Best Shaving Cream for a safety razor shave

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best shaving creamOne of the essentials for a quality shave is using the best shaving cream you can get your hands on. You want the razor to move comfortably and smoothly across the face, all the time avoiding the dreaded razor burn or cuts and nics. This is where shaving cream comes into its own. It is a lubricating cream you apply to you face before you start to shave.

What’s the difference between shaving and cream and the bog standard shaving foam you get out of a can. Well to be honest they are poles apart. I find that the foam/gel in a can stuff really dries out my face after each shave, its not really a natural product and is made of artificial and alcohol based products. Not something I want to be putting on my face every day.

To get the ultimate smooth shave you really need to invest in some shaving cream and a nice quality shaving brush to help produce a good lather. This experience will transform you shaving and you may never look back. I for one am now hooked and the cans of gel stay in the supermarket and not beside my shaving stand.

You will find many different brands and styles in your quest to find the best shaving cream so we have compiled this handy chart of what we consider to be the best available at a reasonable price point. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to spend much money to get a quality product that will last a good length of time, leaving you to enjoy quality shave time and time again.

Best Shaving Cream Top 5 review

Taylors of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream (150g, Sandalwood)5.0 Stars

Coming in at number one is Sandalwood Shaving cream from Taylor of Old Bond Street.  This is top quality shaving cream and you only need a small amount on the pre soaked shaving brush to build up a fine lather.  It is suitable for sensitive skim because it is paraben free and we prefer the Sandalwood in this range because it creates a nice fresh masculine post shave aroma.  It will leave your skin slightly moisturised and you will know you have had a quality shave when you are done.

It comes in an ample 150 screw lid tub that will last you quite some time and for the price it comes in at our best value product in the review along with the winner of the best shaving cream product as well.

Proraso Shaving Cream Tube (150ml)4.7 Stars

Founded in Florence in Italy in 1926 Proraso are makers of some of the biggest selling shaving creams in the world. This natural product is made from Glycerin, Menthol and Eucalyptus oil which gives you an all natural top class shaving experience. It is fresh, feels great on the skin and will leave your face smoother than ever before. At this price point it really is great value for money and on of our firm favorites.

Simple to use and all you need is a good quality safety razor and a suitable brush. Bathe your face in warm water as part of your pre shave ritual – we say ritual because when you shave with a proper razor and shaving cream it will become a great experience and something you will enjoy. Next you want to shave your face with the grain once or twice, then perhaps against the grain if needed and finish off with a good lashing of cold water to close up your pores.

Musgo Real Shave Cream (110g)5.0 Stars

Next up we have Musgo Real Shave Cream. This cream is still handmade in Portugal today when it has been produced since 1887. That’s well over one hundred years of care and attention invested to make this one of the finer shaving creams on the market.  It can be used with or without a brush.  We recommend you still use a proper shaving brush to help moisten and soften your beard and face before you shave.  You cant beat the feeling anyway.

This cream really is top quality and can be easily compared to some of the most expensive shaving creams on the market. Its general makeup is lanolin and glycerine which helps you achieve that easy gliding smooth shave you im for every day.

How to Use Shaving Cream

We strongly recommend you use a quality shaving cream every time you shave. It helps with the ease and performance of your safety razor so you can enjoy a fine smooth shave day after day.  There are a few basics to using shaving cream that we have listed out below.

  • First you want to dampen your face with warm to hot water. This helps soften things up a bit to get you started.
  • Next you should put some shaving cream on a pre soaked shaving brush and start lathering up.
  • Once you have completed these two tasks you can shave as normal. Make sure you go easy and don’t apply any pressure to the safety razor. The weight of the razor itself should be enough to give you a smooth shave. The cream will moisturize your face and help the razor glide along nicely.
  • Rinse off your face after you have finished shaving and then splash some cold water on it to close everything up. A few drops of your favorite aftershave and you are good to go.

badger shaving brushWell thats it for this post.  We hope you found this information useful.  Treat this as a guide the next time you are looking to buy some top quality shaving cream and you should do just fine.  If you have a favorite shaving cream that you cannot live without then drop us a comment below and let us know.  We may test it out and feature it in a future post.

Have a great day and happy shaving.

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