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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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I have been looking for
I have been looking for a travel shaving soap and since I have tried this brand before I thought I would give it a try. Very pleased. Nice scent, not too strong.
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Tabac shaving soap block
After more than six months of shaving with a double edged razor blade, I settled on the Tabac shaving soap block. The lather is thick and dense, and because of my sensitive skin and tough beard, I use it over a facial shaving lubricant. A great but not overpowering scent.
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Better IMHO for sensitive skin than the Proraso "White"
I've been using Proraso "White" in my rotation because it's labeled for use with sensitive skin but it has menthol in it. Menthol while loved by many, and that's fine, is not a great choice for sensitive skin. Proraso "Red" is IMHO, much more "skin-friendly". When you elect to preform a daily 3 pass shave and an alum block, you need all the help you can get especially under the chin.



This croap whips up into a nice thick lather. It's also a great travel soap as it comes in its own bowl.
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Sharp Dressed Indeed
Stirling soaps are at the top of my list from a quality/price standpoint. You will be hard pressed to find a slicker, better quality soap at this price. The pucks are a harder soap, so one container will last a very long time. The amount of cushion is amazing, and easily compares with a few of my other favorites, such as I Coloniali, and Tabac



Stirling soaps are very easy to lather with a wet brush. After about 30 seconds of swirling, I have enough soap loaded for a 3-pass shave.



Slickness is where they really shine in my opinion. The slickness is as good as any high priced soap out there that I have tried.

The scent is described as "Patterned after the famous Green Irish Tweed scent that was created for Cary Grant". I don't know about Green Irish Tweed. All I know is it's a nice scent that I can only describe as having a citrus base to it. Equally as important, the little woman likes the scent too. The scent strength is where I knock this down a point or two as it doesn't stay with you all day. I prefer a scent that lingers.



With regards to cushion, Stirling is hard to beat when it comes to the quality of their soap, with cushion being a huge factor for me. The thickness of the lather is as good as anything else I've got, making your razor glide across your whiskers without the worry of any post-shave razor burn.

I finish with their matching aftershave, which I'm sure will render this opinion flawed, but the post-shave feel is heavenly. My face feels soft and powdery smooth without feeling dry or soapy. Just right.
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Taconic Organic Pre-Shave Oil
Nice, While unscented it does have a slight pleasant odor, and does not negativley impact lather.
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Good Variety but Packaging Needs Work
I like the different, out of the norm, scents of the soaps. The only real issue I am having is they are kind of hard to bloom and are very hard to load a brush with because of the container they come in. It has a very small opening. A travel brush may work better, but I do not have one. It takes a long time to get the amount of soap loaded vs the amount of water you may have in the brush or soaked up into the water during blooming. If the opening could be increased by 25%, it would be easier to get a good lather built to really get an idea of how well these soaps work.
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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