- Fantastic maraschino cherries smell
- Builds extremely slick lather
- Extremely hydrating for your skin!
- Doesn't build tons of lather
- The smell is slightly feminine
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Today we’re going to be discussing a very popular shaving cream that is based out of Milan Italy called Cella.
This shaving cream was recommended to me by a friend and I have also heard many people discussing it on badger and blade forums.
This shaving cream comes in a very cool looking red tub that kind of reminds me of one of those cheese circles with the red plastic wrapping.
And since I am in love with cheese, I thought this looked pretty cool.
This jump right into my Cella shave soap review so that you could see what this Italian lather will do for your shave!
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I will be referring to Cella as both a shaving soap and a shaving cream throughout this article because it is hard to tell which one it more resembles haha.
When I first opened the jar of Cella, I could not quite put my finger on what is smelled like.
It is a very pleasant smell and I know that a lot of people say it smells like almonds.
The actual Amazon product page for this shave soap states that it has an almond fragrance, but to me, the most dominant smell was not of almond.
After a while, it finally came to me, and the dominant smell for me is maraschino cherries!
This is definitely one of the best shave soap I’ve come across and it’s surely one of the leading mens shaving soaps in the market today.
The smell reminded me of a childhood smell that took me forever to figure out, until I realized is smelled like my favorite ice cream shops from when I lived in Denver Colorado.
So overall it is a combination of cherry and almond, which to me is extremely refreshing!
Although this product is advertised as a cream, it has a lot of the same features as a soap.
Most shaving creams are a lot more fluid than what is found in the red Cella jar.
Although it does have a color of a cream, I would say it is closer to a soft soap in terms of density.
The cream also has a nice sheen to it that glistens when you look at it.
Loading my badger brush with the Cella cream was no problem at all (as it is with all creams).
It is important to note that the lathering ability of shaving bars and shaving creams might be slightly different.
For a good lather, no matter the type of soap or cream you are using, a bar of good shaving soap and brush accompanied with proper shave soap bowls will do the magic.
With less than a 30 seconds of trying to load the brush there was sufficient cream on the bristles to produce a nice thick lather.
It was not the easiest cream to lather up but it was also not the hardest.
Once the cream was fully lathered up you can see some of that “sheen” that I saw before lathering.
It has a really nice slickness to it and it builds a full lather.
Don’t forget, it is also important to have one of the best shaving brushes to achieve a great lather.
There are a lot of shaving soap reviews out there, but all have great things to say about this Cella shave soap.
The shaves that I have been getting with Cella shave soap for the last couple of months have been truly amazing.
This product might as well be the best shaving soap for sensitive skin, but that is yet to been proven and definitely not the purpose for this Cella shave soap review.
That Sheen that I talked about earlier in this article really results in a very slick shave.
There is a good amount of slickness that is left over even after you do a full pass.
I am able to go back and make touchups without having to fully re-lather if I please.
I really think that this is due to the fact that the primary ingredient is coconut oil.
The lather lasts for a little over three passes.
And for me this is perfect because I rarely do more than three passes.
My skin is left extremely hydrated and has a nice glow to it after months of using this product.
I have been reading about how coconut oil is extremely hydrating and good for your skin.
So I am contributing most of the benefits from the coconut oil in the shaving cream.
The red tub contains 5.4 ounces of this cherry/almond shaving cream.
It cost me approximately $12 on Amazon so that is close to two dollars per ounce of product.
For a very premium product, this is relatively cheap.
The loading process takes away very little shaving cream out of the tub and this should last me approximately 6-9 months if I shave with everyday.
I would say this is about average longevity for the shaving cream or soap in this price range.
Cella Shave Soap Review Conclusion
This Italian company has been in business since 1899.
So with over 100 years of experience I think it definitely shows with the end product!
I have been shaving with Cella for the last couple of months and I keep on getting more and more impressed.
To me, it has one of the best scents for a soap or shaving cream right up there with my favorite sandalwood and Bay rum shaving scents.
If you are a fan of maraschino cherries, I would definitely not pass up this unique smell. It also loads a lathers quite easily.
It does not dissipate quickly like some soaps and creams.
Because of how slick it is, you will have extremely easy shaves.
Out of all of the benefits, I would say that the effect on your skin in the long run is the most appealing.
Go Google the benefits of coconut oil and you’ll see what I mean!
I hope you guys liked my Cella shave soap review!
If you are thinking of making shaving soap by yourself, you must be sure to consider the ingredients carefully so as not to cause damage to your skin.
Also, check out our infographic on straight razors vs safety razors to see the difference.
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