What Is The Best Shave Cream? A Reset

best shave creams

What Ingredients Are In A Good Shave Cream?

Criteria For The Best Shave Creams?

  • Superior performance (based on research from review sites, forums, and my own experience)–with both “cushion” and “lubrication” better than most.
  • Ease of applying and using under a variety of water mineral content conditions (in other words it works well with both “soft” water and “hard” water).
  • Good post-shave feel on the skin (not overly-drying)
  • Available in a variety of scents (you won’t use even the best cream if you don’t care for it’s smell) or no scent at all.
  • Time on the market
  • Availability (from more than just a single artisan website, though this is a lower consideration than it used to be due to the robust shopping experience sites like Etsy, WooCommerce, or Shopify can provide).
  • Price.

What Is The Best Mass Market Shave Cream?

Cremo Cream

Kiss My Face

Pacific Shaving

What Is The Best Specialty Shave Cream?

Castle Forbes

Cryil Salter


Executive Shaving

New York Shaving Company

St. James Of London

The Art Of Shaving

Truefitt & Hill


William Neumann

Honorable Mentions — The Best Of The Rest

Keeping An Eye On

  • Alba
  • Antica Barbieria Colla
  • Asylum
  • Captain’s Choice
  • Crown Shaving
  • eShave
  • Nancy Boy
  • Neutrogena
  • Original Shaving Co.
  • Penhaligon’s



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