Thursday, June 4, 2009

Trader Joe’s – Feeling Pretty at the Store

Something not available a computer near you? Am I crazy?

Believe it or not, there are things that actually have to be purchased by traveling to the actual place where they are sold. But if that actual place happens to be Trader Joe's, that's a very good thing.

Trader Joe's grocery stores are mostly on the East and West Coasts and they ROCK! They feature fabulous quality groceries at reasonable prices. TJ's is earth friendly, nutrition friendly, budget friendly and the employees are super people friendly!

So why am I featuring a grocery store on a beauty blog? Well because one of my favorite beauty products can be found right there (and only there) on the shelves: Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream Shave (in Honey Mango).

Blurb: This unique blend of lubricating emollients maximizes absorption of water. Lifting and softening unwanted hair for effortless razor glide and reducing the risk of nicks, cuts and irritation. Enriched with pure aloe vera, nourishing vitamin E and botanical skin conditioners that help deliver a smooth and soothing shave with lasting comfort.

To begin with, the price is $3.49. You read it right - $3.49 (plus tax) for an 8oz. tube. It’s paraben free, cruelty free and 100% vegetarian. The honey and mango fragrance is heavenly (also available unscented). It’s thick, creamy and comes in a convenient flip top tube. The creaminess soothes and softens -- and also helps dissolve any anti-persperant residue. I really do get a closer shave when I use this and I don’t get soap buildup in my razor. Good for both men and women. I've tried other shave creams and I always go back to this one.

Trader Joe's also carries other bath and beauty products. Stuff like jojoba oil, tea tree oil, scrubs, bath products, haircare and skincare products. All at reasonable TJ prices.

And while you’re there, you might want to veer away from the beauty aisle for a minute and pick up a few stellar grocery products: My two favs are Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti and frozen Turkey Meatballs. They have carrot cake cookies too. I'm just saying.


  1. I love me some Trader Joe's!! They're hygiene (sp??) products are underrated. I use their toothpaste, it's cheap and works really well. Migh have to pick this up to.

  2. Can you post the ingredients to the shaving cream?

  3. Jiggetts: You are SO right about their products being underrated. It's just like their groceries: high quality and great prices.

    EdenSong: As for the ingredients, I'll have to check. I just ran out of the shave cream (which was what inspired me to post about it), so I'll get the ingredients when I buy another tube this weekend!

  4. Here it is (I typed this really fast, so the spelling may not be perfect).

    Ingredients (Honey Mango): purified water, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium coco-sulfate, vegetable glycerin, glycol distearate, cetyl alcohol, organic aloe vera leaf juice, tocopherol (vitamin e), oleth-3, hydroxyethylcellulose, organic chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, peg-150, distearate, xanthan gum, organic camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, allantoin, panthenol (pro-vitaminb5), phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyglycerin, organic echinacea, purpurea extract, botanical fragrance.

    Happy weekend!