Customers typically describe the aroma of Thrive's Shave Oil as "citric", "earthy", "masculine", "wonderfully light" and "Christmas-y" (which sounds like a good thing, at least for those who like Christmas ;). Thrive's Shave Oil fragrance is derived 100% from natural plant oils, no synthetic chemicals. Two special plants from Costa Rica with excellent skin protection properties--unique to Thrive's products--form the base, and are complemented by rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, vetiver, and star anise oils. Its one of the most unique and healthy shave oils available. We hope you enjoy it if you purchase.
"YES, Thrive is 100% cruelty free." Our products are made without any animal or animal-derived ingredients, and none of the ingredients were tested on animals. The ingredients for all Thrive products-- were independently reviewed by Whole Foods Market and certified "Premium Bodycare", the retailer's highest ranking for safety, sustainability and efficacy. So the product works great AND is vegan-safe.
Thrive's Shave Oil is very effective as a pre-shave oil under traditional shaving soaps. The two potent Costa Rican plants that are unique to Thrive's products--fierillo and juanilama--combine with the other natural ingredients to hydrate your skin, reduce irritation and redness, and allow for a closer shave. You'll see that Thrive's shave oil is not overly thick, as are some other pre-shave oils, so using it as a pre-shave should give you a more effective shave and healthier skin, two-for-one. Enjoy your Thrive.
The short answer is "Yes, you can use Thrive's BodyShave
Oil and Thrive’s Face Shave Oil to make your electric shave closer
and less irritating." The Face Shave Oil is slightly more viscous,
but our customers reported achieving a closer shave than when they used
only their electric razor. The Thrive BodyShave Oil is less viscous to
allow for easier grooming of the body. So that should make it even more
compatible with any electric razor. One heads up for using Thrive or any
shaving oil with an electric, is that the oil works best when your skin is WET.
Some customers find its too much effort to keep their electric razor head
clean enough (with water) to maintain a close shave. But for those that
have tried it and don't mind a bit of extra effort, the closer shave and reduced
irritation are worthwhile. The benefit of using Thrive’s BodyShave Oil and Thrive’s Face Shave
Oil with an electric razor is that the two potent Costa Rican plants that
are unique to Thrive's products--fierillo and juanilama--combine with the
other natural ingredients to hydrate your skin, reduce irritation and redness,
and allow for a closer shave.
At Thrive Natural Care, we are committed to leaving things better than we found them –
we built our business around this idea. We select ingredients and materials that will
deliver the most effective benefits for your skin health. We then work very closely with
our suppliers to insure that each material that we use in our products meet Thrive’s
No-Compromise Checklist, that it meets our natural standards and that it is sourced in
a sustainable and socially responsible way, including meeting standards
set up by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
We believe the Baobab populations in southern Africa are stable and healthy. We work with
suppliers that partner with communities across Africa to develop locally-driven
solutions to help strengthen the health and vitality of these important plant populations.
For further information, please see a response from the Africa Baobab Alliance