Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
As someone who struggled for years with ingrown hairs and razor burn, I feel inclined to review products when they are exceptionally good or exceptionally bad. This product falls into the good side of things.
In a nutshell, I wasn't able to shave comfortably until I switched to a safety razor and brush (if you haven't looked into it, please do.# You'll thank yourself once you realize that those silly 5 blade contraptions are a complete waste of money, and using a safety razor will allow you to spend money on quality skin products #like this one# rather than spending 20 bucks for 2 weeks worth of blades.
My typical shave goes like this- brush /w good quality cream, aftershave 'lotion' #it's filled with menthol and astringent to close pores and prevent infections# followed by Neutrogena balm. Sounds like a lot, but in reality it's not and it's worth it to not look like a fool with razor bumps. This product seems to basically combine aspects of all three of my usual steps. It has a nice glide to it once lathered, has menthol to help close the pores and tighten skin, and leaves face feeling supple instead of dried. I thought I would never say this, but I could actually ditch the brush and use this stuff daily if I felt so inclined.
The one thing that I find odd is the "no water needed" disclaimer.... no clue why they say that. It took about two passes to realize things weren't going to end well. So, what I would say is that rather than going totally dry, just wash your face, rinse, and leave that water on there. Get your hands slightly damp #run them under hot water, shake them out# and then lather- MUCH better. Finally, rinse with COLD water- not hot- and do NOT towel dry your face. The cold water will close your pores, and letting your face air dry #won't take too long# will prevent all of the oils, bacteria, and grime from your towel from getting in your pores #that's what causes irritation.#
This stuff IS hard to rinse out, but that's what a quality cream does.... it's not supposed to rinse right off! Some keep the water running, I just fill the sink with hot water and whisk the razor back and forth... seems to work better.
Lastly- I would still use an aftershave balm. Helps keeps your face moisturized especially in dry climates and wintertime.
Overall, I was really impressed by this- moreso than any other big box can/tube/brushless shaving cream. I will probably buy this for travel rather than lugging along a brush.
I was expecting a lot from this shaving cream after reading the reviews. I was underwhelmed. It leaves the skin well conditioned and offers decent cushioning, but it clogged my safety razor something fierce. It's hard to tell if the cream was applied on all parts of my face in sufficient quantity, and I didn't feel like trying to reapply for a second pass. I'm glad the tube was part of a set of other Kiehl products that I really enjoyed. I'll stick with a shaving soap and a brush. Anyone want a nearly unused tube?
Dbpga from undisclosed
The beard hair just falls off effortlessly every time.
Jamieson101 from Boston
This has been my go to shave cream for the past 20+ years. Doesn't get better.
RFrancis from Dallas, TX
Best shaving cream for me. I've been using this product for years and just realized that I'm not interested or never was interested in using anything else. That just shows how reliable and satisfying this shaving cream is.
Michael64 from Columbia, SC
I use the Blue Eagle brand shaving cream. What really got me interested in it is that you can use it on a dry face, there's no need to heat up your face with a hot cloth before shaving. I have sensitive skin and this shaving cream doesn't bother my face at all. I am so glad I tried it.
TC Gilly from undisclosed
After reading the write-up I was all in. And then came the first shave.
Michael M from PITTSBURGH PA
I have used this White Eagle shave cream for 12 years , need I say more ?
Just the best shave cream ever !!! No bumps no burn - GREAT STUFF !
Gerosi from NYC
This product produces a thin, uneven film and not any sort of foam or lather as one would want for shaving. It may be the most underwhelming product I've tried from Kiehl's.
Scot from Lake Worth, FL
I use this whenever I am not shaving my face in the shower. It is a real treat for me to use, it lubricates the face perfectly, rinses out of my razor reasonably well, and leaves my face tingly and clean. Recommend prepping with facial fuel face wash or calendula wash for best results.
Roxt from USA
I bought this for my son who absolutely loves it! He tried it once, and now it is part of his daily morning regimen.
Peter Dunphy from Camano Island Wa
Feels good to apply. Makes shaving comfortable. My go to shave cream
Antman02 from NY
I have the most sensitive skin when shaving and this product has completely changed my life forever. Please go buy it immediately if you get razor bumps.
SLJM from undisclosed
Love how close of a shave this gets me. I use it on my legs :)
mcmvintageguy from Oregon
Smooth and clean. I take at least 5 years off my age
Jill F from NJ
My husband only uses this shaving cream. I sent a tube to my nephew and he has not stopped raving about it . . . try it, you will never use anything else!
Marty Db from Buffalo
My husband's favorite shave cream. Gives very close shave and very economical. You only have to use a small amount.
Joe T from New Jersey
Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream gives me a close and smooth shave with no irritation of my skin
Tamara C from undisclosed
Got this for my hubby to try. He shaves everyday and USED to use regular shaving cream. He thought they were all the same. After the first shave he was sold!!! He wouldn't stop touching his face all day and said he didn't feel stubble until the next day which he was not used to!
Greg R from Brooklyn, NY
Been using this shave cream for years. Nice shave! Smells great, too.
BillyBoyPS from Palm Springs
Too thick. I could not get a close shave with this product like I do most others.
Joness from Michigan
Love the product Hate how every order is messed up
Kenya75 from Beverly Hills ca
Love this , it's made shaving easier and much cleaner
Pat60 from undisclosed
This is the best shave cream on the market. I don't use anyting else.
MT 1 from WPA
Didn't like it the first time I used it. Noticed about 3 or 4 hours later that my face and skin felt really good. It also provided a closer shave than the two other brands I use. Have used about 5 more times and love it. Really like how it has helped my skin and complexion. Plan on buying the 10oz version next time. Highly recommend!
Robert Banner from Middleburg, VA
Awesome product. Best I have ever used for this purpose.
T Train from undisclosed
I ordered two different products from you and shortly there after you cancel both of them. Do you no longer carry men's shaving cream