• NO.1 Aveeno / Positively Smooth Shave Gel
  • NO.2 Gillette Pure Shaving Cream Manuka Honey and Vanilla
  • NO.3 EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream Lavender Jasmine
  • NO.4 Vanicream / Shave Cream
  • NO.5 Frederick Benjamin Hydro-Glaze Cooling Aloe Shave Gel
  • NO.6 Alba Botanica Very Emollient Shave Cream Coconut Lime
  • NO.7 Cremo French Lavender Moisturizing Shave Cream
  • NO.8 Tree Hut Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil
  • NO.9 Fur / Shave Cream
  • NO.10 Ursa Major / Stellar Shave Cream

10 Best Shaving Cream for Women 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Imagine this scenario: You are wearing the sexy bikini and enjoying the vacation on the beach or taking a sunbath with your friends and lover. It seems perfect. But then you stand up to greet your friends, finding out that you forget to shave armpits and legs when looking down. How awkward it will be!  

As we know, some people might shave hair with a razor or replace shaving creams with soap or body wash. If you are still doing this, we recommend you stop it right now. Professional shaving creams are highly recommended for they help build a protective barrier between the skin and the razor while softening the hair, helping you shave hair effortlessly. They also help protect the skin from irritation, nicks, and cuts by the razor. Apart from the above-mentioned, you are free to choose products that meet your own needs and are suitable for your skin type.

As women, apart from legs and underarms, we might need to shave the hair in more sensitive areas such as the pubic area. For this reason, we should choose those shaving products with a more gentle formula. After heeding the advice from dermatologists, our team carefully select ten high-quality shaving creams/gels/oils. We hope these products will work for you.  

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  • Moisturizing
  • Reducing hair growth
  • Vegan
  • Dermatologists-tested
  • It might cause allergies

Aveeno, a professional skincare brand under Johnson&Johnson, is devoted to providing natural skin care products since it was created in 1945. It is recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians. As a best seller of this brand, Positively Smooth Shave Gel is the pick of editors at Byrdie, Allure and Glamour. We know that delicate skin is prone to razor burn. Beauty writer Marriska Fernandes said on Byrdie, “Any shaving product that helps reduce shaving frequency is worth our attention. This shaving gel helps get rid of the hair in any area of our body and reduces the shaving times.” Formulated with natural soybean extract, aloe, and vitamin E, this product helps shave unwanted hair so as to shave less often while protecting skin from nicks and cuts. In addition, it works for softening and conditioning the hair, and evening out the skin tone, leaving behind hydrated and smooth skin. Though all the products of Aveeno have a gentle formula, some consumers reviewed that it caused a burning sensation and even redness and itching after use. We recommend those with sensitive skin conduct a patch test before use.   

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  • Smoothing skin
  • Moisturizing
  • Soothing
  • Free of dyes&parabens&sodium laurel sulfate
  • Sticky

Gillette Venus specializes in various shaving products for women such as razors, blades, shaving gels, and shaving electronic devices. As a star product of this brand, Pure Shaving Cream Manuka Honey and Vanilla is the Allure 2020 Best of Beauty Award winner. Formulated with shea butter, manuka honey, and aloe juice, it can produce a rich lather when rubbed with water, and smooth the skin, making it easy to shave while moisturizing and soothing the skin. Pure Shaving Cream Manuka Honey and Vanilla has a pleasant fragrance of vanilla, favored by many consumers. A consumer reviewed it after buying it on the official website, “Ah, I love this stuff! It helps me get a clean shave and leaves my skin soft and moisturized. And the best thing is it smells wonderful!! They should come out with a lotion and body wash in this scent.” But some consumers complained that this shaving cream is sticky and hard to spread. Those who are looking for a refreshing and lightweight cream should be cautious about choosing this product.  

