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Best Shaving Cream UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read out information and reviews on the best shaving creams, that are currently available on the UK marketplace. High quality shaving creams sell really well on the UK market.

Using a cream that is specifically designed for shaving truly makes the world of difference to a wet shave. There are a few reasons for this, which we have listed below.

  1. Affordability - most of these creams cost between £6-10 and that is enough for around 50 shaves, if applied with a brush. If applied by hand that does fall to around 30 shaves. (We explain later why this is the case) So for a year's shaving the cream will cost around £60 a year
  2. Convenience - the cream is faster than using a soap
  3. Skin Protection -  Shaving creams protect the skin from the directness of the blade, and at the same time they moisturise and hydrate the skin

If you are in a hurry and simply want to know which the best options are, then directly below we have provided you with a top 15 list of the best shaving creams available on the UK market.

If you have more time, then we strongly suggest you read our buying guide first, before making a purchase.

Top 15 Shaving Creams

We have listed these creams by showing the highest buyer rated creams first. When we do our research we look at a number of online websites that sell this type of wet shaving product.

We then make notes of the rating each cream gets. We add those up and work out an average percentage score. We then list those in buyer satisfaction order as seen below.

Underneath the table, we offer some quick buying tips, and below that, more detailed reviews of each cream on our list.

Rank

Product

Online Satisfaction Rating

1

Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating

2

Palmolive Classic Lather Shave Cream

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating

3

Three Packs of Erasmic Lather Shave Cream

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating

4

Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint Shaving Cream Bowl

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating

5

Gentleman's Face Care Club Luxury Sandalwood Shave Cream

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

6

Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Coconut Shaving Cream Bowl

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

7

Men Rock Sicilian Lime Shaving Cream

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

8

Proraso Shaving Cream Tube

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

9

Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Collection Shaving Cream

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

10

Proraso Shaving Cream Jar

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating

11

Gentleman's Face Care Club Peppermint Shaving Cream

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating

12

Benny's of London Shaving Cream

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating

13

TrueFitt & Hill Authentic No. 10 Finest Shaving Cream

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating

14

The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream Tub

  • 88% buyer satisfaction rating

15

Geo F Trumper Shave Cream

  • 88% buyer satisfaction rating

Before You Buy - Top 5 Buying Tips

Just before checking out the main reviews, we have provided a few tips just below on buying a shaving cream, that we think will help you make the best choice.

  1. Buy a Known Brand -Shaving creams have been out for a very long time. The best brands, or at least the most popular are Taylor of Old Bond Street (a British brand) Proraso (an Italian brand) and a new comer known as the Gentleman's Face Club. some of the older classics are also interesting including Palmolive, Benny's, Truefit and Trumpers 
  2. Don't spend too much - These types of creams cost around £10 on average. If you are a beginner to using these, then it may take you a few tries to find the one you like. The scents vary slightly on these so it is always a matter of preference.
  3. How long does a tub last? - If applied using a brush, a typical 150 gm (ml) tub will last for about 50 shaves. You will need to buy around 7-8 tubs per year. If applied by hand they tend not to last as long, and typically you get about 30 shaves.
  4. Are creams hard to use? - Nothing could be any easier. The main beginner mistake is using too much cream when starting out. A small amount goes a very long way
  5. Creams vs soaps vs gels - We get asked a lot which is better a cream, a shaving soap or a gel. We think this is personal preference. Traditional wet shavers will stick with using a soap and brush. A cream is really just a lathered soap so most of the work is done for you. Gels are just easier to find in supermarkets and chemists, though not as good as these types of high quality creams.

Top 15 Shaving Cream Main Reviews

Just below you will find concise reviews of the top 15 shaving creams that are available in the UK. We have listed those showing those that have got the best reviews and ratings from online buyers.

1. Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl

  • Buyer satisfaction rating of 96%
  • 86% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This is a 150 gram tub
  • Made in the UK
  • Can be applied by hand or using a shaving brush
  • Also a huge best seller online

2. Palmolive Classic Lather Shave Cream 100ml x 6 Packs

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 96%
  • 93% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • You get 6 x 100 ml tubes of shaving cream
  • This cream has a mild formula that nourishes the skin, and helps prevent irritation and itchiness
  • Contains palm fruit extract
  • A very traditional offering

3. Three Packs of Erasmic Lather Shave Cream -Shaving Foam Cream For Men

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 96%
  • 85% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Contains coconut Oil and glycerin to lubricate your skin
  • Gives a smooth close shave
  • Helps condition and moisturise your skin
  • Some buyers love this brand

4. Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint Shaving Cream Bowl 150 g

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 94%
  • 85% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 4% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Made in the UK
  • Contains peppermint, Glycerin and lemon
  • Most buyers seem to like the scent, and that will certainly be the case if you like the soft peppermint scent

5. Shaving Cream - Luxury Sandalwood Shave Cream From Gentlemans Face Care Club - Large 90 Day Supply 150ml Pot

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 92%
  • 82% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 4% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This cream moisturises and rehydrates the skin
  • Comes in a 150 ml pot of Sandalwood shaving cream - enough for around 2 months worth of shaves when used with a shaving brush
  • A good choice for men with sensitive skin
  • With this cream there is no risk of an itch, rash or any type of irritation
  • Comes with a money back guarantee

6. Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Coconut Shaving Cream Bowl

