Nonlathering shaving creams generally seem to be directed at avoiding use of the shaving brush, though I don’t quite get the reason for that unless brush ownership is a peculiar burden for some men, who thus can avoid having one. The idea is that you can apply these with your fingers. Of course, you can also eat mashed potatoes with your fingers, but I prefer to use an appropriate implement, and the same with these creams: in general, using a brush works better than using the fingers: easier to gather up the right amount of cream, easier to spread it across the beard, and so on. Even without working up lather, the brush is a handy tool: better than a spatula for the task.
I shaved with all these. A summary of results: [Read more…]