Shave Cream & Gels at Walgreens
Shaving is highly effective and simple way to remove facial hair. However, this method of hair removal can pose a risk for irritation. Fortunately, you can take steps to minimize razor burn simply by applying a shaving lubricant before you shave. At Walgreens, we carry a large selection of shaving soaps, creams and gels with options for men and women of all skin types. You can check out the entire product assortment or narrow down the options with the menu at the left to find the perfect shaving product in no time.
Shaving Lubricants for Traditional Razors
Shaving lubricants are essential for anyone who uses a conventional non-electric razor for shaving. All razors use sharp blades to slice off hairs at the point where they emerge from the follicles along the skin. When you use a razor on bare skin, the blades cause friction as they drag across the skin. This can lead to redness, inflammation, bumps, itching and even nicks and cuts. A shaving lubricant creates a layer of protection over the skin. With a shaving lubricant in place, the razor moves more effortlessly and produces less friction.
Soaps vs. Creams vs. Gels
There are a number of different types of shaving lubricants available for you to consider.
- Shaving soap comes as a solid bar. To use the product, you moisten the bar with water and then use a brush to create a lather. People who prefer shaving soap may like the ability to control how foamy their shaving lubricant is or feel that the solid bars are easier to travel with.
- Shaving creams and gels are more commonly used than shaving soap. Both types of products come in either a metal can or a plastic tube.
- Creams have a thicker, creamier consistency, while gels are lighter and do not become creamy until you rub them onto your skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, a cream can provide additional moisturizing benefits to protect you from the razor.
- Gels can make it easier to see hair growth as you shave.
Products for Him and Her
Most shave gels and creams are formulated either for men or for women. Men's and women's shaving products differ in scent, featuring fragrances that will appeal to the people who use them. In addition, men's shaving creams and gels are generally formulated for use on facial skin, while women's products are intended for use on the body.
Options for Every Concern
Once you have narrowed down the options to focus on the type of shaving lubricant that you prefer and the products designed for your gender, you can compare the other features of the formulas. There are a number of specialty shaving creams and gels available for people with special concerns. Formulas for sensitive skin contain gentle ingredients that are less likely to cause irritation. Products made for dry skin hydrate while they lubricate to ease itching and flakiness. You can also find products that help to fight ingrown hairs.