Per Mercola.com our bodies absorb five pounds of cosmetic chemicals each year. For the majority of my life I put zero thought into the ingredients of my beauty products. When I started educating myself re: ingredients, it was incredibly disturbing. Shaving gels are the WORST and my body is constantly exposed through daily shaving.
I was a loyal Skintimate user. I discovered I was lathering up with carcinogens and endocrine disrupters.
My old shaving gel contained parabens, preservatives that mimic hormones in your body and disrupt the function of your endocrine system. BHT/BHA preservatives that are carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and cause neurotoxicity and allergies. Isobutane which is a foaming agent that causes cell damage linked to cancer as well as organ system toxicity.
Skintimate is not unique. Most shaving gels contain this terrifying blend of chemicals that slowly poison our bodies.
The shaving gel we use is Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Gel.
Here’s the ingredients:
Organic Sucrose*, Organic White Grape Juice, Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Shikakai Powder, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Spearmint Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
**None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
What I love about it:
- great lather, no nicks or cuts
- my husband loves it so it works for everyone’s shaving needs
- leaves your skin feeling soft without a gross soapy residue
- the ingredients aren’t scary
- a little goes a long way so you’re not buying a new one every 2 weeks
- you can buy it at Whole Foods or Amazon
Hope this helps you avoid a cancerous lather!