Originally Posted by PortsmouthDavid
You are probably not too early at all in your assessment of this top notch shave cream. Nancy Boy shave cream has easily moved into the #1 place in my rotation of creams and soaps. My previous favorites were Taylor's Rose and Trumper's Violet, and now that I have discovered NB cream, I have to make myself use the Taylor's and Trumper's. That's how much I like NB!
I too have sensitive skin when it comes to certain cosmetic ingredients, especially menthol, so I was kind of unsure whether it would work out in the long run. I have used NB day after day with NO irritation whatsoever! Not only that, but if I try another cream or soap that irritates my skin, the next day I go with NB and it calms it right down. I always wanted a shave cream with a "cooling" effect but had given up on it due my menthol sensitivity. I also find NB to be the most cushioning and protective cream I have ever tried, without exception.
I have tried it brushless [just to see how it would perform] and it is nowhere near close to the quality of the rich, lubricious, luxurious cream you can produce with a good [silvertip] brush. The lather produced by NB is not as light and airy as Trumper's or Taylor's, but is more like a richly thickened cream, which I much prefer over "foamy" lather.
Nancy Boy is now the standard by which I judge other creams to see which ones will end up as a keeper in my rotation. I am now looking only for other creams that perform as well or better than NB. Their other product I "can't live without" is their bath bars...my favorite scent being Tea Rose. It lathers like nothing else I have ever used, leaves my skin feeling moisturized and clean...what more is there?
The folks at NB have indicated that there will most likely be additional fragrances available in the shave cream at some point in the future, however no target date was given. By the way, I am in no way associated with NB, I just happen to love a couple of their products!
Happy Shaving, Ron the Potty Doctor