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Mooseberry Shaving Cream

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Sharpologist has a new advertiser, Elevate Grooming. I decided to sample some of the products they carry that I’m not too familiar with.  One thing that piqued my interest right away was a shaving cream from Mooseberry Soap Co.

Note that I purchased this product from Elevate Grooming before they became an advertiser.  This is not a sponsored post.


I’m not familiar with Mooseberry Soap Co. so I did a little research.  They’re an organic body care artisan in New York state.  The shave cream is described as:
“A traditional shaving foam with a natural twist. Sometimes we like a white foamy cream for shaving. Sometimes, a natural clean glide and other times, a smooth moisturizing surface. This cream provides all three.”
The cream has an admirably short, non-gobbleteegoop-sounding list of ingredients: Distilled water, Kosher Vegetable Glycerine, Sugar Alcohol, Saponified Organic Coconut Oil Base, Plant Based Phenoxyethanol, Organic Hemp oil, Rosemary Seed Extract, Essential Oils
There are a number of scents available including:

  • Adirondack Forest And Sage
  • Cedar Patchouli
  • Oatmeal Spice
  • Ocean Lavender
  • Orange Bergamot
  • Sandalwood
  • Sandalwood Vanilla
  • Spearmint Peppermint
  • Triple Citrus
  • Wild Blackberry Bush

I picked up some of the Oatmeal Spice.  My uneducated nose picks up the coconut oil base (my wife says it’s a tropical fruit note but coconut sure fits into that category), a green note (the hemp?), with a peppery/spicy (allspice?) end note out of the jar.  On the face I get a more of the spice note but over-all it’s a mild, pleasant scent to me.
This is a brushless cream.  I tempted fate and tried lathering it with a badger brush but the results were not what I expected.  It lathered a bit more easily with a synthetic brush.
But my advice is, don’t bother with using a brush anyway.  It applies just fine with just my fingers.
More importantly, Mooseberry’s shave cream performs quite well for me!  Cushion and lubrication are excellent–and to me the post-shave moisturization meets or beats the other brushless creams I recommend.
So while Mooseberry’s shave cream from Elevate may not be the full-tilt-boogie old school shaving experience for me, I find myself turning to it when I need a fast-but-good shave.  If you have dry skin you may find this shave cream works particularly well for you, too.


Shave tutor and co-founder of sharpologist. I have been advocating old-school shaving for over 20 years and have been featured in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Lifehacker. Also check out my content on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!View Author posts