Review: eco-armour Shaving Foam


If  you’re anything like me, shaving is one of those beauty rituals (chores) that most of the time (every time) you wish you could skip…it’s just not that enjoyable (and doesn’t make much sense) to drag a sharp object across your skin in pursuit of smoother, softer skin.   It is, however, kind of a necessity if you plan on wearing anything shorter than ankle length…or if you’re not in THAT stage of the relationship, when if your someone special runs their hands across your legs and encounters a bit of stubble you’re not embarrassed and they don’t immediately remember that the have an early deadline tomorrow and have to head home to get some sleep (I thought you worked for the government, they have Sunday deadlines…go figure).  Nothing ruins a perfect, romantic Sunday morning faster than stretching seductively in bed and in the process revealing a not so sexy patch of underarm fuzz…and you even woke up with glowing skin, not so bad morning breath and sexy bed head…in which country is it again that women don’t tend to shave their armpits? 

One of the few things I loved about  Minnesota winters was not having to shave as often, to me that alone was worth the below zero temps, but this winter I moved to warm, sunny Florida.  I was excited by the prospect of taking a break from the cold and snow and thermal underwear (yup you actually do need them sometimes.)   While Florida has been exceptionally good to me there has been one teeny drawback…if I want to wear all those cute dresses (that I would store until summer in MN) year round, shaving on a regular basis would be required…also I’m not in THAT stage of the relationship as yet, so stubble is not cute!  Hence, any product that can make shaving seem like less of a chore is cause for excitement…enter eco-armour Shaving Foam.

This shaving foam promised that it would eliminate nicks and cuts, ingrown hairs, razor burns, red bumps and dull blades, plus the packaging is really cute and it is an eco-friendly product.  The ingredients in the foam are all natural and organic and are all derived from renewable resources, which means it has very little impact on the environment.  Needless to say I was actually looking forward to shaving on a Friday night.

However, I am sad to say my excitement level began to plummet after the first swipe of the razor.  While the foam smelled amazing (I used the laflora foam, I  have the pommango as well which also has a delicious scent ), after my first application it seemed to vanish after about five seconds on my skin.  Well, in order for it to “work it’s magic,” it is recommended that you apply one layer and let it sit for a minute then apply another (to your skin and razor) before you begin shaving. This is a bit time consuming unless you are taking a bath and don’t mind laying there and waiting for the foam to “work it’s magic.” I then applied a second layer of foam, but it also evaporated after a few seconds on my skin, so I kept re-applying and went through almost half the bottle.  After the shave my skin actually felt a bit drier than normal.  So I would not say I experienced/noticed an immediate improvement from using this product instead of my regular shaving foam.  I do think that it’s great that you can apply the foam to your razor head after shaving to extend the life of the blade.  Also, while I did not notice an immediate improvement, two days later I did notice that I had fewer razor bumps than normal.

While I can’t say that this shaving foam made me dread shaving any less, I do think that perhaps after a few weeks of using it I might notice less ingrown hair and red bumps.  However, as it stands right now, this foam requires more work than I would like to incorporate into my shaving routine.  So until I decide to move back to MN or start laser removal treatments, I will continue to scour the earth…or nearby drugstores in search of that shaving foam/gel/cream that might inspire a hum instead of grumble at the prospect of shaving.

~Gail



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3 Responses to Review: eco-armour Shaving Foam

  1. feedtheshoeDragon

    Hmmm…I’m one of those people that makes sure their legs are shaved at least every other day. (You never know if you might get in an accident and have to go through the horror of having a cute Doc look at your hairy pits and legs!) Never mind I may be bleeding out…Anywho, the Eco Foam was on my list to try but now…like you said, shaving’s a chore and having to re-apply often doesn’t sound like fun! May I suggest Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave…

  2. Amy

    To feedtheshoeDragon – don’t rule it out!!!

    Considering that Eco-Armour IS all-natural and sets itself apart as a much different type foam than Skintimate, I can understand the confusion in assuming that because you can’t see it as well (as your standard shaving foam or gel), it may not be working as well. This is untrue. It’s meant to be an airy lightweight foam and not a thick creamy foam. The same idea goes for all-natural shampoos. They don’t lather as well as say, Tressume or Panteen… and you wonder “is this stuff really working? where’s my lathery goodness?” But they are better for you and the environment. It’s just an adjustment from what we’re accustom to – that’s probably why it’s a breakthrough product ;)

    Let me also say, that I am not one of those people to sit around and write online reviews… but I felt strongly enough to say something since it’s a new underdog product and needs a little help getting popular. It is truly amazing and absolutely holds up to it’s description. I hope what I write doesn’t sound fake, because it’s not a put-on at all.

    I’m Italian, cursed with thick dark course hair, having to shave every day if I want to stay smooth. Recently friend made me try her pomegranate foam and I obliged skeptically. After two uses in one week was pleasantly shocked at the results Eco-Armour had. Smoother skin all around, and IMMEDIATE improvement to the bikini line and armpits. Being a night-shower person, in the summer I’ve always waited to shave under my arms in the morning, and I’ve always used Skintimate (the cheap stand-by). But Eco-Armour truly does keep the hair away longer – I just shaved with it last night, and now at almost 9am, I’m still smooth as can be with 0 razor burn. It’s ridiculous (in a good way). Even my boss at work uses it, and the first couple times he was gloating at how his 5′oclock shadow was non-existent at 11am.

    Also, I haven’t been applying the two-layers as suggested (because I’m lazy), and it still works great. The “vanishing” effect Gail mentioned, is not the foam abandoning you – it’s sinking in to do all sorts of good nourishing things to your skin.

    Two thumbs up!

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