What is Shaving Cream?

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Reactions Science Videos | January 29, 2019

Subscribe to msbeautyphile! Shaving cream is a beguiling foam concoction that seems like so much more than ordinary soap. And the chemistry of shaving creams and foams is designed to help you get the best shave possible. How? Reactions and Ms. Beautyphile explain.

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TEA-Stearate

Interaction of the acid soap of triethanolamine stearate and stearic acid with water

TRIETHANOLAMINE

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