Our WWII Lifebuoy Shaving Tube and Box is a Reproduction. Our Shaving Cream box is empty. The Lifebuoy Shaving Tube is a Reproduction in a metal tube. The tube is filled with cotton balls. The end of the tub is only folded together, so you can open the tube, remove the cotton balls fill it as you wish, re-crimp the end and fold over to secure the contents.