Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54
Rated 5 out of 5 by YoungNSharp Best Shave Ever
I used this for the fist time three days ago. Having run out of my own standard shaving foam, I stole a tube of this from my father. Immediately I was shocked and mildly confusing when I squeezed out what looked to be SPF 50 suncream, I persevered. I ran through the normal motions of shaving and got my face and hands extremely wet, a mistake it appears with this cream as I washed it off several times. So I started again, with a moist face and damp hands, the cream clung on. My standard 5 bladed razor glided against my face with unknown ease and closeness and once I was done, my face felt 14 again. It was that smooth! Does take a shave or two to get used to, but I wouldn't use anything else now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nford Clean and Energized Feeling After the Shave
I personally prefer the blue eagle to the white eagle, but I feel both are sufficient. I like how this one (white eagle) has a nice cooling feeling after your shave - makes me feel energized and clean. I also love the size options available for this product. I wish the blue eagle had a travel size and a larger size tube.... Someday!
As it states, this is a brush less shaving CREAM, meaning you don't need a shaving brush (though proven to be beneficial to your skin and shaving experience) and is a creamy texture - so you only need a little bit or else your blade may get clogged.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jl1984 Impressed
As someone who struggled for years with ingrown hairs and razor burn, I feel inclined to review products when they are exceptionally good or exceptionally bad. This product falls into the good side of things.
In a nutshell, I wasn't able to shave comfortably until I switched to a safety razor and brush (if you haven't looked into it, please do.# You'll thank yourself once you realize that those silly 5 blade contraptions are a complete waste of money, and using a safety razor will allow you to spend money on quality skin products #like this one# rather than spending 20 bucks for 2 weeks worth of blades.
My typical shave goes like this- brush /w good quality cream, aftershave 'lotion' #it's filled with menthol and astringent to close pores and prevent infections# followed by Neutrogena balm. Sounds like a lot, but in reality it's not and it's worth it to not look like a fool with razor bumps. This product seems to basically combine aspects of all three of my usual steps. It has a nice glide to it once lathered, has menthol to help close the pores and tighten skin, and leaves face feeling supple instead of dried. I thought I would never say this, but I could actually ditch the brush and use this stuff daily if I felt so inclined.
The one thing that I find odd is the "no water needed" disclaimer.... no clue why they say that. It took about two passes to realize things weren't going to end well. So, what I would say is that rather than going totally dry, just wash your face, rinse, and leave that water on there. Get your hands slightly damp #run them under hot water, shake them out# and then lather- MUCH better. Finally, rinse with COLD water- not hot- and do NOT towel dry your face. The cold water will close your pores, and letting your face air dry #won't take too long# will prevent all of the oils, bacteria, and grime from your towel from getting in your pores #that's what causes irritation.#
This stuff IS hard to rinse out, but that's what a quality cream does.... it's not supposed to rinse right off! Some keep the water running, I just fill the sink with hot water and whisk the razor back and forth... seems to work better.
Lastly- I would still use an aftershave balm. Helps keeps your face moisturized especially in dry climates and wintertime.
Overall, I was really impressed by this- moreso than any other big box can/tube/brushless shaving cream. I will probably buy this for travel rather than lugging along a brush.
Rated 2 out of 5 by DGL857 Not wowed
I was expecting a lot from this shaving cream after reading the reviews. I was underwhelmed. It leaves the skin well conditioned and offers decent cushioning, but it clogged my safety razor something fierce. It's hard to tell if the cream was applied on all parts of my face in sufficient quantity, and I didn't feel like trying to reapply for a second pass. I'm glad the tube was part of a set of other Kiehl products that I really enjoyed. I'll stick with a shaving soap and a brush. Anyone want a nearly unused tube?
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiehlslover78 Fabulous for the men in my life!
I got this for my husband and father for Father's Day this year. They both absolutely love it. I was amazed at how much smoother my husbands face was after shaving. A definite must have.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickname Works Great
It has taken me years to find the best shave cream and this is it. Don’t wait. I will definitely use this from now on, thanks!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve1945 GREAT STUFF
I've used everything from cream to gel to tube preparation...and this by far has worked the best...your face will feel fresh all day and 12 hours later there is no beard showing yet...I'm kinda a geek when it comes to shaving and spend about 10 minutes getting close as I can..this usually results in nicks and bleeding..after using Kiehl's for 2 weeks..not one drop of blood...they have a customer for life.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drastic Closest shave possible
My skin is mildly oily, and sensitive to too much abrasion. Therefore I use an electric shaver most days. But once a week or so, it's nice to give myself the clean close shave that is only possible with a blade. Kiehl's brushless cream is the best on planet earth, because it protects my skin from abrasion and allows a very close shave. It seems to prevent nicking.
To use, wash your face and don't dry it. Apply a small amount of shave cream, let it sit for a minute (no more) and go to work. You'll find that it sticks to the razor blade and can be hard to wash out, but use a strong stream of hot water. When done, rinse off the residue and you'll feel great. Even better, dry off and apply a small splash of calendula toner.