No matter your choice of razor (or how many blades your work with), if you want a smoother shave, your best bet is to switch up your shave cream. While most foams lining store shelves have the same basic ingredients, it's the little details that set a great cream apart from the pack. We sorted through the top-rated shave creams for the best three options, none with less than 2,000 positive reviews.
“This is more like a thick paste, though it really softens up and dissolves once it comes into contact with water. Once you rub it into your face it creates this really slick lubricating layer that protects your skin really well. The first time I used it I got zero nicks, and one of the closest shaves I've ever had.”
“I swear, I have the most sensitive skin on the planet. I've had combination skin my whole life, am acne-prone due to my sensitivities, and easily dry out with most products. This lets me get a close shave without causing aggravation. Afterwards, my skin isn't red, it's soft, smooth and feels hydrated.”
“I gave up on the canned stuff about two years ago and switched to creams. I've tried high and low brands, but this old fashioned one is still my favorite. A little goes a long way and you can make it as thick or as thin as you like. Plus, if your girl is like mine, she'll steal it for her legs because it works so well.”