Okay, this is a bit silly to me but for as long as I can remember in the history of me shaving, a shave cream is just a shave cream. It doesn't matter which one you get because essentially they're all the same. Well, EOS has proved me wrong on this point. I really picked this up on a whim because I had never heard of the EOS brand introducing a shave cream and thought they were just about those alien egg lip balms. I picked it up at Target for about 3.50 I think which I a huge splurge to me. I am normally all about getting a can of the cheapest one I can find and stocking up on it but really thought I would get out of my comfort zone on this one.
This is a non foaming shave cream that has shea butter, aloe and vitamins C and E for super moisturizing effects. It also says you can shave both wet and dry with this cream. It also does not contain any parabens and is Phthalate free according to their website. I would say the texture is similar to the Whish shave cream and would say it is a cheaper alternative to that brand. I remember getting a sample size of the Whish shave cream from Birchbox in a blueberry scent which I hated. The smell just reminded me of the cheap gift set I got when I was 13 for my birthday. I hated it then and I hate it now. The scent I picked for the EOS was the Vanilla Bliss and I just love it. It really reminds me more like the vanilla scented things from Bath and Body Works. They also had a raspberry scent there but I really don't like smelling like fruits.
The packaging I say is very nice and has awesome indents to place your fingers. I would say I have some pretty small hands and the positioning was a bit off for me. I had to stretch them a bit to keep my hands in the groves and pump at the same time but that may be a good thing because my fingers are always hunched over a keyboard blogging and at work. The packaging is plastic and it says you can recycle it so I might try to take it to get recycled once I am done with it. Also the best advantage of the container being plastic is that it will not leave that unsightly rust ring on your tub. The pump does screw off so if you're one of those people who always make sure they use every bit of product you can this is perfect for you.
As for the actual shave of the product I would say I was blown away by it. I did a test of one leg being dry shaved and the other I shaved wet. I also made sure I didn't moisturize that day at all and boy oh boy I sure looked like a shedding snake! I also used an razor I used maybe 3-4 times before so it wasn't super sharp but not super dull either. The dry shaved leg took multiple strokes to get the hair off and feeling them this morning I would say I got a close shave but not as close as the leg I shaved wet. The wet shaved leg took just oneeasy stroke from ankle to my knee and everything was off and this wasn't normal girly everyday peach fuzz hair either. This was thick "I haven't shaved in 3-4 weeks because winter is cold" leg hair.
So yes, I am truly impressed with this product. The odds were stacked against it with the thick long coat on my scaly dragon like dry legs with only a semi dull razor to fight it off. I would say that it is moisturizing but definitely rub some lotion on your legs afterwards anyways because the actual act of shaving will always dry out your skin no matter how moisturizing the formula is. So if any of you ladies out there have super dry skin and want to shed the winter coat from your legs I highly recommend this product.
So I hope I gave you some good insight into this product