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Are High Price Shaving Creams Really Worth It?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Aiwass, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    .There's a lady in West Virginia who hand makes shaving soaps. I get my batch from her.
    Yup, Mama Bear's. I use it too. Great stuff and great service.
     
  2. maxnharry

    maxnharry Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Mama Bear's. I use it too. Great stuff and great service.

    Just ordered some
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    cool, hope you like it.

    What scents did you choose?

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  4. maxnharry

    maxnharry Well-Known Member

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    cool, hope you like it.

    What scents did you choose?

    Let us know how it goes.


    I ordered:

    Dragon's Blood
    Victorian Violets
    Diogenes Club

    I will. I am thinking about getting some Taylors creams too. I have Trumpers lime and proraso red and green.
     
  5. Wouter

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    I've been using some Santa Maria Novella products for two weeks now, the before/after shaving cream, the shaving cream and an after shave lotion for sensitive skin. They're more expensive than the brands I've used before but definitely worth the money. My skin looks and feels much better after shaving.
     
  6. hadamulletonce

    hadamulletonce Well-Known Member

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    <$5 at WalMart, Walgreens, etc. You'll love it.

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    This is a really good shaving gel. King of Shave also has a great lubricating oil but it's not as easy to find.

    Kiehl's Brushless Shave cream is excellent as well.
     
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    I would say yes, but only if you value scent. Most drug store brands simply do not smell as good as the high end english creams.
     
  8. holla7577

    holla7577 Well-Known Member

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    I use edge gel and pretty happy with it. I've used Kiehl's, Jack Black, King of Shaves, Anthony, but don't they show me any incremental benefit over edge gel. Personal preference.
     
  9. javyn

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    Make your own high end shaving soap for pennies!

    Simply buy some Surrey aka Van der Hagen shaving soap from the drug store, and a bottle of glycerin.

    Chop the Van der Hagen soap (I like the 'deluxe' myself) into cubes, and place into an 8 oz ziplock container, then microwave for 15 seconds, or more if needed to melt it, but don't overheat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of liquid vegetable glycerin, then let harden.

    Wallah, you have a puck of shaving soap that will perform just as good or better than any fancy soap or cream you can buy!

    Add essential oils if you care about scent.
     

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