Taylors "Finicky" with Water?

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Taylors "Finicky" with Water?

Post by mantic » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:38 am

Gents-- I recently tried some samples of Taylor shaving creams (Shaving Shop and Avacado). I had a very difficult time getting the right conistancy--it was either too foamy/airly (too much water) or dried quickly (not enough water). The other high-end creams I've tried (Trumper and particularly Truefitt & Hill) seems to be much more forgiving. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Post by VinceFX » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:06 pm

I experienced the quick drying effect with Taylor's St. James. I've always had good luck though with Shaving Shop and Avocado.

With the pot of St. Jame's it seems that initially I put enough water but if I let the cream sit on my face a little to long it makes an almost flaky layer on my skin. I will then have to put a dab of water with my hand to re-moisturize the cream.

Perhaps it just depends on the formulation of a particular batch.
:::Vince:::

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