Otoko and a horsehair brush
Otoko again today—how I love that soap! It doesn’t make the usual lather, but it makes a fine lather and seems to impress my skin. I don’t know of any US vendors who carry it, but you can order from TheRazorShop.com. Here’s why you might want to:
Ingredients of our natural organic shaving soap:
- Jojoba extract
- Deionized water
- Proprietary no-ionic surfactants derived from soy and corn
- Aloe vera
Our natural organic shaving soap is alcohol and petroleum free.
I used a good horsehair brush—I find that some of my brushes do a better job than others, and the brush shown is quite good. Indeed, this is the first brush that produced a Creamy Lather for me—quite unintentionally. You don’t get quite the same kind of Creamy Lather from Otoko—it’s not a tallow-based soap, to say the least—but you do get a very good lather, fine-grained and dense and (as I note) very nice to your skin.
Three passes with the Eclipse Red Ring holding a previously used Swedish Gillette blade, a splash of The Shave Den Signature Scent aftershave—a variant of bay rum, so far as I could tell, and quite pleasant, and I’m ready to enjoy False Friday (which is how I think of Thursday).