I was sent a sample of Ethique Tip to Toe Shampoo & Shave Bar with my last online order from Ethique. On the box it says, “Tip to Toe has been specifically formulated to work as both a shampoo and shave bar. Apply with a shaving brush or simply lather in the hands and spread on.”
Made with kaolin clay, cocoa butter, glycerine and orange, lime and mint oils for a zesty, clean scent, the little blue heart-shaped sample bar was sufficient for me to use for a few weeks, and I tested it out both as a shampoo and used it to shave my legs with, too.
As a shampoo, it lathers well and cleanses well, but isn’t ideal for oily hair, as I found I needed to wash my hair more frequently than when I use Ethique St Clements shampoo bar.
As a shaving cream, it worked nicely. It lathered well, spread evenly, and stayed in place on my legs while I shaved. It helped to lift and soften the hairs, allowing me to get a close, clean shave without any nicks or cuts.
It’s the perfect multi-purpose bar if you’re traveling and need to save space and reduce the number of products you’re taking with you.
Note: As of June 2019, Ethique began the process of reformulating all of their bars, so the new bar’s formula may be quite different to the older one that I reviewed above.
Ethiques products are available online, from Farmers stores or selected pharmacies.