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Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby brothers » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:36 am

There's something new. I located it at Target. Maybe it's elsewhere, of course. I noticed a tub (not tube) of Cremo Lathering Shaving cream on the shelf at my local Target a couple of weeks ago. If my memory is correct, I believe it specifies the use of a brush. I didn't buy it, I was hoping I could find a review before spending the money. Next time we are at Target I"ll see if I can get a couple of pics, if the stuff's still in stock. :)

I just searched Target's web store. It's Sandalwood fragrance, 4.5 oz called Cremo Lathering, and there's a handsome Spanish horsehair brush by Cremo. Kudos to Cremo and Target!
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby CMur12 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:05 pm

Thanks for the update, Gary.

I wonder how the formulation of the new cream compares to that of the brushless cream in a tube.

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby ask4Edge » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:00 pm

Haven't tried it, but no major change in formulation (so far).
Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, BHT, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyether-1, Xylitol, Perfluorodecalin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool.

Per reply (dated 2.17.17), on another shave site, by a poster self-identified as from Cremo Company: "we...are already working on improving the formula of our Lathering Shave Cream."
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby CMur12 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Thanks for the information, ask4Edge!

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby BPman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:53 am

Ironically, I was in a Target store the other day & noticed it as well. I unscrewed the lid and smelled it.................or at least attempted to as it had no smell whatsoever to my nose. Seriously, none. Nada. Pass. :shock:
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby pausted » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:43 pm

I was in Target today and decided to take one for the team. :) Sorry, BPman, but I detect a nice, although light, sandalwood scent. The cream is quite soft and has some shine to it. I'll give it a try tomorrow and give you guys a report. For $7.99 its worth a try.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby CMur12 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks for taking one for the team, Basil! I'll look forward to your report.

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby brothers » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:56 pm

Hoping the product works out well.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby pausted » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:45 am

After only one shave with the Cremo cream, here are my initial thoughts. I had read earlier on another forum that the cream tends to dissipate quickly after application so I used a lot more product hoping that this would help solve the problem. I used at least three times as much as I would normally use with a quality cream; a large index finger full. I bowl lathered it. It lathers readily and I added probably two tablespoons of water during the lathering process.

This cream excels in slickness, so much so that it is able to overcome some of its other shortcomings. During the first pass the cream thinned on the left side of my face while I made the pass on the right side. I didn't re-lather during the pass and the slickness allowed for a comfortable pass on the left side. After lathering for the second pass. the same thing occurred. I don't mean to say that the lather disappeared, only that it got thinner.

The final result was a BBS shave in two passes with a bit of clean up. Clean up without re-lathering is easy and comfortable again because of the slickness of the cream. I used the General razor with a Kai mild blade. This is a fine combo! The slickness is evident again during rinsing. It takes a lot of water to get this off ones face.

My conclusion is that this is an inexpensive, useable cream but certainly not a memorable one. If Cremo intends to compete with other quality US made creams such as AOS or Nancy Boy, they have some work to do. I should mention that the scent is pleasant. There is some sandalwood but its very light. I didn't notice any objectionable elements in the scent.

It was a good shave but I won't be stocking up on this stuff. :)
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby brothers » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:30 am

I have an opinion that products such as this are targeted toward massive numbers of consumers who aren't interested beyond getting an annoying chore over with and forgotten until it rears it's ugly head once again.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby CMur12 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks, Basil.

It sounds pretty good for the price, at which point it certainly isn't intended to compete with high-end creams.

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby pausted » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:06 pm

brothers wrote:I have an opinion that products such as this are targeted toward massive numbers of consumersent who aren't interested beyond getting an annoying chore over with and forgotten until it rears it's ugly head onceen again.


I agree, Gary. For the guy who uses carts or disposable razors and is not anal (like we are :( ) this cream would be a big improvement over canned foams or gels. Although I haven't tried it, I suspect it could be successfully used brushless. The ingredients are not much different than the brushless version in tubes.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby brothers » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:55 pm

I think maybe ladies too.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby TommyDawg » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:21 am

thanks for the review. I also noticed it recently at Target and was wondering the same thing. I actually like the cremo in a tube, despite it being brushless (it is the ONLY brushless goo I use, normally I hate the stuff). But, I only use it for my head-shaving in the shower. Something about the hot water and steam makes it slicker than anything. And apparently my casaba has more tolerance than my face, so the lack of cushion, etc, is more than made up for with the slickness. Works great for that purpose. But I don't think I will be trying the tub version. Thanks...
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby mlb549 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:55 pm

My experience with this new Creamo was disappointing. I have three other flavors of Creamo and they are great. After two less than average shaves, I piffed this product @ Maggards meet!!!!! Very poor marks from me.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby Steve » Tue May 23, 2017 10:24 am

Does Cremo shaving cream lather better with a brush and a bow?

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby brothers » Tue May 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Steve wrote:Does Cremo shaving cream lather better with a brush and a bow?

Steve


Steve, here's a review (November 2009) of Cremo in which I tried it brushless and also with a brush. It seems it lathers rather well with a brush. (Or I should say, at least it did nine years ago. :D )
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Post by brothers » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:09 am

#21 Cremo Shave Cream

1. Product name: Cremo Shave Cream
2. Country of origin: USA
3. Container size: 6 oz 177 ml plastic tube
4. Price: $6.75 Shaving Essentials
5. Cost per ounce: $1.13
6. Fragrance: Does it have a scent? Light citrus (Bergamot)
7. Texture: Describe the look and feel. White, thick lotion.
8. Protective: Does it protect against razor burn and chafing? Yes
9. Lubrication: Is it slippery? Did it help the razor slide smoothly? Yes
10. Efficiency: Does it do what was expected to help me shave? Yes
11. Endurance: Does it require reapplication during or between passes? No
12. Washable: Does it wash off face & razor easily afterward? Yes
13. Moisturizing: Does it add/restore moisture? Yes
14. Time elapsed: How long did it take to shave, from prep to cleanup? 9 min
15. Brush lather: Will a brush make it lather in a bowl? Yes
16. Brush cleanup: Does it easily rinse out of a brush? Yes
17. Did I enjoy the shave without a brush? Yes
18. Remarks: Marketed as “The Best”, brushless, and super lubricating. The directions recommend rubbing the product into the whiskers for 30 seconds before shaving. With this product my brushless shave was close, smooth, and well moisturized. The fragrance was mild and pleasant. When I was testing for brush lather I noticed that Cremo tends to respond quite well to the brush, so following the brushless trials, I’m going to give this product a couple of tryouts with a brush and a hot scuttle to see how it shaves through multiple lathering passes.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby Steve » Wed May 24, 2017 5:26 am

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the info! I hope it has not been reformulated since 2009. I find that some creams that are supposed to be applied by hand, work better with a brush. Kiss My Face is a good example of that. They lather fine with a brush.

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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby Squire » Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 am

Steve wrote:Does Cremo shaving cream lather better with a brush and a bow?

Steve


Lathers better for me but I use a brush for everything no matter what the label says.
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Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Postby Steve » Thu May 25, 2017 3:07 pm

Hi Squire,

Thanks! Does it later as well with a brush as say. Proraso?

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