03-11-2012, 10:39 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Shaving soaps and shaving creams run the whole gamut from cheap to expensive. In your opinion, which creams and soaps offer the best bang for the buck? I am not looking for inexpensive products per se...just products where the performance exceeds the price point.

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 03-11-2012, 10:48 AM
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  • Teiste
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Martin de Candre.It cost a fortune and it last forever.

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 03-11-2012, 11:03 AM
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That's a difficult question. There are so many great creams and soaps out there.

Tabac soap, Mitchell's Wool Fat and C.O. Bigelow all get regular use in my day-to-day shaving. Yet for best bang for the buck, Arko Shave sticks have to win the prize.

I realize that some folks don't like the scent, but I've found that once the soaps are opened, they air out into a light, more pleasant version of Arko scent.

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 03-11-2012, 11:29 AM
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i think i paid 12 for the tube and i would gladly pay 25.

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 03-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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  • freddy
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For me, it has to be MEM (with olive oil) shave cream from Israel. It is only sold by one or two vendors in the U.S.A. so is sometimes a bit more expensive than it should be. However, when it comes to bang for the buck, this is the one as far as I'm concerned.

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 03-11-2012, 12:20 PM
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  • Johnny
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For me it would be MWF and Proraso in the green tub.

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 03-11-2012, 12:24 PM
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  • Songwind
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I think the RazoRock Artisan soaps are the best bang for my buck thus far.

Arko is also very good value for the price, but has a tendency to dry my face if not rinse off VERY carefully.

My bar of Mike's Naturals is very new, so it's hard to say for sure, but it looks like a contender as well.

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 03-11-2012, 12:47 PM
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Crabtree and Evelyn. $9 typically for a big puck. Never fails to lather nicely and give me a good shave.

I have never been in a C&E store but I find the pucks in the oddest places. I picked up my first puck in a rustic furniture storeSmileSmile

I have also purchased some in a card store and some in a touristy gife store.

Phil

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 03-11-2012, 12:53 PM
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  • slantman
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To me Kiss My Face shave creams give the best bang for the buck without equal. All natural ingredients made in the U.S.
Great scents that are real scents nothing phony about them. The cost is unreal. An 11oz pump bottle is under $8 and the 3.4 oz tube usually under $5. They work fantastic with plenty of cushion and slickness.

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 03-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Real Shaving Co. Shave2 Cream. £1 for 150mL of a fine shaving cream!
Got to agree with Jerry: KMF is a bargain also, even imported to Europe from iherb.
Got to add Erasmic cream (£1 each) and Palmolive sticks (£0,5 each). Oh, and La Toja sticks (around €1,6) and Wilkinson sticks (€2).


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 03-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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Cella, MWF and Williams Mug Soap.

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 03-11-2012, 02:40 PM
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Van Der Hagen Deluxe shave soap. It is excellent soap and costs only $2.00.

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 03-11-2012, 02:46 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Valobra (and consequently AOS) shave soap for me.

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 03-11-2012, 02:56 PM
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  • CMur12
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(03-11-2012, 02:46 PM)texbilly Wrote: Valobra (and consequently AOS) shave soap for me.

I heartily agree.

- Mirray


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 03-11-2012, 03:48 PM
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Klar Kabinett Smile

$20 bought 500 gr of soap, and that might last me 10 years.

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 03-11-2012, 04:29 PM
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  • Java
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I'd have to cast another vote for Real Shaving Co. shaving cream, and another for the Van Der Hagen DeLuxe soap. The VDH is at Wal-marts for $1.59 now. I mean Williams is a great deal, but IMHO for 60 cents more the VDH is the best deal going.

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 03-11-2012, 08:14 PM
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I'm also going with The Real Shaving Co. because it can be found in MOST standard stores and is fairly cheap and also has no problems whipping up into a nice lather.

(03-11-2012, 11:49 AM)freddy Wrote: For me, it has to be MEM (with olive oil) shave cream from Israel. It is only sold by one or two vendors in the U.S.A. so is sometimes a bit more expensive than it should be. However, when it comes to bang for the buck, this is the one as far as I'm concerned.

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I wish they'd make better lids for that cream! I pulled my shaving goodies drawer out of my bathroom the other night to make some room for some new cream and there was a hardened blob of the MEM cream around the cap.

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 03-12-2012, 04:25 AM
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  • Sully
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Razorock Artisan soaps are really nice and the price is excellent.

Valobra and AOS are both top tier performers, IMHO.

Haslinger is another amazing soap. So far I've only used the Aloe Vera, and by used I mean I used it to completion Cool I've got backups in different scents standing by.

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 03-12-2012, 06:14 AM
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(03-11-2012, 02:46 PM)texbilly Wrote: Valobra (and consequently AOS) shave soap for me.

We share the same opinion! Biggrin But recently the price as run up!

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 03-12-2012, 06:43 AM
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Well for those of us across the pond it has to be the Palmolive stick at 50p ago superb.

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