Review: Whish Shave Cream & Hair Inhibiting Gel

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By Blythe A.

It probably goes without saying, but shaving just sucks. It’s time consuming, messy, and sometimes dangerous. I know men complain about having to shave their face everyday, and I do feel some amount of sympathy for them, but they don’t have to figure out how to balance on one leg, without slipping and falling, while attempting to get a close shave on the other leg, only to have to rinse and repeat. And let’s not even talk about having to shave under our arms, or along the bikini line.

When I think of all the surfaces I have balanced on throughout my years of shaving, I can safely say that I really do appreciate my mom forcing my sister and I to wait to shave till we were almost in high school. Now that I’ve gotten older, like most women, when fall and winter roll around, I tend to let my legs go. If no one is going to see them, why bother, right?

Besides the balancing act and time consumption, one of the other main problems I have with shaving is finding a shaving cream that moisturizes, prevents against nicks, provides a close shave, and maybe inhibits hair growth. I’ve tried a lot of products over the years, from shave creams to conditioners, yet none of them seems to deliver everything I want, so when Whish sent me their Shave Cream and Inhibiting Hair Gel in Coconut to try, I was intrigued. (I had tried their shave cream before after receiving it in a subscription box, and really liked it.)

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream 5 ounces – $20 (available in seven flavors)


“The Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream’s revolutionary formula was created with the power of a men’s shaving cream, but without the harsh chemicals or drying foam to perfect and polish a woman’s delicate skin. Lather on this rich and tasty moisturizing cream for a close shave that will leave your skin soft, smooth and pampered.”


My favorite thing about the shaving cream, besides the luscious coconut smell, is the cute packaging. It has a very retro feel, which I just adore. It is fun and flirty, and actually makes me want to shave!

But more important than packaging or the fragrance of the cream is the fact that it is made from all natural and organic ingredients, produced in the USA, not tested on animals, and it is free of harsh chemicals, including:

  •  Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • DEA and TEA
  • Petrochemicals

The shave cream formula contains organic shea butter, natural squalene, organic green tea, coconut oil, and jojoba to help moisturize, soothe, and nourish skin. The combination of these all natural, organic ingredients definitely deliver on their promise. My skin felt soft, smooth, hydrated and very nourished for days.

My only complaint with the Crave Shaving Cream is that it clogs up my razor, which can make it a bit of a challenge to get a close shave. It took me several tries to figure out the best way to use the cream, which is to shave while I am in the shower. Usually I shave after I shower because there is no place to rest my leg in my shower.

The Whish website does provide a How-to-Use page for their products, which definitely helps you get the best use out of their shave cream. I just wish they would also list this on the cream packaging itself.

Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel 7.4 ounces – $26 (available in seven flavors)


“Introducing Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel, the ultimate end to the ultimate shave, wax, or laser treatment. Not only can this absorbent moisturizer soothe your skin after a day in the sun or replenish it after shaving, waxing or laser treating, it also slows hair growth!”

The newest product in the Whish Hair Removal line is the Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel. This gel is designed to help slow hair growth, while moisturizing and renewing your skin. The retro packaging features a handy pump to make product distribution easy, and like the shave cream, the gel is also made in the USA from naturally sourced and organic products, not tested on animals, and free of harsh chemicals, including:

  •  Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • DEA and TEA
  • Petrochemicals

Larrea divaricata extract in the gel helps inhibit hair growth, while the panthenol, organic aloe and shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and retinol palmitate moisturize and renew skin. The consistency of the gel is non-sticky, and I found that it rubbed in easily, and left my your legs feeling smooth and hydrated.

I’ve only been using this for a little over a week, but I already notice a difference, at least on my legs. I didn’t have to shave as often, and when the hair returned it stayed in stubble mode for much longer. I also used the gel on my underarms, but didn’t find it as effective. I still had to shave everyday, however, my skin felt much softer and smoother, and was less irritated by my daily shaving. I’m hoping overtime it will work on underarms in the same way it did on my legs.

Bottom line: While paying over $20 for a shaving cream and hair inhibiting gel might seem a big excessive, I think both the Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream and Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel are worth the investment. Not only do they moisturize, soothe, renew your skin, but they are also made from all natural products, which are free of the harsh chemicals found in many drugstore brands. Using the shaving cream does require a bit of a learning curve, but my legs have never felt so smooth and moisturized! Available at

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  1. I’ve tried a Whish shaving cream I got in a Birchbox once and it was gentle, though it clogged up my razor as well. I didn’t know they had a hair growth inhibitor – I want it!

  2. The shaving cream sounds fabulous to me because I’m a coconut scent lover & the thickness is a plus for my dry skin, but I don’t think I could handle the price.

  3. I don’t think the cost is a lot, especially since you’ll be shaving less. The coconut scent has me sold.

  4. These could be worth giving a try. I’m up for slowing regrowth, for sure!

  5. I tend to just use soap when shaving. I should try some more specialized products.

  6. I like a nice-smelling and moisturizing shave cream, but theirs clogs up my razor too much. I have too much shaving to do to be messing about, lol!

  7. I remember discovering Whish years ago, before I had my blog. I’d be interested in trying the hair inhibitor now that I know about it.

  8. I tried Whish years ago and I don’t know why I never rebought it!

  9. I’m not much for a coconut scent. But if it works, it works!

  10. OOOO I love LUSH!

  11. I have NO IDEA why my brain was thinking Whish and my fingers typed LUSH! Anyway! I have been using Whish to shave for a long time! This stuff sounds amazing!

  12. I got the shave cream in a Birchbox (I think) and I really liked it! It was just a small sample so I can’t remember if it clogged my razor… though if it was something I saved for travel I may not have noticed as much since it wasn’t a full size worth of use. Something for me to remember, for sure! thank you for the review!

  13. I’ve heard great things about Whish! They’ve been in my boxes here & there as well.

  14. Sounds amazing!


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