A shave bar is a sustainable alternative to using a can of shaving cream. Unfortunately, most aerosol cans (including the ones you use for shaving cream) use volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to propel their products. Once in the air, VOCs contribute to ground-level Ozone levels, contributing to smog production. Plus, these shaving creams tend to be packed full of chemicals that leave your skin red, irritated, dried out, and with those annoying, tiny, raised red bumps. But shave bars have been around for ages and when made with all-natural ingredients, they’re healthier for you and the planet.