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  • Moisturizing
  • Preventing nicks and cuts
  • Evening skin tone
  • Free of parabens and phthalates
  • Cruelty-free
  • Sticky

Eos, an American skincare brand, focuses on natural and organic products. The products of this brand are all certificated by USDA. As a star product of this brand, Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream Lavender Jasmine won the Self 2020 Healthy Beauty Awards. This milky creamy shaving cream works for wet or dry shaving. Though it is non-foaming, this shaving cream is excellent in soothing and softening the skin, preparing for the use of the razor. This shaving cream, formulated with shea butter, shea oil, and oats extract, helps persistently moisturize the skin of legs, underarms, and even the bikini area while protecting the skin from cuts. Aloe contained within this product works for soothing the skin and reducing irritation. This formula is also packed with lavender extract which helps even skin tone, bringing a pleasant scent of lavender. The preservatives-free and gluten-free Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream Lavender Jasmine, dermatologists-tested, minimizes the risk of allergies and is suitable for those with sensitive skin. But some consumers don’t like its sticky texture that is more like toothpaste or lotions and is hard to spread. Those who are looking for a refreshing and lightweight cream should be cautious about choosing this product.   

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  • Moisturizing
  • Gentle
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Free of fragrance, paraben and alcohol
  • The scent not favored by everyone.

Vanicream, a skincare brand created by professional pharmacists Conrad Thompson and Ed Mansfield, is devoting to providing various skincare products which are safe, gentle, non-irritant, and suitable for skin of all ages. Vanicream Shave Cream was titled by famous magazine Byrdie as the best shaving cream for sensitive skin. Beauty writer Marriska Fernandes said, “If you have sensitive skin, you might encounter irritation while shaving so as to reduce the irritation, you need to use this shaving cream in a large mount before shaving. You can use this product without worries for it is free of alcohol, dyes, fragrance, and other preservatives.” A non-foaming formula, it helps build a protective barrier between the skin and the razor to prevent cuts. This cream is also packed with glycerin and panthenol to moisturize and soothe the skin and reduce redness and inflammation, ideal for those with sensitive skin. But this scent is not favored by everyone, those who can not stand its scent should be cautious choosing this product.

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  • Soothing
  • Moisturizing
  • Suitable for dark skin
  • None

Frederick Benjamin, men’s grooming brand, is devoted to providing products suitable for people of color. Though Frederick Benjamin offers personal care grooming products, Hydro-Glaze Cooling Aloe Shave Gel of this brand is suitable for women. If you have dark skin, brown or black, this shaving gel is ideal for you. Dermatologist Mona Gohara said, “Don’t pay too much attention to the gendered labels because this shaving gel might just be what you need.” This transparent shaving gel, is low-to foam-free when rubbed, leaving your skin feeling comfortable. This shaving gel will build a natural protective barrier, helping your razor glide smoothly over your skin and protecting your skin from cuts by the razor. With aloe extract and witch hazel as its highlighted ingredients, this shaving gel works for repairing, moisturizing the skin while cleansing it and soothing inflammation, suitable for sensitive skin. It is also packed with natural castor oil which can moisturize and soften the skin. The affordable gel is a cost-effective option worth considering.  

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  • Moisturizing
  • Plant-based
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free of artificial colors and parabens
  • Vegan
  • Sticky

Alba Botanica, an American organic personal care brand, is devoted to providing natural and healthy products for skincare, haircare, body care, lip care and sun protection. Very Emollient Shave Cream Coconut Lime is titled by famous website Glamour as the best shaving cream for dry skin. Beauty writer Sarah Y. Wu said, “As its name suggests, this shaving cream is suitable for dehydrated skin. The nourishing ingredients contained within this cream are twice that of body wash.” This soap-free shaving cream is enriched with botanical moisturizing ingredients to prevent dryness and flaking, suitable for both normal and dry skin. Packed with vitamin E and plant extracts such as aloe, coconut, calendula, lime, and chamomile, it not only deeply moisturizes but also softens the hair, helping the razor glide smoothly over the skin and protecting the skin from cuts and bumps. Free of harmful chemicals such as artificial coloring and sulfate, this product helps minimize the risk of allergies, suitable for those with sensitive skin as well. But some consumers complained about its sticky texture, which might clog the razor and make it difficult to clean.  

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  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Moisturizing
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Its scent not favored by everyone

 Cremo, a top-level beauty brand co-founded by Mike and Kyle, is devoted to providing high-quality skincare products for consumers. As a best seller of this brand, French Lavender Moisturizing Shave Cream is suitable for most skin types. This milky creamy and non-foaming product leaves a silky smooth skin. With great bendability, an almond-size amount of this cream can cover up most areas of the leg. Beauty writer Sarah Y. Wu said on Glamour, “A small amount of this shaving cream can get rid of each hair. At the same time, it will build a protective barrier for your skin to deliver a better shave.” This shaving cream contains unique molecules which make a silky texture of the cream when it is encountered with water. It helps you effortlessly shave your hair without causing cuts and irritation. This shaving cream is infused with macadamia ternifolia seed oil, aloe, calendula Officinalis flower extract, lemon fruit, Carica papaya fruit extract, and olive leaf extract to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. In addition, the lavender oil contained within this product not only soothes the skin but also brings a pleasant scent of lavender. But its scent is not favored by everyone, those who care much about its scent should be cautious choosing this product.     

