Now you groom your face will determine your overall appearance. That’s why we recommend you keep a well-shaven face. And it’s not just us, MensXP too states the amazing benefits of shaving your beard. For you to have a clean shave, you’ll need to find yourself a good shaving cream. For that, we’ve combined a list of 10 best shaving cream for every skin. Have a look and decide which suits you;

top 10 best shaving creams for men

10 Best Shaving Creams For Men Comparison Chart

Groom Shaving CreamAqua
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter
Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil
Proraso Shaving CreamMenthol
Ocean Kelp Shaving CreamStearic Acid,
Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide
ClarinsMen Smooth ShaveAloe Vera
Winter Green
Blind Barber Watermint Gin Shave CreamMyristic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Stearic Acid,
Ursa Major Stellar Shave CreamAloe Barbadensis
Leaf Juice
Organic Shaving CreamAqua,
Stearic Acid,
Myristic Acid,
Crown Shaving Co. Shaving CreamGlycerin,
Shea Butter,
Spearmint Leaf Oil,
Cremo CreamSodium Cocoyl Isethionate,
Stearic Acid,
Glycol Distearate,
Harry’s Foaming Shave GelWater
Palmitic Acid
Triethanol amine

1. The Sweet Smelling Les Industries’ Groom Shaving Cream

This shaving cream is developed by Montreal-based, Les Industries Groom. It is one of the few shaving creams that are developed with natural ingredients to deliver incredible results. One thing to notice about this shaving cream is the fresh, herbaceous fragrance; you will want to use it every single day. It also has some notes of sage, juniper, and pine. So yes, this is our #1 choice for a shaving cream.

The Sweet Smelling Les Industries

Of course, we didn’t just wrap up our conclusion based on the scent. Rather, this product comes with an all-natural base. For that, it is safe to use even if you have sensitive skin. The all-natural base means that it doesn’t contain any abrasive chemicals that might affect your skin. Some of the ingredients used include seed oils, fruit oils, and leaf oils.

You can also use it as an aftershave balm. What an incredible cream to choose! It is developed with a substantial lather that will allow the razor to slide smoothly over your skin.

What We Loved About It

  • The smell is irresistible
  • It is safe to use on any skin type
  • You will enjoy using it
  • It comes with an after-shave bam {you won’t have to purchase one}

What Wasn’t So Good

Well, we can give this cream a 4.9 out of 5, but the price is typically higher than other creams on our list. Nonetheless, it is worth every dollar. After all, wouldn’t you want to spend a few dollars to have a clean and fresh smelling face?

2. The Refreshing Proraso Shaving Cream

Does your skin react differently to the change of weather? If it does then Proraso is the right cream for you. It is one shaving cream that delivers a thick and elastic lather that doesn’t only allow the razor to slide on your skin but also tones and refreshes your skin.

The cream is formulated with Glycerin, which is the main ingredient that makes the razor glide smoothly on the skin. Also, this ingredient helps to limit any rashes as well as razor burns. Another effective ingredient is eucalyptus oil, which purifies and tones the skin and facial hair. Menthol is also included, which helps to revitalize and refresh the skin.

The Refreshing Proraso Shaving Cream

Proraso Shaving Cream comes in four versions, including White, Light Blue, Red, and Green. The Green version is the general use cream; White Version is designed for sensitive skin; Red moisturizes and nourishes; while Light Blue is for protective and moisturizing functions.

Unlike the sweet-smelling Les Industries’ Groom Shaving Cream, Proraso doesn’t have such an appealing scent. Actually, we found the smell quite irritating.

Luckily, what balances the cream’s smell is the Sandalwood that is used as an ingredient. This ingredient has a woodsy smell, and it also has some incredible benefits to your skin. In a nutshell, Sandalwood heals skin spots and scars, and it tightens and smooths the skin as well. It is also a natural antiseptic agent, and yes, it also offers relief from inflammation.

