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The Best Shaving Creams

Shaving Creams
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Geo F Trumper’s Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

Trumper’s has over 100 years of shaving experience and it’s all there in this pot of classic glycerine-based soft cream. Use a shaving brush in the palm of your hand to generate a rich lather that gives a smooth, comfortable shave. There are nine GFT fragrances but the coconut scent is a real winner – plus it’s ideal for dry skin. £17, buy on trumpers.com (opens in new tab)

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Left to right: Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream, Murad Cleansing Shave, Shiseido Shaving Cream


Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream

Even though it feels thin when you apply it, this is an excellent hydrating shaving cream with vitamin E and amino acids that effectively prepare all skin types for a smooth, non-irritating shave. Because it’s light, it won’t clog your razor and it rinses clean without residue. The cream feels soothing and cooling on your skin, thanks to a combination of chamomile, allantoin and menthol, while the vitamin E – along with squalane, shea butter, glycerin and sodium PCA – keeps your face moisturised. £18, buy on malinandgoetz.co.uk (opens in new tab)


Murad Cleansing Shave

Ideal for anyone who’s left with red, bumpy skin after shaving or suffers with shaving irritation in general. Its patented antioxidant-rich formula is both cleansing and exfoliating for an enhanced razor glide, while Murad’s beard-softening complex makes the whole process smoother. Your skin should be nourished, hydrated and nick-free afterwards. £25, buy on johnlewis.com (opens in new tab)

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Shiseido Shaving Cream

From the Tokyo-based company that’s been looking after Japanese complexions since 1872 comes a rich cream that adheres closely to the skin and softens your beard hairs from their roots – the perfect preparation for an easier, gentler shave, no matter how long you let your face fuzz grow. It helps prevent razor burn and rinses off easily too. £22, buy on houseoffraser.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Chris Beastall is the co-founder of Niven & Joshua (opens in new tab) and editor of Ape To Gentleman (opens in new tab)

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