A few months ago I reviewed eco-armour Shaving Foam and my review was less than stellar. After using very creamy shaving lotions, creams, foams and gel, I was just not prepared for the consistency and feel of the eco-armour shaving foam…it was just too much of a radical departure from the “creamy crack” (to borrow the the terminology from the documentary “Good Hair.”) Yes the eco-armour foam smelled amazing, is great for the environment, extended the life of my blade and (after using it just twice) visibly reduced my razor bumps….but in my mind there was something amiss…there was no creamy coating on my leg that I might almost slip on upon entrance or exit into the shower, and creamier equals moisturizing…right? So I equated the absence of any non-creamy substances in the eco-armour foam as the foam not being moisturizing and just being drying…this was my story and I was sticking to it…
But I still had two bottles of the shaving foam and I was not going to let it go to waste, plus I wanted to further investigate the reduction in the number of razor bumps on my legs. I kept using the eco-armour shaving foam for the next month…and have been using it since. This stuff is amazing! I have not experienced razor bumps on my leg at all and this is without following the directions on the bottle (which suggests that the foam sit on the leg for a minute if you have razor bump issues.) I am not sure for how long the foam is supposed to extend the life of my blade, but I used the same razor for weeks (yes I know probably not a very hygienic practice…but I was on the road and drug stores were few and far between.) I will admit it took me a little while to get used to the foam being more, well foamy than creamy, but now I absolutely love the feel and my razor does not get all clogged up with oil (neither does my shower drain), which gives me a much closer shave.
And just when I thought this foam could not get better…it did. I just recently found out that you can also use the foam as a face and body wash. This past weekend I was in St. Augustine, Fl visiting friends and thought this would be the perfect time to test the multiple functions of the foam. For three days I used the foam as my face and body wash as well as my shaving foam of course and I loved it as all three. The only drawback was that I pretty much used up my entire bottle of the eucamint foam (my absolute favorite…smells heavenly!)
Now with the arrival of shorts and swimsuit weather in Northern Florida, I am very pleased with myself for giving eco-armour a second chance. Besides the benefit of having smooth, razor bump free legs and underarms as well as having a product that serves multiple functions (multiple functions also means less weight and space for my suitcase), I feel like I’m doing my little part for the environment by cleaning up my beauty act with the shaving foam. Which makes me ponder: can purchasing beauty products that are not harmful to the environment be a tax write-off?