If you saw in my July Empties post (here) I finished my first shaving cream in basically a billion years, and honestly, I was hooked! I usually stick to using BBW Triple Moisture Shower Cream to shave but actual shaving cream did a much better job. EOS is not a brand I had tried before (though I’m always tempted by their lip balms) so when I saw this on a really good sale (about $3, minus 10% for student day) I picked up EOS Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry and Vanilla Bliss to try out.
Yes, it doesn’t really make sense to buy two of a product when you don’t even know if you like it yet, but honestly, that’s because you can’t smell the EOS Shave Cream through your computer screen. Otherwise, you’d understand.
The packaging is quite sleek, with a grip for holding it and a removable cap that exposes a pump for the shave cream. EOS shave cream is a lotion-based product, not an aerosol, so you can even remove the cap to take a look inside (or just to smell better… yum!)
The first picture shows what the EOS Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry looks it. It’s a sweet scent without being sickly and despite the name order, I think it’s stronger on the raspberry than the pomegranate. The cream itself has a very slight pink tint to it.
The EOS Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss is just as delicious, although it’s white, it’s also rich and creamy and has that perfect, not-perfumey or artificial, vanilla scent to it.
The product itself is actually so thick I was wondering if the pump was even going to work, but it did! Here’s what it looks like.
The creamy texture is easy to spread on your skin, and a little bit goes a decent way. I’m not sure if this is what the EOS hand lotions are like, but if they are, I can understand why people love them!
When I first started using EOS Shave Cream (I started off with my pomegranate raspberry container!) I was using it in the shower and a bit frustrated. Because it’s basically a lotion, when it gets wet it sorta runs away or at least becomes difficult to see even if it leaves behind a creamy residue. I thought it was basically doing the same thing as my shower cream, although admittedly if I find the EOS Shave Cream on sale again, it is much cheaper than Bath and Body Works. I did think it did an okay job, and one thing I loved was that it left behind a faint delicious scent that almost made me not want to wash my legs with a different scent after I shaved.
Here’s an image of the EOS Shave Cream at about the thickness I would leave it for shaving.
When EOS Shave Cream became magical for me is when I discovered I could use it dry. Honestly, I never ever shave dry. It just seems like a bad idea. But with this product, IT WORKS. So easy, so smooth. I got perfect clean lines and the shave cream didn’t run away so I found myself needing a lot less product. My legs even smelled delicious afterwards.
The only concern when shaving dry with EOS Shave Cream is that because it’s a lotion it does clog your razor and need to be rinsed out every few swipes. I haven’t shaved dry with normal shaving cream, so maybe this is a problem as well– but it seems less likely because of the consistency. Rinsing out the razor is a bit of a hassle, but not nearly as much as needing to take a shower when you realize you need shave your legs because there’s been a sudden heat wave.
Overall, I was pretty happy with the EOS Shave Cream. The scents, and the admittedly adorable packaging, are definitely what drew me in, but I found enough to love about the product that I fortunately don’t regret buying two bottles (I just couldn’t decide what scent I liked better!) In the future, I’ll probably pick up a normal shaving cream for the shower and keep my EOS Shave Cream for when I need to do a dry shave, but I am definitely interested in this brand and glad I picked these up.
Have you tried the EOS Shave Cream or any of their other products? Let me know what you think (and what your favourite scent is! Oh and if you don’t like scents, this does come in unscented as well.)