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The link between big brand shaving products and skin irritation

Updated: May 10

and why natural is the way to go

traditional shaving tools versus shaving foam from a can
Natural vs Synthetic

Shaving can be a stressful experience, especially if you have sensitive skin. Many products on the market are full of chemicals that can irritate your skin and make shaving even more uncomfortable. But why do these big brands use these chemicals in their products? The answer is simple: they want to save money by using cheap ingredients, which isn't always good for the consumer or the environment

The skin on your face is thinner, more delicate and more exposed than anywhere else on your body.

The skin on your face is thinner, more delicate and more exposed than anywhere else on your body. It's also the most susceptible to irritation, damage from the sun and discolouration. Why? Because unlike other areas of your body, the skin on your face comes into direct contact with shaving products every time you lather up for a shave. So when it comes to choosing a shaving cream or soap for your morning routine, it's important to look at ingredients carefully.

Some big-brand shaving products contain chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin.

You may be surprised to find out that the standard, big-brand tub of shaving cream is not as good as you think.

The base of most tubs of shaving cream is made up of synthetic fragrances, foaming and lathering chemicals and aerosols. These ingredients tend to dry out your skin, which can result in irritation or redness.

But what’s actually in your shaving product? Can you trust it? And how do you know which ingredients are safe for your skin? There are a few ingredients that you should avoid when choosing a shaving cream. These include propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. If you see any of these on the ingredient list, then steer clear!

Another example is propylene glycol. It is a common ingredient in many types of personal care products, including shaving creams and gels. It is a humectant that helps moisturise your skin while you shave. Unfortunately, it can also cause irritation and redness when applied to sensitive areas like underarms or genitals.

Selecting natural products to use for a shave is an opportunity to make personal choices that reflect your values and priorities.

A few years ago, it would have been impossible to find a natural shaving cream in the drugstore. Today, however, the options are plentiful and growing each year. The growth of this industry is due in part to consumer demand for products that reflect their values and priorities.

Why does this matter? Because when you choose an environmentally-friendly product over one that was made using questionable practices (like animal testing), you’re making a statement about what matters most to you. You want a product that will nourish your skin, not strip it of its natural oils. You want one that will leave you feeling refreshed and moisturised, rather than dry and irritated.

You’re looking for something that is free from harmful chemicals and preservatives. And most importantly, you want to avoid products containing ingredients that have been linked to cancer. You don't want to use them anywhere near to your face or body!

Your skin deserves natural products crafted by people who care about what goes into them

Your skin deserves natural products crafted by people, like us at Shaveman's, who care about what goes into the products you use on your body. Natural ingredients are more in tune with the human body, and shaving soaps and after-shave balms are better than shaving creams & gels or after-shave splashes.

Why are shaving soaps better for you? There’s a reason why people have been using shaving soaps for centuries. They're better at hydrating your skin and helping you get a closer shave than shaving creams or gels. Shaveman's is proud to offer shaving products that are completely natural, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. We use only the best ingredients, and we never test on animals!

Shaving soap is a natural product, made from saponified oils and lye. Saponifying means combining fats with an alkali like sodium hydroxide (lye). Because the ingredients are natural, shaving soaps provide a better protective barrier between your skin and the razor blade and this helps prevent irritation.

Why is a natural after-shave balm better for you than an after-shave splash? After-shave balms are more moisturising than after-shave splashes. This is because balms contain oils and butters that hydrate skin, while splashes don’t. Balms also have ingredients which help soothe razor burn and other irritations.

An after-shave balm is also less drying and irritating to sensitive skin types. On the contrary, an after-shave splash can be drying and irritating to sensitive skin. It's designed to soothe and cool the skin, not to moisturise and heal irritation like balms do. They also don't offer any sun protection.

The next time you go to buy a new shaving soap or after-shave balm, consider buying one made by someone who cares deeply about what they're putting out there. Their products won't include parabens, PEGs, silicones or other chemicals that can irritate your skin.

Shaveman's natural after-shave balm is crafted with specific ingredients to soothe and calm your face after a shave

Shaveman's natural after-shave balm is crafted with specific ingredients to soothe and calm your face after a shave. The balm contains Cupuacu butter, Nigella Sativa oil and Camellia oil amongst other natural components to moisturise and soothe the skin. This product will help prevent razor burn, dryness or irritation while also adding some much-needed moisture back into your skin.

With this combination of natural ingredients, you can be sure that you are using a product that is not only beneficial but also safe for your skin!

In conclusion, it is important to select shaving products that make you feel good about yourself. The skin on your face is thinner, more delicate and more exposed than anywhere else on your body. So why not treat it with a natural product that will nourish and soothe your skin rather than damage it?

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