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Shaving Creams and Soaps

We carry a variety of shaving creams and soaps to help you build a luxurious lather during your wet shave, with or without a brush. We carry products from some of the top cream makers like Taylor of Old Bond St, Castle Forbes, Old Spice, Proraso, Tabac, Geo F Trumpers and many more. Learn more about our different lathering products.

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Shaving Cream and Shaving Soaps Education

Shaving Creams and Shaving Soaps are a pivotal part of the shaving experience. They add a layer of lubrication and protection to the skin that keep your skin healthy during the shaving process. Some of the shaving products have essential oils that go further and nourish the skin. All these aspects make the Shaving Creams and Shaving Soaps that we sell leaps and bounds better than any aerosol cream that can be bought.

Shaving Cream vs Shaving Soap

Both Shaving creams and shaving soaps are made to be lathered with a shaving brush. The main difference between them is how to lather the different products. Creams need to be lathered in a separate container than what they were stored in, like a shaving bowl. A small amount of cream goes a long way. If you lather directly in the container the cream comes in, you will end up using too much cream for each shave, and it will not last long. Shaving soaps are hard, and are made to lather directly on the surface of the soap puck. Shaving soap takes a little longer to lather up.

Creating a lather with Shaving Products

To create a lather, place the shaving cream, soap, or croap into a shaving bowl. Wet your brush with warm water, shake out most of the water, and begin working the product in a circular motion with the brush. A lather will begin to form. Use the brush to apply and work the lather onto your face. Brushless shaving creams do not lather and can be applied directly to your face.

Shaving Creams and Soaps Reviews
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Exactly What You Would Expect
2/27/2017
First of all, the scent is AMAZING, it reminds me of black cherry yogurt. As a newer wet shaver, who doesn't even have a year of wet shaving under his belt, this soap is definitely up to my standards. It has a great scent, lather, slickness, and keeps your skin hydrated after the shave. There really isn't much I have to argue against this, even though I'm relatively inexperienced, I know that my shaving experience was completely satisfying with this product. I've had a fair share of shaving soaps, since I usually order the sample packs and this was absolutely in my top 3 choices. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves a fruity scent and wants a shaving soap that performs great.
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Awesome
2/27/2017
This is better than my previous oil that I bought, the smell is way better. A little goes a lot longer way, will buy it again.
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Smells amazing and my wife
2/26/2017
Smells amazing and my wife loves it as well . Nice slickness for a close shave and skin protection. Had to work a little for a decent lather, but once lathered up it held up well.
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Love the strong scent; Almost soap-like in consistency
2/26/2017
I love the sinus-opening sent. I however prefer a more cream-like texture, and this is more the consistency of shaving soap than a traditional cream.
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excellent
2/26/2017
great lather and protection and very alluring scent. I've never smelled anything quite like it and i've tried a lot of creams and soaps. highly recommended product.
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Couldn't be more satisfied
2/26/2017
Ordered this months ago, and never got back to review. Original product arrived damaged, and, after providing pics for evidence, WCS sent me a replacement immediately without requiring return of the original product. VERY fast. VERY courteous. The cream *may* be the original formulation (a plus for me), but I'm uncertain as I've only had two other examples of the old vs. new formulations. Will buy from again.
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Prefer to Proraso Green
2/25/2017
I bought this because it is under 3 oz, but bigger than travel size and wanted something good to travel with. It has a similar smell and sensation to the classic Proraso, but I like it better for some reason.



Might be worth a try if, like me, you don't quite connect with that Proraso, but want to or if you're looking for something to get on a plane with.
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For a gentlemanly shave
2/25/2017
This TOBS product performs admirably, like the other varieties I've tried. The sandalwood and Eton College are in my regular rotation. The Rose is exactly what it says it is: it smells like a rose garden. But the scent is light and not cloying or overpowering. It lathers, for me, a little thicker than Eton College -- not sure why. The cream is pink in the jar, but lathers white. The scent lingers a while, but is not at all feminine. Very old-school British, to my thinking. You'll want to step out of the bathroom, put on your glen plaid three-piece and bowler, and step out in your George Cleverlys.



West Coast shaving is, as always, a joy to do business with. The product arrived as-advertised and ahead of schedule.
Number of questions: 3
Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:15 PM
Q:How do you lather a cream and soap?
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 3:32 PM
A:With the cream you will want to scope about a nickel size of the cream in to a bowl. Make sure the brush has enough water and start to use paint brush strokes or circular strokes to begin lathering. Eventually you will build a nice lather. For the soap, it is similar to a cream, but you just lather directly onto the soap. Make sure the brush has enough water and do a few strokes to lather the soap. This will get some soap in the brush and then you can finish by face lathering.
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Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:13 PM
Q:<p>What is the best cream for sensitive skin?</p>
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 3:34 PM
A:A more natural type of cream would be best for sensitive skin. Taylor of Old Bond Street makes a natural cream and Proraso has a Green Tea & Oat cream that we would recommend for people with sensitive skin.
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Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:11 PM
Q:What is the difference between creams and soaps?
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 3:40 PM
A:Creams tend to be easier to make a lather and provide more protect because it makes a thicker lather. The soap tends to be a little harder to lather, but adds more glide for the razor and last a lot longer. It the end it comes down to a personal choice between the two. We recommend trying both and deciding which you prefer, or some people use both creams and soaps.
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