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Nothing ruins a clean shave more than shaving spots, irritation, nicks and cuts and ingrown hairs. By switching out your standard razor and warm water for some high quality shaving creams, you can make the whole experience a lot smoother. We’ve nominated 10 shaving creams from some of our top brands so you can vote for your favourite. Discover the nominations below and make sure to have your say here before the winner is revealed.
Natural male grooming brand Bulldog offer a collection of high quality, gentle yet effective products for men. With several ranges designed specifically for different skin types, there’s sure to be a selection suitable for everyone. Our top pick from Bulldog is their Sensitive Shave Cream as it is suitable for sensitive skin and creates a protective layer between the skin and blades. It will ensure that you can achieve a close, comfortable shave every time.
Inspired by classic British style, reliability and quality, Taylor of Old Bond Street provide effective shaving solutions for everyone. Created using botanical extracts, each product features a distinctive aroma which will linger post-shave. Here at Mankind, we love the Shaving Cream Bowl in Lavender as it quickly works into a rich lather to moisturise the skin and calm the senses for a better shaving experience.
Designed with style in mind, Men Rock deliver high quality shaving products which look great on your shelf. Taking inspiration from male barbershops, their stylish products are designed to create salon-quality results. The Men Rock Sicilian Lime Shave Cream is packaged in a modern tin and works most effectively when applied with a shaving brush. Capable of eliminating tough stubble, it’s a necessity when wet shaving.
Made for gentlemen who want to achieve a perfect shave every time, Geo. F. Trumper curated a premium shaving range. Whether you’re aiming to shape some designer stubble or opting for a clean-shaven look, they offer a whole host of products. Their Shave Cream Tube in Sandalwood is one of our favourites as its glycerin-based formula is economical to use. Best for normal skin, it prevents razor burn and keeps skin nourished.
Created by a certified dermatologist and pharmacist, Murad is devoted to creating flawless skin without surgery. Being the first to use AHA in topical skincare, the brand aims to innovate by continuing to use new technologies and ingredients. The Murad Man Cleansing Shave is packed with antioxidants, aiding skin health. It also exfoliates the skin and prevents nicks and cuts whilst shaving.
Loyally-followed brand Daimon Barber are constantly expanding whilst delivering innovative formulations housed in stylish packaging. Containing the highest quality ingredients, actives and extracts which are ethically sourced, you can use their products guilt free. Their Honeybee Complex and Propolis Shave Cream is one of our favourites. It softens even the stubbornest hairs before shaving for a comfortable, smooth shave. Rich and revitalising, it makes shaving enjoyable rather than a chore.
Gentlemen’s Tonic is a luxury brand offering traditional barbershop treatments which you can use with ease in the comfort of your own home. Each formulation is curated with high levels of care and attention to ensure it will do exactly what it promises with ease. Our top Gentlemen’s Tonic pick is this gentle Shave Cream which helps to maintain your skin’s natural moisture levels. Containing essential oils, it glides on without the need for a shaving brush.
New to the grooming world, Hawkins & Brimble have quickly made their mark with simple products and sophisticated packaging. Crafted in the UK, their grooming essentials are made to easily fit into the life of the modern man. Their Shaving Cream is lightweight yet rich and creamy for an effortless razor glide. Shaving irritation should disappear and your face should be left touchably soft and smooth.
DECIEM brand AB CREW offers a whole range of high quality grooming products in masculine packaging made to stand out. Their products only contain the most innovative, exotic ingredients sourced from around the world. Our favourite AB CREW product is the Men’s Shave Gel which lubricates the skin with mushroom derivatives and black rock minerals. It also leaves behind a masculine scent of high mountain woods.
Swedish born brand L:A Bruket aim to provide meaning and enjoyment in life’s everyday little tasks. Their natural products range from skincare and bodycare to haircare, all packaged in simplistic, contemporary bottles which look great. Their shaving cream is one of our nominations as it reduces friction and irritation whilst organic shea butter moisturises and protects the skin. Lifting and softening the hairs, it makes shaving easier than ever.
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