When I was a youngster, I remember seeing soap commercials for Irish Spring, which featured hairy-chest man working up a good lather. I even remember my father working up a good one before he shaved. If it lathered, it must be doing something, right? As I got older and could afford to pay attention to my grooming regimen one of the first questions I asked was about how it lathered. The takeaway from these moments was that it is all about the lather, or so I thought.
Portland General Store recently introduced me to their no foam Organic Racer Shave Cream. I will admit I was very skeptical. I’ve tried other shaving creams using natural ingredients and they just haven’t worked for me. For one, no matter how hard I tried they didn’t lather or coat my face well and after the first pass, I needed to go back for more to keep my face slick enough to avoid cutting myself. That said I was in shock the first time I used PGS’s Racer Shave Cream. With each stroke I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and feeling. Could it be my lathering requirement was null and void? Could it be I found a natural shave cream that has me jumping ship from some of the market leaders? YES INDEED!
For starters, I got over the no foam thing from day one. PGS’s Racer Shave Cream coats the face very well. I find that using my hand works better than my brush. A two-finger dollop was all I needed. The best part, you don’t need any more for a second or third pass. The oils the cream uses leaves the skin slick and the application of a little water is all that’s needed to keep that going. As for the shave, it’s super smooth and very close. My double-edged safety razor glides across my skin with ease. The end result, my skin hasn’t felt this good post shave in a long time. It feels new and hydrated.
Another attribute I find attractive about PGS’s Racer Shaving Cream is its scent. Slightly spiced, creamy and woody it’s intoxicating and all man. A list of ingredients are on PGS’s website and a jar will run you $36.
A sample for PGS’s Racer Shave Cream was sent to me prior to this review. It in no way influenced my opinion.