Nurture My Body Natural Shave Cream Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT


Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

Sustainability Expert

Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.


Nurture My Body Organic Shave Cream is a well loved non-toxic shave cream. Here’s why we love it!

Nurture My Body Fragrance Free Shave Cream

Leaf Score

Highlights: Vegan, non-toxic, mostly natural and organic shave cream that’s fragrance free and ideal for sensitive skin. Suitable for use on your face and body to guard against razor burn and irritation.

Table of Contents
  1. Nurture My Body Fragrance Free Shave Cream
  2. Overview
  3. Is it non-toxic?
  4. Is it sustainable?
  5. Why we like it
  6. Nurture My Body vs. the competition
  7. Final thoughts on Nurture My Body Shave Cream


Nurture My Body All Natural Shave Cream is a vegan-friendly, natural shave cream that is mostly free from toxic chemicals. This cream does not contain:

  • Parabens
  • SLS/sulfate-free
  • Synthetic fragrances.

This formula is ideal for those with sensitive skin and can be used on the face and body to help guard against irritation and razor burn.

What we like

  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Minimizes skin irritation and razor burn
  • Suitable for use on face and body
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Made in small batches in the U.S.
  • Made with mostly certified organic ingredients
  • Vegan and certified cruelty-free

What could be better

  • Sometimes unavailable – so get it while in stock!
  • Unclear if still made with certified organic ingredients
  • EWG lists different ingredients to the company label

At a glance

Ingredients: Purified Water, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Leaf) Infusion*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Root) Infusion*, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Infusion*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow Blue Flowers) Infusion*, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Infusion*, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Infusion*, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Root) Infusion*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root) Infusion*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel*, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) CO2*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) CO2*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2*, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract
*Certified Organic

Certifications: Certified Organic, Leaping Bunny, PETA approved vegan

Packaging: Recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids.

Is it non-toxic?

Patty Kerr is the brains behind Nurture My Body. For many years, Kerr was an aesthetician, but after she became ill from working around the chemicals in many conventional beauty products, she decided to create her own safe, natural, non-toxic product line.

Nurture My Body Organic Shave Cream contains mostly organic ingredients, according to the label on the actual product. The company website lists different ingredients to the listing at EWG, however, which is confusing. EWG has also downgraded its ranking for this cream to 3, from 1, likely due to the potential presence of polysorbate-60, along with some natural ingredients for which there’s limited safety data.

All in all, I think this cream is still non-toxic, with a chance the listing at EWG is incorrect. I’ve reached out to the company to find out more.

Is it sustainable?

The Nurture My Body Shave Cream is packaged in recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids.

Nurture My Body carefully selects safe, effective ingredients and creates products in small batches. They have a ‘holistic Farm to Face’ approach, meaning that almost every ingredient they use is grown in a permaculture garden on two acres in Northern California.

These ingredients are hand selected, distilled, and blended in small batches, with the company maintaining complete control throughout the manufacturing process. As such, the company’s claims that ingredients are non-GMO, and grown without use of pesticides, chemicals or fertilizers is reassuring.

Nurture My Body products are manufactured in the same location where the ingredients are grown in California. They use vinegar and hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach and other chemicals for cleaning equipment, and they encourage employees in carpooling to work.

Products are packaged in recyclable BPA-free plastic or glass containers and shipped using 100% recyclable materials.

How to use it

This gentle, non-foaming formula is rich, so a little goes a long way. It goes on smoothly and evenly and washes off cleanly. Apply a thin layer to skin, no need to lather, shave, and rinse.

Why we like it

Nurture My Body doesn’t test its products on animals and makes mostly vegan-friendly products, including this shave cream.

Those who love this cream note that it:

  • Doesn’t gunk up razors like many other shave creams
  • Leaves very little, if any, residue on skin
  • Helps prevent bumps and skin irritation, even if you’re prone to such thins
  • Goes on easily, with just a thin layer needed.

Nurture My Body vs. the competition

Nurture My Body Natural Shave Cream is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, but it does not lather, making it somewhat similar to shave oil rather than the foaming or lathering creams in this category.

Nurture My Body vs. Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face (see our review) also offers an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream. Unlike Nurture My Body’s cream in a jar, the Kiss My Face cream comes in a pump dispenser (View Price on Walmart) and lathers, though it doesn’t dispense as foam, unlike Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Cream (see our review).

Like Nurture My Body, Kiss My Face doesn’t have any specific environmental and social initiatives. In contrast, Be Green is consistently eco-friendly, with all products carrying high ratings from EWG. It is also engaged in protecting the environment and support charitable initiatives and fair labor practices.

Nurture My Body vs. Pacific Shaving Company

If you travel a lot and are looking specifically for a travel-safe shaving cream, consider Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream (see our review). This product lathers well, is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, features organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan (View Price on Walmart).

This cream 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 vs. Badger

Unlike Nurture My Body’s shave cream, which acts more like an oil, Badger Shave Soap (see our review) offers a luxurious lather (View Price on Amazon). It is best applied after Badger Shave Oil (see our review; view price on Amazon), though it can be used as a standalone product.

Badger is a B Corp, which Nurture My Body isn’t, and uses Fair Trade ingredients where possible. Like Nurture My Body, Badger makes its products in the US, prioritizing organic ingredients.

Badger boasts various energy- and water-saving initiatives and has solid environmental practices at its offices and manufacturing sites. It is very careful not to create any toxic waste that could get into waterways and, like Nurture My Body, uses recyclable and reusable packaging. In Badger’s case, this is in the form of tins for its shave cream ‘soap’, rather than glass jars. This means the product is lighter overall, which translates to lower carbon emissions for transport. Badger also ships its products UPS carbon neutral.

Nurture My Body vs. the best of the rest

Dr. Bronner’s shaving gel (see our review) 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 is a B Corp and engages in fair trade practices, good labor practices, and environmental initiatives. Like Nurture My Body, Dr. Bronner’s uses recycled packaging.

Final thoughts on Nurture My Body Shave Cream

Nurture My Body is a small company engaged in permaculture to produce the raw ingredients for its eco-friendly, skin-friendly products. The small, family-run company doesn’t have any additional official environmental credentials but is clearly committed to sustainability and non-toxic skin care.

Overall, I think this cream is a great non-toxic and sustainable choice for fragrance-free shave cream, especially as it comes in a recyclable (and reusable!) glass jar.

See also: The best non-toxic shaving products

Nurture My Body Fragrance Free Shave Cream

Leaf Score

Highlights: Vegan, non-toxic, mostly natural and organic shave cream that’s fragrance free and ideal for sensitive skin. Suitable for use on your face and body to guard against razor burn and irritation.

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