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  • Moisturizing
  • Soothing
  • Free of paraben, sulfate and alcohol
  • Nourishing
  • Its scent not favored by everyone,
  • To be used with cautious for those with sensitive skin

Tree Hut, an American body care brand, is devoted to providing skincare products made with natural plants. Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil comes in three fragrances: Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Moroccan Rose and Coconut Lime. As a classic product of this brand, Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil Coconut Lime has a fresh mixed fragrance of palm leaf, lime, and coconut. Though the official website claims it to have a long-lasting and pleasant scent, its fragrance is not favored by everyone. Those who can not stand its scent should be cautious about choosing this product. With a gel-to-oil texture, this shaving cream leaves your skin silky smooth. Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil Coconut Lime is formulated with natural shea butter to not only deeply nourish and soften the skin but also relieve dryness and restore the elasticity of the skin. Argan oil, grape seed oil, jojoba seed oil sesame oil, vitamin E, and oat kernel extract contained within this product is to soothe, moisturize, nourish the skin. This shaving oil adopts the unique technology of this brand to fight cuts and irritation by the razor, delivering beautiful and smooth skin. A user left her review of this efficacious product on the official website, “I love this product. I've tried shaving with oils, but it's so messy and slippery for the tub! This is a gel that lubricates nicely, but isn't slimy and is water-soluble. It doesn't coat the tub or leaves your skin feeling greasy. Legs and underarms feel deliciously moisturized and silky for a couple of days. I recommend this product to everyone.”

Though this shaving gel is free of preservatives and alcohol, some consumers reviewed that it caused burning sensation and redness. Those with sensitive skin should be cautious choosing this product.

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  • Moisturizing
  • Soothing
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free of mineral oil, parabens, and synthetic fragrances
  • Expensive

Fur is devoted to providing natural and effective cleaning products. The products of this brand, dermatologists and gynecologically tested, safe and free of harmful ingredients such as mineral oil, preservatives, and artificial fragrance, are suitable for most skin types. As a star product of this brand, Shave Cream is recommended by famous websites Byrdie and Glamour and it is titled as the best shaving cream for the bikini area. Beauty writer Marriska Fernandes said, “This shaving cream could reduce the risk of razor bumps and cuts, ingrown hair, and irritation of the bikini area.” This lightweight non-foaming shaving cream is suitable for all areas of the body. (including bikini area, underarms, chest, legs, and face) This shaving cream has olive oil, aloe, coconut-derived cleansing agents, and marshmallow root extract as its key ingredients. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, water, and squalene, which work with coconut-derived cleansing agents for moisturizing and protecting skin from razor burn. Aloe is enriched with vitamin A and C to deliver smooth and soft skin. Marshmallow root extract, with properties of anti-inflammation and antimicrobial, helps soothe and calm the skin, suitable for sensitive skin as well. But this shaving cream is pricey, recommended for those not on a tight budget.       

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  • Moisturizing
  • Nourishing
  • Free of parabens and synthetic fragrance
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • To be used with caution for those with dry skin

Ursa Major, a natural skincare brand, is devoted to delivering healthy skin by using natural and effective ingredients. Stellar Shave Cream is suitable for the body and the face, both for men and women. This milky creamy non-foaming cream leaves the skin feeling comfortable with a smooth and fine texture. After applying, it will build a protective barrier on the skin, not only helping shave hair effortlessly but also protecting the skin from nicks and razor burn and conditioning the skin. Packed with aloe, sunflower, willow, birch juice, shea butter, and oat protein, this cream deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin, relieves the dryness, conditions the skin, while reducing redness, suitable for sensitive skin. This cream has a pleasant mixed fragrance of ginger, grapefruit, vanilla root, and bergamot. But some consumers reviewed that their skin became dry after use. We recommend moisturizing your skin before use to achieve a better effect.

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