Vegan Shaving Creams — January 8, 2018

Vegan Shaving Creams

 

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There are a number of excellent shaving creams that will meet the needs of even the choosiest vegan…great alternatives to the typical commercial brands that almost always contain many animal byproducts.

Even though almost none of these vegan shaving creams can be found in the ordinary pressurized cans, there are several premium vegan shaving gels that work every bit as well as conventional creams.

When shopping for a vegan shaving cream, there are many factors to consider. These include ingredients, scent, texture, and volume.

1.  Ingredients…Choosing natural and organic ingredients is always a good idea because these products have no harsh chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic ingredients that might be absorbed into your skin.

2.  Scent…The scent that you choose is simply a matter of personal preference,  but if you are going to use a scented shaving cream, you’re typically better off choosing a lighter, less noticeable fragrance…a shaving cream that contains essential oils, not whatever the heck the word “fragrance” might mean on the package.

3.  Texture…If you are truly committed to doing your part to create and maintain a safer, cleaner planet, you will want to avoid typical foamy shaving creams. The chemicals, hydrocarbons, and compressed gases that are released when creating that foam have been shown to be unhealthy for our environment.

4.  Volume…The amount of shaving cream that  you want to purchase at one time and the size of the shaving cream containers depends on many factors—travel regulations, desire to sample a new product without having to buy a large container you are never going to use, how often you take showers and shave, how many people will be using the product, and any savings that can be enjoyed by purchasing in bulk.

Now for a few of the vegan shaving creams available…

 

1.  100% Pure Seaweed Vegan Shaving Cream  

  • Fragrances Available…Pink Grapefruit
  • Ingredients…all-natural ingredients such as citrus essential oil
  • Price…$21  
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2.  Avalon Organics Cream Shave

  • Availability…Kroger, Sprouts, Whole Foods
  • Fragrances Available…Aloe, Peppermint, Lavender
  • Ingredients…vegan and cruelty free product that contains mostly organic ingredients such as organic peppermint essential oil
  • Price…$8
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3. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soap

  • Availability…Walgreen’s, Target
  • Fragrances Available…Lavender, Lemongrass Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Unscented
  • Ingredients…Dr. Bronner’s well-known pure-castile liquid soap base, and organic shikakai, the seed pods of the Acadia plant
  • Price…$9
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4. Kiss My Face Moisture Shave

  • Availability…just about every store across the US
  • Fragrances Available…Peaceful Patchouli, Pomegranate Grapefruit, Cool Mint, Key Lime, Lavender Shea, Green Tea & Bamboo, and Fragrance Free
  • Ingredients…antiseptic goldenseal and peppermint, arnica, orange flower, sage, soapwaort, lemon grass, vitamins A & E, and emollients olive oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera
  • Price…$8
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Razors — January 3, 2018

Razors

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All women…at least American women…want to have well-shaven, silky-smooth skin on their legs, armpits, and bikini area. And the best results almost always result from using the best razor for the job.

Benefits of using a quality razor, as opposed to a cheaper razor, include saving you money in the long run, reducing the risk of skin irritation and razor burn, and giving you better results for your efforts.

Electric razors, such as this Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric Shaver,  are another option for shaving. These razors reduce the risk of getting cuts, burns, and nicks. They are especially great for women with sensitive skin.

Factors to consider when choosing the “perfect” razor include whether or not the razor comes into contact with your skin too much, if the razor creates a close enough shave, how much control you have over the razor so that you can avoid accidentally cutting yourself, and if there are conditioning and smoothing strips.

These moistening and conditioning strips will moisten the area before the actual razor blades pass over the skin and help avoid any skin irritation that might result from shaving.

There is much debate as to whether disposable or refillable razors are best. While disposable razors are a lot cheaper, they aren’t always a good value over refillable versions.

Even though refillable razors are typically going to be more expensive than  disposable ones, they have a longer useful lifespan than disposable ones and cost less to replace. Refillable razors are also typically made with higher quality blades and handles.

Personally I have found the best razors to buy are the Gillette Swirl HydroSilk, Gillette Venus Embrace, Schick Hydro Silk Trim Style Moisturizing Razor, and Gillette Fusion ProGlide.