Our Rating: 5/5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Ideal for those with sensitive skin
- Helps guard against irritation and razor burn
- Can be used on the face and body
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|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 |
Nurture My Body Organic Shave Cream (View Price on Amazon) is a certified organic, vegan-friendly natural shave cream that is free from toxic chemicals, parabens, SLS, artificial preservatives and synthetic fragrances. Ideal for those with sensitive skin, this formula can be used on the face and body and helps guard against irritation and razor burn.
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.
Nurture My Body Organic Shave Cream has the highest rating from the Environmental Working Group for safety despite the listing not being updated since 2013 and showing ingredients no longer present in the formula. The product has never been tested on animals and 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 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.
The company was founded by Patty Kerr, an aesthetician who became ill from working around the chemicals in many conventional beauty products and decided to create her own safe, natural, non-toxic product line.
Nurture My Body vs. Kiss My Face, Pacific Shaving Company, and Badger
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 are a small company engaged in permaculture to produce 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.
Kiss My Face also offer an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream in a pump dispenser (View Price on Walmart). While this cream lathers, it doesn’t dispense as foam, unlike Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Cream. Kiss My Face also don’t boast any specific environmental and social initiatives, whereas Be Green are consistently eco-friendly, with all products carrying high ratings from EWG. They are also engaged in protecting the environment and support charitable initiatives and fair labor practices. By far, the best option for a foaming shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam has eco-friendly ingredients and is available in a pump dispenser and a refill pack (cutting down plastic waste).
If you travel a lot and are looking specifically for a travel-safe shaving cream, consider Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream. This product lathers well, is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, features organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan (View Price on Walmart). 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.
Badger Shave Soap also offers a luxurious lather and can, in a pinch, be applied by hand and with cold water (View Price on Amazon). It is best applied with warm water and a shaving brush, however, 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.