Omega Shaving Cream Review
Omega is an Italian Company well known for making shaving brushes, the most popular being their boar hair shaving brush.
Omega 46001 shaving cream is equally well known for giving us a quality shave.
Such are the company claims and I particularly wanted to do a review of this product since I have been seeing some comments from people who were not so impressed with this product.
So, in this Omega Shaving Cream Review we will discuss various good and not so good aspects of the product.
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Features Of Omega Shaving Cream
Let´s first look at some of its main features, followed by what the users have reported about the product.
Eucalyptus oil is one of its main ingredients and obviously it gives out a pleasant eucalyptus as well as soft minty scent, which is nice for a shave first thing in the morning.
Eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries for various health conditions. It is also commonly used for skin care particularly for cuts, bruises and minor wounds. So, apart from giving you a good shave, it can also help heal the cuts or other similar skin conditions. In simple terms, it provides your skin with an extra protection.
This cream comes in an average looking tub containing 5.28 ounces which the Company claims is enough to last you for 100 shaves. I personally would not go as far as 100 shaves with this much quantity but then I could be wasting it, too.
The price is quite economical compared to other shaving creams out there. It works out to approximately just over $1 per ounce.
How To Use Omega Shaving Cream
You can build the lather directly from the tub or build it in a separate shaving bowl. From my experience, making sufficient amount of lather directly from the tub is a little inconvenient as it starts spilling over.
So, what I usually do is load the brush and build lather in a deeper shaving bowl. You will find that doing it this way, you will make a nice thick foamy lather very quickly.
Also, remember to have your brush well soaked with water and the lathering bowl moist.
Omega Shaving Cream In The Tube vs The Tub
Some people prefer the tube and others like to see the cream in a tub, so it’s just a matter of personal choice.
Both have the same ingredients and the quality of lather would be the same.
I use both, especially if I am in a hurry and don´t have the time to start making lather first in the bowl. I squirt a little cream from the tube on the brush and make the lather directly on the face.
Of course, if you do it this way, the lather would not develop into the same density as it would in a bowl.
My personal opinion is that the lather made on the face with the tube feels a bit more creamy than from the bowl. The tube is also easier to carry if you are travelling.
Also, the price per ounce works out a little higher from the tube but you will also end up with more wastage from the tub, so the difference is marginal.
Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera Oil, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Myristic Acid, Peg 150 Distearate, Fragrance, Glycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Eucalyptus Oil.
What Do Omega Eucalyptus Shaving Cream Reviews say?
There is good mix of reviews with users either loving it or hating it.
The most alarming comments have been about the changes in the quality of product. It is also surprising that a company like Omega will overlook such complaints.
Still, when you go through the reviews, you will find that the majority of recent reviews have been quite favorable, which could mean that Omega did have some quality control issues and have managed to address such problems.
Lots of users have compared it to Proraso shaving cream but for me Proraso stands out in quality and usage. If you are a happy user of Proraso, my advice would be to stick to it.
Alternatively, there are other options available but of course the price factor makes Omega shaving cream a good buy.
• Makes a nice thick lather well and very quickly.
• Having Eucalyptus oil as an ingredient gives an added skin care benefit.
• Has a pleasing smell (for most people.)
• Menthol gives an extra cooling effect.
• Good value for money.
• Leaves the face a bit dry and you would need to moisturize after shaving.
• If you don´t like Eucalyptus smell, you will hate it.
For my liking, as I really enjoy the smell of Eucalyptus and menthol, and considering the price, my vote goes in it´s favor.
If you like that scent and taking into consideration that Omega shaving cream makes a good lather and it´s economical. Of course, there are better options at a much higher price, so it´s really down to your personal choice since you have to go with what suits you best.