01-15-2013, 04:10 PM
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I had time to kill in the pharmacy today and spent it looking over the mostly useless (IMO) shaving aisle.I did see Cremo Cream and a few other non-lathering creams. I think one was Neutrogena, and another maybe by Gillette.

I'm pretty happy with what I'm using and figured I could satisfy my curiousity about them by asking here.

Do they work? Worthwhile for travel maybe?

Thanks gents!

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 01-15-2013, 04:17 PM
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  • ben74
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Brushless cream... A little piece of me just died inside... Sad

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 01-15-2013, 04:24 PM
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  • TexBilly
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The Cremo is decent in terms of slickness and will give you a "serviceable" shave. I've used mine once in the last year, after buying it out of the same curiosity. But when compared to the all-around benefits of any quality lathering cream? Well, I'm not rushing back for shave #2.

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 01-15-2013, 04:26 PM
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(01-15-2013, 04:17 PM)ben74 Wrote: Brushless cream... A little piece of me just died inside... Sad

242424

Brian, I've tried the Neutrogena and the Cremo. The Cremo is really slick stuff and works pretty well as a latherless product...it also actually works well as a preshave; I did not find the Neutrogena to be anything special. BUT...what fun are latherless creams when we have all these brushes to play with?...Biggrin

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 01-15-2013, 04:37 PM
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I've tried the Neutrogena and Every Man Jack. Both were tolerable with my old Mach 3, but no real cushion for a DE.

Kiss My Face, however, is definitely worth a try. Although technically a non-brush cream, it generates a creamy and slick lather, particularly with a brush. During my first months of DE shaving, I exclusively, and quite enjoyably, used Kiss My Face Cool Mint with a Tweezerman brush. KMF is also very inexpensive, comes in both a pump and 3.4oz travel size, can generally be found locally in health food stores and some supermarkets, and does not contain any harsh chemicals, parabens, SLS, etc. When traveling, I often bring a tube of KMF Pomegranate Grapefruit or Lavendar.

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 01-15-2013, 04:39 PM
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I thought the Cremo was good, really slick stuff, just gotta keep it hydrated. You can also use it with a brush, but you just don't get that thick lather you expect.

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 01-15-2013, 04:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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I've never used it but I've heard good things about Zirh shave cream from those that do.

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 01-15-2013, 04:52 PM
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(01-15-2013, 04:43 PM)Johnny Wrote: I've never used it but I've heard good things about Zirh shave cream from those that do.

My wife bought me a Zirh set many years ago when I was shaving with carts...very good stuff, pricey, but good.

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 01-15-2013, 05:04 PM
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Brian, i have never tried those, but Kiss My Face has some really good one in tubes that you can use while traveling.

(01-15-2013, 04:17 PM)ben74 Wrote: Brushless cream... A little piece of me just died inside... Sad

Hee hee!

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 01-15-2013, 05:14 PM
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  • pcumby
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I get a passable shave from Cremo
Ditto from the KMF ( My wife quite likes it for her leg shaving)

Neither would get beyond the "in a pinch" circumstance with me though

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 01-15-2013, 05:36 PM
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I use and like KMF with a brush. I tried it once brushless and it worked very well, slick and excellent razor glide.

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 01-15-2013, 05:38 PM
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  • tgutc
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I liked the Cremo when I tried it. I used a brush to spread it.

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 01-15-2013, 06:19 PM
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I have used neutrogena as a pre shave. It seemed sufficient but I rarely use it.

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 01-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Thanks guys. I didn't know KMF came in a tube! I use it and like it in the pump bottle. I actually think KMF will hold it's own in shave performance to many of the better creams from around the world. Edit: That is, used with a brush.

OK, my curiousity has been sated. I don't need to buy any.

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 01-15-2013, 09:24 PM
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It definitely is a very good cream and good luck with it on your travels, Brian.

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 01-15-2013, 09:24 PM
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I keep hearing that Nancy Boy Brushless Cream is absolutely tip top, and one the best you can possibly purchase. I'm told that it also responds to a brush if you choose to use one, but is spectacular either way, both in scent and performance.

Bonus: It's made in San Francisco. I'm big on artisan products made in the USA. Not sure if the company technically counts as artisan, since it has a store (only one) in one of the upscale San Francisco shopping districts, but I know it's only a few people at most, and is known for both the excellence of its products and its excellent customer service.

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 01-15-2013, 10:43 PM
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  • blzrfn
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If you have a Dollar Tree nearby they carry a couple of brushless products that I have used with some success. The first is Rise shave cream (they also carry a gel which I have not tried), it is super slick but as you can imagine there are no skin care aspects so a balm was needed. They also carry a blue gel which I'm not sure even has a brand name, it is not as slick but actually has a bit more cushion so makes a quick shave feel a little safer. Again there are no skin care properties to be had. Would I recommend these as a replacement to traditional creams or soaps? NO WAY! Are they sufficient for a quick shave in lieu of going without? Yes. For a dollar a piece it is worth having one around in case you hit the snooze button one too many times. Rolleyes

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 01-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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  • Hanzo
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(01-15-2013, 09:24 PM)BarristerN_Mann Wrote: I keep hearing that Nancy Boy Brushless Cream is absolutely tip top, and one the best you can possibly purchase. I'm told that it also responds to a brush if you choose to use one, but is spectacular either way, both in scent and performance.

Bonus: It's made in San Francisco. I'm big on artisan products made in the USA. Not sure if the company technically counts as artisan, since it has a store (only one) in one of the upscale San Francisco shopping districts, but I know it's only a few people at most, and is known for both the excellence of its products and its excellent customer service.

Highly recommend the NB , its really excellent, I use as a brushless, don't see what a brush can do with it. Become a NB club member and receive 15% off , a big savings.

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 01-16-2013, 02:38 AM
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They probably work well, but where's the fun in that?!?! Tongue

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 01-16-2013, 07:34 AM
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  • Johnny
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(01-16-2013, 02:38 AM)oversaturn Wrote: They probably work well, but where's the fun in that?!?! Tongue

Well Emanuel, that would be a good way to make those vintage Semogue brushes last forever.Smile

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