Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lippmann Collection 'Did I Shave My Legs For This?' Ayurvedic Shave Cream

Did I Shave My Legs For This? is the brand new luxury shave cream from Lippmann Collection- yes, they do more than nail polish! Lippmann Collection has a line of luxury spa-type hand and body treatments like Steppin' Out Ayurvedic Foot Cream, Soul Mission Foot Scrub, Get Off Callus Softener and my personal favorite, Rich Girl Hand Cream (more on that in another post!).

The shave cream is described on Lippmann Collection's website as:

"The perfect way to indulge your skin and senses anytime, whether it's before a weekend getaway or whenever you need a little pampering. The specially formulated shave cream, for use on any body part and with any skin type, has soothing, moisturizing and toning properties so shaving will never be in vain. A unique, rare blend called the Ayurvedic Complex creates a moisturizing skin smoothing barrier that lubricates skin without clogging your razor. The creamy texture molds to skin while shaving- ideal for the areas prone to nicks like ankles and knees.

  • Ayurvedic Complex - A blend of Green Coconut Water and Withania Root Extract exclusively selected in India, which is high in amino acids and vitamins to help restore, rehydrate and nourish skin.
  • Exotic Acai Oil - Includes Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids that hydrate and soften skin, phtysterols which help regulate and enhance the cell turnover process, and Vitamin C to protect skin from free radical damage and rejuvenate dull, sun-damaged skin
  • Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Cypress and Labdanum Oils - Aromatherapeutic, natural botanical essential oils that relax the skin and delight the senses."

Sounds pretty alluring, I have to admit. I am not normally a shave cream type of girl- I favor the epilator over the razor, so I don't often have a use for shave cream. However, I am willing to change my routine if it means I get to use new products. I'm not just a polish addict, I'm a beauty, bath, body and fragrance addict as well, so of course I'd jump at the chance to try out some new thing that smells good.

I don't know anything about Ayurveda or how it relates to beauty products, but it seems to be a very popular beauty trend lately. I am always seeing signs and ads for Ayurvedic spas and all types of Ayurvedic beauty treatments. Effective or not, it does make the product seem more exotic, doesn't it?

Anyway, I used the product regularly for about two weeks and I had good results, but nothing stellar. My skin did feel softer and a lot more hydrated after using this product for shaving compared to using shower gel, and I didn't feel the need to immediately moisturize my legs after stepping out of the shower.

The cream itself is a new experience for me. I'm used to a traditional shaving cream that foams up when you apply it, but this is more like a lotion. It's a very thick consistency, like a rich body cream rather than a light, airy shaving cream. Despite the thick, lotion-like texture, this product washes off easily with no residue. It also washes off unintentionally while you're trying to shave in the shower, so be sure to step away from the water or turn off the shower while you're shaving with this.

The cream provides a nice, smooth shave and doesn't leave your skin feeling dried out afterwards. The scent provides a feeling of calmness and the formula of the product feels luxurious and indulgent.

Despite not being a country music fan, I do find the name of this product cute. I couldn't recall any of the words or even the artist who did the song, so I looked it up and listened to it a few times. In the song, the singer mentions doing her nails! But apart from that, it's a little sad and it is a good reminder of who you should really be trying to please.

My favorite feature of this product is the scent. The scent is fantastic. I am a person who buys things just for the scent, and this is a product that would inspire an impulse buy for me. It has a really unique scent that isn't my typical favorite "cupcakes and incense" type of scent.

It's calming, cool and herbal. It has a very serene, watery, spa-like aroma that is both relaxing and refreshing at the same time. I wouldn't categorize the scent as either masculine or feminine. I often find myself opening the tube of shaving cream just to smell it. It is heavenly. I need to find a perfume that smells like this!

Overall, it's a very nice product but there weren't fireworks for me. I'm not sure that I could really justify the cost of regularly buying this. At $24 for seven ounces, this is really a luxury product. It's a good, effective, moisturizing shave cream with a wonderful natural scent and a cute name. If you want to treat yourself to a small indulgence to make a very un-glamourous task feel a little less mundane, this is a product for you. Or, if you're like me, you'll sniff it once and come home with seven tubes of it.

Did I Shave My Legs For This? can be purchased directly from Lippmann Collection's website and it retails for $24 for 7 ounces (200 grams).


  1. Epilator? Epilator! Ouchies!

  2. Ohhh I didn't know they had other stuff than nail care items.

    :o Very interesting I must say.

  3. Lippman has an offer for 20 percent off $50 orders until tomorrow.
    Btw, I've had an authentic Ayurvedic massage in an Ayurvedic pharmacy in south India. Two women did the massage for $8.00 (US)
    Basically, you are naked accept for a very loose gauze thong. It was quite an experience!

    Dana Cerise

  4. Silverin, lol not a fan of the epilator, eh? I love it!

    Tamara, oh they do and their hand cream is AMAZING!

    Dana, oh wow that sounds wonderful and scary at the same time! :D


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