Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Impressed
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not wowed
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?
Reviewed by 80 customers The best I've ever used
Attilahun from San Francisco
The menthol and camphor help keep things comfortably numb, I love it!
The other kiehls shave cream doesn't have this feature.
Great shaving cream
smoothlanding from atlanta
Been using it for years. Provides a close shave and does not leave my face irritated. As far as clogged Mach 3, they all do. Give it a rinse hot water. It's not that hard.
BEST SHAVING CREAM
linz from orange ca
I have been buying this for years. I have sensitive skin and this product is PERFECT for it. Leaves no irritation leaving my skin smooth. Love It!
No going back!
Snowman from Alpharetta Woods, Georgia
My wife bought me a 5 oz. tube for Fathers Day.... i e been a Kiehls fan for years but had never used this shaving cream till now... wont be returning, ever, to the cheap stuff again. Next time..10 oz.!
Bring back the jar!!
Michaelmag from NY
At the risk of repeating all the other comments here, I love this product - or should I say "loved". Apparently it does nor come in the jar anymore and I have many complaints about the tube. Number one, the cream is thinner and not as rich as what came in the jar. It's impossible to get all the product out of the tube - as opposed to the jar - making it wasteful. (I always thought your company cared about the environment). And it costs more per ounce in the tube. I'm afraid I'm one more customer you're loosing unless you bring back the jar!
Kiehlsfan58 from Atlanta, GA, USA
This is the only product that gives me a great shave but please BRING BACK THE JAR!
Need the Tub
galavoxx from San Francisco, CA
Please bring the tub back for reasons already discussed in these reviews.
Is the jar/tub coming back or not?
CTMetsFan from Middlebury, CT, USA
I've been using Blue and White Eagle shaving cream for years in both the tube and the tub/jar. I love the Jar, hate the tube. With the jar I can control exactly how much product I want to use each time. Ever try getting the product back into the tube once it has been squeezed out? The jar is economical and ensures complete usage of the product. I notice that you have advised that the jar has been discontinued for the Blue Eagle product but as recently as February 2020 have said it was in stock for the White Eagle. Is it coming back in White Eagle or has it been permanently discontinued? I won't keep buying in tubes.
The Only Complete Men's Face Care Line
BillGluth from Arizona, USA
I started using the Brushless Shave Cream again after time away from it. I will tell you, my skin feels softer and smoother than it has for a long time.
Combine this with the Shavers Squadron toner and moisturizer and you have the only complete men's face care line that I've been able to find.
100% worth the investment in better skin
Please bring back the Tub
Niki7567 from New York, NY, USA
I've been buying this shaving cream for my husband for years.
We love the product, but much much much prefer the tub over the tube.
I've already starting exploring other brands to switch for both value and convenience.
Bring Back The Tub
S3nsitiveSkin from Minneapolis, MN, USA
I?ve been using this shaving cream for years. I?ve used the tube and the tub... I hate the tube. I?m looking for a new shaving cream.
Best Shaving cream ever!
iemveres from Los Angeles, CA
My husband really loves this shaving cream and he has very sensitive skin. This is the only shaving cream he really loves and he?s been using this for years now.
Is the Jar/Tub discontinued?
CustomerA1 from undisclosed
I've been buying the white eagle in a jar/tub for a few decades and I've been trying to purchase more for the past few months. The jar has been unavailable. Kielh's responses to customer comments says it's out of stock, check back soon. Is the jar permanently discontinued? If not, when will it be available? Thanks
Bring Back the 8 oz tubs/formula
GWST from Atlanta, GA, USA
I have been a customer for 20+ years but am seriously considering finding a new vendor. 1st you discontinue the Razor Bump Relief Lotion - now you discontinue the shave cream formula in the 8 oz tubs and replace it with a more watered down version in a tube that doesn't fit in a medicine chest. The only thing you haven't messed with [yet] is the 30SPF Moisturizer. I've read all your responses about "letting your team know" about people's frustration and "bringing us new and exciting products" but when they are clearly inferior to what the discontinued products were - maybe you need to reconsider.
My husband LOVES it
Mrsb from Federal Way
I bought this for my husband and he said it gives him such nice smooth skin and a great close shave.
I wish I could quit you
Belvie from New York, NY
For the past year I have tried other shaving creams and I just came crawling back. There literally isn?t a better shave cream out there. It?s so nice to be razor bump free again
Shaving cream...8 oz Jar
MikeDallas from Dallas, TX, USA
Very disappointed not to be able to get the shaving cream in the long-time 8 oz jar. Not only is this not as convenient for home (I use the tubes for travel), but the effective pricing skyrockets, and more difficult to gauge how much is left. Have been very disappointed by the recent Kiehl's changes over past several years...
A former loyal customer
BRING BACK THE 8oz JAR...
chuck90046 from Burbank, CA, USA
BRING BACK THE 8oz JAR! Really? How can it be out of stock for 6 month? The jar is so much better for two reasons:
1. The shave cream does not seem the same. Thicker in the jar.
2. With the jar, I know exactly how much I have left and when I need to buy more. With the tube it is a guessing game.
PLEASE bring back the jar....have been using it since 1985.
JAR JAR JAR
Jaruser from undisclosed
I too have been using this product for decades. I too by far prefer the 8oz jar and feel the tube is not an acceptable alternative. Haven?t been able to get the jar in over 6 mos. Somebody at Kiehl?s must know if the jar is gone for good or if it will reappear. Please let us jar users know too.
E from SC
This is the best shave cream I have ever used!!! It gives you a smooth close shave & leaves your skin feeling soft & fresh!!!
Best shaving cream I?ve used!
Jgaime2 from Charlotte, NC
I?ve been using this product for about a year now. This is the best I?ve found so far! It gives me the closest shave and I love the menthol it has. Definitely energizes your skin. I use this product along with the Men?s Energizing facial products. Definitely recommend!
DanD from San Francisco, CA
First time using this product. I was a little skeptical when reading others reviews regarding the thickness of the shaving cream. I found that it was perfect for my needs! A little goes a long way. I have even used the product to shave my head without any irritation or problem. I only mention this as I do not shave my head daily, so I typically am applying this cream to my hair before using a regular (disposable type) razor and have not had any issues with the consistency or viscosity of the product ?gumming up? or clogging my razor. I do add a little water to my head and face before using to prep my skin. I have not attempted to use this product completely dry or waterless.
Can't Clear the Product and Shaved Beard from the Razor
Iforgot from Illinois
From what I have experiences UBSC will only work if you are almost clean shaven in the first place.
After 1-1/2 razor strokes beard is removed, skin is extremely smooth BUT this stuff is now full of beard and is tenaciously clogging the razor. It will not easily flush free from the razor to commence the process. Kiehl claims no water is required but it should tell you that you need a toothbrush to clean your razor between strokes. I did way better with Cremo, that product was slicker than slime on glass.
KeihlFanTucson from Tucson, AZ
This would be awesome as a foam or gel. It is thicker than toothpaste. It clogs razors and doubles shave time. It also is difficult to wipe or rinse off.
Cort9999 from NW Arkansas
I would highly recommend this product for anyone. I would really suggest it for anyone with a tough shave. This does indeed provide the cleanest and closest shave of all products I have used. I don't think you will be sorry and the menthol is a nice bonus.