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Shaving is an art form that no one celebrates enough. Men like to think they are the experts in shaving with all of their fancy tools, but in reality, shaving for women is a lot more complicated.
If you have sensitive skin, or are shaving in sensitive places, you have to use the right shaving cream to get the best result. Most people think that getting the best razor is the most important thing (you can read about some of our favourites here).
But the secret to silky, smooth skin is matching it with the right shaving cream for your body. So to help you out, we have put together our top 7 picks for the best women’s shaving creams for sensitive skin. Our list is pretty diverse, including fragrance-free, cruelty-free and vegan products, so you can find the best option for your skin situation.
- Pacific Shaving Company PINK Shaving Cream
- Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave
- Cremo French Lavender Moisturizing Shave Cream
- Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel with Oat and Vitamin E
- Eos Sensitive Skin Shaving Cream for Women
- Kiss My Face Moisture Shave Shaving Cream
- Coochy Plus Intimate Shaving Cream
The Pacific Shaving Company not only offers a moisture-rich shaving cream to leave you with luscious skin. 10% of the proceeds from each sale also goes towards the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research.
You can support other women (and men) in their fight against breast cancer as you practice your own self-care.
The cream comes out in a soft baby pink color which makes your shave a little more fun. This product is also cruelty-free and made in the USA.
There are so many reasons why this cream has made it onto our list of the best women’s shaving creams for sensitive skin. It is one of the best creams if you are looking for an eco-friendly option. It’s packed with natural botanical ingredients that help to soothe sensitive skin including aloe vera, chamomile, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.
As well as being cruelty free their formula is 100% vegetarian, with no meat, animal by-products, or cruelly obtained animal ingredients. Alba Botanica has even thought about the packaging which is made from 100% post-consumer resin. This shaving cream is also free from parabens, phthalates, or harsh sulfates.
This version is unscented, but if your skin allows it you can also get this shaving cream in Mango Vanilla or Coconut Lime which both sound delicious.
If you are regularly getting razor burn after your shave, this shaving cream by Cremo may be your savior. Its rich concentrated formula creates a smooth barrier between the razor and your skin, lowering the risk of cuts or irritation.
This cream boasts a list of high-quality natural ingredients including Macadamia Seed Oil, Aloe, Calendula, Lemon, and Papaya Extract. It is also not tested on animals.
Similar to the eos cream, the less is more approach is appropriate for applying this product. Cremo claims you could use the same tube for up to 90 days, which is a lot of shaving! If you love the smell of lavender, and aren’t sensitive to fragrances, this shaving cream is a great choice.
Aveeno has a great reputation for making creams to help soothe dry, sensitive skin. Many of their products use colloidal oatmeal, which is a common natural remedy for eczema. This shaving cream combines oat with vitamin E and other moisturizing elements to relieve dryness. It also creates a lubricating surface to protect your skin from nicks and cuts, whilst giving you a nice close shave.
This shaving cream also considers your sensitive pores. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it is designed not to block your pores. This is great if you are prone to irritation or breakouts after your shave. It also has no added fragrances that may irritate your sensitive skin.
Eos are most well known for their cute lip balms, but their shaving cream is a winner for women with sensitive skin as well. This shaving cream is packed with lots of natural goodies like colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, cocoa butter, macadamia oil, and aloe vera.
It’s hard to imagine how they managed to fit so many moisturizing ingredients in one very cost-effective shaving cream!
Like many other eos products, this shaving cream has been clinically tested to be hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Bonus points for no parabens, phthalates, or fragrance.
This is a great travel shaving cream. It comes in a petite bottle, but because it is quite thick a small amount goes a long way. This is very useful for shaving big areas like your legs, you should only need to apply a thin layer.
This Kiss My Face Shaving cream is one of two on the list that is Leaping Bunny Certified. Like the Alba Botanica shaving cream, this means it has been independently accredited to be cruelty-free. This cream is also vegan, and free of parabens and phthalates.
So now you know what it’s missing, here’s what it has to offer. Two of the most luxurious natural oils, olive and coconut oil, will moisturize your sensitive skin.
This is combined with Golden Seal, Lemongrass, and Aloe Vera to soothe your razor burn and irritation.
It even includes peppermint which helps to cool the skin whilst acting as an antiseptic and stimulant (great for treating any nicks and cuts).
This shaving cream also has a reputation for creating a good lather, which is a godsend for smooth coverage on your skin. This also means you will use less in the long run, and it comes in a handy pump bottle for easy application.
This company specializes in shaving products for tricky areas.
If you’re looking for shaving cream for those extra sensitive areas on your body, look no further than this one by Coochy Plus.
this cream is especially for women prone to dry, sensitive skin. As a result, it works well to soothe the most common irritations like razor burns and bumps, itchiness, in-grown hairs, and dryness.
Natural ingredients do most of the heavy lifting in the moisturizing department, including Avocado oil, shea butter, Maca root, and Jojoba oil.
Shea butter helps to moisturize but also increases the skin’s natural collagen production, protecting it from further damage.
This shaving cream also aims to help soften the hair, making it easier to cut without too much force, which could damage sensitive skin.
Hopefully, by now you have found a great shaving cream to pamper your delicate skin.
Remember to do a patch test before your first proper shave to avoid irritation, and use cooler water when shaving and rinsing.
Combine this with a good sharp razor and this will save you from further damaging your skin.