If you’ve already experienced the joys of shaving with a brush, you’ll understand why we’re such big fans of this cream. If not, you might want to consider investing in one of those first to get what we believe is the ideal daily shaving experience.
Once you find a brush you like, the next challenge is finding a cream that is:
- Lathers well
- Smells good
- Lasts a long time
Proraso’s shaving soap in a bowl does all the above better than any other brand of shaving cream we have tried while also adding the benefit of never having to use a separate container or the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
The latter (no pun intended) is really clutch because it really reduces the messiness and waste of having to use a cream in a bottle. Before I switched to this shaving soap in a bowl, I noticed that while using a tube I would always squeeze out more than I needed and the remainder would sometimes cake up and be hard to drain. No such issues anymore since I apply my brush directly to the bowl itself.
Proraso makes it in 3 different types including it’s standard version (green), sensitive skin version (white) and moisturizing/sandalwood version (maroon). I have tested them all and did not notice much of a difference amongst the three. I personally enjoy the smell of sandalwood which is why that has become my go-to. But any one will do.
While you’ll likely need to buy a separate travel sized shaving cream to take with you on vacations, the container shape, cost, smell and moisturizing ability of this shaving soap makes it our top choice.