I received my Mitchell's Wool Fat about a week ago in the mail. I put off trying it until now because of a variety of factors, including business meetings where I did not want to risk trying a new product that could potentially irritate my face (I look rough enough as it is). So I finally put it to use and I can see why it is so well thought of. Somehow I had gotten the impression that it would be hard to lather, not so for me. The first pass was lacking in water which I chalk up to a rookie mistake as this is my first time using MWF and actually my first time using any shaving soap. Even so it performed very well, but dried out too quickly on my face. Second pass I got the mix a little better and the third pass was golden. It is definitely a keeper.
As for the original intent of this post, I have also realized that the practicality of MWF solving my winter time dryness will probably not work because:
a) I use witch hazel as an aftershave which may remove the residual MWF and thus any protective lanolin.
b) The more products I use, the more I like switching things up (surprise, surprise).
So I have an excuse to experiment further as the winter sets in and will use this post as a source of reference. Thank you all again for your input.
mikeny278 wrote:For those who use an alcohol-based aftershave during cold winters, do you also use a moisturizer? Seems that would dampen the scent of any fragrance left over from the aftershave.
As for this question, I cannot give a good response as I do not use moisturizers, they just do not seem to get along with may face. However, I think what you say makes sense with the moisturizer potentially covering up your aftershave scent. Or if there is fragrance in the moisturizer, as is often the case, the two may clash.