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Burt's Bees Men's Shaving Cream & Aftershave Lotion Take The Sting Out of Shaving For Women, Too!

A Product Review By Here We Are

Burt's Bees Shaving Cream & Aftershave Here's the buzz on the Burt's Bees natural skin care Shave Cream & Aftershave "For Men"... It's the best kept secret from women in the Burt's Bees product line! If you have seen the shave cream and aftershave lotion but haven't tried it due to the company's marketing campaign geared toward men, then you are missing a honey of a beauty item.

The shave cream doesn't foam up like other products on the market that are filled with propellants and alcohol; instead, it goes on creamy and smooth. NOTE: Because they are sold in a tube instead of a pressure pump can, and lack chemical emulsifiers, you do need to shake them well before using. An easy trade-off considering you get natural skin care products that deliver a close, silky shave.

While the products can be used separately, they are most effective when used in conjunction with one another. According to my testing (and I used it everywhere on my body dozens of times with a Daisy razor) the result is a tight and sting-free shave. I haven't noticed any bumps or breakouts, and my skin feels hydrated. Both products are loaded with essential oils which lend themselves to a kinder treatment to the top layers of skin.

The scent of the shave cream is light and non-distinctive; unlike the overpowering medicinal, barbershop smell of some commercial brands. Once the product rinses away, so does its scent. Speaking of rinsing... For best results, keep the razor blade under hot water between each shave stroke. Its consistency is creamy, similar to hair conditioner or body lotion.

The scent of the aftershave is clean and fresh, and very light. Its moisturizing properties make the 2.5 ounce tube worth the $8.00 price point. A little goes a long way; its consistency is thin but a small amount covers a large area, so one tube will last you a while. BONUS: It makes a great travel tube which doubles as aftershave and body lotion (even if you haven't shaved).

The only complaint I have about either of these products is that the company has marketed them to men! Don't be fooled by the packaging, Burt's Bees Shave Cream and Aftershave take the sting out of shaving for women, too! So buzz away the fuzz with these must have additions to a beauty arsenal of naturally derived products.

Extra: Check out the HWA product review Burt's Bee After Sun Soother for an anytime smoother moisturizing treat.

{Product Review Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. No consideration of any kind was offered to or received by LUCIMAC Productions, the parent company of Here We Are, in connection with this product or review.}

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