I’ve never used a cream shave before, so it’s resemblance to lotion was a bit of a surprise. Avalon Organics hypes the cream shave “spreads easily over skin” and “soothes sensitive skin for a perfect shave”. While it does spread easily over the skin, it doesn’t grab on well. The shave isn’t as close as I’d like, and I find myself having to go back over some patches later.
This does live up to it’s hype on the soothing sensitive skin part. My legs are generally itchy after shaving, even after slathering on some lotion. I haven’t experience that itchiness with the cream shave at all, so if you have sensitive skin, this alone may be enough to overlook its deficiencies. It lives up to its unscented reputation as well.