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Gillette vs Schick vs Nivea - The Best Shaving Gel and Foam for Men

Updated on September 14, 2014
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The Best Shave Gel - Nivea, Schick, or Gillette

Who wants a close shave without any skin irritation, and a smooth feel on your face afterwards? One of the key factors to this is the shave cream or shave foam. Because I am the product of a fast society, and I need everything done fast and efficient, I tend to shave with gel, although I always have shaving foam in the bathroom, reserved for weekends with a lot of time available.

I tried quite a few shaving foams and gels, and believe me, your shaving foam is as important as the blade. There are also a few tips and tricks that you need to know if you want to experience the best wet shave.

Dove Men + Care Shave Gel

Dove Men + Care is a best seller in the shaving gels department at Amazon.
The gel comes in two styles, hydrate and sensitive. If you have sensitive skin you will chose the sensitive one, for normal skin you might want to choose the "Hydrate" formula. Both of the formulas are very gentle on the skin, with a perfect glide when shaving, ensuring the least irritation possible. This gel comes out less foamy than any other product, but this doesn't affect the smoothness of the shave even a bit. The Dove Men + Care shaving gel, leaves your skin hydrated and smooth, and you almost don't need an aftershave.

How To Get A Better Shave

Tips for Wet Shaving

Common Wet-Shaving Mistakes:

  • One of the worst mistakes is to dry shave with a razor of any type. Dry hairs are much difficult to cut, hence additional drag, and pull on your face. Also, your skin is more elastic, and pliable, when is wet, so it is less irritable. More about these later in the page.
  • A very common error is to use a dull razor. If it's a cartridge you should change it regularly, if it's a safety razor, change the blade, and finally, if it's a straight razor, sharpen it.
  • Make sure you rinse your blade often during shaving, hairs stuck in the cartridge, or in the safety razor will impede the proper shave of the next areas.
  • Don't shave too close, you will perform a deep exfoliation of the skin, and the inherent irritation.If you have curly hair, don't shave against the grain, or too close, this will increase the possibility of ingrown hairs.

How To Get The Best Wet-Shave:

  • Shave in the morning, when the skin is more flexible. The afternoon shave will always be more unpleasant.
  • Wet your beard very thorough, and apply shaving cream or foam. The more you moisten your beard, the better the shave and closer you can get.
  • Use a good shaving foam, or cream, believe me, shaving foams and creams are not created equal, more about this later in the page. I personally prefer the shaving foam, because it is easier to use than creams, or soaps.
  • Shave in the shower, right after your morning shower. Get an anti-fog mirror and take advantage of the fact that your face is already wet. The shower shave is the second best shave you could get, after a barber shave. But compare the 2 minutes spent in the shower with the time spent going to barber, not mentioning the price.

Nivea for Men Q10 Energy Shaving Gel - Pack of 3 Nivea Gel

This is definitely one of the best shaving gels. The gel is very smooth, and it gets absorbed into the skin, for extra moisturizing for your skin. The coenzyme Q10 revitalizes the skin.

The blades just glide over the skin when using the Nivea Gel, helping for a close shave.

I have been using this for a while now, I have never had any problems with the consistency of the gel, or other quality control problems like with other products. You only need to use a little bit, so the can will go a long way. You always tend to use more than you need, maybe because the can is overpressurized. But I lose 50 cents in a month, I can live with that.

Nivea is on my top list along with Schick, and I recommend it to anyone. I have been a fan of their products for a long time, and their gel did not disappointed me once.

What is Your Favorite?

What is your favorite lathering product?

The gel, or foam

The gel, or foam

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      Schick Sensitive Hydro Shave Gel

      The "Schick Sensitive" is my favorite. It is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin, and to provide a perfectly close shave, while preventing the irritation. What actually amazed me was how smooth is the blade on the skin when using the Schick. I almost don't feel like I am shaving. Some time ago, when I first used the Nivea shaving gel I thought that, there is no smoother glide. I was wrong, Schick provides an even better glide.

      What are the best Shaving Foams and Gels

      My favorite ones are Nivea, Schick, Dove Men, and Remington. However not all shaving foams are created equal. If you buy a cheap Nivea or a cheap Schick you will get a decent shave but not the luxurious, and smooth shave that we all deserve.

      Gillette have decent products as well and they are nicely priced, my wife bought me their products because she didn't understand why pay more for Nivea or Schick. I convinced her that it really matters, and you get a little luxury for a buck more per can. Gillette's Hydra Gel is actually great, but I still prefer the other two.

      So to sum up, no matter which one you buy, buy the top of the line, for shaving lube buying the luxury products, is worth every penny. This unless you have a very soft beard, and a great non-sensitive skin, so you can use anything, a little regular soap will do it.

      Fogless Shower Mirror

      This fogless shower mirror will help you shaving in the shower. Have you tried to shave in the shower? Once you try it, you will never go back to shaving in the sink.

      The mirror has a water chamber to keep the mirror fogless. It also has an built in squeegee for easier mirror cleaning.

      The silicone adhesive in the kit provides a secure wall mounting without damaging the tiles.

      The concept behind the fogless mirror is that filling in the mirror's container with hot water, maintains the mirror to the same temperature as the environment in the shower, so the water vapors don't condensate on the mirror.

      The mirror has a water chamber to keep the mirror fogless. It also has an built in squeegee for easier mirror cleaning.

      The silicone adhesive in the kit provides a secure wall mounting without damaging the tiles.

      The concept behind the fogless mirror is that filling in the mirror's container with hot water, maintains the mirror to the same temperature as the environment in the shower, so the water vapors don't condensate on the mirror.

      Fogless Shower Mirror with Squeegee by ToiletTree Products. Guaranteed Not to Fog, Designed Not to Fall. (Silver)
      Fogless Shower Mirror with Squeegee by ToiletTree Products. Guaranteed Not to Fog, Designed Not to Fall. (Silver)

      Have you tried to shave in the shower? Once you try it, you will never go back to shaving in the sink. This is the perfect mirror for your sower shaving.

       

      Dry Shave Gel - Waterless Shave Reinvented

      To be honest, I was skeptical when I heard about this product. I never dry-shave, for me the shaving has to be with my morning shower. But I wanted to see if the claims about the Dry Shave Gel were true.

      There was no reason to try this besides my curiosity. I don't really need a dry shave gel, because my life style allows me to get my shaving in the comfort of my home. After reading all the reviews on Amazon I just had to try it. It is absolutely amazing! For men who travel a lot, for men with hectic schedules, and simply if you need a better shave, try this, you won't be disappointed. It provides a great smooth glide as good as any, without the need to use water. You can shave anywhere, at work, in your car, in an airplane, etc...

      Make sure you follow the instructions, and you let the gel sit for half a minute before start shaving.The only negative part is the price, it is rather expensive, but if you find yourself dry-shaving often, or even once in a while you need it.

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          mariacarbonara 3 years ago

          My partner just uses soap, not sure why.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I use Nivea Foam myself; haven't got around to Dove yet but I like to try out different things. Maybe next time.

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          Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

          My husband still prefers a gel over cream shaving foams.

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