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post #31 of 38
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Yup. I stand by my analogy. It's 'good enough'.

sometimes 'good enough' is good enough.

Of course I'm being somewhat hypocritical because I have maybe 30 different shave creams and soaps from an effort to find what works best for me. Then again I don't shave my lips.
post #32 of 38
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sometimes 'good enough' is good enough.

I have maybe 30 different shave creams and soaps from an effort to find what works best for me.

Why? Why 30? Why not content yourself with just 5 or 10?
In my experience of 30 years of wet shaving they're all much of a muchness, so whether you try 10 or a 100, you'll still be looking for something better.
The only thing that I found that was any different & gave a super close wet shave was a shaving oil by Robert somebody. A few drops on the wet face and apply blade. I'll post the name of it here if I can find it.
post #33 of 38
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Why? Why 30? Why not content yourself with just 5 or 10?
In my experience of 30 years of wet shaving they're all much of a muchness, so whether you try 10 or a 100, you'll still be looking for something better.
The only thing that I found that was any different & gave a super close wet shave was a shaving oil by Robert somebody. A few drops on the wet face and apply blade. I'll post the name of it here if I can find it.

I fell victim to various acquisition disorders and Deals I Could Not Pass Up. I'm down to maybe 10 razors, a few which need restoration/new scales, so there's hope on that front. The good news is I've not bought any new shave creams/soaps in a year and don't forsee any outages until around 2041.

Please don't ask about my colognes, though. I may have enough to last well into my children's dotage.
post #34 of 38
Well I just remembered the name of the shaving oil, and it wasn't a Robert omsebody it was a David somebody, namely David Somerset. Somerset's shaving oil. Amazing stuff. I used it for
much of the 90s. The only problem pre-internet was finding shops that carried it.
post #35 of 38
burts bees or jack black for me
post #36 of 38
brave soldier - best gel like lip balm on the market

in the summer, i tend to use kinesys sport spf 30 lip balm
post #37 of 38
Kiehls lip balm in the goody tube form or Blistex medicated in the 'lil blue tub.

I can't go a day without my balmz.
post #38 of 38
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I find this interesting:

I use lip balm, but I am not addicted. I use it only after I brush my teeth, 2 or 3 times a day. Chapstick and carmex are drying, but that is why I don't use them. That is why I started this thread. I think the balm I use is uniquely wonderful, but unknown. I am very aware of the addicting nature of some of these over the counter products as I was addicted to afrin nasal spray in high school. heinous.

What is so funny to me is you feel you can't avoid shampooing. I only wash my hair with shampoo once every three or four months. Usually after travel. I agitate it in the shower daily, but with no soap. And my hair never smells or is oily. (Yes, others are in a position to tell me if it were so) It actually looks better, and falls more naturally, than it ever did when I washed it.

Moral is, I guess, in all likelihood, we don't need any of this stuff we use. But I like my balm.

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Originally Posted by Spirit of 69 View Post
I never use them. Because like all cosmetics and skin care products, they have a long-term detrimental effect, i.e. the skin gets used to them and ends up needing them.
I wash my face in hot water, no soap. I have lovely spot-free, normal skin, not dry and not oily.
I've now also gone over to a battery razor and find that it is much kinder to the skin. So no more shaving cream either.
I stopped used aftershave and E de C several years ago.
Obviously shower and hairwashing I can't avoid but I use a fragrance free simple and ecological
shampoo and a shower oil as opposed to soap.
Lips can look after themsevles in rough weather, mine do up here in Sweden.
But once you start using lip-balms you break down the lips natural oils and resistance to cold and wet.
Lip balm...no way...it's the slippery slope my friends.
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