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.
Newlands Spring Water, Decyl Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin, Sesamim Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) Oil.
*Certified Organic Ingredient
15 out of 16 people would recommend this product08/04/2019, By Hassain HashamExcellent13/03/2019, By AartiThis product is great, and though not foamy, it's not very gel-ish either. I still think it's great since it's chemical free, biodegradable and does it's job!30/01/2019, By DLGWorks like charm12/10/2018, By RuanI moved over from electric shaver to blades. This is the first shaving gel i've used in many years. I am not crazy about the smell and it dries up quick and have to reapply a few times whilst shaving. Can't really compare it to any other natural shaving gels.17/05/2018, By CindyLeaves one's skin nice and smooth and not dry.09/01/2018, By CindyHave been using this for years: it does not dry the skin like regular shaving gel. It would be nice if it were in a spray form... easier to spread.21/10/2017, By Jeanine
I was sceptical being the first natural shaving gel i tried. I was pleasantly surprised! Product, although not really foamy (its a shaving gel after all) is smooth and gentle on the skin. I dont have to use half the bottle, a few squirts is enough. My husband also tried it and he didnt seem to pleases i think it was only because he is used to thick fomaing products. I thought he had less in grown hair after using it. Its not what i am used to either but i love it. I use it on my legs and he used it on his face. Honestly, i think he jewill use it again too. It really softens the skin and is gentle. Im definitely buying this again!21/07/2017, 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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