What We Loved About It

  • It moisturizes the skin, of course
  • It fights the aging signs {wrinkles and fine lines}
  • It is economical since you only need a small amount for every shave
  • The price is friendly

What Wasn’t So Good

Well, obviously, the smell didn’t amuse us. But at least it is balanced by the woodsy Sandalwood. Also, it will wear off a few minutes after shaving.

3. The Sea Fresh Ocean Kelp Shaving Cream by The Art of Shaving

This cream comes with a unique sea smell, and you can be sure of having a fresh and soothing feeling during and after shaving. It is made by Art of Shaving, which is owned by the people who also own Gillette, Procter & Gamble (P&G). This is probably the reason Kelp Shaving Cream makes it among the top shaving creams. It has been made by the masters of the shaving industry.

The Sea Fresh Ocean Kelp Shaving Cream by The Art of Shaving

We also loved the combination of the natural ingredients, including orange peel oil, Bergamot fruit, as well as coconut acid. You wouldn’t have to worry about having any harsh reaction from an artificial element. This also means it works on all skin types.

The lather is worth mentioning as well. It is thick and gives you an easy time when you glide the razor through your beard.

Regarding the cost, well it’s quite pricey, going at twice the price of Proraso Shaving Cream. Another thing we noticed is that the cream contains glycerin, which offers an extra soothing effect as you shave.

What We Loved About It

  • It is one of the creams that moisturizes your skin as you shave
  • The smell is just amazing
  • You will not experience any irritation
  • It leaves your skin cool and fresh
  • Your skin is safe from any harsh effects since the ingredients are natural

What Wasn’t So Good:

Well, it is quite pricier than similar creams, though the performance is not that bad. Also, you might have a hard time finding it in your local store. However, you can purchase it online at Amazon.

4. The Manly ClarinsMen Smooth Shave

Nothing fully defines the needs of a man’s face like ClarinsMen cream. Yeah, we said that right. The packaging alone is one of its kind. You might think it’s a regular body spray with its can packaging. If you thought you have the toughest beard for any shaving cream, you haven’t met ClarinsMen yet. It gets through any skin type and any beard, whether smooth or rough.

The Manly ClarinsMen Smooth Shave

As the name suggests, it is formulated to create a smooth surface for the razor and sweep off any beard strand. No nicking nor dragging when you are shaving with ClarinsMen, trust us on that. And by the way, if you are a man that needs smooth legs, you’ll want to try this cream on them.

What made us rank it in top five is the fact that it contains Aloe Vera. Who doesn’t know the benefits of Aloe on the skin? Even if you don’t, WebMD explains further the amazing benefits of Aloe Vera on your skin. It also contains Bison Grass, which gives it a sweet smell.

What We Loved About It

  • The lather is thick and smooth on the skin
  • It contains Aloe Vera. Yep, well say that again.
  • It is alcohol-free and doesn’t have other chemical elements
  • It spreads easily over the face
  • It is cheaper on Amazon compared to Proraso and Kelp.


What Wasn’t So Good

The smell might be appealing to you, but we thought it was a bit concentrated when applying.

5. The Minty Blind Barber Watermint Gin Shave Cream

If you ask us what made us pick this among the top shaving creams, we would tell you it’s the minty scent. It has been developed by The Blind Barber, the old-fashioned barbershop and cocktail lounge in New York.

The developers used their experience and knowledge in shaving & grooming to create the ideal shaving cream. This cream has a rich, warm, and protective lather. With this, obviously, the razor will glide swiftly on the skin as you shave.

The Minty Blind Barber Watermint Gin Shave Cream

We place it next to ClarinsMen because they are typically similar, especially when you apply on the face. Watermint Gin will lift the beard to ensure you trim every strand with ease. It contains natural ingredients, and it’s also paraben free. We would recommend this cream for those with a dry to normal skin.

The scent is very much noticeable, and it is minty because of the watermint and the wild mint included. Juniper berry is also an ingredient used to prevent burns and cuts. Just like ClarinsMen, it also contains glycerin.

What We Loved About It

  • The smell is irresistible
  • The cream has healing agents that calm your burns
  • It is one of the creams that can remove dirt and oil as you shave
  • It is a great moisturizer


What Wasn’t So Good

The price is slightly higher than some selections, though it is still affordable. We thought the lather wasn’t as good as that of Proraso or Art of Shaving. All in all, it is a modest cream that doesn’t perform badly. The smell might be minty, but it can also be slightly irritating to some people when applying.

6. The Fruity Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

This is one cream that is worth pointing out due to a lot of factors. To start with, we would like to mention the thickly textured lather. The thick lather makes it easy to not only glide the razor but also track the shaves and avoid the sensitive areas. With this cream, you won’t worry about hitting a blemish on your skin with the razor.

The Fruity Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

We were also amused by the blend of natural ingredients. This cream comes with birch seed, Aloe Vera, as well as sunflower seed. You can already guess what kind of benefits you would be getting from each of them. Just so you know, these ingredients are used to soften the facial fur, and also relieve the skin of any possible razor burn.

The fruitiness comes from the grapefruit, pine, vetiver, ginger, and bergamot. All these give the cream a unique smell that is worth pointing out.

Well, it might not have the all-natural base like Les Industries’ Groom Shaving Cream, but it doesn’t have any harmful additives. You can also be sure of a comfortable shave without any skin irritation.

What We Loved About It

  • It has a sweet smell
  • The cream contains Aloe Vera, which soothes and moisturizes the skin even after shaving
  • It is safe to use on your skin, and you will not experience any irritation


What Wasn’t So Good

To us, the cream was very oily. The lather is thick, which might not work for you if you prefer a lighter lather. It is also three times the price of ClarinsMen on Amazon.

7. The Classic Taylor of Old Bond Street Organic Shaving Cream

If you want to go for a shaving cream that is developed with an old-fashioned approach, Taylor of Old Bond Street is the choice for you. Out of the listed creams, it’s only Proraso that can compare to this cream regarding the old time shaving creams.

The Classic Taylor of Old Bond Street Organic Shaving Cream

Well, don’t be fooled by the ancient approach to developing this cream; it has an amazing performance too. The lather is rich and will not leave an airy feeling on your skin. You will have to be extra keen to apply the cream properly if you want to enjoy its slickness. Be sure of a moisturized and smooth skin when you are done shaving with this cream.

Oh, the smell! The small also compares to that of Proraso. Taylor of Old Bond Street contains Sandalwood, which gives it an earthy tone that is close to cedar. We noticed it had a light note of vanilla too.

Glycerin is included in the cream as well, so yes, your skin will be smoothed and moisturized during and after shaving. If you have sensitive or dry skin, this cream will work well for you.

What We Loved About It

  • It has an all-natural base; nothing is artificial in it
  • It is ideal for dry and sensitive skin, though you can still use it if you have normal skin
  • It comes with a sweet, soothing smell.
  • The glycerin included helps to soothe and moisturize the skin
  • It is easy to use
  • You will not experience irritation when using this cream


What Wasn’t So good

The cream is too thin, and it can easily evaporate when you leave it open for a long time. If you live in a hot environment, the cream might evaporate if you accidentally leave the lid open. It is somewhat comparable to Proraso, but it costs almost twice the price.

8.The Smooth Crown Shaving Co. Shaving Cream

One thing to easily notice with this cream is its smoothness, thanks to the glycerin included. This cream will give you a smooth, razor burn-free shave. Another thing that gives it the smooth texture is Shea Margarine. This ingredient will offer support and an extra greasing on your skin in the stubborn areas.

The Smooth Crown Shaving Cream

Other than that, Crown Shaving Cream comes with a blend of herbs that will give you a cool feeling after shaving. It contains spearmint and eucalyptus, which offer the refreshing feeling. The herbs also play the role of hydrating your skin and give it a good smell.

