Posted by Marta

The Art of Shaving is one of those brands that I haven't quite engaged with. However, the other day the company was snapped up by Proctor & Gamble (which badly needs a decent male grooming line) and so I decided to take a peak. I was impressed: there is a lot more to AoS than stubble control.

A few months back, Jimmy was pleasantly surprised by the company's eye cream, The Art of Shaving Blue Chamomile Essential Oil Eye Gel, and I believe he would be just as enamored with AoS's Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.

This is an interesting use of kaolin clay. Not only is kaolin soothing, it will help mattify the shiniest of snouts. There are some good antioxidants here too. Red marine algae has been demonstrated to be an antioxidant due to the presence of phenols. You don't see colloidal oatmeal too often. This means that the grains have been cut to a specific size to retain a certain oil content. Oatmeal is an antioxidant (with radical scavenging enzymes such as superoxide dismutase), absorber of UVA rays, anti-inflammatory and the colloidal form is supposed to be a boon for rosacea sufferers or someone who has mistakenly shaken hands with poison ivy.

It doesn't stop there. You'll find green tea, carrot seed oil and plenty of vitamins. Plus there isn't much to dislike apart from the usual suspects in the preservative department. Looks as if P&G made a good call.

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Ingredients

Water (Deionized), White Kaolin Clay, Red Marine Algae Extract, Shea Butter, Polyacrylamide, Dicapryl Capriate (palm kernel)(botanically derived), Olive Oil, Methyl Gluceth (corn sugar) (botanically derived), Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Butter, Colloidal Oatmeal, Calendula Extract, Carrot Seed Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Lemongrass Extract, Green Tea Extract, Orange Peel Wax, Borage Seed Oil, Carrageenan, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Pure Essential Oils, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben