Our Rating: 5 / 5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Made with simple ingredients for a safe, non-toxic, and luxurious shave
- Light, citrusy scent offers a refreshing change from the heavy scent of many men’s shaving products
- Enhanced with moisturizing aloe vera and glycerin to create a smooth lather
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Ingredients:||Distilled water, Saponified Cocos Nucifera (coconut oil), Olea Europaea (olive) oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract|
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Member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Certified cruelty-free by PETA
Natural Ingredient Resource Center (NIRC) Truth in Labeling Pledge
Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam is made with simple ingredients for a safe, non-toxic, and luxurious shave. This product is cruelty-free and vegan, EWG-Verified™, and part of PETA’s ‘Caring Consumer’ program. It also has a light, citrusy scent, offering a refreshing change from the heavy scent of many men’s shaving products.
An alternative to synthetic gel and shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam is made from orange castile soap, enhanced with moisturizing aloe vera and glycerin to create a smooth lather. Demonstrating their environmental commitment, the company also offers a 16.5 oz refill bottle (which comes without the foamer pump).
This shaving foam isn’t as ‘foamy’ as those from propellant cans and may be best used alongside a pre-shave oil for extra lubrication if your skin tends to be on the dry side. As the foam dissipates quite quickly, many users find it best to apply and shave smaller areas rather than applying all in one go.
Be Green Bath and Body ® is a family-owned and operated business that has been making non-toxic skincare products since 2008. Their products all have high ratings from the Environmental Working Group, and many are EWG-Verified™, including this shaving foam. The company strives to be as environmentally responsible as possible by using the minimum amount of recyclable packaging for products, including 95% recycled packing materials. They use raw materials that are biodegradable, not harmful to the environment and are as sustainable as possible and minimize energy usage at their office. They are also committed to providing a safe, family-friendly work environment along with a generous wage. The company also supports the Savvy Women’s Alliance, a women’s non-profit association focused on non-toxic living.
Be Green Bath & Body vs. Lavera, Kiss My Face, Pacific, and Badger
By far, the best option for a foaming shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam has a 5 Leaf Score thanks to its eco-friendly ingredients, the availability of a refill pack (cutting down plastic waste), and the general environmental friendliness of the company. Lavera Men Sensitive Shaving Foam (View Price on Amazon) is another option for those who like their shaving cream in a handy pump dispenser, but the product contains some questionable ingredients and the company has nowhere near the environmental friendliness as Be Green. Kiss My Face Shaving Cream (View Price on Walmart) also comes in a pump dispenser but needs to be lathered, unlike the Be Green and Lavera products.
If you’re looking for the most eco-friendly and healthy shaving creams, any one of the following are good options: Soap for Goodness Sake, Be Green, Pacific Shaving Company, Kiss My Face, Nurture My Body, Badger Shave Soap, and Dr. Bronner’s Shaving Soap. These all carry a 5 Leaf Rating from us for their eco-friendly ingredients, many of which are organic and nourishing to the skin.
Badger Shave Soap (View Price on Amazon) offers a more luxurious lather than Be Green and can, in a pinch, be applied by hand and with cold water. It is best applied with warm water and a shaving brush after Badger Shave Oil (View Price on Amazon). Badger are a B Corp and products are made in the USA using Fair Trade and organic ingredients where possible. They have an impressive array of energy- and water-saving initiatives and environmental practices at their offices and manufacturing facilities, and their manufacturing processes do not create any toxic waste that could get into the local water system. They also package products in recyclable and reusable tins and use mostly recycled and recyclable packaging, with products shipped UPS carbon neutral.
Soap for Goodness Sake Shaving Soap, Babassu, is a similar ‘soap cake’ product to Badger and lathers well for a smooth shave. Assessed as safe by the Environmental Working Group (EWG Verified™), this vegan-friendly shaving soap is not tested on animals and contains simple ingredients. It is unscented but has a naturally light coconutty scent from the Babassu oil. Soap for Goodness Sake is a small family business based in the USA. Unlike Badger, the company does not boast specific eco-friendly practices, environmental initiatives, or social enterprises.
Dr. Bronner’s is a shaving gel that looks more like an oil but acts like a shaving cream, making it somewhat difficult to classify (View Price on Walmart). It lathers like a cream and offers a smooth shave while hydrating and protecting skin. Like Badger, Dr. Bronner’s are a B Corp and engage in fair trade practices, good labor practices, and environmental initiatives, including using 100% post-consumer recycled packaging.
A good option for travelers, Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream (View Price on Walmart) is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, features organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan. It is also long-lasting, which helps minimize plastic waste. That said, the company could do more in terms of environmental and social responsibility, so if these are considerations for you, look to Be Green and Badger instead.
Nurture My Body are a small company engaged in permaculture to product the raw ingredients for their eco-friendly, skin-friendly products that carry high ratings from EWG and have never been tested on animals. They don’t appear to have any additional environmental credentials but are still a great option as they offer their products in recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids (View Price on Amazon).
Kiss My Face also offer an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream in a pump dispenser, but this one doesn’t foam when dispensed and the company itself doesn’t boast any specific environmental and social initiatives.