No more redness and irritation on the skin when you have this cream. You will have a nourished skin after shaving with it. Thanks to the good quality lather, you can glide your razor easily without any nicking. It also contains a natural base to offer skin protection during and after a shave.

What We Loved About It

  • The lather is thick and smooth enough
  • It comes with a blend of herbs to give it a rich scent
  • The ingredients are safe for your skin, but they also enhance the skin quality
  • You will have a cool and fresh feeling after using this cream
  • It prevents redness and irritation


What Wasn’t So Good

Oh, the price! It is expensive than most of the creams on our list. Luckily, it offers decent performance.

9. Superiorly Smooth Cremo Cream

This cream is developed with super-slick molecules that assure you of a slippery boundary between your skin and the razor blade. You will enjoy using it even if you have sensitive skin because it also reduces irritation.

We loved the way it makes your grooming time quick, comfortable, and overly enjoyable. It is also developed with a touch of modern and traditional grooming science. For that, you are sure of having a shaving cream that performs decently.

 Superiorly Smooth Cremo Cream

You can compare it to the Watermint Gin Shave Cream regarding its lather and performance. Even though the Blind Baber Watermint Gin Shave Cream seems to be a better performer, Cremo Cream costs three times less.

The fruity smell is appealing, and be sure to smell oranges when you have finished shaving. The ingredients will also keep your skin hydrated, and limit any possible burns or cuts.

We won’t leave out the thick and smooth lather that you’ll enjoy applying on your face. You’ll also have an easy time controlling the razor and watch out the blemishes on your skin.

What We Loved About It

  • It is typically the cheapest shaving cream on our list
  • It comes with a nice fruity smell
  • The cream has ingredients that will keep your skin hydrated
  • The lather offers a smooth shaving when you glide the razor across your skin


What Wasn’t So Good

It might be developed with the latest grooming science, but some chemicals included might react badly with your skin. It is a cream worth trying out after all.

10. The Decent Harry’s Foaming Shave Gel

This cream comes with a unique can, almost looking like a body spray. Even though it comes at our #10 spot, the cream is still worth purchasing in 2017. Just like Crown Shaving Co. Cream, this one also gives you a comfortable and enjoyable shave.

 The Decent Harry Foaming Shave Gel

The lather is thick and smooth as well. It gives you an easy time controlling the razor when you shave the sensitive areas like the neck and lower chin area. If you want to enjoy using this cream further, consider purchasing one of Harry’s Shaving Blades.

Yes, it contains natural ingredients that assure you of a safe shaving. It doesn’t contain any parabens or other artificial elements. Some of the ingredients are moisturizers, which help to soothe your skin. Be sure of having a hydrated skin after you are done shaving with the cream.

It is also designed for dry, normal, as well as sensitive skin. If your skin is extra sensitive, just wet your face first and apply the lather properly across the face using a cream brush. For the dry skin, you will also need to apply the cream overly to avoid any skipping.

The cream comes with a sweet smell; you can enjoy using it and even go out with the scent. You wouldn’t have to wash it off because it is pleasant enough to use every day.

What We Loved About It

  • It has a thick and smooth lather
  • It leaves your skin refreshed after shaving
  • The ingredients are natural without any parabens
  • It hydrates your skin during and after a shave
  • It can be used on any skin type


What Wasn’t So Good

Well, typically it isn’t a bad cream to purchase. However, it is almost four times the cost of Cremo Cream. Also, you might not find it easily in your local stores, but it’s available on Amazon.

Regardless of the shaving cream you choose, make sure it is safe enough for your skin, and that it has a good performance. Price is another factor to consider, especially if you shave regularly. Here is a post by How Stuff Works to give you more tips on how to choose a good shaving cream.

So far, this is the list of our best shaving creams to buy in 2017. We just wanted to give you an easy time if you needed a decent cream that will suit your skin type and personal preference.