Best Shaving Creams in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 8, 2019
Shaving creams let you keep that clean-shaven look without damaging your beard and skin. The best shaving creams also nourish the skin and lift the beard, making the whole shaving experience easier and much more enjoyable. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Type
Skin type
Active Ingredients
Safety
Volume
 
PROS

The company's traditional formula has been enriched here with natural materials that make the blend rich, consistent, concentrated but, at the same time, not oily at all. Eucalyptus oil has the most pleasant toning and purifying effect. Menthol, on the other hand, refreshes and revitalises your skin.

CONS

The cream might give slight pinching sensations when applied to sensitive areas. 

OUR VERDICT

Proraso Green Pre-Shaving Cream works wonders softening the beard, toning, and protecting your skin, preparing that skin for an improved shaving experience. We would recommend the product to all beard and skin types that look for freshness and tonicity.

detailed parameters
Type

Pre-shaving cream

Skin type

All skin types, even sensitive

Active Ingredients

Eucalyptus oil, menthol

Safety

No parabens, no silicons, no mineral oils, no use of animal origin ingredients, dermatologically tested

Volume

300 ml (100 ml available)

PROS

The cream's texture is comparable to lotions, creating an immediate luxurious protective foam. The foam will make your skin feel soft and elastic. The product provides adequate moisture without making its consistency too runny. The razor will always slide with pleasure and ease. 

CONS

The plastic tub could be improved. 

OUR VERDICT

Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl is all about its exceptional texture and rich fragrance. The product will be able to improve the shaving experience and make sure your skin enjoys that experience as much as you do.

detailed parameters
Type

Shaving cream

Skin type

All skin types

Active Ingredients

Sandalwood

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

150 ml

PROS

Enriched with palm fruit extract's soothing effects and its excellent hydrating properties, the mild and barely fragranced cream nourishes your skin and protects it against irritations. The formula leaves the skin feeling especially soft, very much touchable, and looking its best.

CONS

You'll have to shave certain areas twice. 

OUR VERDICT

Palmolive Classic Shaving Cream is the most affordable/cost-effective prospect within this lineup. The 3-item bundle will cost you practically nothing and will easily last for months. The cream will make your skin feel smooth and supple. 

detailed parameters
Type

Shaving cream

Skin type

All skin types

Active Ingredients

Palm extract

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

3 x 100 ml

PROS

The shaving cream excels at protecting your skin against cuts, nicks, and irritations. The product softens the skin and lifts the beard. Hydrating and rejuvenating your skin, the cream will make it feel soft and supple. The formula contains no harsh chemicals.

CONS

The aroma is probably too subtle. 

OUR VERDICT

We're completely sold on the Benny's of London Great lather Shaving Cream. The black tub looks direct, elegant, and almost imposing. The cream's texture is excellent. The consistency is neither too sticky nor too runny. The pomegranate fragrance is delicious.

detailed parameters
Type

Shaving cream

Skin type

All skin types

Active Ingredients

Pomegranate

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

150 ml

PROS

Nourishing and moisturising the skin, the product prevents nicks, cuts, bumps, and razor rashes. An almond-sized amount with very little water is enough to make the cream provide the most luxurious, thick, and creamy lather that you can load onto the brush for at least two razor passes.

CONS

The consistency is too runny. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream Tub doesn't have any major flaws. The product is gentle but, at the same time, pretty effective. The formula hasn't been tested on animals. The package is recyclable. The cream will last for years.

detailed parameters
Type

Shaving cream

Skin type

All skin types

Active Ingredients

Stearic acid, myristic acid, potassium hydroxide, coconut fatty acid, and more 

Safety

SLS-free, paraben-free, no animal testing, vegetarian and vegan-friendly, recyclable packaging

Volume

100 ml

Proraso Green

The Italian Way

Proraso Green Pre-Shaving Cream is that high-quality Italian product that many different people could benefit from. The cream works wonders preparing any skin type for shaving.

The company's traditional formula has been enriched here with natural materials that make the blend rich, consistent, concentrated but, at the same time, not oily at all. The formula incorporates primarily eucalyptus oil and menthol.

The former has that toning and purifying effect that you need from pre-shaving creams. Menthol, on the other hand, refreshes and revitalises your skin.

Again, the cream works with all skin types, including sensitive. The only issue is that you might experience slight tingling/pinching sensations when the cream is applied to sensitive areas.

As far as safety is concerned, the formula incorporates no parabens, no silicons, and no mineral oils. It is cruelty-free and dermatologically tested. Last but not least, the cream is not necessarily cheap but the 300-millilitre tub will easily last for months.

Bottom line, Proraso Green Pre-Shaving Cream works wonders softening the beard, toning, and protecting your skin, preparing that skin for an improved shaving experience. We would recommend the product to people with different beards and skin types (including sensitive skin) that look for freshness and tonicity. In other words, this is the best shaving cream on the list.

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Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood

Rich Masculine Fragrance

Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl is pretty amazing. As far as we're concerned, the only downside to the product is the plastic tub that just feels cheap and flimsy compared to the cream.

