Shaving gel sits somewhere in between cream and oil - it’s consistency is thicker than oil but retains the translucent appearance, whilst being a bit thinner than cream, but similarly good for providing moisture. Shave gels at The Modern Man should not be confused with the cheap aerosol ‘gels’ you may see in the local supermarket - they often contain alcohol which is a sure-fire way to dry out your skin. Our shave gels are designed by premium male grooming brands, to deliver unbeatable levels of moisture and protection.
The Modern Man stocks shave gels from companies like American Crew, King of Shaves, Anthony Logistics and BullDog. These companies understand men and men’s needs, and have put all their knowledge and experience into creating revolutionary gels.
One of the main causes of cuts during shaving are air bubbles forming between the skin and the razor blade. The rich lather of a cream, soap or foam is likely to promote these, whilst our shave gels create much less foam, whilst still forming a protective barrier over the skin, in order to reduce cuts and nicks. Furthermore, many of our shave gels are translucent - this, combined with their low foam formulas, make them ideal for men with styled facial hair, such as goatees or sideburns, that they wish to retain, as they enable you to see exactly where you are shaving.
When choosing your shaving lubrication, a large part of it comes down to personal preference, so The Modern Man suggests experimenting with a few different types and brands - gels, soaps, and creams - so you can find what works best for you. In our experience though, we’ve found gels prove particularly popular amongst men who use multi-blade cartridge razors to shave, as the gels slick formulas provide the multiple blades with the lubrication they need to glide over the skin. Double Edge and Straight Edge shavers often lean towards the more cushioning texture of a cream or soap, which is handy with the more exposed blade. Shave gel is also an excellent choice if you have sensitive or dry skin, as they soften your hair whilst giving the skin a great coat of moisture.