In a pinning frenzy, I once pinned a tip to shave one’s legs using baby oil gel instead of shaving cream, with the promise of it making one’s legs silky smooth and soft.
My shaving cream of choice is Trader Joe’s honey mango shave cream, and I love the stuff, so much so that I buy 6 tubes at a time so that I never have to worry about running out. I find that it leaves my legs silky soft, gives me a very clean shave, and makes me happy. The baby oil gel costs approximately the same as the Trader Joe’s, so it’s not something that would appear to be a significant money savings. In the interest of science and beauty, however, I decided to give it a go.
I shaved my left leg with the baby oil gel. The first thing I noticed was that, as you know, oil doesn’t mix with water, so it felt really dense on my leg, and kind of beaded up in places. I put a new blade cartridge on my razor, and the baby oil gel really gunked up the blades badly. I did get a clean shave, but it was no cleaner than I get with my standby from Trader Joe’s. I had to work hard to get the gunk off the blades, and apparently didn’t do such a good job, because as I was shaving my right leg, with the Trader Joe’s lotion, it started getting the same gunky texture and pulling on my skin that I felt on the left leg.
Both legs are very clean shaven. Both legs feel soft and moisturized. The baby oil leg still has a heavy feeling to it, and it’s not particularly pleasant. My Trader Joe’s lotion leg feels as beautiful as always.
I’m giving this pin a thumbs down!