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5 Best Shaving Creams To Use With Safety Razors

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1) Nivea Shaving Cream

Although quite affordable, Nivea shaving creams can hold their own against the best and most expensive shaving creams in the market today.

They are really easy to lather, provide excellent protection and have great glide for use with a safety razor. There are two versions of the Nivea shaving cream available. There is a blue tube which has a nice aquatic scent and is made for men with dry skin.

The other version comes in white tube and is made for men with sensitive skin. The sensitive skin version has a sharp citrus scent which a lot of men enjoy.

Both perform equally well but I personally prefer the scent of the blue version.

2. Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Creams

Probably the only shaving cream you’ll ever need to use. High quality, amazing scents and great performance. What else could you want? Most of their creams are priced around $20. This is a bargain considering you get a 5 oz. jar which should easily last 6 months or more even with daily use.

Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving creams are made in England and come in 19 different scents. Personally, I really enjoy the Eton College Collection shaving cream. It has nice a great fresh masculine scent that is sure to put you in a great mood.

Fan of Creed Aventus? Then consider the Royal Forest shaving cream that has a striking resemblance to the popular men’s fragrance.

3) Proraso White Shaving (Sensitive Skin)

Proraso has been making shaving creams and soaps since so they know what they’re doing. Their white shaving cream is designed for men with sensitive skin and contains soothing ingredients like oatmeal and green tea. It is incredibly easy to lather, performs really well and is affordable.

You can also get a matching after-shave balm which helps moisturize and protect sensitive skin after the shave.

4) Truefitt & Hill Shaving Cream

Probably the most luxurious shaving cream on this list. Costs around $30 but is well worth it. You get 6.7 oz. of shaving cream which should last 6 to 9 months even with daily use.

Truefitt and Hill shaving creams have great performance, slickness and protection. The shaving experience with these creams can only be described as luxurious. Plus, these creams come in a fantastic looking box which makes them a great choice for gifts for those into shaving.

They have many scents available but I would recommend starting with the 1805. It features a masculine aquatic scent that is universally appealing.

5. D.R Harris Shaving Cream

D.R Harris has been making shaving products since 1790 so it’s safe to assume they know what they’re doing. Their shaving creams are available in many scents but my pick has to be the Marlborough scent.
It is a nice warm masculine scent with notes of cedarwood and sandalwood perfect for those cooler fall and winter mornings.

The lather quality on these creams is great with excellent slickness and protection during the shave.


I hope you enjoyed this list of the best shaving creams to use with a safety razor. Let me know which shaving cream is your favorite!