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Gives a good shave, and fairly gentle on the skin
on 1 February 2017
I've been suffering rash and itch on my chin for some while now - I have assumed that I have been developing a bit of an intolerance to certain ingredients in shaving products, and certainly some are much more problematic than others. Having tried a few other Weleda products and seeing that they use natural ingredients I thought I'd give this a go.
The ingredients list is not quite so natural as some of those other products. Surprisingly it doesn't mention lavender, of which the smell is fairly overpowering when the cream is first squeezed out the tube. I suppose this comes under the generic "parfum" ingredient listed. It's a little surprising perhaps that it is so scented for what is presumably intended as a male grooming product. Also it should be noted that it quite bizarrely includes goat milk, so it's not suitable for vegans.
The cream looks really quite thick when first squeezed out, coming out like a worm rather than a liquid blob, but it is quite soft and oily, spreading easily, and only a small amount is required to cover and lubricate the shaving area, just as well given the premium pricing of this product. It gives a very smooth glide of the razor over the skin.
It's less irritating on the skin than other products I have been using recently, though I can't say that the problem has gone away entirely. It's leading me to suspect that part of the problem at least lies in a change in the lubricating strips on the Gilette Mach 3 blades (which have changed visibly in appearance in recent times), as it has been the only constant between trying various different face washes, shaving creams & oils, and moisturisers.
EDIT: After using this cream a few more times the shaving irritation is going away, so there must have been some residual irritation from the previous products even when I started using this. Bumping up from 4 to 5 stars.