The Use of a Pre-Shave Gel and Brush in Males with Razor Bumps

What we are studying

This will be a randomized investigator blinded study of 40 men age 20-60 (inclusive) with symptoms of mild-moderate PFB based on Investigator Global Assessment (IGA). Subjects will be divided into two groups: the Control group of 20 subjects and the Experimental group of 20 Subjects. Subjects will be seen at Screening/Baseline, and 6 weeks. All subjects will use their normal razors and shave products during the six week study. The Experimental group of subjects will also be given the study product Pre-Shave Gel and Cleansing Brush. The study gel and brush will be used prior to their normal shave routine. Subjects will be given adequate supplies of study Pre-Shave Gel and Brush products. All products are soon to be available as standard over the counter personal care products.

Who we are studying

  • Men
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 20 - 60

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must wet shave using just a prep and blade razor at least 3 or more times per week and be willing to continue that regimen during the study
  • No oral antibiotics within the last 4 weeks
  • No topical prescriptions in the last 2 weeks
  • Must have not removed a beard in the last 2 months and No electrolysis
  • Waxing or laser therapy in the beard area in the last 12 months

What is involved

  • 2 photography
  • 2 subject questionnaires


$25 each visit for a total of $50

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Dermatology Clinical Studies
Principal Investigator
Amy McMichael, MD

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