Razor burn and bumps, as well as itchy and flaking skin, can often be attributed to the harsh and pore clogging petro-chemicals found in conventional shaving cream. A mild, moisturizing soap infused with the cleansing and healing benefits of essential oils is a fantastic way to achieve softer, smoother skin without irritation.
Just the Good's vegan shaving soap gives a satisfying, clean shave that helps skin feel great thanks to vegetable-derived stearic acid and kaolin for slip and lather, essential oils that disinfect and provide antibacterial support, and shea butter moisturizes.
These two fragrance burst varieties are perfect aromatherapeutic energizers on mornings when you'd rather crawl back into bed than dutifully get to work on time. These invigorating oils, however, are not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
Additional ingredient notes:
Spearmint + eucalyptus essential oils not only smell deliciously, but offer the fantastic benefit of relieving stress. Not too thrilled about a busy day ahead? This will help you unwind a little, while waking up and getting ready. Spearmint is also a great antiseptic with recognized restorative capacity. Eucalyptus oil is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral and astringent, but it should be avoided by those with high blood pressure and/or epilepsy.
Five spice-derived essential oils are used to create the delicious fragrance of the chai blend variety:
- Anise is known to help with hangovers
- Black pepper helps to alleviate exhaustion and relief from chills/flu/colds
- Cinnamon is well regarded for its antiseptic, antibiotic, and astringent properties, as well as its qualities as an aphrodisiac
- Clove has antiseptic and disinfectant properties
- Ginger also offers antiseptic benefits
Shaving soaps are quite different than conventional shaving cream in a can. As you know, cans use aerosol or other expellants to fill a petroleum base with gas and/or air to create a mousse. Just the Goods shaving solids, however, are made without sodium lauryl sulfate or other artificial foaming agents, so the trick to making them work is to use a shaving brush to create tiny bubbles. Brushes are sold separately.
To create lather, first saturate your brush with warm water then swirl it onto the shaving soap in fast and hard circles until tiny bubbles form. Next, using the brush, scoop up the bubbles and transfer them onto the area you wish to shave. A little goes a long way, so even the appearance of what is required is different than conventional shaving foam — all you need is a thin layer to help your razor glide. Please note that if you try to rub the shaving soap directly onto the desired area, you won’t get enough bubbles to reduce the friction of your razor across your skin. A shaving brush is therefore required to whip up the soap, introducing air into the mixture, and creating the bubbles needed to do the job well.
When you’re finished shaving, tighten the lid of the the jar to prevent the soap from drying out and shrinking. The brush should be rinsed out and, ideally, hung upside down so water doesn’t sit in the base, which may case the adhesive holding the bristles in place to deteriorate. A clean, dry brush also means less bacterial growth, which means a fresher, healthier shave.
Ingredients: SLS & propylene glycol-free melt & pour base [water, vegetable glycerine, sodium stearate, sodium oleate, sorbitol, stearic acid, lauric acid, sodium laurate, sodium myristate, pentasodium penteate, tetrasodium etidronate] with unrefined butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), kaolin clay, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus), tocopherol (vitamin e)
SLS & propylene glycol-free melt & pour base [water, vegetable glycerine, sodium stearate, sodium oleate, sorbitol, stearic acid, lauric acid, sodium laurate, sodium myristate, pentasodium penteate, tetrasodium etidronate] with unrefined butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), kaolin clay, illicium verum (anise star) seed oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, cinnmomum zeylanicum (cinnamon leaf) oil, piper nigrum (black pepper) seed oil, zingiber officinale (ginger) oil, tocopherol (vitamin e)
Shaving brush not included.