Monday, 4 August 2014

Product Review: Body Shop Maca Root Shaving Cream

The Body Shop has decided to create a shaving cream out of maca root, and we have decided to review it.  Fellow shaving fanatic and River Valley Razor crew member, Riaz, has been using this cream for a few months now and he has posted his thoughts.

First of all, what exactly is maca?

According to wikipedia:

"Lepidium meyenii, known commonly as maca, is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru around Lake Junin...Maca is mainly grown for the nutritional and health value of its root."

R120. A bit steep (considering what's out there at the moment). Might well be considered a premium product. 


Pearly appearance that tells you that there is going to be some good glide. 


Very light scent. I haven't smelled many maca roots before but I must say that it's not bad. 


Lathers up fast and easy. Good foam.


Cushion is below average. Glide is acceptable. Dries up too quick for my liking. 

Moisturizing properties: 

Good moisturizing properties, by far the best thing about this product.


Ordinary looking tub. (200 ml). 

Final Verdict:

Overall a  decent shaving cream. However, at this price point I would have expected better in terms of cushion and glide. 

I currently have 3 creams in rotation and this falls in here (Number 1. being the best):

1. Samsol (Price: R30)
2. Arko Shave Stick
3. Body Shop Maca Root

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