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How shaving cream works (video)

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern -- the threat of razor-sharp metal. But luckily, shaving cream packs the right chemistry to keep us looking good while protecting our sensitive skin. What is this fantastic foam in a can? Today, with the help of YouTuber Ms. Beautyphile, Reactions gets up close and personal with the chemistry of your bathroom's most magical soap: https://youtu.be/t7QD2NuxmbE.

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