Healthy alternatives


Alexandria – Kiss Waxing, Hair Removal Paste

Kiss My Face – Moisture Shave, fragrance-free

Moom – Organic Hair Remover

Shobha – Sugaring Kit

Soap for Goodness Sake – Shaving Soap (available fragrance-free)

With fragrances (essential oils)

Miessence – Shaving Gel

Qet Botanicals – Fresh Body Oil for Shaving, Showering, Massage and Skin Brushing


Rather than using shaving foam or depilatory cream, choose bar soap, non-toxic shampoo, oil on wet skin or an electric razor.

Depilation with natural wax and sugaring are good alternatives.

Ingredients to avoid

Some chemicals may be contaminated with the following potential carcinogens:

  • 1,4-dioxane: possible carcinogen
  • Ethylene Dioxide: possible carcinogen
  • Nitrosamines: carcinogens
  • PEG: may be composed of 1,4-dioxane and sodium lauryl sulfate, carcinogenic, irritant to the skin, eyes and the respiratory tract
  • TEA: skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer

  • BHA: possible carcinogen, endocrine disrupter, possibly toxic to reproduction
  • Dyes (FD&C): carcinogens, skin sensitizers, photosensitizers and mutagens
  • Isobutane: may be carcinogen (if contaminated with butadiene)
  • Isopentane: toxic to the respiratory tract
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • Propylene glycol: allergen, irritant