Shaving Products

Shaving products are used to assist in the removal of unwanted body hair, to ease shaving by women and men, and include products such as shaving soaps and creams as well as pre- and after shaving lotions.

For ingredient and safety information on shaving products, use the links below.

Shaving Soap

Shaving Soaps are products intended to be used by both women and men for an effective shave. These products are usually in the form of cakes or sticks that produce a lather when rubbed on the skin. Shaving Soaps typically contain glycerine, which helps water remain on the skin, thereby softening the hair on the surface of the skin. The safety of Shaving Soaps is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this purpose. In addition, Shaving Soaps are assessed for their potential to cause skin or eye irritation or cause allergic reactions.

Shaving Creams

Shaving Creams are products intended to be used by both women and men for an effective shave. These products are usually dispensed as an aerosol foam or gel that produces a lather when rubbed on the skin. Shaving Creams typically contain ingredients that help lubricate the skin so that the razor can work effectively. The safety of Shaving Creams is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this purpose. In addition, Shaving Creams are assessed for their potential to cause skin or eye irritation or cause allergic reactions.

Preshave Lotions (all types)

Preshave Lotions are products intended to be used by men immediately prior to shaving. These products typically contain an astringent which causes bristles to lift up from the skin's surface, facilitating a close shave. Preshave Lotions are most frequently used with electric shavers but they can also be used when wet shaving. The safety of Preshave Lotions is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this purpose. In addition, Preshave Lotions are assessed for their potential to cause skin or eye irritation or cause allergic reactions.