Shaving Lotion

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$6.29 - 8 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Shaving Creams/Lotions/Gels
Last Updated:
1/10/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This slightly foaming shave cream has what it takes for normal to combination skin to get a smooth, comfortable shave. Unfortunately, it contains menthol, an irritant that shouldn’t be part of anyone’s shaving routine because it can make skin red and cause red bumps.

Pros:
  • Creamy, slightly foaming formula is easy to apply.
  • Helps cushion and protect skin during shaving.
  • Contains soothing plant extracts.
  • Minimal fragrance.
Cons:
  • Contains menthol, a potent irritant that can be extra problematic when used during shaving. See More Info for details on why irritation is a problem.
  • The amount of shea butter makes this somewhat difficult to rinse from your razor.

More info:

Although this shaving cream contains several natural ingredients, it is not an all-natural formula as claimed. Plenty of synthetic ingredients are present, but that’s not a bad thing. If anything, a truly natural shave cream wouldn’t be aesthetically pleasing and in all likelihood would be difficult to rinse from your razor and your skin.

Menthol provides that tingly fresh feeling many consumers love, but that feeling is your skin telling you it’s being irritated. Shaving is traumatic enough without adding irritants to the mix, and menthol is one of the prime irritants that all skin types are better off without! Needless irritation hurts skin’s healing process, which, in the case of shaving, can mean lingering redness and razor bumps.

All Natural Shaving lotion with certified organic Aloe Vera Gel, known for its soothing properties, cushions the skin for a close, friction-free shave. This unique formula contains natural massaging Jojoba beads to gently lift the hair shaft and exfoliate without drying the skin. pH balanced and propellant-free.

Water, Stearic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Disodium Oleamido Mea-Sulfosuccinate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Jojoba Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Myristyl Myristate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-23M, Menthol, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

It may not come as a surprise to those who have read previous editions of this book to learn that the Jason Natural line of products, which presents itself as a "green," environmentally friendly alternative skin-care line in health food stores (its primary distribution point), also includes in its products a majority of ingredients that are decidedly unnatural. Yes, many natural ingredients are included in these products, but Jason Natural is not practicing what they preach by "giving consumers effective, environmentally friendly alternatives to mass-produced, synthetic chemical products." As far as mass-produced goes, Jason Natural fills the bill. The product line has been available since 1959, and is distributed worldwide.

Owner Hain Celestial plans to increase the line's presence by entering new retail outlets, meaning that this isn't a batch of products cooked up in a home-style manner and made fresh to order. And the company uses plenty of synthetic ingredients, including preservatives, thickeners, slip agents, and film-forming agents. These aren't bad for skin; in fact, they're essential to create products people will actually want to use—but claiming they're all natural or purer than other brands is false. Natural or otherwise, many of these products are not only outstanding options to consider, but also exceptional values. Of particular interest are the antioxidant-rich Sunbrellas sunscreens, some water-soluble cleansers, and a few state-of-the-art moisturizers.

Jason's penchant for natural means that several products are problematic due to the inclusion of essential oils (which are really unessential because they cause irritation and often sun sensitivity or cell death), along with other ingredients that, while natural, are not helpful for skin. The company claims that everything they put into their products is from the earth, and that's true. But if you think about it, where else would the ingredients come from? Mars? Every cosmetics company is using ingredients from the earth, so just because Jason Natural outfits theirs with a selection of plants doesn't mean they're inherently better (and in some instances, the plants are even a detriment). Still, there are enough high points in this line to make it worth considering. This line is huge, however, so be prepared to zero in on what's best or you may be overwhelmed by the choices.

For more information about Jason Natural, call 1-866-595-8917 or visit www.jason-natural.com.

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