• SumoMe

No, gents, despite its design, that’s not toothpaste. This is the German-made Speick shaving cream. This cream, first of all, is extremely affordable–a tube is only $6.50 and should last you a few months. Yeah, it’s more than that Barbasol junk, but if you actually care about your shave and your skin, the price is nominal. This is also the first time I’ve used shaving cream from a tube, for whatever that’s worth.

This shaving cream is very comparable to the Urth Shave Formula in makeup, but this cream is a lot more soapy in that it lathers more like a soap than Urth. However, this means that the Speick cream can dry up like a soap if you aren’t careful with keeping it hydrated. Be sure to build up a thick lather and keep it hydrated, or it will dry up on you.

That said, this cream is pretty good. It’s really thick, which makes it really good at standing hairs up on end in order to cut them. It also washes off easily, unlike some oils, which is a plus for me. It leaves my skin a little dryer than others, but that’s not a huge deal since I always use an aftershave and balm after shaving (as should you).

Overall, this cream is pretty decent. I don’t think it beats some of the other shaving creams I’ve used in the past, but it certainly is far and above the best one you can get for the price–that much is clear. It’s worth trying out if you’re in the market for an affordable shaving cream, but if you are looking for the best of the best, you probably won’t find it here.

If you’re interested in learning more, check the shaving cream out in The Motley’s online store.