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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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Barisster & Mann Sample Pack
10/20/2017
Barrister and Mann Reserve Sample Pack Great Value. Able to try scents before committing to buy the full size. The issue with the Barrister & Mann products is which one to choose, they are all great.
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Love this scent
10/19/2017
Barrister & Mann Latha Shaving Soap, Taiga I want this scent in everything. Soap, AS, lotion, whatever I can get. It is that good. Soap is great with solid cushion and glide.
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Great soap skip the bowl
10/19/2017
Haslinger Sage Shaving Soap in Bowl I over the scent of the sage soap, and it lathers like a champ. very much a high quality soap. I was really looking for a small bowl/dish that would be could to throw into my shaving kit for travel, but this isn't it. The bowl is cheap, cracks easily, the lid is not secure, and it is not deep enough. Save a buck, for sure get the soap, but skip the bowl. And if you find a shaving bowl for travel, let me know!
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Used these products for years
10/19/2017
Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum Small 2.25 oz Used these products for years and love them. Delivery from WCS was quick and efficient
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Love Taylor products
10/18/2017
Taylor of Old Bond Street Pre-shave Oil Product as expected. Soothing smell, lubricates face well. Makes my shave more enjoysable for sure. I've purchased multiple times and will continue to do so.
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Greeat Lather, smooth shave!
10/18/2017
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Coniferous This is everything I want in a shave soap. The scent is not overbearing - quite nice. The lather is great and doesn't take a long time to load. The shave is smooth and comfortable. I would recommend this one!
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Sweet samples
10/17/2017
Barrister and Mann Reserve Sample Pack I ordered two amazing looking razors(one wooden handle with the open comb head and the other was a brass handle one with the closed comb head when the 20% discount special was going on and West Coast Shaving was generous enough to send me three free samples of shaving cream from Barrister & Mann the “reserve” line. Haven’t used them yet but looking forward to it .
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Surprisingly good
10/17/2017
Dr. Jon's Natural Vegan Shaving Soap, Classic Got this as part of a "Barbershop" soap sample pack from WC. I'd previously tried other Dr. Jon's via samples and wasn't impressed. This one is little thirstier than some soaps and requires a little more effort to lather (bowl) but worth it. Produces a slick cushion that protects the skin. My razor went smoothly across my face (3 passes). Nice feel when done.
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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