05-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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  • uncledave
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I use a brush and build lather in a bowl. Are there any shaving cremes that are decent and are readily available at places like Walmart, CVS, Rite-Aid, or such like?

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 05-25-2012, 06:42 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Dave, you might try Cremo. It's the only big store brand I can think of that has a chance. I built a decent lather on my face so give it a try. Otherwise, you're better off shopping for the known brands on-line.

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 05-25-2012, 06:45 PM
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(05-25-2012, 06:42 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Dave, you might try Cremo. It's the only big store brand I can think of that has a chance. I built a decent lather on my face so give it a try. Otherwise, you're better off shopping for the known brands on-line.

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Thanks Billy. I may give it a try, but I suspect from your post that I'd be better off just ordering the good stuff online. Biggrin

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 05-25-2012, 06:52 PM
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The Real Shaving CO at Rite Aid.Those are made by Creightons.

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 05-25-2012, 07:06 PM
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CO Bigelow cream (rebranded Proraso) at Bath and Body Works. Maca Root from The Body Shop. Both are great creams.

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 05-25-2012, 07:10 PM
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(05-25-2012, 06:52 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Real Shaving CO at Rite Aid.Those are made by Creightons.

I was looking at that very one earlier online. I think I'll give it a try next. The price was sure right.

(05-25-2012, 07:06 PM)nickedandcut Wrote: CO Bigelow cream (rebranded Proraso) at Bath and Body Works. Maca Root from The Body Shop. Both are great creams.

I think there is a Bath and Body Works reasonably near here. I'll try these out too.

Thanks guys.

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 05-25-2012, 07:35 PM
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Whole Foods and other similar stores carry Kiss My Face, which is pretty good.

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 05-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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(05-25-2012, 07:35 PM)Songwind Wrote: Whole Foods and other similar stores carry Kiss My Face, which is pretty good.

Seems to me I just saw that a few days or so ago. I don't remember where. I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!

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 05-25-2012, 08:05 PM
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The three main ones that fit have already been mentioned; Real Shaving Co, CO Bigelow, & KMF. I've not found anything else worth getting. Some Target stores carry a Shea Moisture shave cream but I've yet to read a good review on that one.

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 05-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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You can find Art of Shaving at Sephora in many malls and also if you have a Crabtree and Evelyn store they also have good creams. Those though will be at higher prices but something to check out if you're around.

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 05-25-2012, 08:12 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:09 PM)Brent Wrote: You can find Art of Shaving at Sephora in many malls and also if you have a Crabtree and Evelyn store they also have good creams. Those though will be at higher prices but something to check out if you're around.

Ah yes, forgot about those. That also reminds me that some places even have a L'Occitane En Provence store. I like their Cade soap & know they have creams, but I haven't tried any.

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 05-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:09 PM)Brent Wrote: You can find Art of Shaving at Sephora in many malls and also if you have a Crabtree and Evelyn store they also have good creams. Those though will be at higher prices but something to check out if you're around.

MALLS! Living in the mountains I had completely forgotten about malls. The next time I am in Lexington I will sure have a reason to go to the Mall. Wink

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 05-25-2012, 08:49 PM
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The Cremo is at CVS now. Haven't tried it though. I tried the Real Shaving Company from Rite Aid as my first shaving cream and it was okay. The C. O. Bigelow is the best of these three choices.

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 05-25-2012, 08:52 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:49 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: The Cremo is at CVS now. Haven't tried it though. I tried the Real Shaving Company from Rite Aid as my first shaving cream and it was okay. The C. O. Bigelow is the best of these three choices.

Thsnks! I'm looking for something acceptable that I can just pick up when the wife and I go grocery shopping. I'll probably give all the products mentioned here a try just to see if they work for me.

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 05-25-2012, 09:24 PM
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Kiss My Face Key Lime is actually pretty nice. I love Key Lime pie and evidently so does the lady of the house because she used nearly all of it without me even knowing. I have the KMF Bamboo and Green Tea, I like it as well. It's more Earthy smelling.

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 05-25-2012, 09:52 PM
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A city like Lexington should have Desai or Indian stores. India produces so many creams its hard to keep count, they all seem to work.You can call ahead and see if they have anything.

At my local Indian store they carry Godrej, Dettol, and at one time but no longer, Old Spice cream. Fifty cent Alum blocks, $1 glycerine soap for a preshave soap and great bath soaps like Mysore Sandalwood are also worth getting if you see them.

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 05-25-2012, 09:55 PM
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(05-25-2012, 09:52 PM)Hanzo Wrote: A city like Lexington should have Desai or Indian stores. India produces so many creams its hard to keep count, they all seem to work.You can call ahead and see if they have anything.

At my local Indian store they carry Godrej, Dettol, and at one time but no longer, Old Spice cream. Fifty cent Alum blocks, $1 glycerine soap for a preshave soap and great bath soaps like Mysore Sandalwood are also worth getting if you see them.

THANKS! I'll definitely check this out. Been wanting to try Indian food too, so might just make an "Indian" day of it the next time we go. Biggrin

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 05-26-2012, 02:50 AM
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I'll second the KMF recommendation. When Ashley and I go to a health food store in Knoxville to get supplies, I always get another scent of KMF. Yesterday was Cool Mint and it smells great. I also got some Dr. Bronners Soap as well to use as another pre-shave. KMF works well and is pretty cheap for what you get.

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 05-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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KMF is also a pretty decent pre-shave beard wash/prep. Just a quick hand lather and let it sit on your face while you do other things, softens the beard a treat.

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 05-26-2012, 07:48 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:52 PM)uncledave Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 08:49 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: The Cremo is at CVS now. Haven't tried it though. I tried the Real Shaving Company from Rite Aid as my first shaving cream and it was okay. The C. O. Bigelow is the best of these three choices.

Thsnks! I'm looking for something acceptable that I can just pick up when the wife and I go grocery shopping. I'll probably give all the products mentioned here a try just to see if they work for me.

The only thing that I've found at actual grocery stores is Van Der Hagen shave soap (cheap and surprisingly good I hear) and Kiss My Face mentioned above. The KMF wasn't in the shaving section but the natural foods section by produce. These were at Kroger so I don't know if they have thoses grocers in your area or even the same stock.

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