Pacific Shaving Company Shaving 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.


Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream is popular with folks with sensitive skin. Here’s why, plus a comparison to other shaving creams and gels.

Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Cream

Leaf Score

Highlights: Cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free shave cream with certified organic ingredients that soften hair for an easier shave. TSA-friendly tube!

Pacific Shaving Company Shave Cream at a glance:

Country of Origin:USA
Ingredients:Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Myristic Acid (derived from palm kernel and coconut oils), Stearic Acid (derived from vegetable fats and oils), Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin (vegetable-based), Certified Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Trifolium Pretense (Clover) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydroxyethylcellulose
Certifications: None listed.
Table of Contents
  1. Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Cream
  2. Our Review
  3. Pacific Shaving Company vs. the competition
  4. Final thoughts on Pacific Shaving Cream

Our Review

What we like

  • Good value for money
  • Easy to travel with
  • Eco-friendly, cruelty free, Vegan

What could be better

  • Company could do more in terms of social and environmental issues

Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream is natural, plant-based, and helps soften hair for an easier shave, while hydrating and soothing skin. A popular product for those with sensitive skin, Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream is paraben-free, vegan-friendly, never tested on animals, and features certified organic ingredients including aloe, organic shea butter fruit, white tea, and orange essential oil.

This formula offers excellent value for money and makes traveling easier as a little goes a long way; one TSA-friendly 3.4-ounce tube can last anywhere from 40 to 100 shaves depending on what you’re shaving and how.

how to use

Apply around a nickel sized amount of Pacific Shaving cream to wet skin and form a lather.

It’s best not to use this cream with an electric razor as it can clog the blades.

Despite the product’s longevity and smaller packaging with less waste and fewer carbon emissions, we’d still like to see this shaving cream in more environmentally responsible non-plastic packaging or recycled plastic tubes with a recycling program in place.

The company also offers a caffeinated shaving cream product that claims to give you a morning boost of energy.

Pacific Shaving Company vs. the competition

By far, the best option for a foaming shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam (see our review) 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. Be Green is consistently eco-friendly, with all products carrying high ratings from EWG. The company is also engaged in protecting the environment and support charitable initiatives and fair labor practices.

Badger Shave Soap (see our review) also offers a luxurious lather and can, in a pinch, be applied by hand and with cold water. It is best applied with warm water and a shaving brush, however, after Badger Shave Oil. Badger is a B Corp and makes products in the USA using Fair Trade and organic ingredients where possible. It has an impressive array of energy- and water-saving initiatives and environmental practices at its offices and manufacturing facilities, and its manufacturing processes do not create any toxic waste that could get into the local water system. Badger also packages products in recyclable and reusable tins and uses mostly recycled and recyclable packaging, with products shipped UPS carbon neutral.

Soap for Goodness Sake Shaving Soap, Babassu, (view on Amazon) 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.

Dr. Bronner’s shaving gel (see our review) that looks more like an oil but acts like a shaving cream, making it somewhat difficult to classify. 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, including using 100% post-consumer recycled packaging.

Nurture My Body Natural Shave Cream (see our review) comes from a small company engaged in permaculture to produce its raw ingredients. This eco-friendly, skin-friendly product carries high ratings from EWG and has never been tested on animals. Nurture My Body doesn’t have any additional environmental credentials but is still a great option as its products come in recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids.

Kiss My Face also offer an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream (see our review) 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.

Final thoughts on Pacific Shaving Cream

A good option for travelers, Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream 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, Badger, and Dr. Bronner’s instead.

Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Cream

Leaf Score

Highlights: Cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free shave cream with certified organic ingredients that soften hair for an easier shave. TSA-friendly tube!

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