The local Indian grocery store has been carrying Axe shaving cream, and I finally decided to give it a try.
Yes, it's that "Axe." This is an Indian shaving cream though, courtesy of Hindustan Unilever Limited.
Ingredients: Water, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyethylene Glycol, Laureth-23, Perfume, Sodium Laureth Sulfide, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Menthol, CI 19140 [aka FD&C Yellow #5], Disodium EDTA, Hydroxy Toluene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
I face lathered, using the small ice cream tasting spoon that I've been using for creams for a while, spread it on my face, and lathered up using my RV-restored Klenzo butterscotch.
The cream was actually pretty good, as I've come to expect from Indian creams. I like it better than Dettol. Nice and slick, protective, and I got a nice thick lather. Here is the brush after one pass of face lathering.
More than enough lather for my usual 2 passes+touchups.
It's actually been a while since I used a cream - like, last year sometime - but this was an easy product to use. Thumbs up there.
The scent is actually nice. It's a definite cologne scent, and while it has been a while since I used it, it reminds me a lot of T&H 1805, which would place it in the "aquatic" category. It's modern, not barbershop, and surprisingly I like the scent.
In India, this stuff is cheap as chips, but it's a bit hard to find elsewhere. But if you like aquatic colognes, it's worth a shot. If you see it on the shelf of your local Indian market, definitely take a whiff, and enjoy the performance.