Jun 19, 2013

Figaró foaming shaving cream

Figaró Habzó Borotvakrém, or Figaro Foaming Shaving Cream for those...

Figaró Habzó Borotvakrém, or Figaro Foaming Shaving Cream for those who don’t speak Hungarian, is a rather decent product for a really good price. Not to be confused with the Italian almond-scented Figaro Crema de Barba. Which I haven’t tried but might also be a decent product for a really good price.

Looks could be deceiving with the lather; with just a damp brush, it lathers up into something that looks like it could be quite usable, and well, it was usable. It was nice and thick, but was lacking a bit on the glide, and wasn’t all that stable (I did have to re-apply on the first pass). Which illustrates why it’s important to experiment with water content when trying a new shaving soap or cream, as a fair bit more water managed to amp up the glide a lot, fix the stability problems, and did so with only a minor decrease in the thickness. So, play with it a bit and find a balance that you’ll like, it seems to have a nice wide sweet spot. It gave a good shave, although didn’t seem to have much in the way going for it moisturization-wize.

The scent is a fairly pleasant one, I suppose I’d say that it’s predominately herbal, with what I think is a bit of a floral note as well and some oakmoss to back it all up. The strength wasn’t too bad, at least initially, however it did drop off fairly quickly.

  • 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
  • 7/10 Scent Strength
  • 8/10 Lather Quality

I found this 85 mL tube of shaving cream for $3.89. All in all, I’d say it’s a quite good value for that price. 7/10 overall

Ingredients: Aqua, Stearic Acid, Pamitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Silicate, Sorbitol, Parfum, Boric Acid, Coumarin, Citronellol, Geraniol, Evernia Prunastri Extract.

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