Not all beards are created equal. Some can be banished with a little bit of lather, while others require an all-out attack before the dreaded five o’clock shadow comes back for round two. No matter the route you go or the style you shave, finding the best shaving cream depends on skin type, beard thickness, and blade preference. Whether you’re into aloe vera-infused cream or a light formula designed to go with a straight razor, these are the creams that’ll help you tackle that ‘stache and get rid of that goatee. Seriously… get rid of the goatee.
Alright, we may be a little biased here, but we’d be doing you a major disservice to leave out our very own Grooming Lounge Beard Destroyer Shave Cream. A major departure from traditional shaving creams, Beard Destroyer is a rich, ultra-lubricating shaving cream formula that enables a wonderfully-smooth shave every single time. Developed in our D.C. Barbershop, this low-foaming solution is perfect for all beard types but is especially adept at protecting those prone to razor irritation and nicks. Named "Best Shave Cream" by New York Magazine and 100% guaranteed to exceed expectations.
The winner of our esteemed Grooming Lounge Most Handsome Aware, Urth Shave Formula is a rich and luxurious cream that uses a mixture of antiseptic herbal extracts and pure essential oils to create a slick and protective barrier against your skin for an ultra-smooth shave. Use it with or brush or go brush-free; either way, your skin is left without redness or irritation.
This paraben-free, ultra-rich, luxurious shave cream lifts whiskers up and away from the skin for a smooth, uber-close shave. Jack Black Supreme Creme uses natural essential oils to provide your skin a cushion of protection against razor burn, irritation, nicks and cuts all while leaving the skin hydrated and refreshed. Perfect for use with or without a shaving brush.
When it comes to shavin’ your dome, there’s really only one choice: Headblade HeaSlick Shave Cream. Loaded with aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salvia leaf extreme, and sodium benzoate, this slick shaving formula is made to give your head the smoothest shave possible. A mentholated, water-soluble formula keeps your dome cool and refreshed and won’t gunk up your blades. Wanna use it for your beard? Go right ahead; it’ll work.
Anthony Shave Gel utilizes a unique and soothing combo of aloe vera, glycerin, and sea kelp to moisturize the most sensitive skin while keeping your razor free from gunk. The added ingredients of aloe vera beads and slippery elm (you’re gonna want to read up on this stuff) soothes and cools for a shave that’ll leave you feeling refreshed.
Looks good, smells good, feels good. Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream is part cream, part traditional soap, and all parts great shaving. Incredibly smooth and comforting, it spreads easily to give razors a cushioning layer for scruff removal while a gentle infusion of lavender oil ensures that even more sensitive skin is treated well. This stuff is a fan favorite of traditional shave enthusiasts, because of how few creams create as rich a soothing lather. What else can we say? Some things just have to be tried.
You don’t need shave oil for an electric razor right? Wrong! Well, actually no - that is right. You don’t NEED shave oil for an electric razor but Grooming Lounge Beard Master Shave Oil will increase the quality of your shave and reduce razor burn and rashes caused by electric shavers and trimmers. A clear formula stands whiskers at attention while allowing you the visibility to shave intricate lines and edges. Peppermint oil glides an electric shaver over your face like a pad of butter on a hot flapjack and prevents tugging, while avocado oil soothes your post-shave skin without causing it to feel oily. A 2022 Handsome Award winner, use for a superior shave with any electric razor.
Malin + Goetz’s hydrating shave cream blends natural vitamin E, a cooling menthol, and amino acid proteins for a smooth, non-irritating shave you’ll want to do over and over again. Apply a thick layer onto the face and shave with the grain; the soothing formula cools and protects skin without clogging that razor, giving you the perfect shave.
Available in three unique formulations to fit all face types, Proraso Shave Foam uses a blend of eucalyptus and menthol to brighten up the morning while nourishing with shea butter and santal oil. For extra soothing power, Proraso’s oatmeal extract and green tea have your covered, giving you a smooth shave with no irritation. You better believe this stuff is free from parabens, silicon, mineral oils, and artificial colors.
A little bit of old-school Italian barber magic makes just a dollop Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Shaving Cream just enough to tackle the thickest of beard. Key ingredients of basil, lemon, pomegranate extracts prevent razor burn. while providing a clean and classic scent while hyaluronic acid preserves moisture and gives anti-aging benefits throughout the day.
Spiked with menthol and camphor, Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle gives an incredible cooling skin effect that makes each shave an absolute joy. Sesame oil softens the skin and helps lift beard whiskers, allowing for a super close shave without all the fuss and irritation thereafter. No brush needed for this instant classic.
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Dandruff makes the scalp itchy and dried out, leading to visible flakes, redness and irritation. A good men's dandruff shampoo or men's moisturizing conditioner will help fend off flakes and keep the scalp healthy and snowy shoulders at bay.
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