View Full Version : Dr. Galen Cream Shave from C.O. Bigelow
11-30-2008, 10:27 AM
I've fallen into a tube of this stuff. I'm definitley going to try it, but before I do, anyone know anything about it? Apparently, its a non-lathering cream, so I'm try mixing it into my Williams Puck lather. Wisdom, speculation?
11-30-2008, 10:39 AM
When I said "non-lathering" I meant non-foaming. Is non-foaming a term used to describe most shaving creams, or is this stuff something different? The directions say "Apply a thin layer of our non-foaming cream to your face and shave." Simple enough. That mean I don't built a lather?
The full title is "Dr. Galen Cream Shave Sensitive Skin Formula" No. 201
Apothecary Ingredient: Sesame Seed Oil
Active Level: 1%
Whatever that means.
11-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Sorry but I have no familiarity with that product. What I do know is that all of the Bigelow products are good at doing what they advertise. They are constantly discontinuing then re-introducing their products, and as far as I know that one must be discontinued.
11-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Sorry can't help you out with info as I have never tried the product. I have tried the now-discontinued Dr. Galen Aftershave balm and it is very good. I would expect the Dr. Galen shave cream to be a good, probably-brushless cream.
11-30-2008, 01:31 PM
Alright then, the question is, should I mix it with a Williams puck, or an Omega cake?
11-30-2008, 01:37 PM
Obviously, I haven't done this, because I don't have any of the Bigelow, but personally, I'd try mixing it with the Omega, because the Proraso products lather very well. Then again, you can always try pouring some of it all over your Williams puck, then see what develops when you start working on it with your brush. Do both! You don't necessarily have to wait until you actually have to shave. I have learned a lot by just practicing. Do everything except running the razor over your face. Instead, just wash it off. Soap is really really cheap, considering how many times you use it before you have to replace it.
12-02-2008, 06:25 PM
I haven't tried the "Sensitve" but I had a tube of the "Original Lather" version. It smells like Proraso green, they both have eucalyptus, but that's where the similarities end. In truth I thought it was terrible.
Funny thing is, their "Original" and "Sensitive" after-shaves are both excellent. The "Original" happens to be my favorite after shave balm. Too bad their discontinued.
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