10 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Using Shaving Cream

10 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Using Shaving Cream

We all have different shaving styles to match our unique facial and body structure and hair composition. These shaving techniques are as diverse as the many shaving products sold on store shelves.

But the Aqua Jet Razor only uses water, and unlike traditional shaving creams, foams, and gels, water matches perfectly with everyone’s unique facial and body structure and hair composition; eliminating the need for shaving products altogether and for many good reasons!

Shaving is a ritual, a right of passage the world over that doesn't need to come with razor burn and toxic chemicals. The ubiquitous aerosol can, has been the standard shaving method since the 1950’s.

Revolutionary at the time, it promised to save time and strain, but over the years we have learned that this canned concoction has come with a cost many are unaware of. A cost the Aqua Jet Razor has eliminated once and for all.

What’s the point of shaving cream if it no longer delivers on its promise and comes with a high cost? The alternative not only delivers, but it’s also free. Shaving cream ingredients can be harmful when these chemicals get in touch with your skin.

Here are the 10 reasons to stop using shaving cream:

1. Surfactant Chemicals

Surfactants are artificial lubricants that cause your skin to become more alkaline, making it more difficult for your skin to hydrate itself naturally causing your skin to become drier and age faster.

2. Mineral Oils

Mineral oils are also designed to lubricate the skin during shaving, they have been shown to clog pores and increase skin irritation. Shaving creams can be toxic because these mineral oils encourage the skin pores to close, not allowing toxins to be released and increasing the incidence of infections and acne breakouts.

Mineral Oils

3. Solvents and Preservatives

Irritating solvent gas is used to maintain the pressure inside the can and preservatives are used to allow for very long shelf life.

4. Numbing Agents

Many shaving products contain chemicals that act as numbing agents so that you don’t feel the nicks and scratches during shaving, which cause razor burn. These agents can also be absorbed through the skin.

5. Fragrances

Manufactures often add fragrances to shaving cream, but these are also chemicals that can cause allergens and have also been linked to headaches, dizziness, rashes, and skin irritation.

6. Glycols

Common chemicals include propylene glycol, butylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. They are lined to dry skin, rashes, dermatitis, and may even contribute to blood and kidney disorders.

7. BHT

Butylated Hydroxytoluene can also cause skin, eye, and lung irritation plus hormone disruption. This chemical was rated among the most toxic chemicals by the Federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in 1992.

8. Isopentane

Shaving creams often contain this solvent that helps some ingredients to dissolve into others and can cause dry skin, dizziness, headaches, dermatitis, and nose and throat irritation.

9. Palmitic Acid

Used as an emulsifier to keep shaving cream formulas mixed evenly, this ingredient has been shown to cause dermatitis.

10. Harmful to the Environment

The number of shaves you can expect from a typical can is far less than the number of years it takes to breakdown an aerosol can. There are billions of discarded aerosol cans throughout the world filling up landfills. Because of the many chemicals found in shaving products, they can’t dissolve in the ocean, making them an eco-hazard. Avoiding using shaving products means fewer cans and fewer carcinogens in the land, the air, and your home.

Can the can and reach for the only chemical free, eco-friendly alternative Aqua Jet Razor for the best results and least cost to you and the environment.

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