Most men give little thought to shaving cream. However, there is a vast “underworld” of shaving products, from simple cans of shaving cream to super-expensive European shaving soaps. This shaving sub-culture is a multi-million dollar industry, led by manufacturers who have been involved in the fine art of shaving since the 18th and 19th centuries. For example, a tiny container of Truefitt and Hill shaving cream will set you back about forty dollars. A small tin of Pehaligon’s of London shaving soap costs about seventy dollars.
While there are dozens of luxury brands of men’s grooming products, one of the best shaving creams is probably on the shelf of your local supermarket, or perhaps even in your medicine cabinet right now. This shaving cream has been around since the 1920s and has become an American icon. In fact, it has been endorsed in advertisements by the likes of Babe Ruth and Knute Rockne, and is even mentioned by name in the classic musical “Guys and Dolls”. Best of all, a can of this product can be purchased for less money than a gallon of gas on most areas. Of course, I’m talking about Barbasol.
Invented by an MIT professor during the 1920s, this product has been a staple of men for nearly a century. The longevity of this brand name alone is proof that Barbasol is a superior product. While many American brands come and go, only the best manage to survive through World Wars and economic depressions and the changing tastes of society. These rare brands include Ford, Coca-Cola, and Barbasol.
Barbasol is an exceptional shaving cream because it produces an extremely rich and thick lather, which brings back memories of old time barbershops. In recent years, Barbasol has added different formulations to their product line, as well as the tried-and-true original formula which has been a favorite for nearly a century.
While the original formula is a great product for most men, the Soothing Aloe variety of Barbasol is a must-have for those with sensitive skin. It features the famous rich and thick lather of the original product, with the healing and soothing powers of aloe. The Soothing Aloe variety is perfect for men who also prefer to shave beyond the face; the moisturizers and emollients do a fine job of minimizing razor bumps, redness, and irritation.