Healthy alternatives


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


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.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products:

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