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Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby WetTheFace » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Company: Ingram
Product: Ingram Shaving Cream
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Last month I was given a box containing shaving products from my friend in the UK. The first on the list was Palmolive shaving cream and now I’m dipping into the box again and pulling out Ingram an amazing mentholated shaving cream that’s sure to please.

This is another staple of the UK. I’ve seen it advertised on websites there for as low as $2.00. Looks are deceiving here because this underestimated looking shaving cream is a one of the best I’ve used.
The scent on Ingram is very much akin to Brylcream a hair gel for man which I do use from time to time so I have no issues with it.

I like to read the instructions so I have a good idea of the limitations of a product and right off the bat it said I could use a brush and that made me happy. The instructions continued Wet the face then rinse the brush with warm water add a dab or two of the shaving cream to it and apply to face.

As you work it into your beard you can feel the shaving cream starting to build and in a minute or two, you will get an intense menthol sensation which will last until after the shave about 10 minutes or so such a fantastic feeling. This cream has plenty of slickness and glide which you will notice after your shave. It allowed me to go over stubborn spots with ease. The post shave feel was also top shelf. In retrospect, I should have used a mentholated balm to end the shave like the one from Soap Commander maybe next time.

So, I had a great shave and would absolutely recommend this to every wet shaver. Of course, if you’re not a menthol head like me then you can skip this one. But if you order one now online you’ll be glad you did.

Company: Ingram
Product: Ingram Shaving Cream $3.00
Website – GoogleSearch
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby mlb549 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:15 am

Very nice review, Ingram is a top notch cream. I really like its slickness.
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby J T » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:37 am

Ingram SC
- great scent
- wonderful menthol buzz
- slick, protective and stable lather
- excellent post shave feel (product contains lanolin)

One down side is the product will separate in tube if subjected to hot temperatures.

Ingram SC is a great value. I order from Connaught Shaving UK (Suffolk Supplies).

As always YMMV
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby drmoss_ca » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:06 am

For those who don't know, this is exactly the same cream as that sold in a red tube by Kent (which makes it cost more!)

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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby Brutus » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:41 pm

Quite some time ago, I bought some Ingram shaving cream on a trip to the UK and was quite pleased with it.

Never got around to buy a second tube though and my memory has become somewhat hazy and for a moment I even thought it was called Ingram's shaving cream.

Since then, my UK trips have become few and far between and I find it now easier to pick up Palmolive or Nivea shaving creams when in continental Europe, but for me soaps still reign supreme.


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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby brothers » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:55 pm

I've been wanting to give it a try, just haven't done it. I used up a tube of Ingram Brushless just as it was being discontinued. Of course, it turned out to be one of the best brushless shaving creams I've ever used, but it is no longer to be found. Sigh ---
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby BPman » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:37 am

I had a tube and eventually sold it to a newcomer. It has great menthol, but there are better products for the money IMO. Cushion & glide were not good.
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:14 am

BPman wrote:I had a tube and eventually sold it to a newcomer. It has great menthol, but there are better products for the money IMO. Cushion & glide were not good.


I think it's fair to use a rule of thumb that ranks shaving creams:

1. Comes in tubs as well as tubes
2. Comes in tubes only

So the first rank will be subdivided into the Three Ts, then other tubby creams like Harris, CF, TBS, Nancy Boy and others who are trying hard, and finally those who use tubs but really ought not to bother like Salter and TGR. The second rank starts with perfectly good creams like Musgo and C&E, but then descends through the mass-market Ingrams, Palmolive, Erasmic, Florena (RIP), Derby and so on.

I intend no disrespect to any of these creams or their fans by dividing them this way, but it does seem to get things roughly right.
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby Ouchmychin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:34 am

After your review I wonder if it can be purchased in the U.S. online. Did your google photo mean you found some there?
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby brothers » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Ouchmychin wrote:After your review I wonder if it can be purchased in the U.S. online. Did your google photo mean you found some there?


Hi Pete. I just googled and it's in stock at WestCoast shaving and Amazon. I didn't check any further.
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby malocchio » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:18 am

It's a great cream. Also manufactured in Egypt , and that version has a more potent menthol punch, but sadly I haven't found any in several years.
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Re: Review - Ingram Shaving Cream (UK)

Postby brothers » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:28 pm

Causes me to wonder if Egypt might still offer a brushless version.
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