Seed Shaving Bar Review: Can You Go Solid to Get Smooth?

Seed Shave Bar, Shaving, Review, Solid Shaving Gel, Cream
I've been on a big run of trying out new shaving products, and some have been good and some just haven't. When I was asked to test out this shaving bar from Seed, I admit I was expecting this product to be on the bad end of the spectrum. Could a bar possibly be lubricating enough to allow a close, smooth shave but also be hydrating at the same time? Would it be able to do those things without clogging up the razor? If it worked, I would be super happy! This could be another product removed from my 3-1-1 bag, in my ongoing quest to be able to use carry on luggage only.

This little bar is about 2/3 the size of a typical bar of soap, and it is completely unscented. It is a light tan/ivory color and when rubbed over the skin will leave behind a light layer of.... something. It doesn't feel greasy, doesn't feel soapy, but somewhere in between. It has a very light lather with few bubbles, but you can feel that something has been left on your legs.

The shave from this bar isn't as good as what I can get with a more typical shave gel, such as my "normal" Skintimate or Pure Silk. Those products give me a closer shave and are more hydrating to my skin. The Shaving Bar is a closer shave and more hydrating than Eco-Armour and doesn't clog my razor like Whish Shave Cream. It all rinsed off very easily.

For me, there are 2 main draws to this product. First, I love that rather than a can (which often leaves a rust ring in the shower), I'm only throwing away recycling a little cardboard box. However, you'll need to keep this in a soap dish since if it is in standing water it does melt away pretty easily. Second, it is solid. Hello more room in my 3-1-1 bag!

I don't have room really for a separate soap dish in my shower for this bar, and I do prefer the closer shave and extra hydration of my other shave gels. However, it is definitely more than good enough to use while traveling. I'm declaring this my new go-to travel shave gel to help save space overall, but especially space in my 3-1-1 bag if I'm attempting to do carry-on only.

Seed Shaving Bar
Seed is available on-line through the Seed Store, and you can find it in stores like Harris Teeter and Whole Foods.

1 comment

  1. I don't know how Julia of All About the Pretty can do carry on only. I can't even go on a road trip without overpacking!

    I love the way you give us the good things about the product but also tell us why it's not for you. Most bloggers only tell the good stuff or don't bother mentioning an item at all if it's not a new holy grail!

    Jaime @


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