So, another instalment of “shaving creams that I’d never heard of but bought anyways because it was cheap and I was already ordering something from that place anyways”. Today’s guest star: Kappus Men Active
The scent is what I suppose I’d call a herbal scent. It most reminded me of the Kaloderma shaving cream I tried a few weeks back, also from Germany. The Italians seem to be obsessed with their sweet almond scented shaving soaps, perhaps herbal scents is a similar trend for German creams? Anyways, it wasn’t unpleasant or anything, but it just didn’t do all that much for me. It started off at what I’d consider to be a medium strength, and then faded a fair chunk during the shave.
The lather was pretty decent. Not really voluminous at all, I did find I ended up having to use a fair bit more than I would have for some other creams in order to get the lather needed. It whipped up thick, with a good amount of glide for a little bit of water, but a bit of experimentation showed that it did seem to have a reasonably wide range of allowable water content in order to get a decent shave. I didn’t really notice anything much in the way of moisturization after the fact. Still, a solid enough shave.
- 7/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 7/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality
Overall, I’m going to say it’s a 6/10. It’s a solid middle of the road cream, nothing outstanding, nothing terrible. Decent price for what you get though.
- Cost: Well, I had picked that tube up from shaveabuck.com for $3, however they don’t seem to be carrying it anymore. For those of us in North America, it’s still carried by Axelkraft for $3.50, or it can be found from Germany for €1.39.
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Vintage Bakelite Slant
- Blade: Merkur Super
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Aqua, potassium stearate, potassium palmitate, potassium cocoate, glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium palmitate, sorbitol, stearic acid, palmitic acid, sodium cocoate, parfum, menthone glycerin acetal, butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium silicate, sodium silicate.