- Thick and Rich Shaving Cream
- Beard Buster
Not for today’s razors, or shavers!
My dad used this stuff. Still does! I vividly remember him shaving every morning and wondering when I’d be able to do the same.Now I can, and I hate it! I hate shaving, but also this stuff is total garbage! What were you thinking, dad?!?!?—My dad shaves with an old-school single-blade gillette razor. He has used Barbasol for as long as I can remember. He loves it and will never change.–I use a 6-bladed dorco razor and generally use any kind of gel-based shaving "cream". I’m currently using the Dove brand which is kinda nice.–On a recent trip home, I didn’t bring my shaving gel. It takes up too much room and I figured I’d borrow what I found at my parent’s home. I used Barbasol. IT CUT ME UP SO BAD I WAS SHOCKED!!! This stuff offers NO protection and has NO moisturizing ability!! You might as well use NOTHING when shaving instead of this stuff!!! OH I WAS SO MAD!!! I was bleeding like CRAZY and cut myself up like you wouldn’t believe!!! And – AND I thought "maybe I am an idiot shaving" so a few days later, I tried again! But AGAIN it cut me up wicked bad!!!!When I returned home – smooth sailing. My 6-bladed thingamajig worked just awesome with my Dove gel. Even this morning I didn’t cut myself at all. Nice.—Unless you’re a 70 year old man who has been using this stuff his whole life, AVOID.
Cream vs. Gel…
Gillette Gel Sensitive Skin Ingredients: Water; Palmitic Acid; Triethanolamine; Isopentane; Glyceryl Oleate; Stearic Acid; Fragrance; Isobutane; Sorbitol; Hydroxyethylcellulose; PEG-90M; Propylene Glycol; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice; Silica; BHT; Blue 1Barbasol Cream Ingredients: Water , Stearic Acid , Triethanolamine , Isobutene , Propane or May Contain Butane , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Laureth 23 , Fragrance , Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) , Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract , Salix Alba (Willow Bark) ExtractGillette is sold for $2.50 each in a four pack 8.4oz in Costco, $3.00 for 7oz, and Barbasol for less than $1.50 in single 10oz tubes in CVS and Walgreens. If you compare the ingredients take out what is in both the left over difference will be;GILLETTE: Palmitic Acid; Isopentane; Glyceryl Oleate; Sorbitol; Hydroxyethylcellulose; PEG-90M; Propylene Glycol; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice; Silica; BHT; Blue 1BARBASOL: Propane or May Contain Butane , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Laureth 23 , Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) , Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract , Salix Alba (Willow Bark) ExtractBarbasol sells cream, Gillet is not a cream, it’s a gel. There really is a difference applying cream than gel. Cream is ready to go, gel you need to rub. With cream, there is not much feel to it and feels that it does not do much at all. To get a cream in Gillette you need to purchase one which is for females and sales for less than gel. Regardless, amazing amount of chemicals. Not bad can to have for rainy days for the price where I ran out of my organic shaving cream without chemicals or the pricey L’Occitane.
The price is right
Let’s face it. When it comes to shaving cream in an aerosol can, all the name brands do the job. This is certainly true of Barbasol. It has a rich, thick foam. It helps moisturize the face and protect the face as your razor glides over your face, taking with it a pretty large number of skin cells. (We may as well be honest about this.) And it has a nice smell to it. So, what makes Barbasol different from other shaving creams? Well, my experience is that it is generally a few pennies less than some of the other brands. Seeing that I use a can of shaving cream every six months or so, I’m guessing I’ll be saving maybe ten dollars in a lifetime of shaving. So, if Ben Franklin was right, using Barbasol is worth it.
Works Well, And Looks Good too!
I’ve been using shaving gel for at least a couple decades. Well, I ran out of gel and when I was in a nearby Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market I went to the shaving supplies to get another can. About four brands were stocked on the shelf and next to them were two kinds of Barbasol Shaving Cream in old-fashioned ten-ounce aerosol cans. Barbasol? Man, I haven’t even seen that brand in ages. But there they were. It was like a time warp! Just out of curiosity, I decided to try the Soothing Aloe variety. It was cheaper than al the gels. So why not?The next morning I shaved with it. Strange experience. I pushed the little indented button on the top and my hand was filled with a firmish ball of white creamy lather. Onto the face it went and I spread it all around to cover the areas with whiskers to shave. The shaving was smooth and easy. Boy, these new five-bladed razors are really good with this old-fashioned stuff. In little time I had a smooth, slick shave. I wondered why did I ever stop using these aerosol shaving creams? Why did I shift to gels? Maybe the creams weren’t as good with the old more primitive razors. Maybe Barbasol has worked hard to perfect their old fashioned product. Anyway, I was pleased with the experience. The next time I was in the store, I bought the Barbasol Original Shaving Cream in the red and white striped can. Now that one really looks out of the past. The reason I bought it is that we have a very retro-looking sink and shaving area in the master bedroom and I thought it would look good there. It does. It fits well.Gary Peterson
Great Shaving Cream
I have used this brand since the early 90’s when I discovered it while in the Army. I have shaved my head for the last eight years and it works great for that as well. I bought three of these because my girlfriend used mine when she ran out of shaving cream and now she uses this on her legs so it is an all around multipurpose shaving cream….