9 Best Shaving Creams for a Close Shave

August 30, 2018
Cortne Bonilla
By: Cortne Bonilla | skincare.com by L'Oréal
9 Best Shaving Creams for a Close Shave

Looking to shave your face? Before picking up that razor, make sure you have a shaving cream handy. Opting to shave without one can put you at an increased risk for irritation, nicks, and cuts. In an effort to obtain the cleanest shave possible, try your hand at our picks of the best shaving creams from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands.

Baxter of california shave gel

Baxter of California Beard Line-Up Shave Gel

Expertly designed for beards, mustaches, the neck and sideburns, this clear non-foaming shave gel allows for a close and accurate shave, so no hair goes unnoticed. With its aloe vera, vitamin C and E, and eucalyptus oil formulation, this product will help soothe the skin, while also offering moisture and a perfectly clean shave.

Baxter of California Beard Line-Up Shave Gel, $18 MSRP

Baxter of California Super Close Shave Formula

Great things often come in small packages and this close shave formula is no exception. This product will make wet shaving a breeze. Coconut extract makes the skin moist and conditioned, allowing your razor to easily glide across the surface. All you have to do is apply it onto a wet face. They also have a travel size to take on vacation with you.

Baxter of California Super Close Shave Formula, $22 MSRP

Kiehl’s Lite Flite Shave Cream

For the ultimate experience in traditional shaving, opt for this shave cream that requires the use of a brush. Enriched moisturizers and herbal extracts can help to soothe and calm the skin, while leaving skin feeling hydrated and soft, and looking sleek.

Kiehl’s Lite Flite Shave Cream, $16 MSRP

vichy shave cream

Vichy Homme Shaving Foam

If you have sensitive skin, then you’ll enjoy the ease of this anti-irritation shaving foam. It helps protect problem skin against redness and irritation. It’s allergy tested, alcohol-free and helps protect against the drying effects of shaving.

Vichy Homme Shaving Foam, $13 MSRP

Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream

Kiehl’s most popular shave cream is spiked with menthol and camphor, for an exclusive skin effect for close shavers. It’s suitable for all skin types and is extraordinarily easy to use.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, $17 MSRP

Redken Brews Shave Cream

This shave cream provides the ultimate protection for an extra close and easy shave. It nourishes and prepares skin for shaving, all while being totally suitable for sensitive skin. Apply. Lather. Shave. Rinse.

Redken Brews Shave Cream, $18 MSRP

soft sheen shave cream

SoftSheen-Carson Magic Shave Razorless Cream Shave Extra Strength

For a razorless shave cream that works well for those with coarser, thicker beards, let us introduce you to Magic Shave! Besides helping you achieve a closer shave than a standard razor, this product also helps to stop razor irritation, which is often a top concern.

SoftSheen-CarsonMagic Shave Razorless Cream Shave Extra Strength, $4 MSRP 

SoftSheen-Carson Magic Shave Powder Shave

Don’t feel like using a simple shaving cream? This fragrant shaving powder is specifically formulated for men of color to stop the production of razor irritation.

SoftSheen-Carson Magic Shave Powder Shave, $2 MSRP

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion

This easy gliding precision shave lotion is just that—precise. Formulated with kukui nut oil and essential oils, it’s lightweight and turns into a transparent gel during application, which softens facial hair for a close, accurate shave.

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion, $16 MSRP

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