This shaving cream has merit and it’s easy to rinse from the blade and skin, but it’s also overly fragrant, which isn’t the best for anyone’s skin (fragrance isn’t skin care). The formula contains some good soothing plant extracts, but they’re fighting against the fragrance and inclusion of potentially problematic lavender extract. Given that a product like this is on skin for a short time before rinsing, it’s an option (and the price is great), but not among the best for those dealing with sensitive skin or rosacea. The vitamin E this contains doesn’t nourish skin—not in the tiny amount included.
This unique blend of lubricating emollients maximizes absorption of water, lifting and softening unwanted hair for effortless razor glide and reducing the risk of nicks, cuts, and irritation. Enriched with pure aloe vera, nourishing vitamin E, and botanical skin conditioners that help deliver a smooth and soothing shave with lasting comfort.
Organic Herbal Infusion Of Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita), Echinacea (Echinacea Purpurea), Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), and Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis), Organic Aloe Barbadendis, Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Methyl/Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Botanical Fragrance.
Trader Joe's At-A-Glance
Strengths: Inexpensive; sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection; good cleanser and shave cream.
Weaknesses: Limited options; body-care formulas contain irritating fragrant oils; Trader Joe's is better for groceries than skin care.
California-based specialty grocer chain Trader Joe's isn't the first place you may think of when shopping for skin care, and rightly so: the bulk of this store's inventory is, not surprisingly, foods and beverages. However, they've recently ventured into sun care and offer a couple of worthwhile, inexpensive sunscreens as well as a remarkable facial cleanser. The sunscreens from TJ's we recommend aren't knock-your-socks-off spectacular, but are quite the beauty bargain. If you have a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, some of the sunscreens are definitely worth a look, especially if you have a family to cover from head to toe during summer months when more of us are outdoors for long periods of time. For more information about Trader Joe's, visit www.traderjoes.com.
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I like to purchase cruelty-free products whenever possible, with Paula's Choice at the top of the list for that reason and the overall quality. I'm sure the PC shave cream works great for many people, my husband just does not prefer that texture. Thank you for reviewing the Trader Joe's shave cream, after a month or so of use he has had no adverse skin reactions and it's a great cruelty-free value. He has not found the scent bothersome, and he's fairly sensitive to that as well. Thanks!
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