Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For the smoothest shave possible, run your blade under hot water after every 1-2 swipes.

Birchbox Breakdown

Save for a bespoke suit from Savile Row, few things will make you feel as gentlemanly as a classic English shave with a badger brush and straight razor. This legendary cream, direct from London’s ultrasuave West End, is your chance to recreate a professional British cut throat at home and add a bit of old-fashioned elegance to your morning routine. It’s backed by over 150 years of experience, so you know you’ve got history on your side.

How to Use

Dampen the skin with warm water or a hot towel to soften facial hair. Massage cream into a rich lather and shave with the grain.

Sandalwood: Aqua, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 42090, CI 19140, CI 17200

(Parfum Contains: Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Evernia Prunastri Extract, Evernia Furfuracea Extract, D-Limonene)

Avocado: Water, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional Geraniol, Citronellol)

This item is Paraben Free.

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A hit with my man
Purchased

I purchased this as a gift for my BF who is super picky about his shaving cream. Although I know what brand he uses I wanted to help find something new that was just as good and not as $$$ as the one he was currently using. He really liked this shaving cream and has now made the switch. It gives him a super close shave and doesn't leave him with dry skin. He some times even forgets to moisturize after his shave because he doesn't always feel like he needs it. It also super nice a frothy.

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Have used this for more than 25 years.

The review summary says it all. New to Birchbox and glad to see they carry this...will purchase it here next time I run low.

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boyfriend is obsessed!
Purchased

So I bought this for my boyfriend. He's pretty addicted to the Art of Shaving shaving cream but I figured I would try this one out as something different. He LOVED it. He said it may be even better than the Art of Shaving one, though he hasn't fully committed that statement yet! Anyway, great buy.

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concentrated quality
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Wow I also bought a badger brush.
Cream is so rich you just have to put a small amount on brush, work up a lather, apply to face.
Very softening!

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Good old fashion shaving cream
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At first I did not like the strong scent of sandalwood on my face but with everyday use I'm beginning to reverse into liking the cream very much . Will keep in mind when reordering shaving cream .

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Won't shave without it

This item is one of the main reasons I shave with a safety razor. Love the smell and how well it lathers. Great product and the smell reminds me of my father teaching me to shave.

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Hubby's new favorite
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I purchased this for my husband's birthday. He loves it! The smell is wonderful, and he says it makes the razor glide effortlessly over his face.

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Great Scent
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Love the Sandalwood scent of this shaving cream. When applying it to the face it makes a rich lather.
It's easy to use and as I said it leaves a pleasing scent which others have remarked on. I will be purchasing it again before I run out.

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Primary Shave Cream.
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I bought the shave cream as I started using a safety razor. The sandalwood is a great scent, and the cream doesn't leave the skin greasy nor does it leave it dry. How can you go wrong buying a shave cream from a company who has been around for over 150 years!!

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DE Shaver, and I really like TOBS

I have been a double-edge safety razor shaver for about a year now, and I've tried a number of different creams, soaps, blades, and preparation supplies.

I can say without a doubt that I prefer TOBS (all of the scents, really...try a sample pack) for shave creams. The lather is excellent, and a tub like this lasts me for months.

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