  • Buyer Satisfaction rating 92%
  • 79% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 4% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Made in UK
  • Lathers very easily
  • Has a citrus top note, which some men really like
  • Worth trying to see if you like this one

7. Men Rock Sicilian Lime Shaving Cream - Non Aerosol Shaving Cream, Premium Shaving Sensitive Skin, Moisturizing Shaving Cream

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 92%
  • 79% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • 100 ml tub
  • Made with Sicilian lime to nourish your skin
  • It also has coconut oil ​for skin hydration
  • Has top notes of black pepper to give your skin a pleasant yet subtle scent throughout the day.
  • Ideal for sensitive skin

8. Proraso Shaving Cream Tube Refreshing

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 92%
  • 81% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • From the famous Italian Proraso brand
  • 150 gram convenient tube
  • Contains eucalyptus oil and menthol good for sensitive skin types
  • No lanolin

9. Taylors of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Collection Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin Screw Tread Pot

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 92%
  • 80% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 3% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Made in UK
  • Perfect for sensitive skin
  • Subtle masculine scent

10. Proraso Shaving Cream Jar - Refreshing

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 92%
  • 76% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This cream produces a rich firm lather
  • Contains Eucalyptus Oil, menthol and glycerine
  • Contains no parabens, silicons or artificial colour

11. Peppermint Shave Cream - Highest Quality Shaving Cream From Gentlemans Face Care Club - Extra Large 150ml Pot With ‘Easy Grip’

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 90%
  • 62% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This cream moisturises and rehydrates the skin
  • Comes in a 150ml pot of peppermint shaving cream - enough for around 2 months worth of shaves when used with a shaving brush
  • A good choice for men with sensitive skin
    With this cream there is no risk of an itch, rash or any type of irritation
  • Comes with a money back guarantee

12. Shaving Cream - Benny's of London

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 90%
  • 84% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 8% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Has a scent of Pomegranate NOIR
  • Comes in a 150 ml pot
  • Made in the UK
  • Creates real thick creamy lather

13. TrueFitt & Hill Authentic No. 10 Finest Shaving Cream, 200ml

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 90%
  • 74% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Delivers a luxurious lather​
  • Moisturises and softens
  • Comes in a 200 ml pot
  • Free of parabens, alcohol and sulphate

14. The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream Tub 100ml

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 88%
  • 77% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Helps to nourish and moisturise the skin
  • Has a fresh and classic English barbershop scent with a modern twist
  • For best results, use a shaving brush
  • Enough for 50 great shaves

15. Geo F Trumper Shave Cream - Rose 200gm Tub

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 88%
  • 90% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • 200 gram tub
  • This is a glycerine based shaving cream
  • Gives a rich lather
  • Great choice for coarse skin

How to Use Shaving Cream the Right Way

Like any type of wet shaving, the secret to getting a good shave is all about preparation. This is where a good quality cream comes into play. There are a few different methods of wet shaving which are:

  1. Cutthroats (Straight razors)
  2. Safety Razors
  3. Disposable and Cartridge Razors
  4. Electric Wet/Dry Shavers

No matter what type of razor or shaver you pick, you are going to need something to lather your face. Shaving cream is one of the best lathers for doing that.

Step 1 - Prepare the Face

Ideally the best time to shave is just after the shower. Otherwise the face or area being shaved should be washed with hot water.

Ideally a hot towel should be used to soak the beard, but we also understand that not everyone will have the time to do that. If you do great, and if not, then make sure it is well soaked.

Step 2 - Use a Shaving Cream

It is important to use a good quality shaving soap, cream or gel. Again ideally this should be applied using a good quality shaving brush. ​

Shaving cream can be applied by hand (unlike soap) so a good choice for that type of application. It is better though to apply the cream using a shaving brush.

Step 3 - Using a brush

Put a small amount of cream in a jar, mug or bowl, and then get your brush. Make sure the brush is well loaded with warm water. Mix the cream in the bowl using the brush and it will form a stiff creamy rich lather.

Apply this to the face by pushing the bristles of the brush into the bristles.

Step 4 - Shave with the Grain

When using a safety,disposable razor, cartridge or cutthroat it is important to shave with the grain, or in other words, the direction the hair grows in. With an electric shaver that is not important to do. That is because the cutting style of electric shavers is different to shaving with an exposed blade.

We recommend starting with the cheeks first, then the neck and finally finish off with the chin and the mouth.

Step 5 - Apply Moisturiser

When finished wash your face with cold water to close the pores in the skin. Then apply a balm, post shave cream or moisturiser before applying any after shave.

Shaving Cream Buyer's Guide

If you haven't used a proper shaving cream like this before, then our buying guide should really help you out.

When it comes to buying a lubricant for our face, for the purposes of wet shaving, then we have a few choices:

Our preferred selection would be a soap, then the cream, then a gel and never the foam. The reason we prefer soap is that it lasts longer than cream.

Shaving cream is however the better choice if you want to apply something by hand, rather than having to use a shaving brush.

Understanding Scents

It is fair to say that many men do get a bit confused about the scents of shaving creams. The scent will vary from cream to cream depending on the ingredients.

It shouldn't concern you a great deal as none of those last very long. At best the scent will linger for an hour at most. We always recommend using a good quality after shave to get the desired scent that you want.

Hopefully we have given you enough information to be able to pick the best shaving cream for your needs.

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