Portuguese creams

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I was really, and I mean REALLY surprised by Lavanda. I pretty much stopped using creams a while back, preferring hard soaps, but on my trip to Lisbon picked up a couple of tubes, since they don't do triple milled, it seams.

Well, that Lavanda is quite something. Lathers fantastically and gives everything in the shaving department you might ask for - glide, cushion, protection, skincare (more or less). I love the smell too.
However, beware of Couto - that piece of canned crap won't even lather! I mean, I ended up taking double the usual amount of product this morning when I decided to give it a go - and still nothing! Lavanda saved the day though.

Couldn't find any other creams, so just got some bath soaps. O Melhor is fantastic, although heavily overpriced. Would love to try their cream too.
 
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Thought I’d updated this thread, alas I didn’t. I bagged Portus Cale Soap, BALM, Face soap & EDT
Also got a tube of O’Melhor cream, face soap, balm & shave brush :)
 
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Algarve, Will be challenging

1) ask the locals where you can find Portuguese traditional drugstores (“drogarias”) easier to find there.

2) Find in google maps a “pingo doce” supermarket near you where you can buy lavanda cream


Try also other major supermarkets (continente or jumbo) near you but most likely you will be limited to palmolive cream

Even in Lisbon is a headache to find traditional shaving products, only on traditional drugstores with some luck

I order everything from Spain









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In most supermarkets traditionally you will find Palmolive and other cream (typically Denim and/or Nivea).
Sometimes you have also the supermarket's own brand, generally a generic shaving cream. Almost always it is made in Spain by Lascaray and will be similar to LEA shaving cream.

"Lavanda" shaving cream was present in Pingo Doce supermarkets, but it was an eventual sale and I don't know if it is still be available there.
 
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Yes, Skino is their own brand. I'm not sure who makes that one.
A few years ago it was made by Nally (the portuguese factory who makes Men's Estoril Sports Line), but nowadays it can be Lascaray from Spain.

At Pingo Doce, Palmolive cream is nearly always present, and sometimes they have Nivea cream too.
Sometimes they stock Lavanda, but only in seasonal campaigns.
 
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Yes, Skino is their own brand. I'm not sure who makes that one.
A few years ago it was made by Nally (the portuguese factory who makes Men's Estoril Sports Line), but nowadays it can be Lascaray from Spain.

At Pingo Doce, Palmolive cream is nearly always present, and sometimes they have Nivea cream too.
Sometimes they stock Lavanda, but only in seasonal campaigns.
I’ll check out Pingo again in July :cool:
 
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The only store that convinced me here in portugal is located in Cascais which is 30 minutes from Lisbon and the most beautiful place in portugal - where I spend holidays)

the store is called the À Antiga Portuguesa (Portuguese old style) website


Saw there this summer the entire product line of the Portuguese brand "Barbearia do Bairro"

Google maps directions


But all my material comes from Spain even the Portuguese products


post some photos of what you are buying in Portugal
 
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