Maca Root Shave Cream by The Body Shop

Maca Root Shaving Cream

Men can be fiercely loyal. When we find something we like, there’s no separating us. Take for instance my love of sweatpants. Over the years I’ve only had a few and I wore them to shreds. The most recent pair I was forced to part with had holes in both pockets but I loved them.

The same is true with grooming products. When it works, it’s hard to try anything else. As someone that loves to try new things, I still find myself using some of the same products. Lately, however, I felt the desire to use a new shaving cream so I blind bought a jar of The Body Shop’s Maca Root Shave Cream and I’m hooked.

To be completely honest, I reached into my pockets for this one because it was at an irresistible price. At $12, how could I go wrong? Nevertheless, what I observed before using it made the decision easier. Upon opening the tester, I noticed immediately its pleasant scent that reminded me of a barbershop. (The added chemicals from scent, however, could be a reason for concern…more on that in a bit) I also noticed its light and creamy texture, which is usually a good sign that it’ll build a nice lather.

From the very first shave, it lathered up beautifully. I didn’t notice the scent all that much and after more than 10 uses, I haven’t experienced any dryness or irritation. My face has felt incredibly soft and hydrated. Chalk that up to its use of Brazilian Nut Oil and Sesame Oil. What really impresses me about this shave cream is how close my shaves have been. I shave every day to avoid ingrown hairs but while I’m using this cream, when I’m ready for my next shave, my face feels like it can skip a day and I have. On one occasion, my wife ran her hand across my face and asked, “Did you just shave?” I said why and she replied, “Your face is so smooth.” While that may seem like it was taken right out of a commercial, it shocked me because she never mentions that sort of stuff. But I noticed it myself and it’s amongst the reasons why I think you should grab a jar for yourself. If you need another reason, consider this – a quick dab of your badger brush into the cream will produce a rich, frothy lather. At that rate, you’ll be sitting on this shave cream for a long time. The return on investment will continue yielding benefits.

Add The Body Shop’s Maca Root Shave Cream to your daily regimen. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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9 responses to “Maca Root Shave Cream by The Body Shop

  1. Hi Barney. I got a tube of this stuff in my Xmas stocking (are we still allowed to say Xmas or has it been banned, not that I care?). I can vouch for what you say, it leaves my skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

  2. $12??? I’m going to have to pick some of this up for hubby. The one he likes is a wee bit on the expensive side. He doesn’t shave every day so it’s not too terrible but I wouldn’t mind a cheaper alternative.

  3. Thanks for the info, to tell you the truth I heard about many maca root properties and benefits, but mostly about maca root nutritional values. Will be very interesting to try maca in a shaving cream.

    • Gregory, you’re right about the nutritional value. My research uncovered the same. I was curious about that as well and reached out to The Body Shop’s PR department and no one has gotten back to me. I was very interested in why they used it. If someone gets back to me, I’ll make an addendum to the piece. Nevertheless, it’s working beautifully for me.

  4. Damn…this surely is a steel.

  5. I’ve always thought about going in there. Guess I have a reason to now. Thanks for sharing this.

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