Our Rating: 5/5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Product is natural, plant-based, and helps to soften hair for an easier shave
- One TSA-friendly 3.4-ounce tube can last anywhere from 40 to 100 shaves depending on what you’re shaving
- 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
|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|
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.
Use around a nickel sized amount of the cream applied to wet skin to form a lather. This cream is not recommended for use with an electric razor as it can clog the blades.
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. 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. Be Green Bath & Body vs. Badger Shave Oil vs. Babassu
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.
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. 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. Badger Shave Soap 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 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. 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. 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. 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.