Sodium Benzoate is listed as a nasty in our pocket guide when used for food. But why then do we allow it in our cosmetics? The amount of sodium benzoate used in cosmetics is much smaller than in food as a preservative. Furthermore, the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. This preservative has been allowed by Ecocert; the Soil Association and BDIH. It has been ranked by the EWG as having a low risk of 1. BUT there are reports circulating on the internet that warn against usage of the preservative even in cosmetics. We believe it is still one of the safer preservatives, but as always, we wanted you to be in the loop. The choice is yours to make.
Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*,Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*.
8 out of 9 people would recommend this product21/07/2017, By CindyMy husband and I have been using this product for many years, and while it's not foamy like a shaving cream, it works and doesn't leave one's skin dry.19/05/2016, By ShariI bought this product to help with skin irritations after shaving and my skin has calmed down considerably and does not itch or break out with bumps after shaving. It could be more foamy though but will definitely keep using this product from now on.10/02/2015, By EdI wasn sure what quite to expect from this product.
Coming from raditional shaving foams in a can I suppose it was wrong of me to expect a similar kind of lather.
You need to use a fair amount of this product and rub it vigorously to create a good lather. For hard stubble I don think Id recommend it, I will try something else next time.15/10/2014, By KateI have sensitive skin and this product protects me beautifully when shaving! No more rashes!30/09/2014, By AlmaWe are so happy with this product. It lathers just enough.Even though I bought it for my husband, Ive used it once to shave my legs and it worked great!17/09/2013, By AntonMy partner uses the shaving cream and doesn't enjoy it that much. He says it doesn't lather, but rather feels like rubbery, wet seaweed.15/11/2011, By RozlynnMy hubby says that this is sooo much better than commercial gel: he gets a smoother, closer shave and it doesnt irritate and dry his skin. I must admit I have taken to using it to and voila no more shaving rash on my legs!! A little goes a long way and ours lasted both of us 2 months (and hubby shaves EVERYDAY!)21/07/2011, By Dewaldaving used the Excentrix range for eight months, I find that my skin irritations including sinisitus has completely disappeared. The products are an absolute pleasure to use and the aromas are bliss in the shower - thanks for such great products
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