Best Shaving Creams for Sensitive Skin

Best Shaving Creams for Sensitive Skin
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More often than not, men with sensitive skin do not even realise that their skin is more susceptible to environmental triggers. For example, an unsuitable shaving cream, fragrance or skincare product can easily cause your skin to act up and sting. And before you know it, you’ve developed a nasty, red rash.

The same goes for shaving sensitive skin. One wrong move and you’ll end up with inflamed skin that can end up insanely itchy. To minimize such occurrences, it’s important to know how to shave the right way, as well as the products and tools work for you. For example, you should never use shaving products that contain menthol, as they may further irritate your skin.

A guide to choosing products that will not irritate your skin.

Cream, gel or foam?

When it comes to choosing a shaving lube, should you use a cream, gel or foam? Or do you just pick the first thing you see at the drugstore? Well, all three generally share the same functions: keeping your stubble and skin moisturised, as well as providing a cushion between skin and razor.

Foams are usually the most cost-effective. However, foams also tend to dry the skin more than creams or gels, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for your skin type.

Gels usually lubricate better for a smooth shave, and see-through ones are useful if you need to see where your razor is going. As for shaving cream, it is usually glycerin-based, which makes it the richest and most “cushioning” option for your skin.

Also, cream-based shaving products usually latter well. However, you can get better results by using a quality shaving brush — it will make sure all your stubble is lifted (making it easier to shave) and coated evenly with cream. A brush also reduces the amount used, which means you’ll save money on grooming bills!

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Recipe for Men Clear Shaving Gel

Recipe for Men Clear Shaving Gel

Price: US$26

Texture: Foamless formula, clear and lubricating.

Benefits: By softening and lifting facial hair for effortless shaving, the shaving gel offers greater precision and doesn’t irritate your skin. Ingredients like aloe vera leave your skin feeling moisturised, while allantoin minimises razor burn.

Rating: 5.0

Aveeno

Aveeno

Aveeno Therapeutic Moisturizing Shave Gel

Aveeno Therapeutic Moisturizing Shave Gel

Price: US$3.74

Texture: Moisturizing, Lubricating

Benefits: Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel helps hydrate and protect skin against razor bumps during shaving. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, this lubricating shave gel provides a close, smooth shave to prevent razor bumps, nicks, and cuts. The formula combines moisturizing lubricants with Active Naturals Oatmeal, which helps moisturize and relieve dryness. Recommended by dermatologists, this shave gel has no added fragrance that can irritate sensitive skin.

Rating: 4.5

Tomb45 Shave Gel

Tomb45 Shave Gel

Tomb45 Shave Gel

Tomb45 Shave Gel

Price: US$9.99

Texture: Non-foaming

Benefits: Water based hydration with aloe vera and vitamin E, made by barbers in the US. Can be used at home with a standard razor. The squeezable bottle allow you to apply the non-foaming gel directly from the bottle while not wasting any product! the clear bottle allows you to see how much you have left at all times. Aloe Vera soothes the skin and the gel is designed to provide a smooth shave with a fresh scent.

Rating: 4.4

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Geo. F. Trumpers Soft Shaving Cream

Price: US$22

Texture: The glycerin-based shaving cream lathers up easily and goes on smoothly.

Benefits: Great cushion, great glide. Rinses easily enough and leaves skin feeling smooth and moist. Fresh scent with a hint of woody spiciness. The light aroma is easy on the nose and sits well on skin.

Use with: Can be used with or without a shaving brush.

Rating: 4.5

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The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, Sandalwood

Price: US$25

Texture: Rich and foamy lather

Benefits: Helps protect the skin from irritation, and softens the beard for a close and comfortable shave. The Shaving Cream hydrates your hair for shaving and leaves your skin feeling smooth. Use with: Can be used with or without a shaving brush.

Rating: 4.8

Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather

Price: US$27

Texture: Thick and creamy lather

Benefits: Supreme Cream provides a luxurious lather that lifts whiskers up, away from the skin, for a smooth, ultra-close shave. Triple Cushion technology, with three protective layers of Macadamia Nut Oil, Glycerin and Soybean Oil, allows the razor to glide close to the skin while offering a cushion of protection against razor burn, irritation, nicks and cuts. Leaves skin velvety soft, hydrated and refreshed.

Use with: Can be used with or without a shaving brush.

Rating 4.5

Nivea Shaving Foam

Nivea Shaving Foam

NIVEA Men Sensitive Shaving Foam

Price: US$15.90 (comes in a pack of 6 cans)

Texture: Thick and rich like whipped cream, but do shake before use to prevent it from turning runny.

Benefits: Cares for sensitive skin and fuss-free to use. Gentle on the face and wallet.

Scent: Refreshing.

Rating: 4.6