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I don't see much talk or artisans making shaving creams. Honestly my cream use is limited to TOBs and I am much more into the soaps that artisans are putting out. Recently I've been looking into picking up a cream but I'm not sure what to get. Any recommendations?
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(This post was last modified: 06-27-2015, 08:51 PM by lu20vt.)
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Philadelphia, PA
palmolive and nivea make great shaving creams. speick and latoja are pretty popular as well.

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San Diego, Cal., USA
There are so many good ones out there. MEM with olive oil (Israeli), I Coloniali Rhubarb, Proraso (in the tube), just to name a few.
#5
Castle Forbes would be my suggestion. Very luxurious slick lather there. Draw back is the scents.
St James of London also makes a killer cream. I tried my friends Mandarin and patchouli. They also make a sandalwood and bergamot which smells like jermyn st by tobs, but their winner imo is the clarysage and cedar (smelled all these at straight razor design).
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St. James of London looks like some good stuff for sure. Lots to choose from as well!
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(This post was last modified: 06-28-2015, 08:57 PM by Barrister_N_Mann.)
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort. My favorite cream above all else, and definitely near the top of my 5 permanent shaving products. The stuff is absolutely unbelievable. I shaved with it this morning and it's so ridiculously slick and thick that I couldn't feel the blade at all. Even went ATG, which I NEVER do, and have absolutely no problems. One of the masterpieces of the shaving world.
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I wish I would of read about the T&H cream before I placed my order! I went with St. James of London Cedarwood and Clarysage for now!

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Nashville
I'm working on a cream as a side project. It may or may not work out, though.

A true cream is difficult to make for an artisan. It's essentially a blend of a solid soap and a liquid soap that's been allowed to "rot" (terrible term for it) for about 6 months. It's absolutely possible for an artisan to make one, but the R&D process is long and the final cost is pretty high. They also tend to be more volatile than soaps, as they're prone to drying out and spoilage.

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-29-2015, 12:11 PM)Cazador Wrote: I wish I would of read about the T&H cream before I placed my order! I went with St. James of London Cedarwood and Clarysage for now!

You don't have to worry about buyers remorse. I have both a T&H and the St. James of London Cedarwood and Clarysage and think both are outstanding.


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