Shaving Creams, Soaps and Gels

Switching from cheap disposable razors and shaving creams to quality wet shaving products is one of the best things you can do for your face and skin. The shave closeness and reduced irritation are some of the advantages to making this switch. In the post, we will show you the difference between shaving creams and soaps, hopefully helping you find the right product for you.


Most of he creams and soaps you can find in our store include a variety of natural ingredients that produce a great lather, comfortable shave and also help to moisturise and soothe the skin. This results in less skin irritation and a better shaving experience.

Shaving Creams

Most shaving creams produce a lather with ease compared to a soap. Shaving creams are a great choice for someone who is not as experienced in wet shaving or looking for a quick and easy lather. The consistency of a shaving creams is soft, meaning it is easy to apply straight on the face with just your fingers and a little water. Although, it is recommended to use a shaving brush to prepare the skin for the shave and create a better lather. The easiest way to pick a shaving cream from our range is to pick by scent, although there are some brands like Taylor of Old Bond Street, Taconic Shave and Proraso that are a great option for specific shaving needs as they include shea butter, menthol or aloe vera.  Check the ingredients to find what best suits you.

Shaving Soaps

The biggest difference between shaving cream and shaving soap is that soaps will be firm compared to the soft shaving creams. Shaving soaps need a brush due to the fact they are a bit harder to lather, generally requiring more water too. The water ratio takes some time to perfect meaning soaps are better for people who are experienced in wet shaving. 

Shaving Gels

Shaving gels remain clear during use as they are non-lathering. This makes them a great choice for cleaning beard lines with accuracy. Shaving gels can be applied straight on the skin without a shaving brush. Gels are an overall great choice for both beginners and experienced wet shavers.


Shaving soaps are a great choice for experienced wet shavers as they produce a great lather although they are more difficult to use for beginners.

- Shaving creams are the best choice for beginners due to the easy lather they can produce for new wet shavers. Shaving creams are also better for ‘on-the-go’ shaves as they produce a quick and easy lather.

- Gels are a great option for both beginners and experienced wet shavers, they are excellent for fine tuning your facial hair.

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