I’m here with another shave-related product. This one’s from Alba Botanica, and my first review for the brand. There are many to choose from for different skin types. My skin is super sensitive and that’s why this one was my pick. Read on to know how it fared for me 🙂
Prices differ in stores but I got it online for ₹295.
Description and claims:
Get soft and smooth shave with this ‘Very Emollient’ shaving cream from Alba Botanica.
Gives you close and clean shave.
It also moisturizes your skin and helps reduce irritation.
For a truly terrific shave, leave the soap on the rope and reach for this seriously smoothing solution.
Power-packed with rich botanical emollients, our unscented, soap-free cream shave fights off dryness, chaffing and irksome in-grown.
Our unique blend of aloe vera, chamomile, jojoba and vitamin E help maximize moisturization and soften unwanted hair for effortless razor glide and reduced risk of nicks, cuts and irritation.
It’s smooth satisfaction for sensitive skin.
100% Vegetarian Ingredients.
No: Animal Testing, Artificial Colors, Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Myreth Sulfate.
How to Apply :
Apply a thin layer of cream over skin dampened with warm water.
Shave normally, rinsing razor frequently.
Best when used sparingly.
My Experience with Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave Unscented:
The cream is actually an off-white to transparent gel formula which is gentle on the skin. It’s like a conditioner for the skin, makes my hands silky smooth and super soft to touch! The cream is not exactly a cream but something like a gel. It moisturized my skin so well that there was no need to apply oil later to get rid of the poky-ness of the hair that’s to come. But you should always apply the oil to get rid of the itchy feeling. The cream lets you get a close, clean shave but if your hair is longer than 3mm, it might take a little more effort in hair removal. A few nicks and cuts are ought to happen if you don’t have practice while using a razor. You also need to be careful because if you apply a lot of the cream, it tends to make the razor slip. So it’s always better to apply a little and then spread. The staying power of the hydration provided by this cream is minimum 6 hours! Cool, right? I’m totally happy with my purchase 😀
Strengths of Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave Unscented :
- True to most of its claims.
- Removes hair completely without any nuisance.
- Moisturizes skin amazingly!
- Did not irritate my sensitive skin.
- A little goes a long way.
- Quantity outruns price.
- Acts as a conditioner for skin.
- Natural ingredients mentioned.
- Free of parabens & SLS.
- Minimizes the risk of nicks and cuts.
- Makes hands smooth and soft.
Flaws of Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave Unscented :
- Takes a little more effort in hair removal.
- Soap-free & non-creamy, transparent gel-like.
- Shelf life not mentioned.
- Prices differ in stores.
- Uncertain availability in India.
If you’ve read the pros and cons, you must’ve understood that I’d totally give you the green signal to buy it if you ever spot it 😀
IMBB Rating :
Would I Recommend Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave Unscented ?
Yes, it’s a really good product by Alba!
Would I Repurchase Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave Unscented ?
Yes, if something better doesn’t come along.
ALWAYS use baby oil (Johnson’s, preferably) to soothe your skin after shaving.
NEVER use a cream/body lotion/moisturizer after shaving.
If you find an inflamed region on your skin, apply ice immediately as it will cool the area.
NEVER scratch after shaving and especially not an inflamed region after shaving. Instead, apply baby oil to avoid irritation.
Hope you found my review helpful 🙂 Thank You for reading!
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