Soap Options

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
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termada
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Soap Options

Post by termada » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi
I haven't tried a soap before, just been using shaving gel. Is it easier for your skin to be irritated and dry if using a soap rather than gel?

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Re: Soap Options

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:59 am

That would depend on the soap used, but good shaving soaps in general are not designed to dry the skin. They are 'tuned' to make thick cushiony lather rather than for brutal degreasing, and to do that they have relatively high superfat percentages (ie fat that has not been saponified by alkali) which actually makes them good for dry skin!
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