Are High Price Shaving Creams Really Worth It?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Aiwass, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. jett

    jett Senior member

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    How do you shave without some form of lubrication?

    Here's a nice selection:

    http://www.classicshaving.com/page/page/522960.htm


    Oldschool style - some plain cold water and a steady hand. It has never caused any problems for me and is a lot faster than messing with shaving cream, even with a fairly dull razor I do OK. Since I switched to an electric though shaving is even faster and there is even less of a need for any kind of lubrication.
     


  2. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    ^ totally off-topic, but Jett dude, do you really have to have a nick so similar to Jet's? This shit is confusing.
     


  3. jett

    jett Senior member

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    ^ totally off-topic, but Jett dude, do you really have to have a nick so similar to Jet's? This shit is confusing.

    Yeah I am very sorry about that, if I had known there was a Jet here I would have gone with something else. I've been using the name Jett online since the BBS days so it's my default. Maybe I will re-register under a different name, but then I'd need to hit my 100 posts again...
     


  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Anyone here not use any shaving cream? I personally can't stand the stuff.

    I just use water 90 percent of the time.
     


  5. greg_atlanta

    greg_atlanta Senior member

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    Anything premium and new is wonderful the 1st 5-10 times, but you get used to it. Neutrogena skin clearing shaving cream (not gel) is 80% as good as the premium brands for a lot less $$$$.

    I usually layer shaving cream with shaving gel, sometimes add aquaglycolic alpha-hydroxy facial cleanser (behind counter at pharmacy) which dermatologist recommended.
     


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    The Kiehl's you posted is godlike.
     


  7. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    I love Mama Bears, especially at the price. Better yet, she stands behind her work and keeps in contact with the shaving community.

    Just ordered three from their site - see how it goes...

    Yeah I am very sorry about that, if I had known there was a Jet here I would have gone with something else. I've been using the name Jett online since the BBS days so it's my default. Maybe I will re-register under a different name, but then I'd need to hit my 100 posts again...

    PM J - I think he can change it for you
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been using Musgo Real lately. At $9 a tube, it's a bit pricier than the supermarket stuff, but I use a lot less of it. It's worth the price.
     


  9. Homme

    Homme Senior member

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    I have been using proraso for a year, and love it. Lubricates just as well as the (more expensive) English creams, and leaves you feeling fresh. I've been using the pre/post cream after every shave, and have barely dented the jar.
     


  10. Aiwass

    Aiwass Senior member

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    I have been using proraso for a year, and love it. Lubricates just as well as the (more expensive) English creams, and leaves you feeling fresh. I've been using the pre/post cream after every shave, and have barely dented the jar.

    about how many uses can you get out of the proraso? ive had a can of barbasol gel that ive been using for OVER A YEAR and it stills feel full
     


  11. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Senior member

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    IMHO, a tub of real "high price" shaving cream (such as Taylors or Trumpers) will last about 4 months, so it´s real daily cost is very low. That cheap drug store foam isn´t very cheap once you realize it may last about 2-3 weeks.

    Not to mention the difference between something that smells like sandalwood or almond and something that reeks as though it just came from a chemical plant in Jersey. [​IMG]
     


  12. Dmax

    Dmax Senior member

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    No matter which razor you use you should try using a badger hair brush and a quality non-aerosol shaving cream for a much improved shaving experience. Prorasso, Musgo Real, Taylor's of Old Bond Street, Trueffit and Hill, Geo F. Trumper, DR Harris and others offer excellent products in classic scents.

    Gillette and Barbasol contain menthol which numbs your skin as opposed to providing true lubrication. More expensive creams generally contain lanolin.

    For a nice begginer shaving set you can get a badger brush from Tweezerman for $12 and Prorasso cream from Target for $9.

    If you are in NYC Pasteur's farmacy has large tubs of Taylor's cream for $14 which is a good deal. A tub should last 4-6 month of daily use with a brush since only a pea sized amount is normally used.

    Once you try the good stuff with a brush there is no going back.
     


  13. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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    Say what you will, but I really liked the Barbasol for Sensitive Skin. Cannot find it around anymore, what with private label stuff running it off the shelves at Shopper's Drug Mart. Not sure why Fortino's doesn't carry it anymore either.

    I have tried the gels on a couple of occasions and it was a complete disaster -- found it cold and it made my razor stick to my face. Very unpleasant.
     


  14. Huntsman

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    I've done it on those days where I wake up 5 minutes before class... just need a really sharp razor and cold water. Doesnt look *too* bad but definitely isnt good for the skin either.

    Heh, on those days I didn't bother. Strange, those days added up to a decent percentage.
     


  15. Faded501s

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    Anyone here not use any shaving cream? I personally can't stand the stuff.

    <$5 at WalMart, Walgreens, etc. You'll love it.

    [​IMG]
     


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