Neutral cream is probably the way to go, but a cheap alternative is the AE Light Brown Cream. I used it on the veg tan leather and whiskey today without a noticeable change in color (just apply evenly). I used the AE Dark Brown Cordovan Cream for the cigar. $8 each, free shipping.
I mix in Reno occasionally, but I've had two shoes now where the shell was so dry it seemed to remove some of the finish in a spot. Learned my lesson...I'll always do a few cream applications first.