Difference Between Shaving Gel and Shaving Foam

It can be overwhelming when you have more than just one shave product to choose from. So we turned to Dove Men+Care grooming expert Dr. Allan Peterkin for his opinion: 

“Half of men in the U.S. acknowledge that as they get older, their skin needs more attention and takes longer to recover. This is mostly a result of lessened elasticity and moisturization. That’s why it’s particularly important to ensure you incorporate moisture into your shaving routine. I recommend shave gels, which don’t require as much product when applying, and also because they lubricate facial hair very well.

A gel is more highly concentrated than a foam, with a rich consistency and a creamy lather. This helps create a moisture-rich barrier against a dragging razorblade. Shaving foam, despite its fluffy texture, does not provide quite the same level of protecting lubricant for your skin. It sometimes leads to skin dryness, one of men’s primary skin concerns. It’s important to test different options and scents until you find the one that’s right for you.”

Source: Men’s Health