Why Use A Shave Cream?
You’re running late to dinner and the Uber’s approaching. Your blow dry is bouncy, your make-up is dewy, you're all dressed up and ready to go. Except for one thing: you’ve just realised your legs could do with a quick shave. You pop a leg onto the bath and frantically reach for your razor. We’ve all been guilty of dry shaving. But anyone who’s experienced the aftermath – razor burn, bumps and ingrown hairs – will know it’s never worth it.
Or maybe you’re one of those people who ‘don't believe’ in shave cream and simply use your bar soap, body wash or conditioner instead. After all, it’s done the trick so far, hasn’t it?
Using a shave cream might seem unnecessary or redundant; just another product to add to your roster. But this humble hero of the body care routine is much more important than it’s given credit for. When you shave, you’re removing hairs from their follicles by using an ultra-sharp razor. Shave cream provides a vital protective barrier between your razor and your skin, leaving it hair-free, hydrated, silky-smooth and nourished.
SHAVE CREAM GIVES YOU A CLOSE AND COMFORTABLE SHAVE
Shave cream softens the hair and skin, lessening the amount of force it takes for your razor to work. It provides lubrication, so that your razor seamlessly glides across the skin.
SHAVE CREAM REDUCES REDNESS, RAZOR BURN, INGROWNS AND CUTS
Shave cream creates a cushioning layer between your razor and your skin, minimising friction, micro-trauma, damage and the risk of irritation.
SHAVE CREAM MOISTURISES THE SKIN
Shaving can be drying because it’s a form of exfoliation that often involves prolonged exposure to hot water (guilty). Shave cream adds hydration back into the skin.
SHAVE CREAM HELPS YOU SHAVE MORE EFFICIENTLY
Shave cream helps you track which areas you’ve shaved, because with each stroke of the razor you’re removing some of the product. You won’t miss a spot, or go over the same areas.
SHAVE CREAM HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED FOR SHAVING
Shampoos and body washes aren’t designed to prep your legs for shaving, and using the wrong ingredients can cause bumps and rashes. Shave cream has just the right amount of slip.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHAVE CREAM, SHAVE GEL AND SHAVE FOAM?
Shave cream has a thick, nourishing and rich texture that provides the ideal lather for hair removal while simultaneously drawing moisture back into the skin. Shave gel tends to be stickier and feels a little less lovely to use. Shave foam should be avoided! These formulations often contain stripping alcohols and harsh ingredients that are notoriously drying on the skin. Aerosol cans also have devastating environmental impacts.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A SHAVE CREAM?
Choose a high quality shave cream formulated with soothing, nourishing and hydrating ingredients. Steer clear of drying agents (like parabens, sulphates and phthalates), volatile alcohols (benzyl alcohol, SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, isopropyl alcohol), synthetic dyes and essential oils as these can irritate the skin.
We spent three-and-a-half years developing our SHAVE CREAM because we couldn’t find one on the market that ticked all of our boxes. Made in Australia and created by female chemists, it contains naturally active antioxidant ingredients. Shea Butter softens the hair follicle and skin, while Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil soothe and calm. Our nourishing blend of plant-based bioactive oils help to hydrate and illuminate.
It’s a truly luxurious formulation that feels amazing on the skin and elevates the shaving experience so that it’s something you’ll actually look forward to. Plus it comes in an environmentally-friendly bottle made from recycled plastic that uses airless technology to draw out every last drop of your product, minimising waste.