Shaving Cream

*Update as of Jan. 21, 2015 – I have had to move EOS to the “grey zone” list as I cannot guarantee their cruelty-free status. They claim to be, yet their products are sold in China, where by law they must be subjected to animal testing.

Finding a great cruelty-free shaving cream was harder than I thought. There are lots of options, but some are quite pricey, and some definitely work better than others. I narrowed it down to 3 and have finally made my decision.

Let’s discuss the 2 runners-up first. I really loved the scent and texture of the vanilla mango cream by Alba Organics, and you get a lot for the price of $5.99. But, as the reviews warned, it has no colour to it. It is totally clear. So it is very difficult to see where you’ve shaved and where you haven’t. This is a deal-breaker for me.

I also tried a cream by Aubrey Organics and it’s not bad – goes on nicely, is white enough to be able to see it. I tried 2 scents and they were both very strong. I can see some people not liking that. But the real sticker for me was the price sticker! $6.99, which at first doesn’t seem terrible, but once you realize it contains HALF of the Alba product but costs more… well, let’s just say I kept looking.

And…. drum roll….

The winner is… EOS Shave Cream. I personally went with the Vanilla Bliss scent and it’s nice and light. BONUS: they offer a fragrance-free version for sensitive types. This shave cream is a bit liquidy as mentioned in the reviews on, but I got used to that. You don’t need to use too much, and I just think it’s the best value out there. At just $4.79, it’s almost the same size as the Alba tube. It’s also the only one that came in a pump, which I loved, and the container is recyclable. Okay, I’m not gushing over this shave cream, but I have no complaints, and that says it all, doesn’t it?

Where to Buy:, and drug stores across Canada that carry EOS products.

EOS Vanilla Bliss Shave Cream

3 thoughts on “Shaving Cream

  1. I am confused now, you just said, You had to move EOS to a “Gray zone” list because you can not guarantee the cruelty free status…then you narrowed your search down and chosen EOS as #1 ????

    • Hi Edith– this is an old post I wrote last year. I just recently added the note at the top as an update to the EOS situation. Hope that clears things up!

  2. It’s so confusing! There are so many brands in the gray zone. They don’t test on animals, but their parent companies do or they sell in China. Urban Decay was a big-name cruelty-free line, but they just got bought by L’Oreal. And Burt’s Bees was purchased by Chlorox. Does it mean they’re not considered cruelty-free anymore, even though they are dedicated to cruelty-free products? When Urban Decay said to L’Oreal, “yes, you can buy us,” nothing changed at Urban Decay. But now when we buy from them, some of the money will eventually get back to L’Oreal. It’s just a mess.

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