Finding the right shaving cream doesn’t necessarily guarantee a flawless shave. That’s just one part of the equation: you’ll also need a fresh and sharp razor. To prevent razor burn and shave bumps, you’ll need to use a slow, steady technique. That’s why having a routine of starting with a strong pre-shave oil and ending with a calming aftershave is a good idea.
But good shaving cream does remain the center of it all. You have to use something, but you have a lot of choices. That’s why we’ve made a selection of some of the smoothest and best shaving creams out there.
Bevel shaving cream
“Use Pre-Shave Oil to create a lubricating layer that helps reduce nicks and cuts that can cause dark spots and patches. Create a rich, protective lather with Shave Brush & Shave Cream to exfoliate and lift hair for a closer, effortless shave giving you smoother, softer skin. Use Safety Razor & Blades to cut hair at skin level to help reduce bumps and irritation. Finish with alcohol-free Post-Shave Balm for instant soothing and calming upon application.”
Get it from Get Bevel for $14.95.
HeadBlade shave cream
“The best shaving cream for head shavers… bar none. Slick shaving formula is loaded with special lubricants to give the smoothest head shave to date. Mentholated formula keeps dome cool and refreshed and is water soluble making blades easy to rinse. Can be used for beard too. No perfumes or dyes used.”
Get it from Grooming Lounge for $8
Proraso shaving cream
“Same classic formula, refreshed look. The product that started it all in the 1940’s – the first in the Proraso range. With its particularly rich, thick texture, Proraso Pre-Shave Cream preps the skin for a close shave, softening the beard and adding an extra layer of protection to the skin. Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol combine a purifying and toning action with a refreshing and revitalizing effect. For every kind of beard and skin type.”
Get it from Proraso for $13
Ernest Supplies shaving cream
“A nature inspired shave cream that is formulated to do it all: lubricate, moisturize, fight redness and reduce annoying razor clogs.”
Get it from Bigelow Chemists for $35
Clubman Pinaud shaving butter
“Moisture-rich formula with Shea and Coca Butter Hydrates skin Softens whiskers and sets the beard for the closest, cleanest, most comfortable shave you have ever experienced. Helps to soothe and protect skin against irritation and razor drag. Suitable for all beard types Gluten and Paraben FREE!”
Get it from Clubman for $8.95
As for how often you should shave, we have a guide for that too.
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