Shaving is the act of pulling blades across your skin, so there’s no secret why we need protection. But we have options: shave gel vs. shave cream. How do we know which one protects best?
What’s better—shave gel or shave cream?
Turns out, both have benefits. Which one you go with is a matter of personal preference. However, all the options can be confusing. So we’ve put together a comparison to help you decide which one is better suited for you. We cover the nuances of shave gel vs. shave cream, and how to get the most out of each formula.
Our Shave Gel is full of natural ingredients, like aloe and cucumber, that hydrate and protect your skin. As you dispense the gel into your hand, you’ll notice it already starts turning into a rich foam. So there’s no need to work it into a lather—just apply it directly to your face.
As the gel continues to foam, it also continues to expand. This expanding is key. It lifts the bristles of your hair away from your face, creating a layer of lubrication that allows for a smooth shave in just seconds. So, if you tend to find yourself in a time crunch while shaving, this quick gel-to-foam action will come in handy.
When you’re done shaving, our Shave Gel doesn’t stop working. It contains hyaluronic acid, which gently restores your face post-shave, when you need it most.
Looking for something more old-fashioned? The classic Shave Cream requires a few extra minutes of prep, but many guys find the experience to be a bit more luxurious. It’s best applied in a circular motion on wet skin and left on for a couple minutes before shaving. This allows it to thoroughly hydrate and condition your stubble. What’s more, it allows for a bit more contact with your skin, making for a slightly closer shave.
Application aside, our Shave Cream is made with a blend of 12 natural oils and extracts, like marula oil and eucalyptus, that moisturize and refresh your skin. And, because the formula sits closer to your skin, it’s a little easier to see where you’re going (and where you’ve been) as you shave. This can be especially helpful if you like styling your facial hair.
Choosing the right option for your shaving experience.
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to shave gel vs. shave cream. Both have their benefits, while the main question comes down to time and convenience. Whichever you choose, both prepare your face for a close, comfortable shave.