If you're in the market for a new shaving cream, you'll probably want to take a close look at the ingredients list. It's likely you'll see the name potassium stearate, which is also known as potassium soap. This substance is not only used to help keep water and oil based ingredients from separating, but it can also be found in the form of anticaking agents in your favorite brand of toothpaste.
The truth is that it's not hard to find a product containing this substance, but you may not be aware of its presence. Fortunately, it's legal in the United States, which is great news for your wallet. As for its safety, it doesn't affect reproduction or the endocrine glands. In fact, it's one of the safer substances in your body. Potassium stearate is an organic compound, so it's safe to drink and eat, and it can be used to manufacture rubber as well. Moreover, the FDA has deemed potassium stearate to be "safe to use in cosmetics and cosmetic applications".
For the sake of full disclosure, I've been using a shaving cream containing potassium stearate for years and don't have any negative side effects. Although it can be found in some products, it's not found in many, such as shampoo and conditioner. However, if you're curious about its presence, you'll need to speak to your distributor. That's the best way to learn what's out there.
So, what are the ingredients that make up your favourite shaving cream? Check out our site for details, or call your favorite manufacturer.
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