Originally Posted by Oupavoc
Mesa/Markstar awesome pic
Guys recommend me a good shaving soap or cream.
EDIT: maybe a Rive Gauche smell/vibe
I've now tried about a dozen shaving soaps and creams. People talk about their glide and cushioning - and I haven't quite fathomed cushioning, which is often associated with tallow based soap and soap sticks (not creams though).
My favourite creams so far in order of slippiriness and how they glide are,
Trumpers shaving cream - I use Sandalwood, but they're all the same I think, it was first recommended to me here a decade ago.
Crabtree& Evelyn Nomad - almost as good as Trumpers, weird scent though.
Erasmic - almost as good as Nomad, unusual scent though.
Other creams that I've tried haven't been as good, but with the application of a little olive oil on the face before applying the cream and brushing it in, the incidence of nicks and abrasion were greatly reduced. Maybe this is what cushioning is about. However, applying the olive oil with Trumpers reduces its glide, and it acts like a cheap cream with olive oil acts.
No soap I've tried - like Truefitt & Hill, Tabac, Erasmic soap stick are as slippery as Trumpers. However, I'm very fond of the Erasmic and La Toja soap sticks.