Saturday, September 29, 2012

EOS Shaving Cream VS. LUSH Ambrosia

As we're now entering into the fall months, our legs are going undercover and shaving goes lower on our priority list. So, when we do shave, we want them to look [and feel] their best!
I have put two shaving creams to the test!
Which one was victorious?

EOS Shaving Cream in Vanilla Bliss [$3.49]
I [like everyone else] am a fan of the EOS Lip Balms, and I was very curious about their shaving cream. I love the smell of vanilla, so I chose that scent over the others.
The bottle says you can shave wet or dry, and that it's moisturizing. I have dry legs, so I thought we were a match made in shaving heaven.
I tried it and at first I wasn't impressed. The smell was strong and it was a fake vanilla smell. If you know what "Warm Vanilla Sugar" from Bath and Body Works smells like, that scent is very similar to this one.
It went on like a cream, no foaming, which was awesome because foaming dries skin out. I shaved, and when it came time to rinse it felt like I couldn't get it all off, and it wasn't a close even shave!

 Then when it came time to shave again I used;

Ambrosia from LUSH [$9.95-$18.95]
This one also went on as a cream, and without a fragrance. It does have a scent, although it's not an intentional scent, it just smells like the ingredients. When I was finished shaving, it all rinsed off beautifully, and my legs were smooth,moisturized, and closely shaved!

Keep in mind I left both shaving creams on for about a minute before beginning to shave. Both creams say they use oats to soothe the skin

The difference between the two shaving creams come down to the ingredients.

EOS ingredients list;
Water (Eau), Mineral Oil (Huile Minérale), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Gluconolactone, Triethanolamine, Cetyl alcohol, Petrolatum, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone, Glycol Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene glycol, Blue 1 (CI42090), Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI19140), Yellow 6 (CI15985).

 Ambrosia ingredients list; 
Honey Water (Mel Aqua) , Linseed Mucilage (Linum usitatissimum) , Oatmilk (Avena sativa) , Glycerine , Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Stearic Acid , Triethanolamine , Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis) , African Marigold Oil (Tagetes erecta) ,Cetearyl Alcohol , *Limonene , Perfume , Methylparaben ,Propylparaben

Alright, if you look at the list, the order the ingredients are in, is how much is in the product. They are both a water base, but Lush doesn't just use water, they infuse it with something, so you're benefiting from the water base. EOS uses Mineral Oil, which a lot of people have a Mineral Oil allergy, and sometimes they don't even know it [I think I might have one.]

They both advertise they use oats to soothe the skin, on LUSH's list you see oats as the third ingredient as "Oat Milk" which is Oats that were put in water, and they used the water from that process. EOS the oats are the eighteenth ingredient [coming after Stearic Acid, Alcohol, Petrolatum...WHAT?!]
The same thing goes for Aloe, that's also advertised on the bottle, but it comes in as the nineteenth ingredient.

The winner here, is obviously LUSH's Ambrosia Shaving Cream, even without looking at the ingredients, and judging just by performance!

What two products do you want me to put up against each other next?!

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