It’s nearly the end of Movember, so whether you’ve become accustomed to your moustache or you’re counting down to the end of the month, we’ve compiled a list of ethical shaving tools to help tidy up your mo.
Updated: November 2019
Calling all dads, brothers and sons out there! If you’re looking for grooming products and tools that are consciously-made, organic and natural, then look no further. (These also make great stocking fillers and Christmas gift ideas for men):
Naked Necessities Safety Razor
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans toss out 2 million disposable razor blades a year. Like most single-use items they are made out of plastic and can’t be recycled as they are small, lightweight and the blades can’t always be seprated from the handle. Safety Razors, like this one from Naked Necessities, are a good alternative as you only replace the (recyclable) steel blade, the handle is kept for a lifetime and can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle.
Wild Sage Shaving Soap
100% natural, vegan and free of preservatives, this shaving soap by Wild Sage is the perfect alternative to aerosol shaving foams. The soap is made from coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize and contains lemongrass and tea tree essential oils that are both refreshing and antibacterial.
Haeckels Shaving Brush
Shaving brushes traditionally use badger hair, whereas vegan brushes are often made from synthetic bristles – making neither option very sustainable. Haeckels have developed a brush made from recycled synthetic fibres that resemble badger hair but are slightly softer at the tips.
Neal’s Yard Aftershave Balm
Neal’s Yard’s certified organic aftershave balm is formulated with organic aloe vera to make your skin feel instantly moisturised, cool and hydrated.
Badger Mustache Wax
Made from Carnauba Wax for a high glossy shine, Shea Butter and Beeswax, this mustache wax by Badger is certified organic and contains only natural ingredients. With medium hold, it’s easy to restyle since it spreads really smoothly and is easily washed out. Plus it smells delicious!
Skin & Tonic Beard Oil
Skin & Tonic’s beard oil has been formulated for all skin types from just 5 ingredients. All ingredients are certified organic plant oils that have been cold-pressed, steam distilled or CO2 extracted for best quality and are 100% Natural, 99% Organic and Vegan (plus free from animal testing).
Bedfordshire Beard Co Beard Comb
For your beard comb opt for a bamboo one instead of conventional plastic combs, as they are more durable and have less of an impact on the planet. This handle comb from Bedfordshire Beard Co is the perfect addition to your shaving kit.
Looking for more sustainable inspiration for men? See our Best Ethical Coats and Jackets for Men.
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