Ultra moisturizing shave cream - shaving foam by Evolution of Smooth - review by charmedtomeetyou

Ultra moisturizing shave cream

Shaving foam by Evolution of Smooth

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Wet Or Dry Shaving Success

If you aren't in love with your high priced razor, don't mind changing out a disposable razor all the time, and don't have super sensitive skin, this might be the shaving cream for you. I liked it for shaving in the shower, but it really made me love it when I used it for dry shaving. This is my new shaving cream of choice!
Pretty Bottle
Wet or Dry Shave Works Equally Well
Light on Smell
Not Extremely Natural Ingredient List
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
It's my common practice to include a list of ingredients in reviews of bath products or lubes. This certainly isn't a product with a short list of recognizable ingredients. I've tried my best to break some of the info down for you. I'm not a doctor or a chemist, so please research further if there is a particular ingredient you are concerned about. Sit tight, get comfy. This is a hefty list.


Water (Eau) --- good old h2O

Mineral Oil (Huile Minerale) --- a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics. It is a lightweight inexpensive oil that is odorless and tasteless, but there are some concerns about it clogging pores.

Glycerin --- used as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication and as a humectant, some people avoid lubes with glycerin, but as this product won't be used internally you may not need to be as careful. I suppose that if you are using this for shaving your bikini area, you will want to consider your sensitivity to glycerin.

Stearic Acid --- is mainly used in the production of detergents, soaps, and cosmetics such as shampoos and shaving cream products. Esters of stearic acid with ethylene glycol, glycol stearate and glycol distearate, are used to produce a pearly effect in shampoos, soaps, and other cosmetic products

Glycol Stearate --- see above- it seems to be about creating a visual effect

Triethanolamine --- serves as a pH balancer in many different cosmetic products

Cetyl Alcohol --- used in the cosmetic industry as an opacifier in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions. It can cause flare ups if you are prone to eczema.

Petrolatum --- used as an ingredient in skin lotions and cosmetics, providing various types of skin care and protection by minimizing friction or reducing moisture loss

Glucono Delta Lactone --- used as a sequestrant, an acidifier, or a curing, pickling, or leavening agent. It is commonly used in honey, fruit juices, personal lubricants or wine.

Sodium Benzoate --- a preservative

Dimethicone --- used widely in skin-moisturizing lotions where it is listed as an active ingredient whose purpose is "skin protection", this is a silicone oil

Glyceryl Stearate --- used as a thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent

Titanium Dioxide (CI77891) --- widely used to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, plastics, papers, inks, foods, and toothpastes. It is also used in cosmetic and skin care products, and it is present in almost every sunblock, where it helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate --- is a complex silicate refined from naturally occurring minerals, and is present to increase viscosity of the product and prevent caking

Carbomer --- a large polymeric chemical composed of acrylic acid monomers, and is used as an emulsion stabilizer

Fragrance (Parfum) --- no shocks here, this makes the shaving lotion smell nice. They don't include more information than that.

Disodium EDTA --- in shampoos, cleaners and other personal care products EDTA salts are added as a sequestering agent to improve their stability in air

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) --- used as a moisturizing agent, extracted from the nut of the shea tree

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract --- the extract from the oat kernel has been known to soothe skin irritations

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract --- This is the usual, well known extract from the aloe vera plant, and is believed to have healing or soothing properties.

Ascorbyl Palmitate --- a fat-soluble form of vitamin C

Tocopheryl Acetate --- also known as vitamin E acetate, is a common vitamin supplement used in skin creams

Propylene Glycol --- a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water, it acts as a penetration enhancer and keeps products from melting in heat and/or freezing when it is cold

Hexyl Cinnamal --- is a common additive in perfume and cosmetic industry as aroma substance. It is found naturally in the essential oil of chamomile, known for its soothing properties

Linalool --- is a naturally occurring chemical found in many flowers and spice plants with many commercial applications, the majority of which are based on its pleasant scent. It is used as a scent in 60–80% of perfumed hygiene products and cleaning agents including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and lotions.

Butylphenyl Methylpropional --- is a synthetic scent ingredient, which has been associated with allergy issues and contact dermatitis

Whew. Ok, so I think we can all agree this isn't the most natural product out there. Please do your research and choose products that are best for you and your particular needs to avoid negative product reactions.
That being said, I had no issues using this product. It comes out like a lotion, and it nothing at all like the cans of shaving foam I had used in the past. The pump top works well, with no clogging or issues. I feel like the price is excessive, but I've found it locally for much less. It feels much like a lotion when you rub it between your fingers. The smell was surprisingly light. I like it that way, but it certainly wasn't a product I would choose based on the smell. After doing the ingredient list, I'm surprised how little smell there was to the shaving cream, considering how many fragrance items are in the list. I've read other reviews that spoke about the smell being very strong, so there may be some variations between batches.

One thing to be aware of, it dulls razors very, very quickly. If you are someone who has a nice razor and buys refill blade packs, you might want to skip this one. If you don't mind buying cheap throw away razors in packs of ten, this won't be an issue for you. I was able to get a weeks worth of use from a cheapie razor, before it was just too dull for me to use again. The thick cream gets gunked in the razor blades, and to get a week out of the razor I had to be very careful to rinse it fully between uses. Admittedly, on the last two shaves, it wasn't the closest of the most comfortable shave I've ever had, but I was testing the limits of the razor.

I did use this shaving cream both wet and dry, with equally awesome results, which is very impressive to me. I've never had any sort of success with dry shaving before, so that was a nice surprise. Whether you use it wet or dry, the cream really stays put until you shave it off. Even in the shower, I was able to shave both legs and my bikini area without needing to reapply because water had washed it off. There is no stinging or burning from the cream, and it does feel like you're putting lotion on your skin. I don't know that I'll say I got a closer shave using this cream than I would have gotten using soap or another shaving cream, but it was certainly close enough. I also used this to shave my underarm area with no issues. I was able to use this for touch ups before I head to the pool, without needing to take a shower to shave, which is a real time saver.

After shaving, my skin felt soft and moisturized. The feeling of moisturized skin lasted for several hours, which was impressive. I have't experienced any redness or irritation, or shaving bumps that I will sometimes get shaving with soap.

The container is nice to look at and easy to hold, thanks to indents in the bottle for you to grip. It is skinny enough to sit in the shower on a little ledge I have there, which is a plus for me. I also like that I can recycle the container, which is also a nice change.
Follow-up commentary
This has run out, and I've purchased more. I'm hooked, and it doesn't even bother me that it dulls blades. I can use cheap disposables and get a close shave. That's a win in my book.
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  • Wicked Wahine
    I cannot believe you were able to shave dry with this and also that it didn't rinse off in the shower while you were still shaving - that's great! I like the idea of the fragrance not being strong, but would get the unscented anyway, unless I could smell them at the store beforehand. Thanks for all the details about the ingredients, as well as a the detailed experience section!
  • charmedtomeetyou
    I was just as shocked as you are! It was an exciting discovery to be sure!
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