Shaving creams are one of the most important aspects of the wet shaver’s setup. As such, we've put together a comprehensive selection of shaving creams sourced from around the world. A good shaving cream coats and softens thick and wiry facial hair, making it easier for the razor blade to slice through them. It should also lubricate and protect the face, allowing the razor to glide smoothly without causing irritation. Finally, the best shaving creams offer superb moisturising properties and do not leave your skin feeling dry after a shave.
The shaving creams here at The English Shaving Company come from suppliers around the world. We’ve well-established British apothecary style brands like Geo F Trumper and Taylor Of Old Bond Street, Italian barbershop inspired offerings from Antica Barbieria Colla and Tcheon Fung Sing, interesting artisanal shaving creams from producers like Extro and Tabula Rasa, plus many more besides.
Many of the shaving cream products we sell are free from paraben preservatives and mineral oils and are therefore kinder to the skin and the environment. They produce wonderfully rich shaving lathers, are subtlety fragranced, and ideal for daily use.
Expertly formulated shaving creams are economical to use and, with a good shaving brush and quality razor, result in an excellent close wet shave and post shave facial comfort. You’ll be amazed at the difference between a proper shaving cream and the canned goop you find on the supermarket shelves.
Shaving creams tend to come in either a tube or a tub. Tubes are great for travelling as they slide neatly into your washbag, whereas some shaving cream tubs are large enough for you to start the lather directly in them. If you prefer to load the brush and lather in a separate bowl, you can view our range of shaving bowls and mugs here.
Although some shaving creams can be used without a shaving brush, we would really recommend using a quality shaving brush in order to generate a thick and creamy lather and prolong the lifespan of your shaving cream.