Favorites for less than $30??

Discussion in 'Shave Creams' started by FortWayneShaver, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. FortWayneShaver

    FortWayneShaver There's a tear in my beer

    Hi all! Was just wondering what the preferred shaving cream for all of us in the sub-$30 range is! Mine would have to be Truefitt 1805, which slides in just at the mark.

    Love to hear your thoughts!!

    I would also like to include a sub-$15 range, too. Just for those more frugally minded people!!
  2. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Trafalgar, love the scent. I'm a soap guy at heart but there are a bunch of good inexpensive creams. TSD Wheat Cream, Salters, Ingrams, Italian Palolive are a few that I like.
  3. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh Staff Member

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    Proraso Red (Original Wheat, not Sandalwood) is still under $30 a tube and is my beloved cream of choice.

    Speick is my favourite for around under $15.
  4. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN COTQ Instigator

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    Figaro at under $3.00 and Maca Root Shave Cream at $16.00 when it's not on sale (but who buys it when it's not on sale?)
    Trumper's Limes at $32.00 (close enough).:D

    EDIT: TSD Wheat Creams, and a new one for me, The Real Shaving Co. "brown label" double concentrated shave cream. At $2.50 a tube (B1G1), it's one of the great English creams that gets overlooked because it doesn't have one of the 3 T's labels on it (even though Creighton's makes them for the three T's).
  5. Cavere

    Cavere Active Member

    Lately I love the Razorock don Marco. The stuff smells amazing and lathers great
  6. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    While I tend to be more of a soap guy, I do love TSD wheat cream. Iced peppermint being my favorite scent (really for any TSD product). I'd consider Connaught cream and Speick cream close contenders.
  7. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."© Staff Member

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    Like Erik, I prefer soaps.

    C.O. Bigelow will probably be the only cream I ever buy again to use alone. KMF Unscented I'll always have around to bring life to soaps that smell nice but don't lather up that well (Woods of Windsor comes to mind), or if I error on the side of too much water.

    That being said, I'll enjoy the following creams in my den while they last: Tom's of Maine, The Body Shop Meca Root, TSD Wheat Cream Cedarwood, KMF Cool Mint, C&E Sandalwood and C&E Nomad, Brut Classic.
  8. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

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    C. O. Bigelow

    I don't think I would buy any cream over $30
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  9. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Any of the RazoRock soaps, the Don Marco is great.
  10. JimPo42

    JimPo42 Purported Hand-Shaver

    Truefitt & Hill Grafton. I got some samples and I love the stuff. I've been putting off buying it since the tub and ASB together are like $75 before shipping. I actually think everything in my den is <$30 excluding one brush, one DE, and my only straight. I suppose if I bought soaps with their containers instead of refill pucks there would be a few more above that threshold but I'm cheap so there isn't.
  11. blanka

    blanka I will not eat my shaving products. Promise.

    TSD Wheat is really nice. Palmolive Menthol,CO Bigelow, Nancy Boy (great scent)
  12. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    TSD Wheat Cream, Proraso, Bigelow, Lea, Palmolive, Old Spice Lime, Barbasol, Derby, Arko...just so many, can't list them all.
  13. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    C. O. Bigelow, Tabac, Maca Root
  14. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    The only cream I have that cost me over $10 is Proraso Red (old), so that would he my favorite for under $30. As for under $15 it would be MEM! Not the olive, but original shave cream! That stuff is amazing and smells great! In fact, I think any shave cream from Israel is amazing!
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  15. newb

    newb Resident Newb

    My favorite less than 30$ creams.
    1) TSD wheat ( Can't beat it)
    2) Florena ( an amazing thick protective cream)
    3) Tet-a-Tet ( if you can find it, it's worth owning)

    I can't imagine there are any creams better at any price than these three.
  16. GeneRector

    GeneRector Active Member

    :) Howdy! I have only tried 3 shaving creams so far. I have a few others in waiting for their rotation, etc.
    I always use a brush to make warmlather in a scuttle. Proraso, Pacific All Natural, and Kaloderma. I also add 2-3 drops of glycerin to the scuttle. Always, Gene
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN COTQ Instigator

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    Interesting, I'd never heard of Kaloderma, and only vaguely remember hearing about Pacific Shaving Co.
    Pacific claims you will get 100 shaves out of a 3 oz. tube. I find that incredibly hard to believe (but then I'm not known for being stingy with the lather either;)). What do you think?
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  18. skyfox12

    skyfox12 Active Member

    I guess I'd better not mention what I use (even when referring to the frugal minded), because it comes from something that rhymes with "Stan" :scared003:!
  19. NoobShaver

    NoobShaver BGDAAA

    I've never spent more than $10 on a single shaving cream or soap. This means my selections fall into the sub- $15 range.

    My standby is ARKO cool. Speick and TSD unscented + menthol are close seconds.

    I don't use creams much, though.
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  20. GeneRector

    GeneRector Active Member

    :) Howdy! Kaloderma is available in Canada. It is an inexpensive shaving cream in a tube. I have the Pacific All Natural in a jar; however, I think they are going to all tubes now. I can get 40 or so shaves from the Pacific shave cream. It only takes about a dime size amout. I usually just get a dab on my wet brush and then make a lather in my scuttle. With Kaloderma, I use about a nickel size amount or about a toothpaste amount for my scuttle. Again, 2-3 drops of glycerin is added, it is just my preference, you probably can do without it or YMMV. I enjoy trying new shave creams, but I have found that you don't have to spend lots of money to get a good shave cream. Always, Gene
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