It's unfortunate, but every morning, millions of men approach the bathroom mirror dreading the ordeal to come – the morning shave. It’s a misplaced fear, as using a superior shaving cream in combination with a few simple shaving strategies can make every whisker-removing experience a pleasant one at the least. At Grooming Lounge, we’ve worked closely with our own faces and Grooming Experts in our Barbershops to identify the five best shaving creams found anywhere. Here's our picks, in random order, together with some rationale for why we think they're the "cat's ass."
JACK BLACK BEARD LUBE CONDITIONING SHAVE $17
It's basically three products in one -- a shave oil, shave cream and skin conditioner. Great for sensitive skin as it allows even the dullest razor to glide smoothly across the face.
GROOMING LOUNGE BEARD DESTROYER SHAVE CREAM $20
Sure we're a little biased, but we developed this product in conjunction with our Barbers to be the best. It's really rich and lubricating and doesn't waste your dollars or time with any useless foam.
TRUEFITT & HILL TRAFALGAR SHAVE CREAM $30
Our favorite for use with a shaving brush, this tub will last a long time and always treats faces and whiskers right. The woodsy and spicy scent is a plus.
AVEENO POSITIVELY SMOOTH SHAVE GEL $7 - $10
Because they can't all be offered on our site, this drug-store staple still does the trick. It's a gel that foams up a bit, but soothes and imparts nutrients to skin while you shave.
URSA MAJOR STELLAR SHAVE CREAM $24
This is a really luxurious shaving cream and boasts a slew of natural ingredients to provide a really close and nick-free shave.
Have another shaving cream you think is the best and want to let us know about it? Please reply with a comment.