Lucky Tiger Liquid Shave Cream Review

Warning! Read the label before you buy this product as it is easy to make the mistake thinking that you are buying an after shave balm, when really, you are buying a shave cream, and a liquid shave cream at that!

Ok, so here is my review of Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave . This is a product that can be applied straight, or with a shaving brush. After showering and hydrating the skin, i decide to apply it straight by dispensing a small amount (the same size as a 20 cent piece into the palm of my hand). Of course, another way to build lather would be to squirt the same amount of liquid cream into a shaving mug, and begin building it with a shaving brush. I rub my hands together to build the lather and then apply it my face.

I think this is just a habit of mine, similar to wetting your tooth brush bristles before you brush your teeth, but i tend to wet my face again with some warm water before applying the lather, taking into account that I’ve just come out of the shower with full hydration of facial hair. I did the same in the past with shaving creams and shaving gels – i guess the reason i do this is to create more lubrication on the skin before shaving.

The first thing you will notice about Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave upon application to your face is that it is a well-structured lather with no visible signs of breakdown. It simply holds like any shave cream product should. Now, i haven’t taken the shaving brush route yet to establish what amount, density or quality of lather can be created via that avenue, but from other reviews I have come across for this same product, one word describing the lather load by many of them was the word ‘abundant’.

Later On That Day…

So, i found it quite silly to just do a straight application when i have a few shaving brushes at bay to do a quick review of this product with shaving brush at hand. For this review, i use a Traditional Barbers Handmade Badger Brush and a Shaver Shop brand shaving mug which i bought in-store.

And shazam! , this puppy pumps out a good amount of lather. If you work the brush and pump down a couple of times, the lather delivered is abundant. A quick squeeze test of the brush produces even more moist, well-structured lather. I forgot to mention the mild citrus scent that exudes from the liquid cream. I’m sitting on the fence with this scent. A brief flick through some Amazon reviews have the scent locked down as smelling like oranges. Well, oranges maybe in other parts of the world, but my instinctive nose points in the direction and leans towards a more citrus-y grapefruit set scent.

The Shave – (WTG) With The Grain

So, just reminding you that i am a wet shave rookie, slowly but surely building my experience, skills and know how on my way up the wet shaving echelon, hence the reason i consider my rank as rookie (or currently in training or an apprentice) therefore we won’t be going into (CTG) cross the grain or (ATG) against the grain anytime soon.

I’m using a Shaver Shop brand DE razor: the first pass is very very smooth, slick, and well-lubricated. After the first pass, time for a quick rinse and thorough examination.

 

Questions And Answers:

Q: What color and and substance is Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave?

A: Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave comes in a white liquid cream substance.

Q: What is your very first impression of the smell?

A: It hits me as having a grapefruit lite citrus-y scent upon unscrewing the cap, but it is most certainly the scent of Olive Fruit Oil, or Calendula and Chamomile as displayed on the label.

Q: Is Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave easy to get out of the bottle?

A: If the bottle is completely turned upside down, it will flow freely into the palm of your hand. Some control may be required with the flow of product if using this method so that you don’t end up with an overly large amount being dispersed. Just placing the bottle slowly into a half tilt will give you more control of product leaving the bottle.

I purchased the 5 FL OZ. (150ml) bottle which is made out of tough plastic. What i’m getting at is that you’re eventually gonna have to step up and use some elbow grease to get those last few squirts of product out of the bottle, or you should turn the bottle upside down (capped, of course) for 20 minutes or so to exhaust 99.9% of the product to the neck(top) of the bottle.

Q: What’s a feature of this product that you were impressed with the first time you used it?

A: That i only required a small amount of product, roughly the size of a 20 cent piece to create a generous amount of lather. I created the lather in the palm of my hands, and with a wet hydrated face after coming out of the shower applied it to my face. I used no shaving brush, just my hands all through out the application. At no time did i ever feel that the product was close to drying out or that i had to apply more water or liquid cream to the mix. The original amount was ample to provide a smooth creamy application.

Q: How did you come to the decision to purchase Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave?

A: Eye Candy. The packaging simply grabbed my attention when i was looking for wet shaving product’s instore. The image of the woman and tiger as well as the colors and font used also created some curiosity over this product. Price was another factor. I paid $19.99 (New Zealand) dollars for Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream from the Shaver Shop store at our local mall. I also bought a tub of The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream 100ml (3.4fl.oz. net). A review of that product coming at a later date.

Q: Would you recommend this product to wet shaving beginners, and why?

A: I would recommend it to the newbies in wet shaving to purchase, simply because the lather holds very well and is easily manageable to apply to your face and it doesn’t leave any out of control mess if working with a minimal amount of product. On the other hand, if you’re loading up and plan on using a DE razor for the very first time, you may be concentrating more on your technique and how you hold and handle the razor as opposed to the white creamy application covering your face and neck area making you come off second best with your first attempt in wet shaving, especially with a super sharp razor blades. For some, a low foam formula allowing you to see exactly where you’re shaving like the King Of Shaves line shaving gels may be a better option.

Q: Can Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave be used with any regular cartridge razor, or is it more suitable for a double edge or straight razor?

A: This shaving cream can be used with any type of shaving device, be it a straight razr, de raxorm ,cartifdge or disposable razos, the lather doesnt get as thick as say a can of barbarollm cs. , the secret simplt being a thinner lathr.

Q: Wold you recommend this product to be good for travel purposes?

A: Definitely, it’s a no brainer. It comes as a liquid cream so it’s easy enough to just refill a small shampoo or conditioner bottle that’s TSA complient for your journey.

Q: Are the directions on the packaging easy to understand?

A: Yes they are.

Q: Do you use any After shave splash-on or Aftershve balm post shave to compliment Lucky Tiger Liquid Shave Cream, if so, what are they?

A: I currently use Proraso (green) After Shave Lotion 100ml 3.4 fl.oz which compliments Lucky Tiger very well. Not a scent that i’d used in the past but it’s certainly grown on me very quickly. The Menthol Eucalyptus properties and it’s soothing effect on my skin after a good shave is a winner. The only other after post shave product that i’ve used with Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave is Nivea Men Sensitive After Shave Splash 100ml. It has 0% Alcohol, so no burning. I’ve used many Nivea Men product’s over the years and have always been attracted to the scent, be it an after shave or a deodorant stick. This choice was no different. It doesn’t leave you with that sticky feeling and is enriched with a combination of Hamamelis and Chamomile.

Q: Did you experience any burning effect or discomfort when applying more of Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave part way through your wet shaving regime?

A: None what so ever. I found this out after nicking my skin one time too many, and then finding that i had to reapply the product again for certain area’s of my face.

Pros

Cons

Ingredients

Purified Water(Aqua), Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acic, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantion, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Trisodium EDTA, CitricAcid, PotassiumBenzoate, PotassiumSorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Citrus Essential Oils).


 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge