All too often, style and substance are mutually exclusive—it’s rare that the stuff that gets the job done also looks good doing it. One exception to the rule: the contents of this sleek matte black bottle. The hydrating formula goes on smooth and helps protect your skin while allowing for a close, clean shave. This superlubricating cream will also wash off the blade a lot easier than heavier and denser shaving agents.
3.4 out of 5 stars, based on 183 Reviews183 Reviews
There's really nothing special about this particular shave cream to distinguish it from so many others on the market. I didn't get any closer shaves or better after-effects than from any other comparable product. This sample is good for the travel dop bag, but I personally prefer something a little higher end for daily shaving.
This product was kind of disappointing. I have used the a lot and have had better experience with other shave creams like Lucky Tiger. Not a great shave and almost left a greasy or over moisturized feeling.
I love how this product helps my skin while shaving. i tend to feel a little raw after. makes the process quick
Compared to products you might purchase at any basic store, this stuff is great. Compared to other Birchbox shaving cream samples, however, this product is my least favorite. The price isn't bad, but I definitely think there are better options on this website. Give it a try though, you won't regret it.
it's shaving cream
it's good shave cream but at the end of the day it's not much more than that really. sure it looks better than the cans of the other stuff but that's where it's advantages end.
It helps with shaving... it also could use an assistant
- Smells intriguing, people will find you intriguing as a result
- Goes on easily and foamily
- Keeps the razor from completely obliterating your face
- Cleans up really easily
- Smells intriguing, may clash with everything else you use
- Foams only slightly, not advisable for any razors that don't come with safety measures
- It seems as though it should have more stable coverage,
I use a straight razor and a standard razor, depending on where I am. In the unfortunate circumstance that you're stranded on a desert island and only have this and a straight razor, you'll be fine, but you'll also wonder if the bottle is accidentally filled with really thick shampoo instead of shaving cream.
When I think cream, I think "whoops, who let the whipped cream party start over here?" I think that because of previous experiences with, let's say, more foamy shaving creams.
This is not one of those shaving creams. This is meant to be smooth, slick, and get out of the way quickly. It does that quite well, especially the getting out of the way quickly part. It gets out of the way so quickly that by the time you get the razor to your face, you wonder what exactly happened to all the work you put into getting the cream on your face.
That is, it disappears quickly under pressure, and does a decent job for the first 30 seconds of shaving. An approach I'd recommend is to use it on half your face, then the other half, or even quarters... possibly eighths.
What I'm saying is if you're bad at fractions and ratios, this may not be the product for you. Then again, if you are bad at fractions and ratios, you should just buy 20 of them and not worry about it, as you'll probably lather up using a third of a bottle, and have the smoothest skin since butter was invented.
Not bad, but I'm not changing brands
This product was okay, it worked well. My skin felt fine after I was done shaving but it's not a life changing product by any stretch. The one thing that I personally didn't like is that I couldn't see where it was applied on my face. I wasn't sure if I had covered my face, then once I had shaved I wasn't sure where I had and hadn't covered. Maybe that's a small thing but it bugged me. Please keep in mind that I'm using other products that I've learned of from Birchbox, not the $.99 can of foam my dad uses. It's a good product that I keep in my travel bag but I probably won't be ordering more any time soon.
good but not that good
I liked it but I use a different product that I like better
Not neutral smell, and good skin feel/glide. I prefer something with a stronger scent though.
The smell is ok, not as refreshing as the brand I use. Lathers okay, but not sure I would rush out to by it. Just wasn't a fan of the scent...