called MCT oil since it only contains medium-chain fatty acids.
The absence of the long-chain fatty acids makes fractionated coconut oil more stable than regular coconut oil, and also gives it a longer shelf life. It absorbs easily into your skin and doesn’t leave it feeling oily like straight coconut oil. Thus ,your skin is left feeling soft, but not greasy; the perfect balance.
Olive Squalane: Is a high purity vegetable Squalane obtained from Olives. Well known as Nature's Facelift, Olive Squalane is a botanical lipid that mirrors human lipids in molecular structure and weight (scientists found that the skin's sebaceous glands synthesized approximately 10-12% Squalane). The Olive Squalane is the plant-derived alternative to the animal-derived (shark liver oil) of the past. This valuable lipid is extremely compatible with the skin and is safe for all skin types.
Olive Squalane is such an essential oil for the skin, especially when a regenerative effect is desired. The skin has sufficient levels when it's young, and healthy. As we age the levels drop considerably and by the time we're in our mid-thirties, and forties, we no longer have sufficient levels to maintain healthy skin. It is believed that this drop off is, in part, responsible for many of the signs of aging skin, including the tendency to become easily damaged, thinner, and lack lustre. The addition of Olive Squalane can help to replenish the natural levels lost through the normal aging process, contributing regenerative activity to restore a more youthful appearance, and healthier skin.
- Boosts Cell Regeneration and Oxygenation.
- Permeates the skin at a rate of 2mm per second
- Helps prevent damage to skin.
- Helps skin to retain it's natural oils.
- Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Imparts relief to dehydrated, and ultra-sensitive, skin.
- Softens the most rough-textured skin, leaving no oily residue.
- Highly Stable against oxidation.
Yeah, it pretty much rocks!
Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. The Vitamin A in shea butter is important for improving skin conditions, including blemishes, and wrinkles. Vitamin F acts as a protector, soothing rough dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair.
How does Shea Butter work?
Shea butter’s unparalleled hydrating property is due to natural moisturizers that are chemically similar to those produced by the body’s own sebaceous glands. Shea butter also contains healthy fatty acids. It is high in unsaponifiables (a type of fat) containing between 7-12%. Shea butter easily penetrates the skin and will not clog pores. Shea butter has powerful moisturizing, anti-aging, and protecting benefits to the skin.
Shea butter applications and benefits include the following:
- Excellent daily skin moisturizer for face and body
- Restores elasticity to skin which may reduce blemishes and wrinkles
- Use after shaving to reduce razor irritation and bumps
Aloe Vera Juice: Used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.” It's one of the most popular plants to use after prolonged sun exposure.
Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India. Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel that when broken off from the rest of the plant that can be applied topically to soothe skin.
Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it's perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. I truly believe it's natures aftershave treatment as its properties can soothe small cuts caused by shaving.
Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin's natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
Aloe contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. Bet you didn't know any of that!
That is pretty much it folks!
Again, you will fall madly in love with our latest shave software, Mysterium Serum! Don't ever let a bad shave wreck your day again! Mysterium Serum, A Shave New World, I guarantee!
"This conversation happened today.
“Don’t forget we have to stop by tractor supply to get dog food”
“Also I want to stop by healthy alternatives (a natural health food & care store) to see if they have my moisturizer because i can’t find it anywhere”
“Have you tried my new one (Mysterium Serum)?”
Hand her bottle and she reads ingredient list.
“Omg this has everything!”
“Yea its good and just a little costly like $15.”
“Mine cost $45 and it doesnt have hyaluronic acid.”
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I then look at her 1.7oz tub and my 4oz tube “this is also a lot more”
“He does a wonderful thing for you guys.”
~ Taylor Alejandro, Customer
Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Olive Squalane, Glycerin, Natural Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Pea Extract, DL Panthenol, Safflower Oil, Prickly Pear Oil, MSM, Green Tea Extract, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citiric Acid, Fragrance
Listing for one 100ml bottle of AWESOME!