How to choose sustainable shaving cream
When shopping for shaving cream, opt for products that are free of triethanolamine (TEA), isobutane, synthetic fragrances, and palmitic acid. Our favorite shaving creams are certified by EWG (which ensures the product is free from chemicals of concern), Fair Trade (which benefits the people making the product), and PETA or Leaping Bunny (which ensure no animal testing was performed using the product). Avoid buying aerosol shaving creams if you can, as they tend to require more harmful chemicals and can produce more waste.
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Shaving cream was invented in 1919 by a former MIT professor. Originally, it came as a thick cream in jars or tubes, but then the aerosol can was introduced in the 1950s and it completely changed the market.