Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
Dr. Bronner’sOrganic Shaving Soap, Unscented
Kiss My Face4-in-1 Moisture Shave
Nurture My BodyShave Cream

With fragrance (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
BadgerShaving Soap
Be GreenBath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam
Dr. Bronner’sOrganic Shaving Soap
Pacifica Shaving CompanyShaving Cream
Qet BotanicalsFresh Body Oil for Shaving, Showering & Massage
Soap for Goodness SakeShaving Soap, Babassu

DIY

Healthier (and cheaper) alternatives to shaving creams sold in shops exist.

For nostalgic lads, consider using a shaving brush. You may choose a cruelty-free one with a high quality wooden or metal handle (list available here). Then all you will need is water and soap.

If you fancy preparing homemade products, several recipes are available here.

Ingredients to avoid in products you choose:

  • BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor
  • Methylisothiazalone and methylchloroisothiazolinone: skin and respiratory sensitizers
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen depending on the degree of purification, allergen
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • PEG (polyethyleneglycol): possible carcinogen (by release of 1,4-dioxane), irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Propylene glycol (PG): allergen, irritant
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate: skin and eye irritant
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: irritant to skin (may cause contact dermatitis), eye and respiratory tract
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • TEA: skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer