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Best shaving cream

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

  1. DouggiePhresh

    DouggiePhresh Well-Known Member

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    Geo F Trumper Violets. The one and only.

    To be applied with a silver-tipped badger brush and removed with a Solingen crafted straight edge.
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Not a cream, but today I used e shave's Linden / Avocado soap, and it was spectacular. Smooth, close shave, copious lather, no irritation.

    I've yet to try the creams but I'm told they are well worth every penny.
     
  3. auto90403

    auto90403 Senior member

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    best one you can find at a drug store is king of shaves, out of the uk, you can find it at target of all places

    agree. works well and is cheap as hell.
     
  4. auto90403

    auto90403 Senior member

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    i never much cared for those expensive british brands.

    they seem fussy and old man-ish.

    like something grandpa simpson would use.

    much prefer the newer stuff out there. or if i have to use the old stuff, then the old stuff the french and italians make.
     
  5. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    I use about a dime-sized blob, no more. It's intended to lubricate, not to lather.

    How the heck do you get it to last 7 months? Maybe I should be using a lot less then.
     
  6. IGORSEMONOV

    IGORSEMONOV Senior member

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    I love Shiseido shaving cream. It's best for me
     
  7. dba

    dba Senior member

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    I'm currently using an OTC local brand shaving cream (though looks more like a gel to me) concoction in a tube that is heavily menthol infused. I swear though it leaves my skin very cool and soft as it's ever been. The only thing is the oils in it do tend to leave your skin looking a little shiny/oily immediately after, but I think that's because it doesn't rinse off so easily and nothing a quick buff with a towel won't resolve. If you can find anything similar at your local drug store, I'd recommend it.
     
  8. hobbanoba

    hobbanoba New Member

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    Most weekdays I shave in the shower with a Mach III and Anthony Logistics unscented shave cream. I've found that some of the tube creams tend to stay creamy (i.e. do not lather well), but this one doesn't have that problem--it lathers up quickly in my hands. I've only recently discovered it, but so far I've been very pleased.

    For weekends and special occasions when I feel like taking more time, I shave at the sink with a Merkur safety razor and badger brush. For this I prefer Truefitt and Hill, but I've used Proraso before and it also works well. FWIW, I think Proraso is the best value at its price point, but T&H is probably worth the extra cost.
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm the type who doesn't have a problem spending money on a premium brand of anything to try it. But I find that the cheap, drugstore stuff does fine. What is important to me is to spend money on changing blades regularly. That is what the shave is all about.
     
  10. fredfred

    fredfred Senior member

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    Proraso vs Truefitt & Hill (ultra comfort) :

    (Fighting it out!)

    I just compared both - one day after the other. Both were very good, but the T&H (ultra comfort) provided a slightly smoother shaving experience (gliding just a bit better) and the closeness was a bit better. Definitely worth the extra money in my opinion.

    The Proraso is "fun" to have around, but I prefer TH.
     
  11. edwin

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    best I've ever tried is Kao's Success gel, a Japanese brand. silky smooth and no irritation whatsoever.
     
  12. bimmernate

    bimmernate Senior member

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    Ive been using a cream from Arbonne, along with other products. I like it, along with a M3 razor.
     
  13. rxcats

    rxcats Senior member

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    I really like GEO F TRUMPER shaving creams. I have limes, violet, rose and coconut. I am not crazy about coconut, but love the others. So far I have purchased the tubes and use them interchangeably. I was thinking about buying the shaving soap in limes (or violet or rose), but am not sure how that compares to the shaving cream. Anyone have experience with both and have an opinion? Thanks.
     
  14. Reggs

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    I like Kiss my Face and am months away from running out. I am willing to try a new cream, and want something with similar qualities. Specifically something that is not drying, and does not leave a tacky film on the face after the first pass. Great scents are also a plus since the bedrock of any happy day is an enjoyable shave. I use a brush and DE. Nancy Boy is out of the question since I protest its name.
     
  15. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    WARS from Poland is good.
     
  16. Thomas

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    Second the WARS recommendation.

    Alternatively you might try some Proraso, although you've got to like menthol. I like Salter's creams from the UK, and Crabtree & Evelyn makes some good ones as well. Have not tried eshave or St. Charles shave, but their creams come highly recommended.

    Have you tried soaps? Can recommend thegentleman's quarter for soaps. Also use eshave and Provence Sante soaps, both are very very good as well.
     
  17. bri

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    I used the Melt shave butter and I've also used Aveeno which is ok. Shave butter is softer, never used any of the other stuff but I will never, NEVER go back to using anything gilette. That is the cheapest shite you can buy.
     
  18. herzzreh

    herzzreh Senior member

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    Proraso hands down... for me. Everyone's skin is different. Taylor's makes some kick ass stuff too.
     
  19. Spilotro

    Spilotro Senior member

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    I use one of those Schick Intuation razors for women, without any shaving cream, and it's the closest shave I've ever been able to get with no irritation at all [​IMG]
     
  20. jsherman02

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