Best Shaving Gel for Sensitive Skin: Top 5 Picks of 2017 for Shaves as Smooth as Silk

(Last Updated On: 19/09/2017)

There are many great shaving creams, straight razors with blades, and quality electric shavers on the market today that really can offer a close shave time after time. However, there are also many that cause skin irritation, especially if using disposable razors. Even safety razors can cause skin irritation if not used properly. That’s why we believe that cool, soothing shaving gel is the best for still achieving that ultra close and comfortable shave without suffering from dry skin or razor bump. Here are our top 5 picks for shaving gels in 2017 that ensure a smooth shave.

1. Fieldworks Organic Natural Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin

Fieldworks Organic Natural Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin

Fieldworks Supply Co., based out of Portland, Oregon, prides itself on being a small-batch company that hand crafts all of its products. Aptly named “Another Close Shave”, their highly-rated shave gel for sensitive skin, uses a slick formula that gets you a close shave, without irritating the skin. The lather is great and lasts well into your shave giving you lots of protection and an easy glide: For this concentrated gel, a little goes a long way. Organic and all-natural, “Another Close Shave” boasts ingredients like aloe and Shea butter for their hydrating effects and essential oils like castor and witch hazel for nurturing the skin and pores. Olive, sunflower and coconut oils provide a gentle cleanser and the baseline and most unique ingredient of this shave gel is bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is derived from volcanic ash; it removes impurities and toxins from the skin and helps the skin retain moisture. Nothing could be more primal than shaving with volcano ash!  The lasting effects are cool, smooth and have you smelling like the outdoors.

2. Mane Tame Shaving Gel

Mane Tame Shaving Gel

This Los Angeles company was born from the need for diversity in the men’s grooming industry. Mane Tame products are designed to suit a variety of needs, including customers with sensitive skin. Their non-lathering formula is clear in color and mild in scent. It is uncomplicated and gives you everything you need for a precise shave while leaving out anything that might irritate the skin. If you’re looking for loads of protection, hydration, and a gel you can use for precision line jobs around the mustache, sideburns, and beard, Mane Tame Shaving Gel is right for you. This clear, non-foaming gel provides visibility during a well-protected and well-lubricated shave. Enhanced with aloe Vera, vitamin E, and vitamin C, this shave gel is formulated to improve skin’s hydration, renew aging skin cells, and reduce inflammation. A few drops are all that needed for a close and soothing shave. This product is new to the Mane Tame roster; however, the company’s favorable reviews with similar products and the increase in people moving to shave gels, lead us to believe in its inevitable success.

3. EZ-Blade Shaving Gel

EZ-Blade Shaving Gel

On the market since 2010, EZ-Blade Shaving Gel is a popular choice for barbers and at-home users. The gel formula does not require any water or lathering, it is equipped with pre-shave oils right in its formula so it can be applied and used straight away with a variety of razors. Though many reviewers agree that a hot towel treatment prior to use is the best way to go. The translucent green gel is ideal for precision jobs around the face and the pre-shave oils make this unique gel suitable for body and head shaves as well. This gel is designed to open the pores, relax the face and, soften the beard. The scent is undeniably masculine, with hints of soothing antiseptic tea tree oil and cooling mint. Just put a small amount on the fingertips, rub in a circular motion, and apply in the direction of the hair growth. This is a versatile gel meant for a variety of different shaving tasks. So, for the professional barber or the customer with various shaving needs, this gel might just be up for the task(s).

4. Tomb45 Shave Gel

Tomb45 Shave Gel

The Tomb45 tag is, “made by barbers for barbers” but you’re not a barber and that’s OK. This Miami company’s claim is, this shave gel will facilitate such a good shave that you might actually think you are a barber! And, if you are a barber, this non-foaming gel, formulated with aloe Vera will be a hit in your shop. If you’re still not confident, the Tomb45 guys are happy to showcase how-tos, including fades on their YouTube channel. Clear for precision, slick for glide, and has a scent that has most reviewers raving not only about its results, but complimenting how pleasing it is to the nose as well. A few small things go a long way here: The squeeze bottle is great for preventing waste, the clear bottle lets you know when you’re about to run low and priced from $6 for 8 ounces, and it is high quality at a low-cost. Additionally, vitamin E helps with hydration and the aloe Vera helps soothe the skin. The Tomb45 shave gel provides easy glide for the razor that reduces irritation, bumps, and razor burn. This highly rated and reviewed shave gel has been widely enjoyed by those who suffer from sensitive skin.

5. Bump Patrol Cool Shave Gel with Menthol for Sensitive Skin

Bump Patrol Cool Shave Gel with Menthol for Sensitive Skin

Formulated for men and women, this dermatologist-recommended shave gel by M&M products is ideal for coarser, curlier, or generally more challenging hair types. A small amount produces a rich, creamy lather for a smooth and calming shave. Ideal for most shave jobs including, the face, head, and body though the foam provides less visibility for jobs that require a little more precision like mustaches or sideburns. The naturally-derived, concentrated formula is specially formulated to reduce irritation and “patrol” bumps. Menthol is added to provide a cool and tingling feeling, post shave. Working a good lather and continuing to work a good lather while shaving by adding more water is recommended for a knick, cut, and bump-free shave. Bump Patrol is sold in 4-oz tubes, an ideal size for travel. But don’t be swayed by its small package; this gel formula provides a big punch as far as lather goes and reviewers have claimed closer shaves using Bump Patrol have reduced the frequency in which they need to shave. Fewer and better shaves! What could be better?

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