Our Picks for the Best Shaving Creams

Good Stuff to Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

A clean, irritation-free shave is an essential part of your total look. Great shaving product will lubricate the skin and minimize razor burn and irritation, leaving your skin smooth, moisturized, and free of redness and nicks. These are my picks for the best shaving creams.

I really enjoy Suavecito's line of men's shaving products. The Suavecito Pre-Shave SolutionSuavecito Shaving Cream, and Suavecito Vanishing Cream are top notch, all for a really unbeatable price point. Not leaving good enough alone, the Suavecito guys have introduced a new line of products they have dubbed "Premium Blends" and, after a few weeks of trying the stuff, I'm impressed. The Suavecito Premium Blends Shaving Cream and Suavecito Premium Blends Aftershave Balms may be my favorite shaving stuff yet.

When it comes to shaving creams, I think I've tried them all. And I am rarely impressed. Lately, I had been using nothing but my trusty Dreadnought Shaving Cream, but then I received a tube of Duke Cannon Superior Grade Shaving Cream. "Great, another shaving cream to try. I need that like a hole in the head," was my first thought. I wasn't expecting much, but after giving it a spin I was incredibly surprised at the shave I received with Duke Cannon. This is, perhaps, the best stuff I've tried to date.

Another shaving cream from the UK? Could there be anything better than the classics like Truefitt & Hill and Geo. F. Trumpers? When it comes to shaving cream, the British really know their stuff -- I use the traditional shave lathers almost exclusively in my morning ritual and Dreadnought is now one of my "must-haves." This product takes the traditional shaving cream and throws in a little science for an outstanding shave.

This old-school English shaving cream is simply amazing. Of course, Geo. F. Trumper's has been making shaving cream for over a century, so you can imagine they've got this shaving thing figured out.  The cream creates a rich lather and offers great lubrication. What I find most compelling about this product is the scent of fresh cut roses. What a great way to start off the day. Don't worry, the fragrance goes away when you rinse so you won't leave home smelling like a rose.

Since 1854, Taylor of Old Bond Street has been churning out some of the best men's shaving products in the world and this product is no exception. The rich lather and excellent lubrication will give you one of the best shaves you've had. The fragrance of this one is amazing, too, with notes of lavender, bergamot and geranium -- it's rich and leathery. Good stuff!

The rich coconut oil and glycerin based formula of The Art of Shaving's Unscented Shaving Cream creates an amazing lather and really helps lubricate the skin and protect from razor burn. Like many traditional style shaving creams, this product works well with a shaving brush or with the fingers.

Nancy Boy Signature Shave Cream.

Okay, so if you can get past the slightly derogatory sounding name, Nancy Boy actually makes a pretty fabulous shave cream -- especially for those with sensitive skin. The formula contains avocado oil, glycerin, and allantoin and leaves the skin feeling moist and smooth. I like the clean fragrance of this product and the formula avoids a lot of unnecessary artificial ingrediants -- also a big plus for me. At around $18 for a 6 ounce jar, it's fairly competitively priced as well. More »

Truefitt & Hill has been in the barbering business for over 200 years, so you can imagine they know a thing or two about shaving. In fact, they've been operating a barbershop on St. James Street in London since 1805. Their 1805 Shaving Cream creates a rich, luxurious lather and has plenty of great lubrication for a close, smooth shave. While their most popular 1805 Shaving Cream has a very clean, fresh fragrance, their Lavender Shaving Cream is one of my personal favorites with it's rich, earthy fragrance. This product works well with or without a shaving brush.