Burt’s Bees All Natural Shave Cream combines sunflower oil, coconut oil and glycerin, and contains chamomile and calendula to create a 100% natural alternative to standard shaving products. The cream is pH balanced and free of sodium lauryl, parabens and phthalates.
My first shave with the cream sent to us by from Big Green Smile did not get off to the best start as I was a bit unsure when I applied it – the cream leaves a very thin layer on the face and I compensated this by using quite a fair amount. I think my doubts were based on the fact I am used to shaving foam that is very thick and lathers up well, which this cream does not.
Anyway, I massaged plenty in and it shaved surprisingly well and wasn’t too greasy. The cream certainly is kind to the skin and does feel every bit 100% natural. I find that leading brand gel, even the sensitive version, aggravates my skin on its own if left on the skin for a while (I am quite a slow shaver), but there was no such problems here.
The cream smells absolutely great, probably due to the vast array of oils from various fruits and plants in the ingredients and you do get plenty of pong whilst shaving. My face and hands smelt very nice afterwards and I felt ashamed when I sprayed on a bit of aftershave.
The cream is relatively expensive at around £9 RRP. So I guess the question is did I think it was good enough to warrant paying a fair bit more money than I normally would? The simple answer is yes – I can’t say that shaving is my favourite pastime – in fact I don’t like doing it at all (probably because I am not very good at it) but the experience is much more pleasant using the Burt’s Bees product.
Burt’s Bees All Natural Shave Cream costs £8.80 from Big Green Smile.