If you are looking for a cheaper shaving cream that still has the benefits of essential oils, than you will want to check out this cream by Anthony.
This brand, created by Anthony Sosnick, has a mission to use all natural products that are meant to meet your needs. Anthony was an unsatisfied customer who wanted to develop a high quality product that would turn the male grooming industry upside down. However, while his products do have excellent essential oils included in the ingredient list, there is a slight downside; which we will talk about later.
Let’s discuss a couple of the amazing essential oils used in this product before we go any farther. Listed in the ingredients there is eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, and hops.
This amazing oil is primarily produced in Australia, as that is where a vast majority of the Eucalyptus trees are found. Eucalyptus is an antiseptic, meaning that it is excellent for healing wounds. So cuts, nicks, and burns will all be soothed with this wonderful oil as well as being protected from any infections.
Lastly, Eucalyptus has a cooling affect that, when added into the shave cream, makes for a luxurious shave.
Part of the mint family, this herb can also be found in the Mediterranean. Rosemary is wonderful for the skin because it has a hydrating and a toning property that helps to rejuvenate skin cells.
It is full of antioxidants, which slows down the aging process slightly by stimulating the growth of cells. Besides these two wonderful facts, the best part about Rosemary is that it is an anti-inflammatory. Those who suffer from things such as dermatitis or eczema can find relief with Rosemary oils.
While these two oils are extremely helpful and make this shaving cream excellent for the skin, there is a slight downfall with the scent.
Peppermint oil can be very overpowering and when it comes to this cream, that seems to be the case. If you are a fan of peppermint then this cream is for you, otherwise you might want to search for something without peppermint oil in it.
The second problem with the shaving cream is that it has some ingredients included that typically should be avoided, such as SLES which can cause cancer mutations and organ toxicity.
Despite this setback, glycerin and squalene are part of the formula which helps to make a good lather; thus ensuring a close and smooth shave.
This shaving cream has a very dense formula, thanks to the squalene, that will make shaving a breeze; free from nicks and razor burn.
A surprising ingredient that has a nice contribution is the hops. Hops helps to relax stressed skin and aids in moisturizing. Combine glorious, relaxing foam with the essential oils and you get a great cream that does its job well.
To use this cream, apply a small amount to either wet fingertips or a damp brush.
Apply to your face in smooth circular motions to create a thick foam. Shave regularly and rinse with cold water when finished. If you are able to overlook the strong peppermint smell, you will be purchasing a cream that has excellent soothing and cooling properties which allows you to obtain a close, cut free shave.