I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's.
I'm a big fan of their mini chocolate peanut butter cups. I'm also a big fan of their four dollar wine.
Although my dentist is not, see: need for whitening toothpaste.
On a recent stroll through the store, I noticed and purchased a bright orange tube of their Mango & Honey Shaving Cream.
Since I have been using Skintimate since I was 13, supplemented by whatever my boyfriend is using at the time, this was quite different.
First, there is no foaming. This is more like a cream or body lotion. There wasn't as much stuff, but it did clog my razor a little and didn't wash away as easily as I would have liked.
Second, it did leave my legs feeling far more moisturized than previous products, for longer. Especially since I forgot to put on lotion (which is quickly becoming NOT an option, given the icy new temperatures and the moisture-sucking heat in my office) I was doubly impressed by the moisturizing aspect.
Third, it smells FAN-freaking-TASTIC. Running a close second to the Oscar Blandi Jasmine hair serum (seriously, they don't pay me. i wish). The smell is really great and not that fake fruity crappy smell that screams "GIRLY."
So, honestly, I think the smell alone is worth spending the extra seconds to get the excess off my razor, with the moisturizing as an added bonus. Also some nice features: it's vegetarian and unisex, although I don't plan on eating it and I can't picture my boyfriend giving up his Gillette for this.
Now, Trader Joe's is notorious for having something one day and then never stocking it again, so pick up a tube soon if you see it, and don't forget the Four-Buck Chuck.
PS. I'm not the only one who loves TJs, check out Monkey Posh's post on 5 reasons to love the place.