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Best Shaving Foam UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read out information and reviews on the best shaving foam, that is currently available on the UK marketplace.These foams are readily available in supermarkets and chemists up and down the UK.

There are 4 lubrication of the skin options for wet shavers, when it comes to applying some type of cream and protection to the face before shaving. These are:

  1. A shaving cream
  2. A shaving soap
  3. A shaving foam
  4. A shaving gel

Of all of these options shaving foam is in our opinion the worst option that you could pick. Here at the Emporium we would recommend a soap or cream, but both of those choices do require either a shaving brush, or a bit more work before shaving.

The reason these types of foam are so popular is that they are easy to pick up when out shopping, easy to use and relatively affordable.

The reason we don't like these foams is that they do not properly protect or moisturise the face and neck. Foams do offer some protection to the skin before the blade touches it. However the foam itself looks better than it protects.

It is better than nothing though, and a few of these foams are way better then the others.

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 10 list of the best shaving foams 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 10 Shaving Foams

We have listed these foams by showing the highest buyer rated gels 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 foam spray 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 gel on our list.

Rank

Product

Online Satisfaction Rating

1

Proraso Shaving Foam

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating

2

NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating

3

NOXZEMA 300 Argan Shave Foam

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating

4

Procter and Gamble (Hbcatt) EDI Gillette Shaving Foam

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating

5

NOXZEMA 300 Classic Shave Foam

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating

6

Gillette Fusion5 Ultra Sensitive Men's Shaving Foam

  • 88% buyer satisfaction rating

7

Gillette Classic Sensitive Skin Shaving Foam

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating

8

NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Shaving Foam

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating

9

AMERICAN CREW Shaving Foam

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating

10

Lavera Men Sensitive Smooth Shaving Foam

  • 70% buyer satisfaction rating

Before You Buy - Top 4 Buying Tips

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

  1. Buy a Known Brand -Shaving gels are a good and convenient option for men and women. The best brands, or at least the most popular are Gillette, Nivea and Noxzema 
  2. Don't spend too much - These types of gels cost around £4 on average. Try a few of the lower price ones to see which one suits your skin best.
  3. How long does a gel last? - They come in cans usually holding around 200 ml and a can will last about a month if you daily shave.
  4. Are foams hard to use? - These are very simple to use as you wet the face and apply the foam, usually from a tube or can.

Top 10 Shaving Foam Main Reviews

Just below you will find concise reviews of the top 10 shaving foams that are available in the UK. We have listed those showing those that have got the best reviews and ratings from online buyers.

1. Proraso Shaving Foam, Green

  • Buyer satisfaction rating of 98%
  • 88% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 6% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • From the famous Italian shaving brand
  • Contains Eucalyptus Oil And Menthol
  • No Parabens, No Silicon's, No Mineral Oils
  • An invigorating foam

2. NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 94%
  • 81% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This foam is made for sensitive skin
  • Contains chamomile and Witch Hazel
  • No alcohol content
  • Comes as a 6 pack

3. NOXZEMA 300 Argan Shave Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 94%
  • 81% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Contains Argan oil, sandal and vetiver.
  • 300 ml
  • Very creamy
  • Beautiful pleasant smell
  • Only need to use a small amount

4. Procter and Gamble (Hbcatt) EDI Gillette Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 90%
  • 55% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • 200 ml can
  • Gillette classic foam sold by Proctor & Gamble
  • This has been around for many years and is the old traditional shaving foam used by many people

5. NOXZEMA 300 Classic Shave Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 90%
  • 67% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Designed for normal skin and has been dermatologically tested
  • 300 ml can

6. Gillette Fusion5 Ultra Sensitive Men's Shaving Foam

  • Buyer Satisfaction rating 88%
  • 68% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 6% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This foam is suitable for sensitive skin
  • Contains aloe Vera and glycerine
  • Designed to be used with the Gillette Fusion range of cartridge razors

7. Gillette Classic Sensitive Skin Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 86%
  • 69% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 9% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This is another basic foam
  • Has a lubrastrip with aloe vera and vitamin E
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Lightly fragranced
  • Hydrates hair for easy cutting

8. NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 86%
  • 70% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 10% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  •  Made for sensitive skin
  • Contains chamomile e
  • No alcohol which means no burning of the skin
  •  200 ml can

9. AMERICAN CREW Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 86%
  • 53% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • No buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • This makes a rich creamy foam for a close, comfortable shave
  • Has a very thick formula
  • Also moisturises the skin
  • Suitable for all beard types & normal to dry skin
  • Contains Cocoa Butter to soften and soothe the skin
  • Also contains Sorbitol which helps prevent irritation during shaving.

10. lavera Men Sensitiv Smooth Shaving Foam

  • Buyer satisfaction rating 70%
  • 33% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • 29% of all buyers so far have given this a bad review
  • Contains containing organic aloe vera juice and nourishing organic jojoba oil.
  • Vegan friendly
  • 100% silicone free, paraffin free, mineral oil free

How to Use Shaving Foam the Right Way

Like any type of wet shaving, the secret to getting a good shave is all about preparing the skin before you put a blade anywhere near it. This is where a good quality foam can help a little For any wet shaver you really only have 4 options.

  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 foam is one of the convenient ways 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.

Step 2 - Use a Shaving Foam

This is the easiest lubricant to use. Simply dispense the desired amount of pre-shave foam onto your palm, and massage directly on cleansed skin before shaving. Do not apply too much at any one time.

Step 3 - 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 Foam Buyer's Guide

If you haven't used a shaving foam 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. Despite what we think, many UK buyers will buy these cans of foam.

They don't do that good a job at protecting the skin, and they are also full of chemicals which are not good for your skin. People buy these to squirt some foam on to their face for a quiet shave.

These are metal aerosol cans, filled with pressurised foam and have been around since the 1950's. A surfactant is a chemical product which is engineered to create less friction between two surfaces.

In this case it is your skin and any form of blade. The problem with that chemical is that it also stops water and moisture getting into the skin. That means the skin gets dehydrated and that is not good for healthy skin.

Many of these foams also contain mineral oils which are again not good for the skin. Natural oils found in creams and soaps are, but not mineral oils.

There are other problems with shaving foams, but again people do trade its convenience and price against time and a different solution.

Hopefully we have given you enough information to be able to pick the best shaving foam for your needs, though we would rather have convinced you to try a gel, soap or cream.

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