First and foremost, the cream's texture is comparable to lotions, creating an immediate luxurious protective foam. The foam will make your skin feel soft and elastic.

The product provides adequate moisture without making its consistency too runny. The razor will always slide with pleasure and ease. In other words, the shaving cream creates that incredibly smooth and creamy lather that will never fail to bring a fresh shave.

The company's signature selling point has always been the aroma though and this particular product is no exception. Generally speaking, the sandalwood fragrance is rich, robust, and masculine.

Dividing the fragrance into smaller notes, you have the company's classic fougère fragrance with geranium lavender, liquid amber, and rosemary top notes as well as carnation fern and orange blossom bottom notes that go to the patchouli, vetivert, rock rose, powdery musk, and sandalwood base.

In short, Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl is all about its exceptional texture and rich fragrance. The organic product will be able to improve the shaving experience and make sure your skin enjoys that experience as much as you do.

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Palmolive Classic

Smooth and Supple Skin

Palmolive Classic Shaving Cream is the most affordable/cost-effective prospect within this lineup. The 3-item bundle will cost you practically nothing and will easily last for months.

The cream has been specifically formulated to be kind to any skin type. Though men's skin is usually thicker, tougher, and oilier than women's, it is still prone to irritation, so the people behind the formula made sure to provide the smoothest shaving experience.

Enriched with palm fruit extract's soothing effects and its excellent hydrating properties, the mild and barely fragranced cream nourishes your skin and protects it against irritations caused by razors.

Needless to say, fewer irritations means less uncomfortable/unpleasant/downright painful stinging, redness, and fewer nicks and cuts. This formula leaves the skin feeling especially soft, very much touchable, and looking its best.

As far as we can tell, the only problem with the cream is that it is sometimes too gentle, meaning you'll have to shave certain areas twice because the cream won't be able to guarantee to remove every single hair.

Other than that, Palmolive Classic Shaving Cream will make your skin feel smooth and supple. The bundle offers excellent value too.

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Benny's of London Great lather

Elegant and Almost Imposing

We like pretty much everything about Benny's of London Great lather Shaving Cream.

First things first, the black tub looks direct, elegant, and almost imposing. It is definitely the best shaving cream within this lineup aesthetics-wise.

Meanwhile, the cream is pretty much as impressive. Its texture is excellent. The consistency is neither too sticky nor too runny. The pomegranate fragrance is delicious.

The cream's pretty much only foible is that the fragrance is almost too subtle, meaning that people around you likely won't be able to pick the aroma up unless they get all up close and personal (literally speaking).

Apart from that, the shaving cream excels at protecting your skin against cuts, nicks, and irritations. At the same time, the formula softens the skin and lifts the beard. Hydrating and rejuvenating your skin, the cream will make it feel soft and supple.

The lather that the formula creates is rich, luxurious, and as effective as they come. You'll never have to slide over the same spots twice.

Of course, the formula contains no harsh chemicals, so you won't have to worry about anything safety-wise.

In closing, we're completely sold on the Benny's of London Great lather Shaving Cream. There's pretty much nothing about this cream that we don't like. It is not necessarily cheap but the price is more than justifiable all things considered.

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The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury

Lasts for Years

The Bluebeards Revenge is an excellent name and the company's Luxury Shaving Cream Tub is pretty much as excellent. The price is relatively steep compared to other products on this list but not too steep. Some might find the consistency too runny but that's entirely subjective.

Setting these subjective flaws aside, the cream's brilliant. Nourishing and moisturising the skin, the product does an excellent job preventing common shaving concerns like nicks, cuts, bumps, and razor rashes. The formula incorporates coconut fatty acid, glycerin, stearic acid, myristic acid, potassium hydroxide, and one or two more active ingredients.

An almond-sized amount with very little water is enough to make the cream provide the most luxurious, thick, and creamy lather that you can load onto the brush for at least two razor passes. The company's signature fragrance offers that fresh/classic English barbershop scent with some nice modern twists.

Finally, the formula is SLS-free, paraben-free, as well as vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

Summing up, The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream Tub doesn't have any major flaws. The product is gentle but, at the same time, pretty effective. The formula hasn't been tested on animals. The package is recyclable. The cream will last for years.

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What Is a Shaving Cream?

We've no issues with beards. They're great. Rock them as much as you want, mates. We've even reviewed the best beard balms for you.

Sometimes, no beard is appropriate though. Some people can't grow even a half-decent beard. That's just genetics. There's nothing you can do about it.

There's nothing wrong with that though. That dapper, classy, clean-shaven look will always be in. You don't need outstanding genetics to rock that look. All you need for wet shaving is a good razor and high-quality shaving products. The shaving creams on this list very much fall under that "high-quality" category.

More often than not, these creams nourish, moisturise, and soften your skin. At the same time, these products lift the beard and protect the skin against nicks, cuts, and rashes. The best creams make the skin feel soft, supple, and especially touchable. They're able to elevate the entire shaving experience and actually make you look forward to shaving.

The creams on this list contain no harsh chemicals and are all paraben-, SLS-, and cruelty-free, so you won't have to worry about anything regarding these subjects.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-08 15:55:11