Shaving gels are my preferred means for facial hair removal. I like the way they lubricate and I have had better luck with them than with shaving cream. I will even use shaving gels made for women when I'm in a pinch and one I have tried with mixed results is Noxzema Hair Minimizing Shaving Gel. Shaving Cream Facts and Commentary: Noxzema Hair Minimizing Shaving Gel is a shaving aid with the scent of cucumber. Like other gels, it foams as you spread it around and it does manage to lubricate the skin well and prepare it for shaving. This shaving gel from Noxzema seems to perform well in the shaving department. My facial hair is cut cleanly and I don't have any razor burn or other irritation. I' not too crazy about the scent, but I have to remind myself that this product was made with women and that is likely part of the reason it smells the way it does. Noxzema Hair Minimizing Shaving Gel seems like a good shaving gel overall, but one thing I question is the claim that it slows the growth of hair. I don't notice any difference at all, but maybe it isn't really meant for slowing the growth of facial hair. It is a product for women, so maybe it slows the hair growth on legs. But I didn't notice any difference with facial hair. I still had to shave as much as usual. Bottom Line Viewpoint: Noxzema Hair Minimizing Shaving Gel is a good product but not a great product and I can think of several that I prefer to this. It does work well for shaving, but the scent is a little odd and I don't think it slows hair growth as it claims. It adds up to an average product overall. Effectiveness The shaving ability is good, but I don't see how it reduces the growth rate of hair. Scent Not my favorite scent in a shaving gel. Cucumber scent isn't something I prefer.