Natural Shaving Cream Trends and Benefits
As the wellness lifestyle trend continues in popularity, consumers are looking to optimize every aspect of their daily lives. This includes swapping everyday products for more natural ones that feature simple ingredients with added health benefits. The once standard menthol-based shaving cream is getting a botanic makeover and consumers are looking for wholesome ingredients and mild scents to create a comfortable and relaxing shaving experience. Advanced Biotech takes a look at ingredients being used in this new wave of natural shaving creams.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that comes from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Sought after in cosmetic products for its invigorating scent and refreshing sensation, tea tree is also known to have many beneficial skincare properties. Tea tree oil is naturally antiseptic, and works to heal acne, and ensure that any bumps or nicks are kept clean.
Sage is a fragrant, woody herb that is known to approve the appearance of skin. A popular ingredients in cosmetics for its anti-aging properties, the anti-oxidant packed botanic also regulates sebum production, which can aid in healing acne and dandruff. Sage oil is also known to be astringent, actively working to keep blemishes and cuts from getting infected, and has calming properties that can elevate an average shaving experience into a mini trip to the spa.
Peppermint is naturally rich in Vitamin A, C, and omega-3 fatty acids, so it reduces inflammation while restoring moisture, keeping skin happy and healthy long after shaving. It also contains natural menthol, which produces a refreshing, cooling effect on the skin and is a known antiseptic, which is useful in preventing razor bumps and irritation. The menthol in peppermint also helps to stimulate the skin, improving the appearance of dullness while also controlling the skin’s production of excess oil.
There are many health benefits of using natural shaving cream that reach far beyond comfortable hair removal. The use of herbs in botanics in cosmetics and skincare will continue to grow as consumers show interest in cruelty-free and sustainable products that align with their wellness-centric lifestyles.