Nowadays, if you want a luxury shave with a silky smooth finish, you don’t have to go to your local barber to get the result you’re after.
Unless you want serious cuts, an extremely itchy stubble and a less than perfect visage; shaving cream is an instrumental part of the process, almost as important as the razor itself.
As shaving can be quite harsh on the skin, many of the products on the market today will be enriched with kind to skin ingredients to help keep you smoother for longer.
For a better idea of which brands to look out for, we’ve listen ten of the best shaving creams below, which are available to buy now.
Best shaving creams 2019
1. Taylor of Old Bond Street Shave Cream
If you’re looking for an affordable shaving cream this one from Taylor of Old Bond Street is a great starting point for first timers.
The sandalwood shaving cream is delicately fragrance with essential oils including sandalwood, cedar, lavender, rosemary, jasmine. The all natural ingredients are great for sensitive skin.
Price: £12, John Lewis – buy here now
2. Jack Black Beard Lube
If you’re looking for soothing and ultra hydrating formula, for as silky finish, Jack Black’s is a great choice. The formula is rich in nourishing fatty acids and phospholipids, creating a smooth, effortless glide while preventing irritation nicks and cuts.
The clear coloured gel allows you to see where you are shaving, making sure you get the desired look you’re after.
Price: £31, Amazon – buy here now
3. Clinique Men’s Shave Cream
If you’re prone to sensitive skin that is easily irritated, especially after a shave, this is the brand to look out for. Reduce the discomfort of razor burn during and after shaving with this Cream Shave from Clinique.
The cream moisturises and lifts the beard hairs up from the skin, giving you a super close and precise shave every time.
Price: £13.60, All Beauty – buy here now
4. Benny’s of London Shaving Cream
The trck to shaving cream is lathering up well to create a smooth enough surface for your razor to glide over, this cream from Benny’s of London creates a thick layer of lather with just a pea-sized amount – giving you endless shaves from this 150ml tub.
A sumptuous pomegranate smell will leave you smelling as great as you look.
Price: £12.95, Amazon – buy here now
5. Acqua di Parma Barbiere Shaving Gel
If you’re after luxury, you’ve found it. Acqua di Parma Barbiere is a refreshing shaving gel that turns into a rich foam when massaged onto the skin. A little goes a long way,
Formulated with a blend of luxury organic oils including, pomegranate seed oil, basil extract, lemon oil and hyaluronic acid – this shaving gel hydrates and protects your skin from irritatants.
Price: £31, John Lewis – buy here now
6. Bulldog Sensitive Shave Cream
If you suffer with sensitive skin, this is a no-brainer. This shave cream from Bulldog is a great budget option at £2 a bottle.
Enrich your skin with some natural ingredients, perfect for soothing and protecting irritated skin. Bulldog’s shave cream is specially formulated with a mix of baobab oil, oat oil and willow herb.
Price: £2, Amazon – buy here now
7. Triumph & Disaster Old Fashioned Shave Cream Tube
If you prefer a nice traditional shave, this Old Fashioned Shave Cream from Triumph and Disaster is a skin care must-have.
The shave cream offers a close shave, whilst providing comfort and ultra hydration, thanks to a wealth of natural and nourishing ingredients. The formula is enriched with lanolin, which is a natural emollient as well as a combination of oil extracts and organic compunds.
Each tube contains enough cream for more than 90 shaves, leaving you with more time to focus on look..
Price: £14.80, Look Fantastic – buy here now
8. Pankhurst London Shaving Cream
Luxury just got simpler, Pankhurst London’s shaving cream has a thick and creamy consistency making it the perfect accent to begin your grooming prep.
The formula contains coconut oil extract, making it super easy to glide the razor across your face, without irritation or any oops moments along the way.
Price: £20, Mr Porter – buy here now
9. Doers of London Cut Out The Fluff Shave Cream
Cut the fluff and let’s get straight to a good shave shall we?
This shaving cream eases the process of shaving by offering protection and an easy glide with organic birch extract – known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also enriched will Shea butter which will help to keep skin feeling supple and hydrated.
At £14 a go, it’s not a bd ask for a great addition to your grooming kit.
Price: £14, Selfridges – buy here now
10. Cremo Original Shave Cream
If you have coarse or tightly curled hair, more times than not you’ll probably suffer with razor burns and bumps. If that sounds like you, you’ll need a formula that can protect your skin during and after the process.
Cremo’s Original Shave Cream contains unique, slick molecules that allow your razor to glide effortlessly over your skin, leaving you feeling super smooth. It’s also made with completely naturally derived ingredients like Macadamia seed oil, Aloe, olive leaf extract and more – making it even better for your skin.
Each bottle contains a 90 day supply of cream.
Price: £10.68, Amazon – buy here now