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Best shaving cream

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by HitMan009, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Proraso is also a winner, but today I used Wars - a cheap cream from Poland that performs far better than its price would indicate. I had forgotten how good this stuff is.

    Bath and Body Works carries Proraso under the C.O. Bigelow line.
     


  2. Manic

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    I use Proraso, it is very menthol, very thick but not clogging in the razor, and will stay on the face and will allow you to double up on your face a second time to get that extra close shave.
    It can tend to dry your face out a bit, but if you use a lotion after words, it works great.


    +1000 for Proraso

    That stuff is incredible, and cheap too! I actually like the smell of it. Sure, it's a little drying in the winter, but followed by a good balm, it can't be beat.

    I'm noticing there isn't much love being shown for Taylor's Avacado. That stuff is great as well. A lot of moisture so it's perfect for winter.
     


  3. globetrotter

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    mother bear, [email protected] told me about it, actually. love it, although my wife thinks the name is worthly of ridicule.
     


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    Taylors advocado a definite must. Also try Floris,just go to their website and you can request samples as well.
     


  5. Sauwan

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    I really love my Toms Best natural stuff. The thing is, to get the most of it you need the brush and bowl to whip up a great lather (it's not pressurized canned crap but comes in a metal toothbrush paste esque tube).

    However, in terms of lubrication and how soothing it is, I've not experienced anything that compares.

    If you're interested in some reviews from serious shavers, you can read up here and see what people who take this kind of thing pretty seriously think.
     


  6. Gradstudent78

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    Taylors advocado a definite must. Also try Floris,just go to their website and you can request samples as well.

    I actually don't like taylors avocado, it lathers fine but the scent doesn't really do much.
     


  7. amerikajinda

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    I really love my Toms Best natural stuff. The thing is, to get the most of it you need the brush and bowl to whip up a great lather (it's not pressurized canned crap but comes in a metal toothbrush paste esque tube).

    However, in terms of lubrication and how soothing it is, I've not experienced anything that compares.

    If you're interested in some reviews from serious shavers, you can read up here and see what people who take this kind of thing pretty seriously think.


    Here's a similar thread at that B&B:

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15450
     


  8. MCsommerreid

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    I really love my Toms Best natural stuff. The thing is, to get the most of it you need the brush and bowl to whip up a great lather (it's not pressurized canned crap but comes in a metal toothbrush paste esque tube).

    However, in terms of lubrication and how soothing it is, I've not experienced anything that compares.

    If you're interested in some reviews from serious shavers, you can read up here and see what people who take this kind of thing pretty seriously think.


    B&B is to shaving what SF is to dressing. Great bunch of folks there.
     


  9. wetshaver

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    Floris of London Santal shaving cream is simply marvellous for these cold winter days... Exceptionally moisturising and the scent is heavenly.
     


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    T&H Ultimate Comfort

    Although I find I actually prefer a shaving gel (not the aerosol kind) most of the time for convenience.
     


  11. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Floris of London Santal shaving cream is simply marvellous for these cold winter days... Exceptionally moisturising and the scent is heavenly.

    And it's on sale now! All their products are 25% off now...

    http://www.florislondon.com/FlorisSi...20Men%5FSantal
     


  12. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    So the Floris Santal has:

    Sicilian Bergamot, Provencal Lavender
    Black peppercorns, Zanzibar Clove Buds, Cardamom
    Patchouli and Tree Moss

    the Floris JF has:

    Green, Citrus, Lime, Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin
    Aromatic Herbal, Fougere, Juniper, Cypress
    Woody, Spicy, Cedarwood, Coriander, Musk, Amber

    and the Floris Elite has:

    Grapefruit, Bergamot leaf
    Patchouli, Lavender, Cedarwood
    Sandalwood, Vetiver, Rich Oakmoss, Tuberose

    Now's a great time to stock up because of the 25% off liquidation sale -- evidently they're closing their U.S. operations! [​IMG]
     


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    TF&H, Taylor of Old Bond Street and Proraso. All are good. I like Proraso (cheap but hard to find) because it gives me an excuse to run into the little Italian grocery store by my school and get some awesome prosciutto.
     


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    Coconut oil from Trumpers. Keeps the skin moist and smooth.

    More for less than Truefitt, which I found too stung a little but the aftershave blams are excellent.


    I am interested in purchasing Trumpers Coconut. Does anyone carry their product in the SF Bay Area? Do any of the big department stores carry it?
     


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    What about Nivea? It's available in many grocery and drug stores in the USA, and given that it's made in Germany, it comes with German engineering built in. ;-)

    Tried it. It worked really bad for me, I shaved after a shower to make sur my facial hair was soft, and did use a new blade. However, I got razor burns and scratches from using this product.

    I now use Neutrogena Shave Cream that does a better job for me. A bit expensive, but worth it.
     


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