I was always told: shaving is all about the prep.
30mins after you have had a bath/shower in the morning is prime for shaving, the pores on your facial skin are open and your skin is suitably hydrated for a shave.
I have used Gilette products for the last 15 years. Either the foam or gel, it is all I have ever used. Two weeks ago I was pointed in the direction of this Shave 2 Cream by the Real Shaving Company. It is so good I am not sure I could honestly do it justice in this review - I shall however try.
First off, you do still need to do the usual prep work. After this you only need to put a small amount the cream into the palm of your hand (I usually use about a marble sized amount) to make a decent lather, it really is all you need.
Reading the instructions (a first for me) it details how less is more - very honest as it means you use less of the product and so it lasts longer! The fact is it smells great, is incredibly quick to apply and goes on to allow for the smoothest, closest shaves I have ever had.
For years it has annoyed me that no matter what razor I used (all the Machs, Wilkinson Swords etc..etc...) once finished I always had the sandpaper feel from my remaining stubble when I ran my hand around my neck and under my chin. I just figured that that was the way it is, I have no reason to know any different. This cream however has shown me that it simply isn't true! Once I have shaved there is no roughness at all, totally smooth all over.
I was so impressed by it that I have bought one each for my brothers and friends as it is just that good and I they all agree it is much better than anything else they have used before. Also, at about £4 a tube, it is not much more expensive either.
This is a true 5 star rated item. I thoroughly recommend it, and have been doing so!