THE SHAVING CREM DE LA CREM
Working in salons for the past 15 years, I’ve used many skincare lines and been exposed to many more. During those years, I have kept my eyes peeled for the latest and most affordable in men’s skincare. Guys, if you’re like me, you understand the importance of finding the best skincare at any cost.
Because I’ve never found a shaving product that actually made me look forward to shaving, I’ve decided to assume the role of human Guinea pig and do my own diligent research on the finest in shaving products. As with hair care, I can go both ways. Without further adieu, here are my recommendations – both organic and not so.
THE BEST SHAVING PRODUCTS FOR MEN
Men, the name says it all. This line is specifically made “4VOO” (“for vous” – for you in French). This well packaged and luxuriously rich shaving cream offers a great shave with maximum hydration. Its ingredients (incl. Babassu, Birch Bark Extract) aid in softening the beard; allowing you to get closer to the skin with a faster shave.
I liked the masculine smell and I also recommend using the repairing aftershave balm, which is another plus with this line – its supporting products also offer great comfort and pleasure. This is what they had to say for themselves:
“4VOO ultimate shaving cream is the premier men’s shaving solution using only exclusive ingredients for ultimate results. Most shaving creams are laden with stearic acid, a thick, waxy substance that hinders the fluent shaving process. We believe waxing should be left for cars!”
Talk about luxury skincare at a great price. This line impressed me in many ways with their shaving cream. I was used to layering two products for the best results and closest shave. With Alford & Hoff all I need is one product. The application was as usual, but once it was on the skin, you could most certainly feel the difference.
Being creamy, it left my skin feeling extremely hydrated (which is not the case with regular shaving creams or gels). I then gave it to my best friend who is of African heritage and thereby has a coarser hair texture. He shaves daily and struggles with a dry beard line. He was amazed by the performance of this product.
I decided to read some more about the product and its ingredients. The key ingredient it contains is Oat extract, which helps reduce redness and irritation caused by frequent shaving. To compliment this product, I would recommend the Serum which completes the feeling of healthy, hydrated skin.
Thanks Alford & Hoff!
For men who are into natural/organic skincare, here is a treat for you. It’s a shaving gel that I personally enjoyed. I was impressed with the fact that it contains certified organic ingredients – Evening Primrose Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Chamomile, and Aloe Vera. These ingredients made shaving a treat instead of a threat!
I actually used this product while I was vacationing in Tobago and it was excellent on my sun burnt skin. It left it feeling soothed. They provide a convenient Travel Kit with a face/body wash, face cream, face scrub and a shave gel. I loved them all! A little something good from down under.
DaCuore is yet another line that takes a natural approach while offering incredible results. I was in awe at how well the razor would glide across my skin. It’s fantastic on coarse hair and perfect for men who shave their heads with a blade. It leaves the face and scalp very soft.
Some of the key ingredients used are Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Honey and Tea Tree Oil. I also have to mention their Special Skin Salve – now this is a miracle product. Thanks Connecticut (where they are based) for your marvelous products “from the heart” (da cuore in Italian).
Look forward to the best in men’s shampoos. I’ve made some incredible finds.