Shaving Cream

Shaving Cream

Men's shaving is a personal experience, with the post shave routine being just as important as the pre shave. If you want a close and comfortable shave then you’re going to need a better lather than that provided by the cheap supermarket foam in aerosol cans. You’re going to need a quality shaving cream for the perfect wet shave.

Luckily, we stock a wide variety of shaving creams here at The Modern Man, all of which specially designed by some of the biggest names in male grooming, such as American Crew, Anthony Logistics, Edwin Jagger and Proraso. They contain premium blends of ingredients and deliver fine fragrances, as well as the protection and skincare you need to achieve a comfortable, smooth shave.

A slightly more modern innovation to shaving soap, shaving cream creates just as rich and thick a lather as it’s older brother, and is preferred by many wet shavers for it’s ease of use and the high levels of protection it provides. It still offers the traditional feel and experience, and best results are still achieved by using a quality shaving brush to whip up and apply the lather, but these processes are sped up thanks to the formulation of shave cream.

To achieve a rich, thick lather, start by soaking your shaving brush in hot water so that it absorbs plenty of moisture, then apply a dab of cream to the brush and use circular motions to whip up the lather until it is thick and creamy. Then apply to your face with circular motions and enjoy a clean shave with great razor glide and top notch skin protection.

Beyond the physical properties of the two, the differences between shaving cream and shaving soap are fairly minimal. However, many shavers find that shaving cream offers slightly more protection due to the cloudier texture. They also feel a little silkier, which helps blades to glide easily. For this reason, they are particularly popular amongst shavers who use double edge, straight or cut throat razors with disposable razor blades for sharpness.

Another key factor to bear in mind when choosing your shaving product is your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, always check the ingredients - shaving cream often retains more moisture than shaving soap or shave gel, making cream the ideal option for men with dry skin. However, it is very much a personal choice and The Modern Man recommends you try out a few of each to find what suits your unique requirements.

Some of our bestselling shaving cream products include the following:

Proraso Italian Shaving Cream Tube Protective Aloe Vera 150ml - Designed for maximum skin hydration, the naturally sourced formula begets a rich, creamy lather that softens the facial hair ahead of shaving while keeping skin soothed throughout the shave. Paraben free. Also available in Eucalyptus & Menthol and Shea Butter.

Edwin Jagger Premium Shaving Cream Sandalwood - This sandalwood shaving cream from Edwin Jagger is excellent for normal to dry skin. Uses precious essential oil fragrance to create a sensuous woody aroma with exotic peppery wood & spicy overtones., while providing a thick later for a luxury shaving experience. Also available in Limes & Pomegranate.

Anthony Shave Cream 90ml - Packed with peppermint and eucalyptus to lift the bears and hops to chill out the face, this is the ideal shaving cream for a thick or coarse beard. Contains moisturising properties and helps to relax your skin during shaving.

By applying shaving cream, you can help moisturise your skin which can prevent razor burn or razor bumps that can occur when the blade is dragged over the skin. Shop the full range of shaving cream and other shave-related products here on The Modern Man, and enjoy a comfortable, close shave.