Arko Comfort Shaving Cream

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Arko Comfort Shaving Cream

Another one of the range from this Turkish stalwart.

A short review as I’ve done a full review of the ‘moist’ version previously.

Used with: Croma Diamant Stainless (2nd use)

I poured as much as squeezed some of the cream onto my synthetic brush. The consistency was that fluid. Only using a small amount, I was quickly able to work it into a good lather with more than enough for my usual routine. This was a cold water shave and the blade tugged on the first pass. Slickness felt good but it didn’t prevent me picking up a fair few nicks, a number of which were weepers and lasted past the cold water at the end. Aside from some roughness in the usual trouble-spots, my neck was pretty good. WTG my face was nice and smooth. ATG was largely good too, with little resistance, but I did have a few patches that bordered on roughness. Post shave feel was pretty nice, plenty soft. I got a whiff of the fragrance at the start, but it vanished after that. It’s pretty subtle anyway. There’s a slight citrusy note to my nose, maybe a hint of orange or bergamot neroli. A good finish.

Verdict

For the price it’s kind of hard to argue against it (you can pick it up for £1.50 a tube in the UK). That said, it’s not a stunning performer — based on this one shave. This seems to match my previous experience of a sibling cream.

I’m not sure what the difference is between the various editions of the Arko creams. Scent more than anything I would guess.

This certainly did the job. Post shave feel was nice too, and it was easy to lather. The downsides were that, for all its slickness, I picked up quite a few significant nicks.

The fragrance was quite pleasant, but nothing I craved and subtle enough I doubt I would have missed it had it not been there at all.

An unremarkable but capable cream.

Filed under: Cream, Software

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Last updated: August 11, 2017