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Weleda Shaving Cream

June 18, 2008

A shaving cream based on pure vegetable soap and natural oils that produces a creamy lather rich in almond and goat milk.

  • Suitable for vegetarians

I bought this product not realising it’s actually part of the Weleda men’s range. Despite this, it doesn’t smell overly masculine and is therefore a perfect unisex shaving product.

This is a great product for protecting skin from shaving cuts. Instead of producing foam like traditional shaving creams, it creates a thick and oily lather. The razor glided over my skin smoothly and the cream was thick enough to prevent slipping.

I found the texture quite strange at first, it’s not really cream as it comes out of the tube as one long piece that looks slightly pearlescent. It’s too thick to be a cream and is more like an emollient. I found the texture ‘clumped’ a bit – rather than being able to apply a smooth and even layer, I was left with a few blobs on top of a smoother layer.

This shaving cream was fairly easy to rinse away but I had to use alot of water to feel like I had got all of it off, especially under my arms.

The tube is fairly small considering it is shaving cream. I use it for my legs and underarms and have found that a tube doesn’t last too long. I think if I was male and just using it for my face, it would last much longer!

Summary

  • Pros: An effective alternative to aerosol shaving foams
  • Cons: Can be a little hard to rinse away, clumped a bit

Ingredients

INCI: Water (Aqua), Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Olivate, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance (Parfum: natural essential oils of Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary) with Clary Sage Concrete and Gum Benzoin (Siam), Linalool*, Citronellol*, Pansy (Viola Tricolor) Extract, Sweet Almond (Prunus Dulcis) Extract, Goat’s Milk (Caprae Lac), Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Silicate, Alcohol. * From natural essential oils (i.e. naturally present in the essential oils).

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