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New England Shaving Company is passionate about bringing you the top rated shaving soaps and creams from the best classic shaving brands.

Through years of experience shaving the traditional way, we have extensively tested a broad range of products from leading brands and have selected our top ten shaving soaps and top ten shaving creams.

What makes a remarkable shaving soap and cream for us is the quality of its ingredients and the ability to not only create a smooth shave, but to care for your skin, so you can enjoy that soft and moisturized after-shave feel time and time again.

Our top rated shaving creams and soaps are exceptional at producing a soft lather whether you are using a soft badger hair brush or a coarser boar shaving brush, making them ideal for beginners and seasoned traditional shavers.

Explore our collection of top rated shaving soaps and creams today!

  • Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Cream

    9 Reviews Taylor of Old Bond Street

    Sandalwood Shaving Cream from Taylor of Old Bond Street is our best selling shaving cream. It is light, has a luxurious and masculine sandalwood fr...

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  • Zingari Man - The Gent Shaving Soap - New England Shaving Company
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    Zingari Man - The Gent Shaving Soap

    Zingari Man

    Imagine yourself sitting in the chair of an upscale downtown barber. The air is rich with the fragrances of the shop's carefully curated selection ...

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  • Pre de Provence - No. 63 Shave Soap - New England Shaving Company
    Pre de Provence - No. 63 Shave Soap - New England Shaving Company
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    Pre de Provence - No. 63 Shave Soap

    8 Reviews Pre de Provence

    No.63 Shave Soap (150g) - moisturizes and hydrates with no residue, leaving only a delightful fragrance behind.  Aromatic, warm and spicy in natur...

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  • Officina Artigiana Milano - 5 Wellness Oils Shaving Soap - New England Shaving Company
    Officina Artigiana Milano - 5 Wellness Oils Shaving Soap - New England Shaving Company
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    Officina Artigiana Milano - 5 Wellness Oils Shaving Soap

    4 Reviews Officina Artigiana Milano

    Natural and traditional shaving soap mainly made of 5 precious wellness oils of an Artisan workshop (Jojoba, Argan, Almond, Grapeseed and Castor). ...

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  • Proraso Shaving Soap: Refreshing - Green - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Soap: Refreshing - Green - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Soap: Refreshing - Green

    7 Reviews Proraso

    Proraso Shave Soap, Refreshing and Toning formula, is developed for any beard or skin type on any man. Eucalyptus oil tones and purifies your facia...

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  • Proraso Shaving Soap: Sensitive - White - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Soap: Sensitive - White - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Soap: Sensitive - White

    3 reviews Proraso

    Proraso Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin provides an ultra-creamy lather to prepare skin for a close shave without razor burn. The formula, ideal t...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Refreshing - Green - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Refreshing - Green - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Refreshing - Green

    Proraso

    The original Proraso shaving classic, this refreshing and toning Shaving Soap is formulated for any beard on any man. This creamy soap produces a t...

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  • Kent - Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Kent - Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
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    Kent - Shaving Cream

    Kent

    Kent's famous menthol skin conditioning shaving cream will protect and hydrate the skin with a rich foamy lather that helps razor glide and preven...

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  • Saponificio Varesino - 70th Aniversary Shaving Soap - New England Shaving Company
    Saponificio Varesino - 70th Aniversary Shaving Soap - New England Shaving Company
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    Saponificio Varesino - 70th Anniversary Shaving Soap

    Saponificio Varesino

    This shave soap was created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Saponificio Varesino. The fresh fragrance is aquatic, floral and a...

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  • Extro - Legno Di Sandalo Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Extro - Legno Di Sandalo Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
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    Extro - Legno Di Sandalo Shaving Cream

    Extro

    Crafted with delicate skin in mind, Extro Sandalwood Shaving Cream embraces the essence of Icelandic lichens, working tirelessly to combat redness ...

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  • Taylor of Old Bond Street - Jermyn Street Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Jermyn Street Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Jermyn Street Shaving Cream

    2 Reviews Taylor of Old Bond Street

    Shaving Creams from Taylor of Old Bond Street have been a classic for over 150 years. Jermyn Street Shaving Cream provides a modern fresh fougère f...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Sensitive Skin - White - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Sensitive Skin - White - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Sensitive Skin - White

    4 Reviews Proraso

    Proraso Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin provides a rich, creamy lather to prepare skin prone to irritation for a close shave without razor burn. O...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap - Sandalwood - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap - Sandalwood - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap - Sandalwood

    3 Reviews Edwin Jagger

    The rich and concentrated Edwin Jagger shaving soap is specially formulated using a unique combination of organic ingredients. Enhanced by plant ex...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap Triple Sample Pack - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap Triple Sample Pack - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Soap Triple Sample Pack

    1 review Edwin Jagger

    The sample pack contains a soap of each of Aloe Vera, Sandalwood and Limes & Pomegranate The rich and concentrated Edwin Jagger shaving soap is...

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  • Cella - Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Cella - Shaving Soap in Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Cella - Shaving Cream

    2 Reviews Cella Milano

    It’s not a shaving cream, it’s Cella. The secrets of its success lie in the strict production process; the carefully selected top ingredients, sapo...

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  • Proraso Shaving Soap: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Soap: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Soap: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red

    Proraso

    This Proraso Shaving Soap softens even the thickest and coarsest beards, allowing the blade to glide easily and making the beard easier to shave. T...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Protective - Blue - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Protective - Blue - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Protective - Blue

    5 Reviews Proraso

    Proraso Protective and Moisturizing Shaving Cream is ideal for a classic moisturizing shave. This hydrating cream helps comfort skin with extra-soo...

