Shave cream is a category of cosmetics used for shaving preparation. The purpose of shaving cream is to soften the hair by providing lubrication. Different types of shaving creams include aerosol shaving cream, latherless shaving cream, and lather shaving cream or lathering shaving cream. The term shaving cream can also refer to the lather produced with a shaving brush from shaving soap or a lather shaving cream. Shaving creams commonly consist of an emulsion of oils.