I only use cream. Singular. Nancy Boy Signature everyday.
Can you describe it a bit more? I’ve seen it mentioned consistently but never myself used it. How does it compare to others?
Probably one of THE best.. You will find out.. Slickness top notch quality.
The tub of Baume.Be arrived today and it's excellent. It builds into a thick lather, it's slick, it has a nice soft scent, and it leaves the skin feeling clean. Thanks to all those who have recommended it.
Tabac Soap.I alternate between one soap and one cream, plus a soap stick or a tube of cream for travel. Lately, I've been leaning toward cream.
For the past several months, my soap has been MdC. The stuff lasts forever! I'm guessing I have enough soap for another 6-12 months. It lathers nicely and tells me when I have the right amount of water. But to get lubrication I need pre-shave lotion. I use Gold Bond moisturizer.
For cream, I just finished a tub of T&H No. 10. Excellent performance. It matches UC at a 40%-or-so discount. I'm now using TOBS almond. Also excellent performance. No pre-shave lotion needed with either of these, and both lather more quickly than MdC.
My travel product is a Savonnerie de Moulin stick. Expensive for a small stick. But it also lasts. It lathers about the same as the MdC, and it lubricates more.
Can any of you all recommend a soap that lathers easily and lubricates without pre-shave lotion?
Thanks, Bhugo. I've used a Tabac stick, and it's excellent. I'll have to try it again. Do you find a difference between the soap in the stick and the soap in the tub?
BTW, this morning I shaved with MdC and no pre-shave lotion. As I had remembered, MdC isn't very lubricating. But, even though the blade was at the end of its life (8h shave with a Croma), the result was a really close and comfortable shave.
Does some friction help the cutting process? Can a soap or cream be too slick?