Did you know that some razors are not vegan? We didn’t, until we started doing a bit of research on vegan and cruelty-free shaving products.
If you’re currently shaving with a razor that has any kind of gel strip, or moisturizing, strip on it, your razor may not be vegan.
Many of these razors’ strips contain animal ingredients or contain ingredients that are tested on animals. Some companies, like Gillette (a Proctor & Gamble company), sell razors that contain animal ingredients and ingredients tested on animals.
To make sure that your razor blade is cruelty-free, we suggest you purchase them from the following companies:
We love Preserve’s Triple Razor System, which does not contain any coated strips with animal ingredients on it. EShave’s Double Edge Razor is also a favorite, and it’s reasonably priced. For people who like to trim hair, and not completely remove it. Conair’s 13-Piece Rechargeable Beard/ Mustache Professional Multi-Use Trimmer is ideal.
Vegan Products to Go With Your Vegan Razors
If you need products to go with your razors, like shave creams or after shaves, there are plenty of great vegan options for those items as well. We find that many health stores carry vegan shaving creams, shaving gels, and after shave splashes. If you can’t find one near you, go online. You’ll surely be able to find a cruelty-free version of your favorite shaving product there.
A few of the products we love for a vegan shaving routine include:
- Bold for Men Dry Shave Gel
- Total Shaving Solution’s Shaving Oil
- Crabtree & Evelyn’s Shave Cream in Sandalwood
We also turn to:
- Herban Cowboy’s After Shave Balm
- Aubrey Organics’ aftershave in City Rhythms
- Honeybee Gardens’ Herbal Aftershave
Living a cruelty-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on the things you like to do. It may require a bit of searching for the right vegan product, in some instances, but it’s certainly worth the effort knowing the animals stay safe.