Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gudonya Whipped Shave - Strawberry Fields & Original Almond


[ingredients: distilled water, glycerine, sugar, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sorbitol, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, bentonite, kaolinite, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, stearic acid, sodium chloride, fragrance, pentasodium penetrate, tetrasodium etidronate, colour, optiphen (formaldehyde and paraben free preservative)]
I've been looking for a replacement for shaving cream for quite some time now. I was previously using Gillette..you know those gel ones that come in the cans. Well I realized that the product is loaded with parabens and the actual cans they come in are not environmentally friendly at all. So taking a new eco-friendly approach I came across GudonyaTOO on etsy. They sell shampoos, whipped soaps, lip balms and lotions just to list a few of many items. They also sell shave bars and creams. I've never really tried shave bars before and I liked the idea of a shaving cream better so I went with the cream.

I chose Original Almond (smells like nutty sweet almond with a touch of vanilla) and Strawberry Fields (smells like a fresh ripe gigantic juicy strawberry). The texture of these are just so luxurious; they have the same consistency as whipped buttercream frosting. Like I mean REALLY whipped.

So I scoop one finger in the whipped shave and I take a very little amount and spread it all over my legs after I have dampened them a bit. It foams up just enough and a little amount of this stuff really does cover my whole leg. Mind you, it doesn't foam up as much as a shaving cream from an aerosol can would, but thats a given. Shaving with this cream is like a dream. The razor slides so easily and to my surprise I have not experienced any cuts or nicks on my legs. I always seem to manage to nick myself either near my ankle or near my knee, but not with this stuff!

After shaving, my legs are so so so silky smooth and they feel very moisturized. AND the smell of this stuff fills up my whole bathroom MMM! Knowing what I put on my legs is not packed with parabens and that the container it is sold in can be reused and recycled is definitely refreshing and really makes me have confidence in a product that I am buying.

lovelove,

Julia


3 comments:

  1. Erin (SnazEdresR on etsy)May 13, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    I am a HUGE fan of the whipped shave from Gudonya Too. I just recently purchased my 5th jar - 6th if you include the one I bought as a gift for my friend. Since I started using this product I have not gone back to any other shave product. I started with the original almond. My only qualm with this one was that the natural colorant made a mess in my shower. Gudonya Too will make the whipped shave (or even their whipped clean) without color if you request it. I now order all my shave cream without color - so they all come in the grayish color of the betonite clay. Other scents I have purchased are Tahitian Vanilla, Grapeity Grape, Italian Lemon Cream, and Coconut for myself and the Minty Avocado for my friend. All of them smell really good. The customer service is also impeccable. On several occasions I have requested scents for the shave cream that were listed in the whipped clean, but not in the shave. So far there have not been any issues in getting the special requests (although I do provide an alternate scent that is listed in case they can't fulfill my request). In addition to the whipped shave, I have also purchased the following products from Gudonya Too: Baby Legs Neapolitan Shaving Soap (have not tried yet), Oats 'n Ice Bar Soap (nice oatmeal exfoliation with a cooling mint tingle), Tea Tree-Orange-Sage Essential Oil Complexion Bar (great cleansing for troubled skin), Salty Dawg Cream Shampoo in Wild Strawberry Fields (smells good enough to eat, can be a bit drying on hair if used too often - but great if you have really oily hair), Intense Hair Conditioner in Wild Strawberry Fields (again great smell, but wasn't enough of a "deep" conditioner for my coarse hair - I ended up using it as a leave in conditioner by working in a small dab after getting out of the shower), Smoochy in Wild Blackberry (great smelling, gentle but effective scrubbing, leaves behind a moisturized feeling), and Whipped Clean in Oh So Delicious (yummy scent, great lather, and just fun to use). I can't say enough great things about this company, and they will continue to have my business.

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  2. Thats so awesome!
    I really wanted to try the Smoochy but unfortunately I was a little too late in the season to get one. =( Its definitely first on my wishlist when they become available again though

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  3. I LOVE your blog and it would mean so much if you checked out mine
    xoxo
    -Storyofmylifesquared.blogspot.com
    :)

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