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by JimT
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 126897

Gordon, I have made this suggestion to you before. Try the Basis Sensitive Skin Bar. The ingredients are posted on drugstore.com. Tallow based, no fragrance, the best skin compatibility of anything I or my family have tried, shaves fairly well for a bath bar, and reasonably priced. This one has with...
by JimT
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is this the end of the SE blade?
Replies: 41
Views: 7500

Gents, Discovering this post once again in a calmer moment, I have to retract my boycott Walmart recommendation and vote to let open market forces decide the issue. Thus, Walmart will only make a profit on the one item I would still purchase from them and that would be the Basis Sensitive Skin Bar. ...
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Question for the guys losing it up top
Replies: 43
Views: 12712

Jack, I don't maintain the number two but let it grow out until it kinda starts to need a brush consistently then I wack it again. I have never tried shaving my head because, for me, my face is enough. From a style viewpoint, I understand how you feel about baseball caps. My dermatologist was making...
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Question for the guys losing it up top
Replies: 43
Views: 12712

You will actually look like you have more hair with a shorter haircut with male pattern baldness - especially up top on bald spots with someone staring you in the eye. Longer hair lays flat and accentuates the hair loss visually while shorter hair stands up vertically making it look like you've got ...
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Comments on knives
Replies: 40
Views: 5427

Interesting.

No mention of Case knives? I also second the Boker recommendation.

I also agree with John P on the Schrade if made in USA. I also have a Schrade Walden if you could find one used......

JimT
by JimT
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Fragrance Free Products
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

There is a product ingredient database on the SMF website at the link below which I have referred to countless times. If the link below does not work, use the search function for "ingredients database" with the author "lyrt" and you should find it. http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14...
by JimT
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is this the end of the SE blade?
Replies: 41
Views: 7500

I am seething about the ASR bankruptcy news and I hold Walmart responsible. I recently submitted a post on my "Ultimate Minimalist Shave" in which I received a few flaming replies relative to Walmart which I believe were totally unwarranted especially considering the background I provided for why I ...
by JimT
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Ultimate Minimalist Shave
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

Murray, It is evident to me in your posts and especially in your reply to Gordon that you really understand what I was trying to convey with this post. Thank you. My primary focus was a close and comfortable shave with readily available items - cost was not the primary issue. You also hit another na...
by JimT
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Ultimate Minimalist Shave
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

Jack, The ingredients for all VDH products, Williams, and Basis Sensitive Skin bar soap are listed below. VDH soaps are detergent based products whereas Willams and Basis are both just plain soap. Also, two of the VDH products contain dyes which I avoided (except titanium dioxide) due to skin compat...
by JimT
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Ultimate Minimalist Shave
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

Gary, Nicely stated. My purpose in using the title, "The Ultimate Minimalist Shave", was to convey the fact that these items really work to provide a very fine shave and that I do not feel like I am giving up much in the shave experience or the results using these low cost items. On the contrary, my...
by JimT
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Ultimate Minimalist Shave
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

My Ultimate Minimalist Shave

My ultimate minimalist shave is the result of almost four years of continuous experimentation correlating shave and bath soap ingredients to skin compatibility and double edge razor shave closeness and comfort. A severe winter dry skin itch also motivated my ongoing soap comparisons. My preference i...
by JimT
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Skin Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3001

Phil,

Any chance you have changed the detergent that you use to wash your facecloths? Could you have an allergy to the detergent remaining in the cloth?

JimT
by JimT
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave stick
Replies: 52
Views: 5532

Danny,

Where did you purchase your Tabac shave sticks? Mine was given to me by a German friend whose relatives brought it over from Germany.

JimT
by JimT
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good unscented tallow based soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3103

Jack, Your comment comparing the Basis Sensitive Skin bar shave to Williams Mug Shaving Soap reflects my sentiments almost exactly. My experience is that the Basis shaves as good or better than the Williams for a lower cost per ounce with a little practice and it is more moisturizing than Williams. ...
by JimT
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good unscented tallow based soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3103

Jack, Thanks for giving it a try. I also lather Basis with a boar hair shaving brush (over the sink though) and I use enough soap (a fair amount actually) to completely cover my face with lather - no skin showing. Try using a bit more soap. My lather is typically not bubbly at all. I have been able ...
by JimT
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good unscented tallow based soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3103

Basis Sensitive Skin Bar Ingredients are listed on www.drugstore.com. Tallow is the primary ingredient - no detergents, no dyes, and no fragrance. If you are into aromatherapy with bath/shower soaps this is not the product to use as it has very little scent. I find the Basis scent to be a large impr...
by JimT
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave stick
Replies: 52
Views: 5532

If I could select one shave soap that I would prefer using over all else (including most shave creams) it would be face lathering with a Tabac shave stick. It is a shame that this product is not available across the USA.

JimT
by JimT
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: In praise of Thayer's Aftershave
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Murray,

Like you, I also only used the Thayer's Lemon Witch Hazel for similar reasons and also because I really like the scent. I haven't used an aftershave in many months now because I haven't needed one, but if I ever use one again, it will only be the Thayer's Lemon Witch Hazel.

JimT
by JimT
Sun May 24, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Basis Sensitive Vs. Yardley Soaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Gordon,

Where do you buy Vinolia?

JimT
by JimT
Sat May 16, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Basis Sensitive Vs. Yardley Soaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

The Basis Sensitive Skin bar for me ranks as one of my best discoveries since I started frequenting shave forums right up with Tabac Shave Soap and the Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Straight Bar Razor. The Basis Sensitive Skin bar also provides a very respectable shave and it doesn't dry your skin out e...