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by ask4Edge
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New (?) Truefitt & Hill shaving cream
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: New (?) Truefitt & Hill shaving cream

Own a tub. In-/post-shave performance is as good as (if not better than) expected from T&H, and the (slightly cologne-y) scent is complex, warmly woody, slightly peppery, yet bright and refreshing, in my view.
by ask4Edge
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Alcohol based aftershave
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: Alcohol based aftershave

Some of my personal favourite alcohol-based splashes:

D.R. Harris Bay Rum
Eau d'Emeraude
Knize Ten
Alt-Innsbruck
by ask4Edge
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

Re: Cremo Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Haven't tried it, but no major change in formulation (so far). Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya Frui...
by ask4Edge
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: looking for creams to try
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: looking for creams to try

I echo the classic English brands; don't forget DRH.
by ask4Edge
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

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by ask4Edge
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

Thanks for the link. Interesting. I agree, it's a warning for the future.
by ask4Edge
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

Good question.
by ask4Edge
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

I'm going to go check my soaps and creams to see if any of them list palm oil. It shouldn't take long. Edit, I'm back, didn't find any, but if anyone knows of any specific brands among the popularly discussed products that do, please let me know. I figure specificity is pretty much a basic requirem...
by ask4Edge
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

Are there no naturally clear/open terrains (versus deforested jungle) available for planting trees?
by ask4Edge
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

Murray, it's my understanding that - in some South American countries (e.g.: Ecuador) - there are (artificial) palm plantations devoid of mammals. Is that not the case?
by ask4Edge
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: palm oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: palm oil

Orangutans are native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Africa, but not South America - where palm oil is also harvested.

I came across this interesting article, although I can't confirm its credibility (or lack thereof): http://ensia.com/features/can-latin-ame ... oil-right/
by ask4Edge
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3308

Re: Current state of hard soaps

CMur12 wrote:C&S is still made by Valobra, right?
Yes, fortunately. :)
My personal favourite is No.88, but the (mild) scent of the Valobra stick is rather nice - better than their other (in-house) shaving soap scents, imo.
by ask4Edge
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3308

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Thanks for the breakdown, Gary! I see DRH more like a 7 or 8 though, but that’s just me. In any case, current DRH is nowhere near as good as earlier iterations, like when tallow was its first ingredient, or other soaps, such as, tallow formulation Trumper, Pen’s tallow, etc., imo. I’ve been getting ...
by ask4Edge
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3308

Re: Current state of hard soaps

These tallows (still) perform very well, IMO: D.R.Harris Czech&Speake (Valobra-made) Tabac Don't know that Harris has gone through a reformulation, but I do find them very, very good. DRH Sandalwood soap - which debuted at end of 2014 - contains tallow, but is a bit different from the rest of their ...
by ask4Edge
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Art of Shaving Sandalwood tallow NOS soap
Replies: 37
Views: 7389

Re: Art of Shaving Sandalwood tallow NOS soap

Why would they change a Good thing?? Not sure whether that's just a rhetorical question, but I'm sure splitting profits with Valobra had something to do with it. It's amazing to me that a company does Not see when something isn't working and change it back. I think it's safe to presume purchases ha...
by ask4Edge
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Does size really matter
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

Re: Does size really matter

Though nowadays, I mainly use DEs (and occasionally Carts,) I used to use straights (pretty much) exclusively, for years on end. I found heavier straights more effective, for my thick facial hair (although the lighter/smaller straights, in some ways were a bit more nimble, in general). I liken the r...
by ask4Edge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razor aggressiveness help
Replies: 30
Views: 5958

Re: razor aggressiveness help

If we are to measure aggressiveness by sharpness Feather is unquestionably the sharpest of the bunch. Oddly enough they may also provide the best shave. That the Feather blade is particularly sharp, actually helps me, in terms of smoothness. Other (less sharp) blades, don't cut my thick facial hair...
by ask4Edge
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 3171

Re: Shave cream recommendations

brothers wrote:...even though they conceded to the politically correct crowd and did remove parabens.
<chuckle> I share the same sentiment.

American Cancer Society: "...so far, studies have not shown any direct link between parabens and any health problems, including breast cancer."
by ask4Edge
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: lathering agents
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Re: lathering agents

Sort of related...MWF is one of the only, if not the only shaving soap which includes Magnesium Sulfate.
This seems counterproductive, since chelators are used against hard water minerals such as Ca++ and Mg++.
by ask4Edge
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: lathering agents
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Re: lathering agents

Would be interesting to attempt to understand why he thinks a chelator is a "lather improver" Oy vey. The theory behind the use of chelating/sequestering agents, is that without them, hard water (high calcium) may hinder a soap's cleaning/lathering potential. Reference: http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/...