Making sure that you select the right shaving gel for yourself becomes absolutely imperative to make sure that your shave is clean, precise, and on point.
There is a wide array of options available online and offline, but these decisions must be made keeping some important factors in mind. These include, but are not limited to -
1. The Type Of Beard You Harbour: Needless to say, different shaving gels will be more (or less!) effective depending on the type of beard you harbour. If you are sporting the type of mane that would make even Jason Momoa go green with envy, then it goes without saying that you need to opt for a shaving gel that will help you shave all of it off. Alternatively, if you are sporting a simple stubble, then you need to go for a shaving gel that won't be too overpowering.
2. How Sensitive (Or Not!) Your Skin Is: You need to pay careful attention to the ingredients that come infused in your shaving gel, and whether or not you'd be allergic to any of them. Additionally, if you generally harbour sensitive skin, then you should make sure you don't go for one that might end up causing more harm than good.
3. The Type Of Razor You Are Going To Be Using: More often than not, Indian men end up forgetting about an incredibly simple fact - the types of razors they choose to opt for also go a long way in ensuring which shaving gel will be more effective for you.
While many men prefer shaving creams, the new formulaic gels have started to impress others, and have given better results as well. If you want a smooth feeling skin on your face, without that annoying prickly sensation, MensXP has done half the work for you. And so on that note, and to help you get the best shaving gel, here is a list of the best products available out there.
Check Out The Best Shaving Gels in India1. Gillette Sensitive Skin Gel
Starting with one of the best options for men who harbour sensitive skin, this shaving gel from Gillette will be a great pick that keeps prickliness away. In addition to the smoothness your skin will reflect, it will also provide a neat, prim and proper look that is most suitable for corporate meetings, official interviews, and important events. As a bonus, the Gillette Sensitive Skin Gel keeps your skin protected from burns and itches. And why wouldn't it? Having aloe vera as its core ingredient, this skin gel keeps your skin hydrated at all times, apart from being alcohol-free.
MRP: Rs. 329
Not compromising on affordability, yet staying on par with quality is the Nivea Sensitive Shaving Gel. It is curated exclusively for, you guessed it, sensitive skin. Much like the variant mentioned above, this one too protects sensitive skin from many possible threats like cuts, prickliness, and discomfort. The technology used in this gel allows you to use only a small amount to get an effective (and long-lasting) shave. Infused within this shaving gel is the goodness of chamomile and vitamin C, which perfectly blends together to keep your skin's irritation at bay.
MRP: Rs. 233
This shaving gel brought to you by the Spruce Shave Club is infused with the goodness of not one, but multiple beneficial herbs. Taking centre stage is the tea tree oil, the essence of which soothes the skin and prevents any irritation or razor burns. Topping that is the presence of aloe vera, which protects your skin and reduces inflammation, and olive oil, which is amazing at moisturising the skin. For the animal lovers out there, this is the perfect option, for this variant has not been tested on animals and is completely cruelty-free.
MRP: Rs. 249
Here's presenting you with yet another variant that offers a smooth feel after your shave, but this one also promises the experience of a smoothly gliding razor. Prepped with aloe vera that soothes your skin and vitamin E that protects it from rashes, the mixture of these two makes sure that even the most sensitive skin is left untouched by rashes, pimples, and cuts.
MRP: Rs. 243
Though slightly more expensive than the other products on this list, Clearcut's non-foaming variant is one of the best shaving gels available in the market, with excellent reviews and customer feedback from its users. With an added benefit of being organic and full of useful herbs, the clear cut non-foaming shaving gel provides a smooth and gliding shaving experience, along with ensuring that you won't have to contend with any cuts or skin irritation. The menthol formula also leaves your face feeling fresher than before. It's also preferred by many because it does not discolour the skin after a shave.
MRP: Rs. 341
The Nivea Men Extra Moisture Shaving Gel is something you can never go wrong with. Suitable for all skin types, just a small amount of this gel will be sufficient to apply over your cheeks, chin, and neck. Prepped with an ultra glide technology, this shaving gel allows your razor to glide over it smoothly. It is dermatologically approved and will provide a clean and neat look. This variant adds another layer of moisture to your skin, thereby preventing all sorts of moisture loss.
MRP: Rs. 246
MensXP has something for everyone, and if you're someone who loves to keep it grounded and real, here's something for you that also happens to be super light on your wallet. Patanjali Herbal Shave Gel is made with a plethora of ayurvedic herbs and is perfect for people who like organic products. Some of the herbs infused in this gel include aloe vera, neem, tulsi, and pudina, all of which make sure that your skin tissue remains fresh and heals any cuts or rashes that are experienced.
MRP: Rs. 40
Another variant from Nivea, this one will make sure that your stubble feels soft and supple after a close shave, without any tug and pull. With zero per cent alcohol, it ensures that sensitive skin tissues face no burning or itching. The extremely gentle formula is enriched with chamomile and seaweed and makes sure your skin looks healthy and is always itch-free. In fact, it won't be wrong to anoint it with the title of being the 'best shaving gel' for men out there.
MRP: Rs. 319
For those of you who are extremely conscious about your brands and want to make sure everything you own is of the highest value, the L'oreal Men Expert Tough Stubble Shave Gel makes for the perfect choice. In addition to improving your razor's glide to give you an easy and smooth shave, this variant also softens your facial hair, making sure it doesn't get dry.
MRP: Rs. 840
A truly unique shaving gel, what sets Pearl Shaving Gel apart from the others on our list is its oil-based formula. This gel is waterless, and the oil-based formula moisturises your face tissues while making sure it does not burn or itch. With its signature fragrance of the Himalayan poppy, this shaving gel is one of a kind and must be experienced by all Indian men.
MRP: Rs. 165
An amalgamation of cedarwood, mint essential oils, aloe vera, and almond oil - this is, without question, one of the best shaving gels for men and makes for a great pick if you want to leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Its technology closes the pores and keeps infectious bacteria at bay, while also keeping skin infections away. The menthol present in the mint essential oil provides a cooling effect, making this a seal of a deal at its price.
MRP: Rs. 149
With a mixture of lemon and ginger to provide antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities, Spruce Shave Club's Lemon and Ginger Herbal Shave Gel is good to use and also cruelty-free, not having been tested on animals. The lemon peel qualities protect the skin from infections and acne, and the aloe-vera and ginger even out your skin tone, improving elasticity. This variant is also sulphate and paraben free.
MRP: Rs. 249