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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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Captains Choice Shave Cream- Lime
1/18/2018
Captain's Choice Shaving Cream, Lime Purchased for about $7.50- Thick and creamy- Light fragrance- provides a nice shave.
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Nice Soap
1/17/2018
Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man I own Creed Aventus and I'd say Stirling does a somewhat good job of mimicking the scent - mainly the pineapple notes. Although the total scent is a bit off, I think the scent on this soap is excellent, nonetheless. I would say I disagree with the others on the lathering capabilities. Compared to many other soaps I've purchased, I've found that it's hard to get a great lather with this soap. It's by no means horrible, but maybe a bit more tricky to get a good lather. I find that it is either hard to get a lather at all, or it quickly becomes too diluted when adding a bit of water to get a nice lather that "sticks" to the face. I've worked with it for a number of shaves and found a good sweet spot, but again, it took me awhile and overall the lather isn't quite as thick as many other soaps I've used. It does allow for a good, close shave though, so overall with the great scent I would recommend trying this one out.
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Great lather and nice subtle scent
1/17/2018
D.R. Harris Eucalyptus Shaving Cream Tube I'm a Taylor of Old Bond Street guy but this one might have convinced me to change.
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DRHarris Sandalwood Shaving Soap
1/16/2018
D.R. Harris Sandalwood Bowl Refill Another wonderful shave soap from my favorite maker, this DR Harris Sandalwood is just as easy to work with to create a perfect, cushioning, slick and luxurious lather as their other offerings. An excellent addition to my soap rotation.

While the scent is pleasant, I can't really say that it is a sandalwood scent. At times I will catch a faint whiff of that, but usually more one of a pleasant blend of other soft spices such as cardamom. Preferable to the overpowering near-synthetic sandalwood scent of the older Art of Shaving soap, but I am still looking for that "just right" sandalwood scent.
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Soap Commander Honor
1/16/2018
Soap Commander Shaving Soap, Honor It's a great soap, lathers like a champion. Scent profile is classic barbershop.
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Marshall Dillon
1/16/2018
Proraso Shaving Cream, Azur Lime Outstanding, very close shave , comfortable, great scent
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As fine as you can get
1/16/2018
#1 Gatsby Shaving Soap The WCS description of this product is spot on. The soap loads and lathers quickly in my silver tip badger brush. The scent is wonderful leaving you feeling cool and crisp. The first couple of times I used the product, I did feel dry afterward, but this sensation has not returned; perhaps I left some soap on my face, or had too close of a shave. Either way, I'm certain it was nothing to do with the soap. I highly recommend this shaving soap. It's not Proraso in terms of value, but nothing is. :-)
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Smooth!!
1/16/2018
Cooper & French Rum Runner Shaving Soap When got this sample and tried it and Holy Moly! my face felt so smooth!! I like this one and will be ordering this for sure.
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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