EOS lipbalms are a cult hit but did you know they make other products too? I discovered their line of body lotions and shave creams during my last trip to the USA, where I picked up the Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry. I’ll be honest, I bought it because of the bright pink packaging so I figured I owe it to myself to actually review the product to make it worth schlepping it back to Australia.
Did it work and was it worth it? Read on to find out.
- The packaging is definitely what won me over at first sight. The bright pink colour is gorgeous and the plastic bottle has this soft coating on it. It has a large white cap that clicks into place on top but I removed that once I placed it in my shower. In practice this packaging proved to be a winner because it didn’t stain or mark my shower, like metal cans do.
- I was surprised by the pump pack on this shave cream. Most shave creams have that air-pressured cannister but this one really is like pumping out lotion. The formula is very creamy, like a super thick, airy lotion but not foamy like regular shave cream you get at the supermarket. It’s also pale pink which I thought was a cute touch.
- Fragrance is a key attribute of this shave cream. I’ve never smelt a more delicious scented body product in my life. I mean it, I wanted to eat it. It’s sweet, girly and it really jazzes up the lame task of shaving your legs.
- The cream works incredibly well on both dry legs and wet legs. I went so far as to test this shave cream with a completely blunt razor and it didn’t nick or cut my skin once. It provides a super smooth surface as any shave cream should but it also leaves the skin feeling moisturised once you wash it off. It doesn’t have the typical Dimethicone silky feeling, it has the feeling of hydrated skin.
- If you use a multi-blade razor, such as a Venus, the cream can be a little difficult to rinse out of the blades. Because it’s thicker than regular shaving cream it tends to get caught in the back of the blades. I find rinsing it under hot water and giving it a good couple of shakes will dislodge the blockage.
- There are some ingredients I’m not happy with. Ascorbyl Palmitate which is derived from palm oil (read why palm oil is bad), and Dimethicone which is a bit of a controversial one but personally I’m not a fan of.
I think if they can rejig the formulation to remove those ingredients I would definitely repurchase in a heartbeat. I’d also be keen to try the other scents in the range.
What EOS say ….
Rich, non-foaming eos shave cream is packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins E and C to provide your legs with 24 hours of ultra-soothing moisture. It’s so moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry. Plus, it’s enriched with skin protectants to help prevent nicks and razor bumps.
- Leaves skin soft and smooth
- Boosts skin’s moisture level
- Comes in a soft-touch recyclable bottle that won’t leave a rust ring
- 7 fl oz
Have you used an EOS product? Does this shave cream sound appealing to you? Let me know by commenting below!
According to this thread on the eos Facebook page, their products are not tested on animals, however they’re not certified by any major cruelty-free organisation.
All products are vegetarian. Their lip balms contain beeswax, but their lotions and shave creams are vegan.
Water/Eau, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Petrolatum, Laureth?23, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Gluconolactone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Fragrance/Parfum, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.