Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Real Shaving Co. Traditional Shave Cream

As part of my Boots mini haul, I picked up The Real Shaving Company's Traditional Shave Cream. Admittedly I hadn't heard of this brand before. I was actually looking for Bulldog's sensitive shave cream, but as my Boots don't stock it, I had not choice but to look for an alternative.

The Real Shaving Co

I spotted The Real Shaving Co amongst the small, but ever growing male grooming products. It boasted to contain no parabens, SLS or SLES and is made in the UK. Both aspects of my Boots mini haul challenge satisfied.

Firstly a little bit behind the brand. They have been established since 1953 and offer a complete men's skincare regime, which is split into 3 steps.
  • Step 1 Pre Shave - which includes facial washes and scrubs 
  • Step 2 The Shave - shaving creams, foams, gels and oils
  • Step 3 Post Shave - Soothing balms and moisturisers plus SPF
They pride themselves on offering the modern man the benefits of a classic shave, whilst using natural organic ingredients.

My purchase, The Traditional Shave Cream falls under Step 2 in their range.
Ingredients wise, it's a very similar composition to other shaving creams I've used in the past. Except for the addition of cocoa butter, which is there to moisturise and condition the skin, while minimising razor drag or burn. I've explained before, the reasons I prefer a shaving cream over something like a foam or gel, is I have quite sensitive skin so I'm prone to razor burn / razor bumps.

The Real Shaving Co Cream

Straight from the tube, texture wise this shaving cream is very similar to others I have used. However when added to water, it doesn't feel quite as creamy and doesn't lather quite as much.
This has it's positives and negatives.
I use a wet and dry electric shaver, which can clog with too much foam. The fact this shaving cream doesn't lather quite as much as others I've used, means my shaver doesn't clog. Therefore doesn't slow down and need rinsing half way through a shave.
However, the downside to a less creamy texture, I have seen a slight increase in razor bumps.

Fragrance wise, it's a light and fresh scent. Which makes the product a pleasure to use in the morning. It's not an overly masculine fragrance, so guys, don't be surprised if the women in your lives pinch this for their legs or where ever else they choose to shave!

Retailing at £4.59 for 125ml tube is a great price and definitely one of the most affordable shaving creams I've used. Personally, I need something a little more conditioning for my over sensitive skin, but I reckon it would be great for most men with normal skin.

You can find more about The Real Shaving Company here

Pampered Prince


  1. I tried OH with that brand but no dice. He's really picky about shaving products. King of Shaves is his favourite and is supposed to be really good too. Ever tried it?

    Ali x

    1. Hi Ali, No I haven't tried King Of Shaves. I'm going to be trying some products from Bluebeards Revenge very soon though. I shall let you know how I get on :0) x

  2. How to get rid of razor bumps is a big question that I HATE! i have a tool that can get rid of them FAST coming out soon.
    Razor bumps occur when a newly shorn hairs grows back to re-enter the skin. As it continues to pierce and embed itself into the skin, a bump will appear as a sign of injury.
    To get rid of razor bumps rapidly, save the part free of sweat and germs. Wash the regarded area with antibacterial cleanser. Development of bacterium can exacerbate the precondition and prevents skin’s power to reclaim the bumps.


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