Shaving Butter vs. Shaving Cream vs. Shaving Soap – What’s the Difference?

When you were growing up, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen them and wondered exactly what sets them apart from each other and what they do – and there’s a good chance that you’ve tried each one to know what works for you on a trial and error basis.

While there has been a lot of consideration on what razors you should use, the shaving products are just as important, and yet aren’t really given thought. Here they are for your consideration:

Shaving Cream
Shaving cream is perhaps the most straightforward product to use – while it used to be prepared in a container with a shaving brush, most commercial creams are now sold in spray cans, tubes, or even tubs.

This makes it best used by men who don’t have as much time to prepare before going off for work in the morning, with the only downside being that they can be more expensive than shaving soaps.

Shaving Soap
Shaving soaps have been around long before shaving cream or shaving butter, and have stood the test of time because of the thick lather that they produce. They give the skin an extra bit of lubrication while at the same time moisturizing it, which results in a smooth overall shave.

However, the downside to shaving soap is that it often needs a mug and a boar’s hair brush in addition to your trusty multi-bladed razor, and the time-consuming process can often turn off a lot of people who need to get to work early in the morning.

Shaving Butter
If you’re still a little confused, shaving butter isn’t the actual butter that you use in cooking to make things taste better – while shaving cream and shaving gel are more likely to contain synthetic and artificial ingredients, shaving butter contains more natural ones because it is the least likely to lather.

And because they contain natural ingredients, this also means that they are likely to contain natural oils that will keep your skin moisturized and smooth. They also apply quite easily, and work with pretty much any razor under the sun.

Which one is better?
At the end of the day, each product has its own distinct features. There isn’t really one “better” shaving product that you can apply to your face – it all comes down to personal preference.

In fact, as long as your skin is both cleansed, moisturized, and smooth, you can pretty much use any facial product. You should watch out for certain products that may affect your skin, as different shaving products are designed for different skin types.

If your skin is rather sensitive, you may have to consider visiting a dermatologist for a recommendation.

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