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These 10 Shaving Gels Will Make Razor Burn Disappear

Shaving gel is the best thing I’ve ever encountered for shaving. You can quote me on that.

Like, I’m still trying to find good razors. Cream didn’t do a thing. I relied on conditioner for my bikini area.

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Shaving gel changed. the. game. 

But, much to my surprise, the vast majority of people I know still use cream or… oh man… soap. Ugh. I share the word like a messiah, and those who have listened come back to say “ohmygod, you were totally right.” (Psh, as if I didn’t know that.)

But with so many shaving gels on the market, it can be overwhelming to find one! And, yeah, it took me awhile to find my favs, too.

As a beauty editor, I note everything I try out. So, during my search, I made a list of my top 10, and I’m sharing it with you today! No extra 11 and 12, no less than my top 10. Have the smoothest shave of your life, bbs.


Foaming Shave Gel

flamingo foaming shave gel

For some reason, shaving clubs are often separated by men and women, but I digress. Flamingo’s gel foams up to stay put, but not to the extent that your razor clogs. Filled with aloe and bisabolol to calm — needed with, you know, razor blades on your skin – you’ll have a soft and soothing shave.

BUY NOW – $5

Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel

elemis shaving gel

This foaming shave gel goes on ~ice-cool~ which can cause a bit of a shock… until it feels good. You can thank gentle aloe vera, witch hazel to reduce inflammation, and english oak to stop irritation for your clean and chilly shave.

BUY NOW – $36.50


manscaped CROP shave gel

Don’t rely on after-shaving products to smell amazing, because Manscaped (yep, there’s “Man” in the name, but don’t let it fool you into thinking it’s JUST for men) gives you a light citrus scent. The thick-but-not-too-thick formula is filled with grapeseed, coconut, jojoba, and tea tree oils for nourishment against the blade, plus orchid flower extract for antioxidants.

BUY NOW – $12.99

Original Shave Gel

Bulldog shave gel

Again, for men, blah blah blah THIS FORMULA. Aside from calming aloe vera, its star ingredients are camelina oil, which moisturizes with vitamin E and omega oils, and green tea for its antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, so infections and bacteria? Nah, you can pass on all of that.

BUY NOW – $6.99

Daily Shave Gel

murdock london nordstrom exclusive shaving gel

I love products that are exclusive to Nordstrom. Because I love Nordstrom? Possibly. Because it’s always the best brands? Definitely. Murdock London’s gel is made in a fair-trade certified factory with cedarwood oil to gently rub over acne, eczema, and general dermatitis. You don’t have to worry about making your skin woes even worse, so bless you, Murdock London.

BUY NOW – $24 (8.5 oz.)

No Bump Body Shave Gel

gigi no bump shave gel

Okay, can we all agree that there is nothing worse than shaving, feeling great, and then having red bumps all over the next day? Yeah, it’s a bummer. No Bump Body Shave Gel fixes this with an infusion of salicylic acid to exfoliate and fight those bumps, with soothing aloe vera and willow bark extract to calm irritation.

BUY NOW – $7.99

Bye bye, razor burn! Refinery is banishing you and your bumps. You can thank the main ingredient, aloe vera, for calming skin after taking a blade to your sensitive skin; clove and peppermint stop itching and have antiseptic and antibacterial properties, respectively. Cuts and chafing are in the past.

BUY NOW – $26

Pure by Gillette®

pure by gillette shaving gel

Gillette, the classic shaving company, comes in with a soothing shave gel to pair up with their (or any) razors. Pure has 0 alcohols, dyes, parabens, and sulfates, which can occasionally be found in some shaving gels for extra lather. It’s ideal for sensitive skin with aloe, but all skin types can benefit from a smooth shave, no?

BUY NOW – $5.99

Venus 2-in-1 Cleanser + Shave Gel


Yeah, it’s Gillette again. If you’re shaving your bikini line, you may notice your privates acting up a little – either with irritation, or, occasionally, with your pH. That’s why Gillette went ahead and studied up to create a pH-balanced shaving gel that won’t throw your privates’ pH off. It’s gynecologist-tested, so you can trust that they didn’t pull a fast one on you.

BUY NOW – $19.99

Moisturizing Shave Gel-to-Milk

oui the people shave gel

I’m used to being dried out and using extra gel – or even conditioner – to get that soft, hydrating shave. But soothing, anti-irritation dandelion root extract pairs with slippery, vitamin-packed aloe to totally condition, so you can know you’re getting a close and cozy shave. There’s also tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which helps encourage the body’s production of hyaluronic acid – it’s totally worth the splurge, promise. (It’s also my fav.)

BUY NOW – $64

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Are you going to (trust me and) try out shaving gel? Any questions? Leave them in the comments!

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