So we’ve dug into the scaries that are lurking in our facial tissue and in our toilet paper so far. A few weeks ago I was informed of something I never thought about before….
Ingredients in Razors.
Am I the only one that was shocked to find this out? I never even thought of razors “having ingredients” before!
Here are the ingredients from a regular Schick Intuition Razor.
Oh boy, deep breath! Here we go….
Palmitic acid has been shown to alter the beta cells in the pancreas that are responsible for the secretion of insulin, and to suppress the body’s natural appetite-suppressing signals from leptin and insulin — the key hormones involved in weight regulation. Wikipedia
Do I really need to continue?
As I went through and looked at other razors I found that even the most basic ones had some kind of “moisturizing layer” on them. Which sounds great for shaving but not so great when you check out what the ingredients could potentially do to your body!
So if all the razors aren’t great what are we supposed to use? Because I’m definately not going to be one to promote that extra layer of fuzzy…(I don’t think your hubbies would like me much for that!)
My suggestion is to look around and try to find razors without any extra moisture strip. You can always add that in by using a little more shaving cream(and there are plenty or organic and natural brands or shaving cream out there to try). I also found this Schick Intuition Naturals razor. I know just because it says naturals doesn’t mean there aren’t scaries in it but it does say no added dyes or fragrances, or colors and made with 100% Aloe and Vitamin E. So I’d say that if you still want to go with a razor with build in lotion that might be your best bet!
What should I investigate next?
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