Well you have come to the right place.
In this review, we will show you several shaving creams or soaps that will work well with your new safety razor.
Of course, every guys beard and skin are unique so you may not really know what brand you like until you give a few a test run.
However, they are relatively inexpensive so you shouldn’t have to invest a ton of money to find a good fit.
Be sure to check out the complete list as we have recently updated the list for some new contenders in 2018. There have recently been some new products introduced that are quickly gaining popularity.
What Is Shaving Cream?
Shaving cream has actually been around for thousands of years but what we think of today didn’t come around until the early 1900’s.
They started out as bars or sticks of hard soap which turned into tubes of soft soaps. Then around the middle of the century aerosol cans of shaving cream started coming around.
Although by the 1970’s manufacturers were forced to switch their propellants to gasses like:
Now, don’t worry there is so much water in the shaving cream that the risk of it lighting on fire is minimal but still, do you want to be inhaling or introducing those chemicals to your skin?
Don’t think so.
That is why most guys who wet shave have gone back to more traditional forms of shaving creams or soaps that they apply with a badger hair shaving brush and whip up a lather in their favorite scuttle mug.
However, some guys still prefer the convenience of the pressurized cans and they may be cheaper as well.
The post-foaming gel types might be better for your safety razor as it allows more water to penetrate your hair which makes it softer and easier to shave.
It is really a matter of what works for you as to what is the best cream. You just need to find a shaving cream or soap that does two things:
- Provide lubrication so your safety razor can slide easily over your skin
- Offer moisturization to your skin to reduce further irritation
What About A Shaving Soap For Your Safety Razor?
Shaving soaps haven’t changed much over the years and there are still a lot of guys who prefer to use this with their safety razor.
If you decide to use a shaving soap you will most likely need a shaving brush and mug to properly create a lather for your shave.
The main advantage of a soap over a cream is that it removes even more natural oils to allow your beard to soften.
Besides different fragrances, you will see guys talking about the slickness of individual soaps.
They may also last longer than a shaving cream which will save you money. You also don’t need to buy a mug if you have an old bowl or coffee cup lying around.
Some guys even microwave their soap in the mug for a few seconds so that it forms perfectly to the bowl. This ensures you don’t waste any soap at all and a more efficient lather.
Well there you have 14 different options for shaving cream or soap for your safety razor. Which one will you love?
You will have to try them out to see if they work well for you. Since most of them last 3-4 months it could take a little while to find your favorite.
Or maybe you just like trying new products and want to keep it fresh. Well there are plenty of more soaps to do that as well.
One thing is for sure, you will probably like any of these better than the classic aerosol cans. Those can be filled with lots of chemicals.