Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The 9 best natural shaving products for your skin.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 12 min read

Want to know something quite scary — the Environmental Protection Agency once guessed that every year about two billion razors and razor blades get thrown away into landfills. Also, did you know many shaving creams are packed with chemicals that harm your skin, like surfactants and propellants, just to get the product in a convenient-to-use can? It’s true — and if you don’t already use natural shaving products, we hope these little facts alone will make you want to switch over to more natural and sustainable shaving choices.

We’ve collected some of our Grove members’ favorite items when it comes to the best natural shaving products for your skin (and the environment, too). Shop plastic-free razors, chemical-free shaving creams and soaps, and replacement blades that are soft on your skin while getting rid of hair in unwanted places.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Preserve Shave 5 Starter System

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A gender-neutral razor made from recycled plastic, this Preserve Shave 5 Starter System features five ceramic-coated blades in its cartridge and an ergonomically designed handle made from recycled plastic. It also features a lubricating strip with cocoa butter and aloe to make for a super smooth shave and to protect you from nicks and cuts. Note …

1 reusable handle, 1 blade
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2. Bulldog Shave Kit with Original Shave Gel and Original Moisturizer

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Finally, a quality razor that doesn’t cost the earth. The Bulldog Skincare Original Bamboo Razor kit has everything you need for a great shave. This razor blade has 5 tempered steel blades, a lubricating strip with aloe, and a precision trimmer and pivoting design. What sets the Original Bamboo Razor apart is the focus on lowering its environmental …
1 set (1 shave gel, 1 moisturizer)
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3. Leaf Shave Leaf Shave Blade Refills (fits all models)

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When your Leaf Shave or Twig razor blades need replacing, add this Leaf Shave 50 DE Blade Pack to your next Grove shipment. Each blade is hardened and sharpened from cold-forged stainless steel. This paper pack comes with 20 blades for a sharp, quality shave that leaves your skin feeling luxurious. Each blade works for up to 5–10 shaves on your …

1 pack; 50 blades
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4. Leaf Shave Chrome Razor Stand

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Keep your bathroom counters organized and looking sharp with the addition of this Leaf Shave Chrome Razor Stand. Molded from a solid piece of metal with the same sleek finish as your Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor, it's designed with helpful features like an embedded rubber foot to keep it from sliding around on wet surfaces. Weighted to keep your …

1 ct
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5. Preserve Shave 5 Replacement Blades (Fits Preserve Shave 5 and POPi Shave 5)

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These Preserve Shave 5 Replacement Blades are made to replace the blade on the Preserve Ocean Plastic (POPi) Shave 5 Razor System. These razor blades each feature five ceramic-coated blades in each cartridge and a lubricating strip with cocoa butter and aloe for a smooth shave every time. While the cartridges themselves do not contain ocean …

1 set (4 cartridges)
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6. Bulldog Original Razor with 2 Steel Blade Refills

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Save the planet while shaving your face with the Bulldog Original Razor with 2 Steel Blade Refills. This set comes with everything you need to get rid of the ruff stuff — a razor and two refills with five tempered steel blades, lubricating strips with aloe, and precision trimmers with pivoting designs. From the natural bamboo handle to the …

1 razor, 2 blade refills
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7. Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor

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Get a clean, 100-percent plastic-free shave with this Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor. This Leaf razor package comes with 10 razor blades and one handle. Its blades and razor feature modern characteristics such as all-metal construction and a pivoting head for a safe shave for even the most sensitive skin types. With this razor, you have the choice …

1 x Razor Handle, 10 x Razor Blades
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8. Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

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A smooth shave you’ll crave

This concentrated, non-lathering shave cream reduces nicks, cushions against razor burn, and naturally nourishes your skin. Its sublime texture, natural botanical scent, and extraordinary performance will take your regular shaving routine to new heights.
5.3 Oz
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9. Olio E Osso Shave Oil

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Olio E Osso Shave Oil makes it easy to multitask in the shower. Suitable for everyone, this nutrient-dense, lightweight oil is specially formulated to help protect even the most sensitive parts of your skin from nicks and ingrown hairs. Natural oils such as olive, meadowfoam seed, and grape seed lock in moisture to hydrate, nourish, and protect, …

4 oz.
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How do you use shaving soap?

When you think shaving soap, think lather. Lathering up is the main thing that brings shaving soap to life and helps you get the job done quickly. If you’re using a shaving soap like this Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving Soap, then squirt a little bit onto your hands and rub your hands together to get the lather going strong. Next, you’ll want to apply the soap to the areas you’re getting ready to shave, but also make sure those areas are moist as this is when shaving soap works best.

If you’re using a more soap-like substance, then you’re going to need to invest in a shaving brush, which is what you’ll use to lather up your soap before applying it to the area that’s needing to be shaved. We will say that most people use shaving soap on their beards, as shaving cream and a shaving razor can be easier on other parts of the body.

How do you get rid of shaving bumps?

Shaving bumps — aka razor bumps — are a nightmare, and, sometimes, they can also be accompanied by razor burn, which is just as gnarly as it sounds. To get rid of these awful bumps, we’ve got a few things you can try. Just remember everyone’s skin is different, so one way might work better for you than another.

A step-by-step guide for saying goodbye to shaving bumps:

  1. Start by splashing your shaving bumps with cold water right away to soothe your skin
  2. Next, add a lotion or moisturizer on top of them — they’re going to need a lot of moisturizer to heal properly
  3. Use an aftershave on your bumps, after all it’s called aftershave for a reason
  4. In between washes, you can use aloe to help soothe your skin’s painful shaving bumps

Making sure to use a proper shaving kit, including shaving cream and a sharp shaving razor, can help prevent shaving bumps from happening in the first place. See Grove’s list of the best natural shaving products for your skin above for more info.

How does shaving cream work?

Some people ask, “Do I really need shaving cream?” Well, ever skimped on shaving cream and regretted it as soon as you did? It’s okay we’ve all done it a time or two; however, you may have ended up with harsh razor burn or razor bumps if you did. That’s why we always recommend using a shaving cream and finding the best shaving cream that’s right for your skin.

Shaving cream helps keep moisture on the area you’re about to shave and adds a barrier between your razor and your skin. This causes less friction than if you were to shave without a shaving cream, and it helps prevent razor rash or burn and shaving bumps. You’ll also experience fewer cuts and nicks on your skin while using a cream because it softens the hair you’re going after.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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