I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by slackskin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:19 am

I have only used it with Derby so far -- and there is a reason. The head design curves the blade so very sharply that I wondered how well it would perform with a mild blade. So far I have used it with Derby regular blades and Derby Premium blades -- and it does a surprisingly good job. Since I have a habit of using up a full tuck before going on to another blade, I have not gone further yet. Next up will be blades that I consider to have higher performance: Personna meds, Gillette Silver Blues, Gillette Yellows, Feathers.

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by 1afc » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:49 pm

@ Murray

Hi Murray

I do note what you say about the 1912 being aggressive.

That was what I was expecting but I have found it to be very efficient and not aggressive at all.

I also think the soap helps and I feel the ABAC is better than Cella with this combination.
I get about 12 shaves from a GEM PTFE which also surprises me.

Maybe it will change in the future.
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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by CMur12 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:33 am

Hi Alan -

I guess I just experience all GEM and GEM-type razors as aggressive, the 1912 especially so.

I'm sure lather is a part of it. I want lather with maximal glide and minimal cushion, which favors a mild razor. A more aggressive razor would require that I entirely rework my approach to lathering.

By the way, what is ABAC?

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by brothers » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am

I don't mean to answer for Alan, but I suppose it's https://www.anticabarbieriacollashop.com/en/6-shaving.
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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by CMur12 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:18 pm

Thanks, Gary. I have, indeed, heard about this soap. I just hadn't seen it identified with an acronym.

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by 1afc » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi Guys and Thanks Gary.

Yes that's the right one.

Can be expensive but in the 1kg pack it's ok.
Price comes down to regular Cella 150 gr or better.

Also check for specials.
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Post by jgreenepa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:30 pm

I’ve been shaving with a Schick Krona for half a century. It’s a very mild razor with neutral to negative blade exposure. I would highly recommend it.

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by slackskin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Pauldog wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 pm
"RazoRock Baby Smooth"

What blades(s) do you like with it?
All of my best blades work well in it. The only blade I do not like is Feather, but I don't like it with other razors either.

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by slackskin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Chris - May I suggest going down the road Murray mentioned. Because you have used razors that are about as mild as they get, maybe it's not the razor. As Murray has suggested, maybe you need a different soap. I think that a soap with better cushion MAY (just may) be the solution for you. D R Harris is the oldest and only surviving old-school tallow soap among the top British firms. For me, it makes a lather with better cushion than other soaps I have tried. I rub the puck on my face as if it were a stick. Much cheaper per ounce than to buy a puck than a stick. Don't be scared off by the price, as it lasts a long time and is thus cheaper in the long run. Several good offers on Amazon. Good Luck.

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Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Post by FireDragon76 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:20 pm

You could always try a Gillette Guard. It's mild, provided you don't need the closest shave. It also weighs very little (it's plastic). The cartridges are inexpensive.

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