The Best Shaving Creams Under $50


Shaving creams are all the same right? Wrong.

They vary in scents, and most importantly ingredients. Finding the best one is the difference between getting a nasty ingrown hair or a flawless, smooth shave. However, quality doesn’t always have to mean expensive. To help, we have developed a list of The Best Shaving Creams that won’t leave hole in your pocket.

Lab Shave Cream 150x150 The Best Shaving Creams Under $50 Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream – $25

Lab has a history of making quality products, and this is no exception. Suitable for all skin types, the creamy formula softens and prepares your skin for a close shave. The texture is rich and feels soothing on even the most irritated skin. Lab offers a unique, patented, formula that helps prevent cuts and ingrown hairs.


Anthony logistics cream 150x150 The Best Shaving Creams Under $50 Anthony Logistics Shave Cream - $16.50

Packed with Vitamins A, C and E, this cream from Anthony Logistics is a solid choice for men who have hair that gets a bit rough. Using a combination of soothing Aloe Vera gel and Squalene (a wheat germ derived ingredient), it helps nourish the skin from within and also helps lubricate the epidermis to prevent razor burns and cuts. This is a great choice for those with thick and coarse hair.


Dermalogica soothing Shave Cream 150x150 The Best Shaving Creams Under $50 Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream – $22

If you want a product that moisturizes and preps your skin for your daily shave, this is it. The Jojoba seed oil and Shea butter locks moisture in the skin whilst Comfrey leaf extract reliefs the skin of any irritation shaving may cause. The elderberry scent is masculine and features a subtle tart and fruit undertone. Dermalogica is highly recommended.


Body Shop maca root cream 150x150 The Best Shaving Creams Under $50 The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Shave Cream – $16

For men who want a no-fuss product, The Body Shop does it just right. Brazil nut oil prevents the skin from drying out whilst the coconut oil gives it a great slick texture. This product uses ingredients sourced ethically from Community Trade – so you know that when you’re having your morning shave, your money is going into the right hands.


Geo Trumper Shaving Cream 150x150 The Best Shaving Creams Under $50 Geo F Trumper Shave Cream – $27

With a sandalwood aroma and a luxurious lather, Geo F. Trumper leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. The best part is that you don’t need to use much product to get a great result. As they say, a little goes a long way.


So that’s it. The best shaving creams all under $50. If you think we’ve missed anything, let us know in the comments section below.


This article was written by Arthur Chan, Editor of HommeStyler, a men's fashion and grooming blog. You can also follow HommeStyler on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Reply September 26, 2012

    Lewis Harper

    Sorry guys but you missed the absolute best shaving cream in the world: Al’s Shaving Cream ( No other cream comes close in lather quality.and volume. I traded years of irritation for the closest shaves once I started using it. I love all the scents, they are natural. More importantly, they are made in the USA. Try this one and you will love it too.

  • Reply June 3, 2013

    Midwest Blade

    Your quoted price on Anthony Logistics Shace Cream is incorrect, it is available for $16.50 for the 6 oz. tube on their website.

    • Reply June 4, 2013

      Male Standard

      Thanks for the update. It’s truly appreciated.

  • Reply August 7, 2013


    I probably wouldn’t even bother with the top four in that list. Here’s what I would replace them with:

    1) D.R. Harris (mmm Arlington) – tubs are ~$25, tubes are ~$14
    2) Castle Forbes (especially lime) – available for $38+shipping from Amazon
    3) Truefitt & Hill – from their website, $30 for a tub and $22 for a tube
    4) Taylor of Old Bond St. – tubs can be had for ~$15

    • Reply August 7, 2013

      Male Standard

      Love it. Thanks Chuck. Anyone else have their own top 5 list?

  • Reply August 7, 2013

    Male Standard

    Thanks for the recommendations Douglas.

  • Reply April 1, 2014

    Ken Archer

    Definitely everyone has a favorite. I like some of the ones mentioned but I am definitely very fond of Al’s Shaving. An excellent product without a doubt and very affordable. I made a custom with cedar and lavender for $38 that came in a 8 oz tub to the top!

  • Reply June 27, 2014

    Steve LaBoon

    It is hard imagine any top 5 or 10 list of shaving creams that does not include Proraso Shave Cream and their after shave liquid creme. I have used many shave creams, including Anthony Shave Cream. I keep coming back to Proraso because in my opinion, it stays wetter and richer for a longer time and covers the skin more completely. I use the eucolyptus formulation and find it is the best for me. And it is not nearly as expensive as the rest on this list. I also use a double edge safety razor … not the over priced cartridge razors, and perhaps that is the difference that I see in these reviews. Anyone who writes a review should include what they use in their shaving regimen (razor type, blades used, shaving cream, etc.) because there can be a huge difference in recommending something for cartridge users versus double edge safety users.

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