Suavecito made their name with some very popular pomades. But they have other grooming products as well. I recently tried their “Pomade” Shaving Cream and “Vanishing” Aftershave.
From the Suavecito website:
Suavecito was originally built on the foundation of providing the highest quality men’s hair care products without breaking the bank. In an industry bogged down with high price points, there was a need to provide products that we loved at a fraction of what people were used to paying….
Suavecito Shaving Cream
Our amazing cream is like none other. It is formulated to make sure you have a great, and most importantly, healthy shaving experience – while saving you money in the process. This cream is also pre-whipped for ease of use. You will not need a brush if you don’t have one. Simply scoop our rich lathering cream onto your face and work it in. A little of this goes a long way. The natural peppermint opens your pores to get your razor in ultra close. It washes off painlessly with water and does not dry out your skin.
Proudly made in the United States.
Directions: No need to whip! No brush needed! Warm face with warm water or hot towel. Scoop a healthy amount out with your fingers. Massage and work gently into beard. Enjoy your shave. Rinse with cold water to close pores.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Lanolin, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance, D&C Red No. 9, Sodium Borate
8 fl. oz.
Suavecito “Vanishing” Aftershave
The perfect compliment to our shaving cream. Our Menthol Aftershave Cream will leave your face feeling smooth and looking great. Packed with healthy ingredients such as natural menthol and natural mint. This aftershave works to repair your skin after a shave getting rid of irritation and redness. That tingly feeling you will feel is the natural menthol and mint doing it’s job. If it wasn’t tingling it wouldn’t be working! These tubs are filled to last. A little goes a long way – saving you money in the process.
Proudly made in the United States.
Directions: Best used after a shave. Apply to shaved face or neck. Gently work in the product with fingertips. Wipe excess off with a clean towel.
Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Popylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Menthol, Peppermint Oil, FD&C Yellow No. 1
8 fl. oz.
My Experience With Suavecito Shaving Cream & Vanishing Aftershave
The Suavecito Menthol Vanishing Aftershave was the product I really wanted to try after I read several reviews about it on shave forums (I figured I might as well try the matching shave cream, too). Strangely enough I think there is much less of a Menthol scent compared to the shave cream–it’s primarily a peppermint scent to me.
I don’t get a whole lot of the “tingly feeling” the sales copy boasts about.
And the “vanishing” bit doesn’t really work for me, either: even after I thoroughly massage it in there’s still a visual residue: I have to use the suggestion to “[w]ipe excess off with a clean towel” (I note that they do not call this a “vanishing” cream anymore on their website).
Performance has been solid for me but I’m just not getting same “oohh, ahhh” vibe that I read on the forum reviews.
Now for the shaving cream. Off the jar I get a definite Menthol scent, even though it’s not listed in the ingredients. Menthol as the “Fragrance” ingredient perhaps? *Shrug.* Lathered on the face the scent softens considerably.
Speaking of lather…Suavecito’s being a little weird here, IMHO. From the description earlier, first they say “[a] little of this goes a long way.” Then later they say “Scoop a healthy amount out with your fingers.”
And while the jar description says it can be lathered with fingers or a brush, the cream just disappears into my brush when I try it that way. It didn’t seem to damage the brush though, so I guess you could call it brush-friendly? I recommend using your fingers and using the “healthy amount” guide.
It’s also not a “full” lather. I would describe it as low-lather (very low lather during the later stages of my shave).
That quirkiness aside, I find the actual performance of Suavecito Shaving Cream to be excellent! Both lubrication/glide and cushion/protection are on-par with products that I’ve tried that cost much more per ounce. With the right razor/blade I can achieve a baby’s butt smooth (BBS) feel without irritation.
Suavecito made their name with pomades then branched into other grooming products. I find Suavecito Shaving Cream and Aftershave (Amazon links are affiliate) to be pretty solid products, performance-wise, with some “quirks.” It’s available at the Suavecito website plus Amazon and grooming/barber supply outlets.
Do you have Sauvecito products? What do you think of them? Leave a comment below.