02-02-2015, 11:59 AM
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  • Mouser
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Next we'll talk about soaps but let's keep this about creams and unheard or seldom heard  of ones that are gems in the rough. Vulfix maybe? just a push......

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 02-02-2015, 12:11 PM
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Great idea for a thread - thank you!!!

My hidden gem is by far one of my favorites, Men-U shaving cream.

This stuff is amazing and I never hear it mentioned on the forums.  It lathers as well if not better than any other cream you can name, the scent is mild and pleasant and it has a nice menthol kick.  I consider this my go to cream that's how often I use it.  I even have a dozen of the travel tubes that I take on the road with me and leave some at work as well just in case.  The biggest bonus for me is that you can also use this stuff without a brush should the situation arise.

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 02-02-2015, 12:37 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(02-02-2015, 11:59 AM)Mouser Wrote: Next we'll talk about soaps but let's keep this about creams and unheard or seldom heard  of ones that are gems in the rough. Vulfix maybe? just a push......

Easy question to answer:  Kiss My Face 4-in-1 Lavender Shea Moisture Shave.  Each of the KMF shave creams has its own unique ingredient list (although there is overlap among them. of course); the Lavender Shea is the only one with shea butter.  It comes in a TSA-approved for cabin carry-on size 100 ml tube -- the size I purchase and travel with -- or, alternatively, in a pump bottle that, like most pump bottles, more or less demands that it be left atop the sink, where it kind of gets in the way and may raise spousal ire.  It lathers easily, and is very economical:  it is all but impossible to get a dab so small that the dab would generate insufficient lather (using a brush) for at least three passes.  (It also can be used as a brushless cream, but applying that way uses much more product.)   And the quality of the lather, when whipped up with a brush, is very good: slick and protective.  Finally, you cannot beat the price, can you?

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 02-02-2015, 01:16 PM
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Proraso Blue in the tube.  It gets overshadowed by the Green or the tubbed Proraso, but it was one of the best creams I have ever used.

I rate it up there with my other favorite and more expensive, Nancy Boy Signature (which also doesn't see much forum talk).

NB wins in terms of scent, but both are excellent creams and rival any cream on the market.

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 02-02-2015, 01:18 PM
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Top Secret, with lanolin is my favorite.


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 02-02-2015, 01:23 PM
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I don't think godrej gets a lot of love.

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 02-02-2015, 01:32 PM
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GFT by GFT. A classic barbershop scent that does not get much love and performs wonderfully. I can thank Bruce for his recommendation.

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 02-02-2015, 02:16 PM
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I agree with Bruce about Nancy Boy. I like the Replenishing cream. It's just about the only product with a scent that I can use on my overly-sensitive skin, and it provides a great shave.

Nick

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 02-02-2015, 02:19 PM
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I had almost thought this thread was going to be about unrefined shea butter; I didn't think it was that much of a secret! Biggrin

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 02-02-2015, 02:33 PM
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One of my favorite creams that rarely gets any mention is Anthony Logistics Shave Cream.  With Eucalyptus and rosemary extract, it provides a great, refreshing scent, a very nice menthol cooling effect, and fantastic lather.  It's a cream I will always keep in my den (and there's not many of those).  At only $18 for 6 ounces, it's decently priced as well.

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 02-02-2015, 02:39 PM
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My favorite that you never hear talked about is Al's Shaving Products. His is the only cream I make a point to keep in my den. His Auguri is my fav!.

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 02-02-2015, 02:50 PM
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  • TheMonk
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Underrated? CF Lime! Biggrin  Seriously, a few creams that I consider to be really good and very few people ever mention them, are The Real Shaving Co. Traditional (British cream, average scent but great performance), Hildegard Braukmann Classic (German cream, very nice clean scent), I Coloniali w/ rhubarb (the cream) and Groomed Moisture Zone Smooth Operator (also British, made by Creighton's and I believe is being discontinued). Top Secret is also a dirt cheap Portuguese cream that has a really good performance, it's extremely slick.

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 02-02-2015, 03:19 PM
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Stone Cottage Creams
Crown Shaving Cream

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 02-02-2015, 03:55 PM
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  • MaxP
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(02-02-2015, 01:32 PM)NSmalls Wrote: GFT by GFT. A classic barbershop scent that does not get much love and performs wonderfully. I can thank Bruce for his recommendation.

+1

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 02-02-2015, 04:22 PM
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  • v4257
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Al's shaving cream

One of the few artisan creams and the only one made by an actual chemist/Scientist. Its not cheap & fragrances are hit & miss. But when it comes to shave performance (in-shave protection, post shave skin condition etc) - it's one of the best IMHO.

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 02-02-2015, 04:26 PM
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(02-02-2015, 01:32 PM)NSmalls Wrote: GFT by GFT. A classic barbershop scent that does not get much love and performs wonderfully. I can thank Bruce for his recommendation.


I agree; GFT is a unique scent that hardly gets any coverage now that its limelight has passed. There's just nothing else quite like it.


-joedy

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 02-02-2015, 05:54 PM
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There is a small tube out of Russia called CTAPT (Start) shaving cream.  It is inexpensive and works very well.

If you are able to source it, I would get a tube.

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 02-02-2015, 10:03 PM
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Use More Product!

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 02-02-2015, 11:51 PM
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Acca Kappa 1869, OLD VERSION, rivals the best croaps in the business, and easily can compete with Acqua Di Parma, Xpec, Castle Forbes, Antica Barbieria Colla and Floris 89 in my cream/croap den.

The new Acca Kappa 1869 is honestly a reformulated gooey mess.

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 02-03-2015, 12:34 AM
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Speick cream is great.

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