What’s in your Shaving Cream?

Like most commercial personal care products, there are some nasty chemicals in shaving cream.  This post from Annmarie Gianni Skin Care is a good summary.  If you want to check what’s in your particular brand, visit the EWG skin deep database.

For ladies shaving in the shower, it’s very easy to substitute your favorite chemical free body wash for shaving cream (I love Annmarie Gianni Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash).  I think it works just as well, if not better than shaving cream, and certainly smells better with no toxic chemicals.  Plus you’ve just eliminated the cost of buying an additional product.

I’ve been sudsing up with a pouf but after reading this, I thought it would be worth a reminder to be careful your pouf doesn’t become a bacteria breeding ground.  If you are using a pouf, don’t use bleach to disinfect.  I like the idea of throwing the pouf into the washer with your sheets once a week and replacing it every eight weeks.

For men, a great solution is old fashioned shaving soap and a good brush.  I used the EWG database to find this soap which my son and husband enjoy, plus it lasts a long time and smells great with no chemical fragrances.  After some online research I found this shaving brush and mug which work well with the soap.

Now you can have smooth skin without worrying about chemicals.