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Is Shave Cream or Shave Gel Better for Your Skin?

If you’re like most men who have dry skin, using a shaving gel or a cream is important. It’s a way to protect your skin from the abrasiveness of a razor. You need something that will act as a protective shield between your skin and the razor that will also prevent your skin from drying out.

The question is what is the difference between a shaving cream and a shaving gel? And which one is best for your skin? Let’s break it down.

Shave Cream

Shaving creams are usually thicker penetrates the hair follicles instead of sitting on top of them. This will leave your skin feeling naturally moisturized while helping to keep debris from clogging up hair follicles.


  • Instant lather
  • Easier to rinse away
  • Traditional lather
  • Won’t clog up your razor blade
  • Ingredients penetrate skin

Shave Gel

Shaving gels don’t foam. They are easy to apply and don’t require water. The gel is usually transparent, so you can see exactly what you’re doing. This makes it perfect for today’s do it yourself at home routines. Shaving gels contain moisturizing oils that will continue to keep your skin hydrated long after shaving. Gels are a more lubricating option for shaving, providing more protection against skin irritation from a razor.


  • Enhanced lubrication
  • Added protection for your skin
  • More razor glides
  • Thinner
  • Transparent
  • Waterless
  • Reduced shaving time

Depending on your skin and hair type, you may choose to use the cream or gel. The only way to know for sure which one is best for you is to try them out.

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