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Why Would Women Use Shaving Cream?-West Coast Shaving

Why Would Women Use Shaving Cream?

So, why shaving cream for women? Maybe you’ve been a shower shaver for years. Maybe all you know is a cartridge razor, some suds, and the inevitable razor burn. Believe it or not, traditional shavers knew a few things that women might have forgotten along the way. Namely, lubrication. 

Using a specially formulated shaving cream (or soap) can revolutionize a women’s shave. There is a reason for these rich, dense lathers that wet shavers rave about - and it ain’t just for your face. Shaving your legs, underarms, and private bikini area can all benefit from shaving cream for women.

  • Preparing the skin and hair

  • Lathering a shaving cream and applying it to your skin helps to soften,  plump, and raise the hairs which makes them easier to mow down. It also exfoliates the skin for an added benefit. If you are focusing on an especially sensitive area, like the bikini zone, then you will especially appreciate the help of a women’s shaving cream to lift the hairs and prep them for the blade.

  • Lubrication and protection

    Arguably the biggest benefit of shaving cream for women is how it allows the blade to glide along your skin. The ingredients in these wet shaving products create a layer of goodness that protects your skin from the blade. In fact, with a good shaving cream, you may never see any bubbles when you whip up a lather, but that's a good thing. Suds are mostly air and that doesn’t provide protection - you need a dense, creamy barrier between the blade and your skin. This will help to prevent razor burn, irritation, and nicks. And who doesn’t want all the help you can get to prevent misery on underarms and your private bikini area. 

  • Skin-care and nourishing

  • Unlike drying soaps and chemical-laden body washes, artisan shaving creams are loaded with ingredients that combat drying and nourish your skin post-shave. Oils, extracts, butters, and more are natural ways to soothe and hydrate your skin. If you’ve experienced the discomfort of dry, irritated skin under your arms or at your bikini line, then you can appreciate the skin care that a women’s shaving cream can give.

    Recommended Shaving Creams for Women:

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Bowl for Women, Aloe Vera - This British brand has been serving the English aristocracy for generations. Whip up a fabulous lather from this tried-and-true brand. The calming and soothing aloe vera is just what your skin ordered.

    Geo F Trumper Shaving Cream for Women, Almond - For over 125 years, Geo F Trumper has been producing exceptional grooming products. This almond scented shaving cream is a fabulous glycerin-based shaving cream. You will love the subtle, sweet aroma of almonds.

    Geo F Trumper Shaving Cream for Women, Rose - Rose is a scent long associated with wet shaving - for women or men. The rich, decadent aroma will fill your bathroom and transport you as you shave.

    Proraso Blue Aloe and Vitamin E Shaving Cream for Women - Proraso is a classic Italian brand that has been around for decades. They have different lines (white, green, blue) to meet different needs. This aloe and vitamin E recipe is particularly good for those with sensitive skin or those shaving sensitive areas like the underarms and pubic areas. 

    Edwin Jagger 99.9% Natural Shaving Cream for Women, Aloe Vera - This vegan-based recipe whips up a safe, gentle lather that protects and nourishes your skin. The delicate fragrance is subtle so it won’t overwhelm. 

    St James of London Shave Cream for Women, Lavender & Geranium - This gorgeous shaving cream will protect and scent. The lovely oil-based formula whips up a great lather for moisturizing and protecting. And the light floral aroma is just what you need to create a spa-like ambience in your bathroom.

    Ok lady wet shavers, tell us why you use shaving cream… and let us know which ones you prefer! We learn from our customers and add new products all the time. Tell us your women’s shaving cream favorites in the comments below!
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