Shaving foam is a soap solution released from a pressurised can in a foaming state for spreading on the shaver's face.
Below is a list of ingredients of a well known shaving gel. The particular components are selected to blend together in a smooth emulsion when propelled from the can. The result should feel, look and smell attractive and a greenish colour is designed to appear clean and antiseptic by the customer.
|Palmitic acid||Acid, emulsifier|
|Stearic acid||Acid, emulsifier|
|Allantoin||Promotes healing in case of cuts|
|Sorbitol||Holds moisture on the face and keep the lather from drying out during the shave|
|Cl 42053||Green dye|
|Cl 47005||Yellow dye|
The description of this particular shaving foam is 'superior lubricants within the gel prepare the skin for an exceptionally close, comfortable and effective shave. It contains added moisturisers to help protect the skin from razor burn. Lightly fragranced.'
The surfactants in the gel improve the density and stability of the product without irritating the skin.
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