MonoSol and Pacific Shaving Company Change the Face of Shaving with Water-Soluble Minis

New shaving cream Minis made with water-soluble film dissolve
in water
for a convenient shave

SAN FRANCISCO & MERRILLVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The newest innovation in shaving cream, introduced by Pacific
Shaving Company
, is shaking up the wall of cans and tubes in the
personal care aisle. The new Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis deliver
shaving cream in a packet that dissolves
with water in your palm
to provide a moisturizing lather. The
product is now available at Target stores nationwide.

Representing the first truly innovative product in the shave preparation
category since shaving gel was introduced in the 1970s, the Minis
deliver an exact amount of shaving cream in a convenient form ideal for
everyday use and for travel.

“There has been a great deal of innovation and disruption happening in
shaving for razors and blades—but not much for shaving creams and
aftershaves,” said Stan Ades, co-founder of Pacific Shaving Company. “We
strive to develop innovative and effective shaving care products for men
and women, and Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis fit perfectly with that

To develop the Minis, Pacific Shaving Company partnered with MonoSol,
LLC, a technology leader in water-soluble films for products like
unit-dose laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents.

“We’re always asking what can’t we put in a packet that dissolves
in water,” said P. Scott Bening, MonoSol’s President & CEO. “We have
seen success in laundry detergents, automatic dishwasher detergents,
food coloring, and pool and spa products in water-soluble film, so why
not enhance convenience in personal care products? With Pacific Shaving
Company, we’re unleashing a new, innovative way to deliver shaving

The food grade, water-soluble film improves convenience by delivering
shaving cream in easy-to-use, pre-measured pouches that release their
contents when exposed to water.

“By taking cues from adjacent market categories with respect to form,
function, and packaging, Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis are at once
completely new and completely familiar to consumers,” said Ades. “Like
laundry and automatic dishwasher single doses, we expect the Minis to
change the way people shave, particularly in a world striving for

About MonoSol

MonoSol is a rapidly growing company that is committed to expanding in
Northwest Indiana. MonoSol employs 528 employees worldwide and 450 in
the Northwest Indiana area. MonoSol’s water-soluble film technologies
have revolutionized detergent and cleaning industries all over the
world. Our water-soluble packaging design helps create products that can
deliver exact dosage, easier handling, greater convenience, and safety
and sustainability. MonoSol’s growing portfolio of applications includes
detergents, solid surface, composites, ag chem and optical films, as
well personal care products, food manufacturing, pool and spa, transfer
printing and more. Through our collaborative mindset, global
manufacturing footprint, high-quality products and scientific expertise,
we partner with our customers to create innovative product packaging
solutions that enhance everyday life. Founded in 1953, MonoSol is a
division of Kuraray, one of the world’s leading specialty chemical
companies, and is based in Merrillville, Indiana.

About Pacific Shaving Company

Founded and run by a husband and wife team, Pacific Shaving Company is a
leading manufacturer of innovative and effective grooming products for
men and women. Accessible, affordable, and practical for everyday use,
Pacific Shaving Company’s line of grooming essentials breaks through the
barriers that give shaving a bad name. Pacific Shaving Company has been
saving skin worldwide from painful nicks and cuts since 2002, and is
based in San Francisco, California.


MonoSol, LLC
Dorota Bartosik
+1 219.762.3165 ext. 375
Business Communications
Carlene Eck
+1 312.648.6700 ext. 2134
Shaving Company
Alison Voetsch
+1 914.629.7491