Try using a Neutrogena Glycerine Soap Bar, really effective at cleansing face and softening whiskers. Available on Amazon, sometimes in UK Discount Stores.Derbian said:I have read in some of the U.S. Shaving forums that some people use Noxzema as a pre-shave. Has anyone here used it and how well did it perform?
What else is there? I use the original cream as a soap before shaving - whereas I wouldn't do the same with Proraso pre shave.joe mcclaine said:It's the face cream they're banging on about, you know.
Same as Proraso pre/post, by all accounts.
We are not speaking of Noxema shaving foam but of Noxema skin cleanser.I think Noxcema is the better foam in bottle but I only understand use it as a preshave if you have any bottle in your house. I would not buy it for use as a preshave, I think that any foam classic soap is better than Noxcema for that use.
I totally agree fancontrollerI used Noxzema cleansing cream as a pre-shave this morning. I use it like Proraso pre-shave and think it has a similar effect to soften the skin/bristles, prevents my face drying out while preparing lather etc and provides a more comfortable shave.
It's very cheap and you get a massive tub of the stuff but it doesn't half pong. If the stink doesn't interfere with your lather then no probs but I don't use it with posh-soaps for that reason.