Unchained in America writes about dumping shaving cream and using shaving soap.
Besides shaving cream just being plain messy the author notes the amount of waste compared with shaving soap. Shaving soap leaves behind the paper it came in. Shaving cream leaves behind a whole can.
I’d try using Ivory soap as a lather, but I’m going to try the winter beard thing (yeah, I know winter beards are lame, but it’s cold up here).