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by john
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Asking for advice re shaving cream for sensitive skin
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

I react to almost everything I've tried. I actually have a much worse reaction to natural essential oils than to synthetic scents, but I haven't found a scent yet that doesn't eventually bother me. I went to an allergy doctor many years ago (before I started trying different shaving soaps) and when ...
by john
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good unscented tallow based soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2988

I wish I could use scented products, but everything scented I've tried eventually causes irritation. Art of Shave Unscented soap is the best quality product that I have found that never, ever irritates my face. If you want unscented, it's good stuff. Whoever thinks Valobra shave stick is mildly scen...
by john
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Damn Scent Allergies
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

I have a lot of problems with scented products. I have used MWF, T&H Unscented, T&H Luxury soap, and Taylors Hypoallergenic and I can't imagine calling any of them unscented. I find that they all have fairly strong scents (the MWF is probably the least scented of the bunch and the only one my skin w...
by john
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lavender superlather & Em's shaving creams
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

KMF, if I understand it, is a brushless shaving cream. You can use it with a brush, but it's not designed for that.... I don't know if KMF is designed as a brushless cream. I used without a brush for years before finding SMF and it worked ok (much better than stuff in a can). On the other hand, it ...
by john
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lavender superlather & Em's shaving creams
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

I find Em's shaving cream to be a bit more consistent in producing good lather. It doesn't seem to be as sensitive to water/cream ratio as KMF. The lather might be a little denser than KMF, but on a good day KMF comes very close. Unfortunately, after shaving with Em's cream, my very sensitive face i...
by john
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: shaving creams for sensitive skin
Replies: 22
Views: 4438

I have very sensitive skin and have a hard time finding shaving creams and soaps that don't irritate my skin. With me, something basic in many creams causes the irritation, not just the scents. Several unscented creams cause irritation. The least irritating that I've found is Kiss My Face. Even the ...
by john
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Story (well, more of a developing situation)
Replies: 32
Views: 6452

I also have problems with ingrown hairs (I am also caucasian). For a long time I just shaved every other day and that seemed to help. Now I can shave every day without problems, but my technique has changed. I much prefer having a little bit of stubble (preferably only something I can feel, but not ...
by john
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Unscented Creams
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

I prefer unscented creams because my face is extremely sensitive. I also have lots of allergies and my nose is often clogged to the point where I can't smell much anyway (so most creams seem like they are unscented anyway). Because of my sensitivities, I find even AOS unscented to be somewhat irrita...
by john
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kiss My Face vs. Art of Shaving creams
Replies: 14
Views: 2801

My face seems to be sensitive to almost everything. Art of Shave unscented was better than most, but my skin is still irritated a bit by it. Kiss My Face never bothers my skin. I can get a good lather from either (though Kiss My Face does seem to be a little pickier about water to cream ratio), but ...
by john
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: KMF used brushless
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Like Joshua, I used KMF Unscented brushless for years before I found SMF. I Like it much better now that I use a brush, but would use it brushless again if I had to.

John
by john
Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: All Natural/Organic shave creams and soaps
Replies: 29
Views: 5706

If I had multiple sensitivities to several ingredients and fragrances, Art of Shaving Unscented would probably be the best bet (I know some people that are even sensitive to many EO scents.) Armando I guess I fall into the multiple sensitivities category. Art of Shaving Unscented has something in i...
by john
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best shaving cream in local drugstore?
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

I have extremely sensitve skin and the only shaving cream I can use for days and days at at time with on irritation is Kiss My Face unscented (I haven't tried other Kiss My Face varities, but I plan to soon). It works great with a brush. I can get it at my local supermarket (owned by Kroger) or at a...
by john
Fri May 12, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE Blades: Which Last the Longest
Replies: 17
Views: 5284

Although I find Personas only ok and almost a bit painful for the first 2 or so shaves, I find they smooth out after that and shave about the same for a couple of weeks. I prefer the Swedish Gillettes in general and find that they are great out of the box, but by the end of one week, they need to be...
by john
Wed May 03, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moss Mania!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4270

I just checked my Visa statement and my credit card was charged $59.63 in US dollars for the scuttle and shipping to Colorado.
by john
Tue May 02, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

For several years before I found this site, I used only US Personas (well I did try one package of US Gillettes which I don't think I even finished, they were so bad). I find them a little rough for the first 2 or 3 shaves, but then they seem to smooth out and last for a couple of weeks. I haven't f...
by john
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Who makes the most reliable shaving cream?
Replies: 38
Views: 6370

My vote is for Kiss My Face Unscented. It is the only cream I've found so far that never, ever irritates my face. I can generally use other creams a few times in a row, but if I keep using them, at some point my face will burn, turn red or get bumps.
by john
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best shaving cream/soap/foam for very sensitive skin?
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

If you have extremely sensitive skin, you may have a hard time finding shaving cream that doesn't irritate your skin. I know I fall into that catagory. The absolutely least irritating thing that I have used is Kiss My Face Unscented shaving cream. Before I found this site and got tempted to try all ...
by john
Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sensitivity
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

Welcome john! Believe me, I know what you mean :(. Have you found a soap you can use? --Vincent I haven't tried any soaps enough to know if they cause irritation or not. I will have to try them again especially mixed with some cream. Maybe that will work. I did try the Art of Shave unscented cream ...
by john
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sensitivity
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

I am a new member, but have been reading these forums for a while (I have been using a DE for years, but have only been using a brush since Dec). I had been meaning to join and ask about this very subject so reading this thread was a good excuse. I have tried a number of shaving creams and soaps in ...