Creamo Cream is a very different kind of shave cream. It is in a class of creams known as non-brush based shaving creams. You don’t use a shaving brush to lather it or apply it. In fact, it doesn’t really lather at all. The cream that is produced is more like what you would get from lathering up a bath soap. The thing to remember when using Creamo is that it requires a lot of water. And what it really excels at is slickness. You can use it to shave without anything else and in fact I do use it for a full shave some times when I am in a hurry and will be satisfied with a one or two pass shave. But I don’t find this nearly as enjoyable of an experience as using a more traditional brush based soap or cream.
But the other way that I frequently use it is as a pre shave. Applying Creamo Cream as a pre shave really makes that first pass very smooth. The scent of the original classic Creamo is a fairly strong orange scent which I also enjoy. And since Creamo is very thirsty, applying a layer of soap over it will keep it from drying out. All in all using Creamo as a pre-shave for one of your favorite shaving soaps that you have lathered up will give a very nice shaving experience. Try it and see what you think.
In this particular instance I have used Creamo as a pre-shave for Barrister and Mann’s Sandalwood Latha. This soap is unfortunately out of production. But I have used it quite a bit and really enjoy it. The scent is a somewhat sweet and very rich sandalwood based soap. It is more like a cologne I think and I kind of believe that it is the smell I would get if I were inside the Taj Mahal. The Latha soap itself lathers up fairly easily and is not thirsty. It can become a bit thin if you get too much water in it. It is fairly slick and generally good in all aspects.
I purchased another tin when I heard they were going out of production with it. In this case I also purchased the AS splash with it. This splash is a non-alcohol based splash and I have found it to be extremely soothing. And unfortunately I don’t see that B & M makes another AS splash like this either. For what it’s worth I really enjoyed using the Latha series Sandalwood. It has been an incredible daily shaver. I wish I could find something similar.
This blade, Ladas Super Stainless, was a new choice for me. It is quite sharp but a bit harsh. I tend to like the platinum coated blades more than the stainless ones.
|Soap||Barrister and Mann Latha Sandalwood|
|Razor||Rockwell 6c, plate 4|
|Blade||Ladas Super Stainless|