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Simply Sensual is a shave cream that is sensitive enough to use even on the most intimate areas. There are no allergy causing ingredients added and it is great for those who have extremely sensitive skin. The white lavender scent will leave your skin smelling fresh and clean. The addition of Aloe Vera and many other skin conditioners leaves your skin irresistible to touching.
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Pros:
Great for sensitive skin, no allergy causing ingredients, and seconds as hair conditioner.
Cons:
Fragrance added (for some), strong smell, pump sticks.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

Simply Sensual shave cream is used as a moisturizer during shaving. The purpose of a shave cream is to condition the skin, allowing the razor to easily guide. Ingredients have been specially formulated to soften the hair and guide the razor along smoothly to prevent rashes or irritation. It's made with Aloe Vera and Jojoba seed oil to give a lasting comfort after shaving. These ingredients allow this cream to be used on all areas of the body, such as the underarms, legs, intimate areas, face, and any other shave-able area. There are no parabens or glycerine in this shave cream, but there is fragrance. Fragrance can cause irritation to some with extremely sensitive skin.

There is a second use for this shave cream. It can substitute as a hair conditioner. The ingredients that condition the skin will also work for your hair.

The shave cream was tested on extremely sensitive skin - a person with eczema - and it did not cause a rash. It was also used as a hair conditioner on thick horse hair. It proved to be a very nice conditioner by softening the horse hair. This shave cream should work for the majority of those who shave or those who use conditioner.

  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Hair conditioner
    • Sensitive skin
    • Shave cream
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Intimate area
    • Legs
    • Underarms

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity



The shave cream comes in a 8 oz bottle with a pump top. The pump top is similar to what you would find on a lotion bottle. To initially start pumping you must twist the cap to get it to pop up. Once the pump is up you must pump multiple times in order to get the cream through the tube. The pump stops from over pumping, but one pump doesn't allow for much, so you might find three of four pumps are what you need. Sometimes the pump does tend to stick.

When the cream comes out of the pump it is thick, creamy and velvety soft. It feels really similar to Coochy Shave Cream, but also hair conditioner. The thick texture makes the cream stay in place, the creamy feel allows it to easily be rubbed into the skin, and the velvety soft feel is left behind, leaving the skin very touchable.

The image show Coochy shave cream and Simply Sensual. Coochy is on top and Simply Sensual is on the bottom.


Ingredients: Water (Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydroxethylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-60 Lanolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Panthenol, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum),Violet 2(CI 60730), Red 4 (CI 14700)
    • Creamy
    • Thick
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

The shave cream should not be ingested due to some of the ingredients, so no taste test was done. The smell is labeled as white lavender and smells like a mixture of baby powder and a floral scent. The bottle describes white lavender as the wild french lavender flower sun-kissed with a light touch of citrus. Fresh out of the bottle the smell is very powerful, but when left rubbed into the skin it only leaves behind the slightest scent. The slight scent left behind is more of a powdered fresh clean scent than the floral scent. The powerful scent at first is floral with a hint of powdered fresh.
    • Do not ingest
    • Light smell left behind
    • Strong smell at first

Performance

The cream lasts on the skin until you rinse it off, but once it is rinsed off it leaves behind a moisturizing coat. The coat lasts well over 12 hours without applying anything else to the skin. In order to remove the cream from your skin just rinse thoroughly. Should you feel this is not enough you can wash it completely away with the addition of soap. As a shave cream, this is some high quality stuff.

The cream as hair conditioner just needs to be thoroughly rinsed out. This works very well as a conditioner leaving even horse hair nice and soft after drying.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting
    • Rinses right off.

Personal comments

Ingredients Breakdown:
Water (Eau)- the most universal compound, since it is tasteless and odorless it can be added to most things. There are some people in the world who are allergic, but this is rare.

Cetyl Alcohol-has the chemical formula of CH3(CH2)15OH, which is a fatty alcohol. It takes the appearance of a white waxy solid or white flakes, which depends on the temperature. This ingredient is commonly used in shampoos, lotions, and creams. History fact: Cetyl Alcohol was originally from sperm whale oil, but that is not longer practiced and it is produced now from vegetable oil, coconut oil, or palm oil.

Cetrimonium Bromide-is one of the components of the topical antiseptic cetrimide. It is meant to protect against bacteria and fungi. It is commonly used in many beauty products.

Stearyl Alcohol-is a fatty alcohol that is commonly used in shampoos and conditioners, but it used in many other cosmetics like lubes, resins, perfumes, and many more. The main reasoning behind using this ingredient is thickening.

Hydroxethylcellulose-is another gelling/thickening agent that is widely used in many cosmetics.

Glyceryl Stearate-is the vegetable glyceryl ester from stearic acid, which is glycerin and triple pressed stearic acid, and then combined with potassium stearate, which is potassium salts. It is used in many creams and lotions, which it offers the ability to form lamellar liquid crystalline and/or crystaline gel phases when used with high water content.

PEG-100 Stearate- is made from combining natural oils with Stearic Acid. It is commonly used in many beauty products.

PEG-60 Lanolin-is also known as Adeps Lanae, wool wax or wool grease, it is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals. It is widely used in many things such as skin care products, in rust proof coatings, in Vitamin D13, used on baseball mitts to break them in, shaving creams, restoring wool products, polishing furniture, and lip balm.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder- is dried leaves from Aloe Vera leaves, which is used for conditioning the skin.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil-is from the Jojoba seed, which is from a shrub that is native to the Western United States. The seed is said to hold 50% off its weight in this oil. The oil is liquid wax which has taken place of whale oil's in many cosmetics.

Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin-is a protein that helps build the skin, hair and nails, and is commonly made from hooves, horns, claws, hair, and nails of mammals. It is used in many hair, nail, and other beauty products.

Panthenol-is the alcohol analog of vitamin B5, which makes it a provitamin B5. It is the moisturizer in most lotions and creams, so it is very commonly used.

Allantoin-is a diureide of glyoxylic acid, which is widely used in oral hygiene products, shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, and many other pharmaceutical products. It comes from the comfrey plant and can be found in the urine of most mammals, but with the exclusion of humans and apes.

Phenoxyethanol-is a preservative in most cosmetics. It is an organic chemical compound.

Sorbic Acid-is first isolated form berries of Rowan. It is used as another preservative.

Sodium Hydroxide-is also known as caustic soda and lye. It is obtained through water evaporation phase, but used as a based in many items.

Fragrance (Parfum)-is the perfume or the scent. It can cause allergic reactions especially to those with sensitive skin.

Violet 2(CI 60730)-is a color additive that is banned from most cosmetics, but still used in skin care products. This should not be ingested at all.

Red 4 (CI 14700)-is a color additive that has been banned from food, so do not ingest.

Experience

For the majority of my life I have had eczema, which is a skin rash that is easily irritated even from laundry soap, body wash, lotion, or anything else you can think of. I learned just to stick mainly with fragrance free and free of many other additives because of my sensitive skin. Occasionally I have found success with a few scented items, but not many. I can now add Simply Sensual to that list. I was amazed that there was no rash on my legs after using it. This leads me to believe that this cream will work for many others with skin similar to mine. The only thing I would love to change about this product is the smell. I am not a fan of floral scents.
Follow-up commentary
Out of all of the Shaving creme's I have tried on Eden, Simply Sensual is my favorite. The smell is nice. My skin is smooth after I use it and it doesn't clog my razor. I will continue to use Simply Sensual as long as it's stocked. My bottle lasted me until recently. This was with regularly shavings about once a week.
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  • elli
    elli  
    Thank you for the review!
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    It's so good to read a review from someone else with eczema! Thanks for the info!
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