This is a brand that I regularly buy every time I go to Israel. It's definitely one of the most popular brands used over there. The cream which is green in color, comes in a big tube, price-wise, you can't really go wrong, the packaging is no-hell, just a plain box, but who cares! The scent is very pleasant, somewhat akin to Mennen Skin Bracer Original. The lather is rich, creamy and pleasant, and has good moisturization. I give it the double thumbs up grade.
Mem Olive shaving cream
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"Mem is a very nice cream, easy to lather, smells p"
Pros - Great shave, leaves my skin feeling great
Cons - Hard to come by
Mem is a very nice cream, easy to lather, smells pleasant, shaves great and leaves my skin moisturised when I'm finished. The tube looks attractive and is 140 mls so it's value for money. The only issue I have with quality is the crappy cap. Like the review above, my cap has started to crack as well. If the tube is not stored upright it leaks cream. Overall though I wouldn't hesitate to buy another tube when my current one is used up. A good, rich, quality cream.
"My wife recently brought me back a tube of the MEM"
Pros - Easy to lather, comfortable and protective
Cons - Only found in Israel
My wife recently brought me back a tube of the MEM Olive shave cream from a trip to Israel. I was rather excited as I had read many great things about this shave cream.
The cream is very easy to use, as all creams are (that I have used anyway). It has a different scent that I can only describe as natural/vegetation-like. The cream is green (hence it being an olive formula) and the coolest part is that the lather has a faint green tinge to it when applied. The lather is very thick, creamy and very gentle on the skin. I really like this cream and it is one of the best ones I have used. It leaves the face moisturized and feeling very healthy after it's use!
"Mem works great for me. I found the cream very moi"
Mem works great for me. I found the cream very moisturizing and protective, the olive oil and coconut oil the cream contains certainly does a good job. In fact I think it is one of the most moisturizing creams I have used! The smell of the cream is fairly basic, it reminds me of lemon dish detergent, I can detect a little smell of the olives as well. However, the smell can be summarized as fresh and pleasant.
Unlike previous posters I have no problem getting large amounts of lather from this product, but I have noticed that you need to spend perhaps a little longer working it with the brush, but one the lather begins to build it generates large quantities of rich shaving lather. For the record I face lather.
In terms of value Mem is hard to beat the tube you get is huge. The packaging has a nice old school feel with a metal tube and modernist font contributing to this. My only complaint concerning quality of the packaging is that the screw cap seems to be made of poor quality plastic, on my tube it started to split open and I had to replace it.
All in all this cream will be at the top of my rotation from now on.