So my small collection of shaving creams/soaps now consists of the T&H 1805 SC, T&H Soap, and samples of C&E nomad and almond sc (also have a tub of menscience brushless which I think is pretty good). I liked the nomad but after only one shave was underwhelmed with the almond (didn't get a very slick lather at all). That said, I will give it another shot or two. My question deals with what'd be best to add to complete a "small" collection. I have been pondering the Taylors Avacado cream, QED Rose soap, L'occitane soap, and nancy boy cream. I know that many of you will say to get all of them, but I'm not wanting to spend another hundred bucks right now. I was thinking of trying two and then later picking up the other two. Any recommendations on which way to fly first?
In case anyone asks, about my routine: I usually wash with menscience daily fash wash morning and night. I also substitute with the scrub every two or three days. I always follow up with a small amount of their moisturizer. In regards to my skin, I feel like my skin is fairly prone to breaking out and getting ingrowns, esp. if going against the grain (that begs another question as to if any of you all used to have problems with ingrowns in the past but can now shave against w/o problems). I tend to try with and then across the grain instead of going against. That said, I still try to go against every once in a while.