Shaving Cream Chemical Shocker

Ever wonder what is in your shaving cream? Most people don’t think about shaving cream much and I don’t blame them. All that seems to matter is the smooth finish left behind after you shave, or that amazing clean smell. Well, you might be shocked to learn what is in these products.

Shaving Cream

There there are a whole slew of potentially harmful chemicals in AFTERSHAVE and SHAVING CREAM you should try to avoid.

The most common chemicals to look for in aftershave are:

Benzyl acetate: linked to pancreatic cancer (may be absorbed through the skin). (2)

Ethyle Acetate: May cause damage to the liver and kidneys, headaches and dehydration of the skin. (2)

Terpineol: Linked to pneumonitis or even fatal edema if breathed into the lngs, central-nervous-system and respiratory damage, and headaches. (2)

If you are one of those guys that is obsessed with your “shaved-look” and want to learn a better/safer way to shave Eco-Savy highly recommends this great e-book called “Grooming Secrets For Men” (Click Here!). What we find so great about this book is that it addresses the following:


– Helps you determine what skin type you have

Shaving Naturally

– Introduces you to the ONLY ALL NATURAL UNDER ARM DEODORANT THAT  WILL KEEP YOU ODOR FREE for 7 days with just one application. (1)

– Teaches you proper anti-aging techniques to having amazing skin at any age. (1)

– Gives you great tips when buying skincare products. (1)

– Teaches you step-by-step how to still get that super close, smooth shave, with good products and little or no irritation. (1)

-Talks about the 7 most common grooming mistakes. (1)

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1. 2012 The Stylish Man. Available Online: April, 2013

2. Baillie-Hamilton, P. Toxic Overload. Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated. (2005)


Chemicals to Avoid in Men’s Personal Care Products

Did you know your L’Oreal preference Black hair dye contains 1,4-dioxane and p-phenylenediame? Or did you know that Gillette Foamy Shave Foam was found to contain artificial musk and sodium lauryl sulfate (1). Ever wonder what is in your man’s dreamy-smelling aftershave?  It’s often pthlalates and artificial musks you are smelling. These chemicals were found in a recent investigation by Environmental Defense and are quite harmful to your health.

The personal care products industry is changing – industry is targeting skin and body products for men more and more! In Canada alone, the market is worth more than $690 million dollars, and is growing by 2% every year. It’s time we pay more attention to these products entering our marketplace!

soap bars

There are a few toxic chemicals that do not appear on labels that you should be aware of. Often certain ingredients like “fragrance mixtures” which can contain up to 3000 ingredients are considered an industry trade secret and are listed on the product labels as just “fragrance”. Also, if a product makes a health claim, it is governed under the Food and Drugs Act, and is not subject of he same labelling laws as cosmetics. For exampe, Head and Shoulders shampoo because it claims to treat dandruff, does not have to list its ingredients like other shampoos.
Two of the chemicals that don’t appear on labels include 1,4 dioxane and pthalates.
1,4 dioxane is a synthetic solvent and often contaminates products. It is a known irritant and suspected carcinogen. Environmental Defence found this in: Pert Plus 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, TRESemme Shampoo, Head & Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo and L’Oreal Preference Hair Dye: Black.