The inconvenience of the morning shaving routine is only made worse with cuts, skin irritation, and dryness. These are all signs that you have the wrong shaving equipment – a blade in need of changing, a bad aftershave, or, more likely, the wrong shaving cream. We dug through drug stores and barbershops to find the best creams, serums, and oils that will allow for a smooth, moisturizing shave for every kind of skin.
G Baldwin & Co. Green Tea & Frankincense Shaving Oil
If you're planning any trips to London, make sure to check out G. Baldwin & Co., London's oldest herbalist. They're behind the Green Tea & Frankincense Shaving Oil, which goes on – and makes the beard come off – smoothly. The combination of Shea, Argan, and Marula oil soften the skin without clogging pores, and the list of scents reads like an upscale cologne, with green tea, patchouli, pine, bergamot, vetiver, clove, jasmine, and vanilla. Apply a small amount to the face using wet palms – not fingers –and keep some hand soap close by. You don't want to get oil on your favorite shirt. [$7.25, baldwins.co.uk]