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  • Pre de Provence - Shave Cream - Bergamot & Thyme - New England Shaving Company
    Pre de Provence - Shave Cream - Bergamot & Thyme - New England Shaving Company
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    Pre de Provence - Shave Cream - Bergamot & Thyme

    Pre de Provence

    Shea Butter Enriched Men's Shave Cream (75ml) This shave cream has a rich texture allowing for a close shave while hydrating and nourishing skin. B...

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  • Colonel Conk - Almond Shave Soap - New England Shaving Company
    Colonel Conk - Almond Shave Soap - New England Shaving Company
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    Colonel Conk - Almond Shave Soap

    3 Reviews Colonel Conk

    Almond Shave Soap delivers an enviably rich and thick lather thanks to the added avocado and vitamin-e. It's a smooth glide that moisturizes. So, t...

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  • Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red - New England Shaving Company
    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red - New England Shaving Company
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    Proraso Shaving Cream Tube: Nourishing for Coarse Beards - Red

    Proraso

    This nourishing Shaving Cream, created for thick, coarse or curly beards, is rich in emollients to soften the hair and nourish and regenerate dry s...

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  • LEA - Classic Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    LEA - Classic Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    LEA - Classic Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

    4 Reviews LEA

    LEA Classic Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl, Sensitive Skin, with Sandalwood, Lanolin, Glycerin, Bisabolol, Allantoin & Menthol. With its convenie...

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  • Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

    Taylor of Old Bond Street

    Shaving Soaps and Creams from Taylor of Old Bond Street have been a classic for over 150 years.  Sandalwood shaving soap uses essential oils to pro...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Shaving Cream - Sandalwood - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Cream - Sandalwood - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Shaving Cream - Sandalwood

    Edwin Jagger

    Edwin Jagger shaving cream creates a luxurious lather for a smooth and comfortable shave. Sandalwood is ideal for normal skin. The essential oil cr...

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  • Extro - Pirata Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
    Extro - Pirata Shaving Cream - New England Shaving Company
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    Extro - Pirata Shaving Cream

    2 Reviews Extro

    The Pirata Shaving Cream is a classic barbershop fragrance: Sicilian lemon, Tunisian rosemary, Calabrian bergamot, Egyptian jasmine, Sri Lankan cin...

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How to Use Shaving Soaps and Creams

Begin by softening facial hair with warm water to prepare your skin. Soak a shaving brush in warm water, then, for soap, swirl it in a shaving bowl or mug to load the brush. 

For cream, apply directly onto the brush before lathering in the bowl or mug. Whip up a rich lather with vigorous circular motions. Apply the thick lather onto your face, ensuring a lubricated shave. 

After shaving, following the grain of your hair, rinse with cold water and apply an after shave product. Clean your shaving tools diligently. This routine not only improves the shave quality but also promotes skin health by reducing irritation.

FAQs

Is it better to shave with soap or shaving cream?

When it comes to shaving, whether you should use soap or shaving cream really depends on your skin type, shaving preferences, and what you're looking for in terms of the shaving experience.

Shaving creams are specifically designed to provide a rich, moisturizing barrier between your skin and the razor. They're great for those with sensitive skin because they can help reduce irritation and razor burn. 

Using soap is a more traditional method and can work well. These soaps are formulated to create a thick, creamy lather that can protect your skin during the shave.

Ultimately, the choice between soap and cream comes down to your personal preferences, skin sensitivity, and the experience you want during your shave.

Which brands offer the best shaving soaps?

Several brands are renowned for their high-quality shaving soaps. Here are some well-regarded brands in the shaving soap category:

  1. Proraso: Proraso offers a range of shaving soaps known for their rich lather and skin-friendly ingredients. They cater to various skin types and preferences.
  2. Taylor of Old Bond Street: Taylor of Old Bond Street is famous for its traditional English shaving soaps with luxurious scents and exceptional performance.
  3. Edwin Jagger: Edwin Jagger is recognized for its premium shaving soaps that provide a smooth and comfortable shave. They are a popular choice among wet shaving enthusiasts.
  4. Cella: Cella is known for its classic Italian shaving soaps with a rich almond scent. They have a loyal following among those who appreciate traditional shaving products.

These brands have earned a reputation for providing the best shaving soap options to meet a variety of shaving preferences and skin types.

How do I choose the best shaving soap for my skin?

Choosing the best shaving soaps for your skin involves considering your skin type, preferences, and any specific concerns. 

Here are some tips:

  1. Skin Type: If you have sensitive skin, look for shaving soaps with natural ingredients and minimal fragrances to reduce the risk of irritation. Those with oily skin may benefit from shaving soaps that offer a matte finish. Dry skin may benefit from moisturizing and hydrating shaving soaps.
  2. Ingredients: Check the ingredient list for any potential allergens or irritants. Natural and organic ingredients can be gentler on the skin.
  3. Fragrance: Consider the fragrance of the shaving soap. Some people prefer mild scents, while others enjoy more robust fragrances. Choose one that appeals to you.
  4. Lathering Method: Decide if you want to use a shaving brush to create lather from a soap puck or prefer the convenience of a cream or pre-made foam.
  5. Brand Reputation: Research the reputation of the brand and read reviews to ensure the shaving soap has a good track record for performance and quality.

Ultimately, the best shaving soaps for your skin will provide a comfortable and effective shave while aligning with your personal preferences and skin needs.