Buyer Beware- 5 Reasons to Ditch Shaving Cream

Our Buyer Beware series exposes potential risks in products that you and your family use on a daily basis. We believe in products that don't disturb your body's natural state. We wanted to talk about something that most people do as a part of their morning routines; shaving cream. Check out the top 5 reasons to ditch the shaving cream and go with a safer, natural option.

BHT or BHT or butylated hydroxytoluene

  • Ranked the 37th most toxic chemical
  • Skin, eye, and lung irritation
  • Damage to kidneys, lungs, & thyroid (in animal study)

Ingredients listed: BHT or BHA

Numbing Agents- So nicks and cuts aren’t felt

  • Irritation
  • Ingrown hairs (especially those with sensitive skin)

Please don’t rub chemicals into your literal pores…yikes.


Ingredients listed: Lidocaine and Benzocaine

Glycols

  • Ethylene glycol: is used in anti-freeze and is highly toxic
  • Propylene glycol: is a skin irritant and can also be toxic when ingested
    • Including skin, rashes, and dermatitis

Polytetrafluoroethylene

Same as Teflon- know the stuff that makes your pots and pans non-stick? 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Early-onset menopause
  • Breast Cancer

Now it is mostly non-toxic when applied topically but do you really want to rub all that over sensitive areas?

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Sulfates (or sulphates) - Foaming Agent

  • Dry skin
  • Rashes
  • Dermatitis
  • Impaired hair growth

Ingredients listed: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, or ammonium lauryl sulfate, or by the abbreviations SLS or SLES

The Shaving Oil

The Shaving Oil can be used as a pre-shave, post-shave, or in combination with your shaving products. shaving cream. shaving cream. shaving cream.

 

This Shaving Oil will not only help moisturize and smooth but helps coat the hair follicle to ensure a close shave without razor burn or ingrown hairs. We use grapeseed oil for lubrication but also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, and vitamin E. Another important ingredient is Cranberry Seed Oil which contains antioxidants and fatty acids for exceptional skin-nourishing benefits. 

Antioxidants and phytonutrients work together to provide excellent barrier protection from environmental stressors such as air pollution and bacteria. This helps limit the signs of aging and also helps to minimize the number of external bacteria penetrating the skin.

If you want to switch from a toxic damaging shaving cream try an all-natural, safe, and nourishing option with The Shaving Oil. shaving cream. shaving cream. shaving cream.

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