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Body Shop Shave Cream for Men

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Last week, to see if I had any good options before breaking down and mail-ordering one of the vegetal-scented English supercreams, I went to Tysons Corner and checked department stores and other retailers of grooming supplies.

Years ago, during a long stretch of brushless wetshaving, I had used a tub of The Body Shop's shaving cream. I've purchased and enjoyed several of their products, including this one, so a purchased a new 6.6-ounce tub for $12.50. After contemplating the "fragrance-free" cream--thus explaining the weak scent rating, though it does contain coconut acid and sesame-seed oil for beard softening--I decided to look at The Body Shop's essential-oil selection to see if I could add enhance one of the wetshaving experience's key elements when using this product.

The display of essential oils indicated that Ylang Ylang helps to regulate sebum secretions, and it smelled delicious, so I bought a 5-milliliter bottle for $10, and mixed it into the tub of shave cream.

So far, I've used this cream for two wet shaves, with brush and mug, after a hot shower, and I have to say that the cream has delivered two excellent shaves--very smooth, no nicks, very little irritation.

Loking back on the time and effort involved, though, I realized that I had spent no small amount of time and about $24 to arrive at this high-quality, great-smelling shave cream, and went online to purchase a tub of Trumper's Violet.

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I finally tried this cream and I really liked it! It took a little longer to whip up the lather, but once I got it going - wow. I liked the scent, I would describe it as a fresh soap scent. I will definately keep this one around, especially since it is readily available! I noticed that it was made in the UK.
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I'd been using this cream for years with an M3 which explains why I still have skin left on my face and neck. :001_smile It is indeed a hidden gem of a cream, widely available, and reasonably priced for the quality.

However until I started wet shaving and using a badger brush with a good shaving bowl I never realized what a good product this is for me. Sort of like having a nice Cadillac in the garage but until now only driving it around in first gear.

My skin is definitely of the sensitive variety and this cream has never lead to any skin problems not caused by a razor. No irritations, allergy-like feelings or problems at all. Lathers very well, scent is mild, cleans up nicely and as noted it's available in just about every city in the US. I look forward to trying other brands of shave cream but I'm in no hurry to run out of the Body Shop Shave Cream anytime soon.
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Moisturizing Properties
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I tried this cream last night for the first time and overall it's an OK cream. It seemed like this cream needs more water then normal. I do think this cream is far more "slick" then some give it credit. After my second pass the cream was very slick. The price is not to bad and the packaging is OK. If you are looking for a cream that's not expensive this might work for you. Don't expect the same performance as Taylor's or GFT.
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3.00 star(s)
Efficacy
3.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
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