Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

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Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by Z-2 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:15 pm

Hello friends,

today I used for first time Tweex shave stick. It is similar like Arko, with somehow strongest and industrial smell.
I have psoriasis, and realized, that my skin got red and itchy when I applied the lather. Same thing when I other tallow based soaps, but not sure from all or particular ones.
Is possible to have allergic reaction? My skin get better after few hours, but still there is some redness

I read lanolool and parfum can be a issue :roll:

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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by brothers » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:08 pm

Kapo, I don't have any experience with Tweex, but it certainly sounds plausible that something in the recipe is causing this annoying problem. Maybe you can revisit this soap after you've spent several days using non-irritating products. If it doesn't work, then unfortunately you'll probably be better off not using it. Please let us know how this works out for you.
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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by CMur12 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:44 pm

Like Gary, I'm not familiar with the Tweex shave stick, but you could be allergic to, or have a sensitivity to, any of the ingredients.

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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by Z-2 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Thanks !
Unfortunately I have similar reaction with Arko, Tabac, Palmolive, Wilkinson Sword. Maybe the fragance is the reason, and I should find unscented soap.
Interestingly I haven`t problems with shaving foams. The creams are somewhere between - still cause the red blotches but not that strong.
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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:55 am

I hate to recommend this, but it sounds like you might be better off using a shave oil or a brushless shave cream instead of soap. Psoriasis loves oil and grease, and gets extremely itchy when dried by soaps or detergents. Concoctions like Edge gel might also work as they have very little detergent and no soap.

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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by Z-2 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:35 am

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:55 am
I hate to recommend this, but it sounds like you might be better off using a shave oil or a brushless shave cream instead of soap. Psoriasis loves oil and grease, and gets extremely itchy when dried by soaps or detergents. Concoctions like Edge gel might also work as they have very little detergent and no soap.

Chris
Thank you !
Unfortunately I live outside USA, and here we haven`t brushless creams, but I can try gels for sure 8)
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Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 am

Z-2 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:35 am
drmoss_ca wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:55 am
I hate to recommend this, but it sounds like you might be better off using a shave oil or a brushless shave cream instead of soap. Psoriasis loves oil and grease, and gets extremely itchy when dried by soaps or detergents. Concoctions like Edge gel might also work as they have very little detergent and no soap.

Chris
Thank you !
Unfortunately I live outside USA, and here we haven`t brushless creams, but I can try gels for sure 8)
Z-2, Have you had success with the shave oil and/or brushless creams/gels since you last posted?
Gary

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