Best Lime Scented Shaving Creams
Best Lime Scented Shaving Creams of 2013
I donât know about you guys, but I love everything that has lime in it. I have such great memories of playing around the lime trees my grandfather used to carry in his garden, and I always look for lime scented products to have in my rotation. When it comes to shaving creams, it has been quite difficult to find a lime scented shaving cream that didnât end up smelling like a cleaning product due to having a very synthetic lime scent. Luckily there are a few exceptions.
Castle Forbes Lime Essential Oil Shaving Cream
When it comes to lime scented shaving creams, The Castle Forbes Lime Oil is the king. The scent of fresh natural lime fills up the entire room as soon as you open its tub, and once applied it just brightens up the day.
While it is hard to overlook the 38$ price range, there are two things that should be considered. First is the size of the container, a massive 6.8 oz or 200ml, and second is the richness of the cream which makes a dime sized portion into an explosive full lather.
The lather of the Castle Forbes Lime is perhaps the thickest I've come across, and has a butter like consistency, which ended up being surprisingly slick and most importantly, provided a great cushioning and protective layer.
Still, at the end of the day, the only reason I would (and did) pay so much for the Castle Forbes Lime is the quality of its scent, as I find that besides that, it does not offer something that the inexpensive quality products do not bring to the table.
Geo F. Trumper Limes Soft Shaving Cream
The Geo F. Trumper’s Limes Shaving Cream is another high end shaving cream, similar to Castle Forbes in quality, though a little more fairly priced. The first thing you notice about this cream is its color, a nice beautiful green texture that looks like lemon sherbet.
Its scent, although enjoyable, is a bit artificial, and definitely does not compare to the fresh lime scent found in the Castle Forbes Lime, but more like the one you find in various forms of candy, which I also enjoy.
When it comes to performance, it is very similar to the Castle Forbes, including the two factors that made it last for substantial amount of time (size of container, as well as richness of lather). I did however notice a better overall performance with the GFT, as it provided an even better cushioning effect, as well as moisturizing and hydrating the skin.
All things considered, I would buy the Castle Forbes again due to the quality of its lime scent, but they haven't offered anything I haven’t seen before from GFT.
Kiss My Face Moisture Shave Key Lime
The Kiss My Face brand provides some of the best products around for those who suffer from sensitive skin such as myself, and I couldn't be happier when I found out that they came out with a Key Lime scent, which can be described as a complete opposite of the Castle Forbes brand, as the KMF brand specializes in providing inexpensive products, and the key lime is no exception.
Forming a lather with this one is as easy as it gets, and requires almost no work on your part. I personally found that each lather is rich enough to provide for about 3 passes. The moisturization KMF provides is outstanding, partially due to containing Olive Oil and Coconut Oil, with additional healing properties thanks to Goldenseal which is highly effective against small nicks and cuts, as well as Aloe.
When it comes to the scent, I actually find it has very enjoyable and authentic subtle hints of lime, but sadly the problem lies with the fact that it fades away too quickly.
At the end of the day, the Kiss My Face Key Lime while perhaps the best overall product in this list (performance wise), does not compare to the Castle Forbes nor the GFT Lime, at least where scent is concerned.
- - Truefitt & Hill – West Indian Limes Shave Cream
- - The Shave Den Lime Cream
- - St. Charles Shave Lime
- - Tryphon Lime Shaving Cream