We've all heard about the toxicity and potential health complications that can come from using traditional skin care products and make-up. Although these products are marketed as a way for us to take better care of our skin and hair, they can contain ingredients that have been identified by government agencies as hazardous, while many others remain completely untested. While we may tend to think of cosmetics as a female topic of interest, the same potential hazards are lurking in men's products as well.
Ever turned over a bottle of face wash or shaving cream and tried to read the ingredients on the back? You were probably greeted with monstrous words like: "Propylene Glycol" "Quaternary Ammonium Compound" and "Nonylphenols." What the label didn't tell you is that these are all known to be hazardous chemicals, in some cases causing bronchial asthma, gastritis, skin irritation and even death.
If you're interested in being healthy (and alive!) as much as you're into looking and smelling great, it's important to choose your skin and hair care products carefully. That's why San Francisco-based Pacific Shaving Company has been developing personal care products (for men and women) that are good for the skin, good for the wallet, and good for the earth since 2002.
The company uses certified organic, natural and naturally-derived ingredients, environmentally friendly practices, and minimal packaging so that you can be confident that your smooth, clean skin isn't eventually going to be the death of you.
Perfect for legs or faces, the All Natural Shaving Oil provides a consistently smooth shave that leaves your skin conditioned and moisturized, not oily. Even better, it's travel-friendly size will last up to 100 shaves without being confiscated at airport security.
Are you tired of spilling blood because you tried shaving with a razor that was way past dull? Pacific Shaving Company points out that act of shaving is not the leading cause of a dull blade. In fact, the 24 hours in between shaves do more damage to your razor blades than the shave itself. Exposure to air (oxidation) corrodes blades quickly, leading to a jagged edge and ultimately nicks and cuts. The solution? Applying their no-mess Blade Oil directly to the blade after shaving. Made from safe and natural ingredients, it has been clinically shown to slow the effects of oxidation and extend blade life by up to 95%. This saves you money and produces less waste.
Oh, and the company has also partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every bottle sold!
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