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A great new aftershave! And Shave Heaven’s Vanilla Oak

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SOTD 24 Mar 2015

Man! I do like how the great demand for traditional wetshaving products continues to coax out new products.

First, the lather was magnificent. It’s quite clear that, though tallow can make very good shaving soaps, vegan soaps (like Shave Heaven) can also be top-notch. That Vie-Long brush came off the shelf yesterday when someone on Wicked Edge asked which horsehair brush was my favorite, and I think this one is it. And given that the euro and the dollar are at parity, it’s a great bargain: time to order stuff from Europe.

I put the long-toothed NEW on a UFO handle, and it’s a very nice combination indeed. Like the Parker 24C, the NEW is one of the very comfortable and very efficient razors, here with a Personna Lab Blue blade. Three passes, perfect BBS.

And then a remarkable new aftershave I ordered from Shave Revolution to fill out the order of Shave Heaven soaps: Ginger’s Garden Suede. It looks good, it smells good, and it feels very good. Check out the ingredients:

Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel, FDA approved alcohol, Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Essential Oil blend or Fragrance, Benzophenone -2.

I’m not sure about the Benzophenone-2. It’s a sunscreen agent (blocks UVA and UVB), which is good, but there are some concerns. I doubt I’d wash a baby in it, but as a last ingredient in an aftershave (less than the essential oils)? I’m willing to take the chance. Heck, there are even concerns about Propylene Glycol. But I do like the aftershave. (I’m risk tolerant and also past the ages of child-bearing and -rearing.)

Written by LeisureGuy

24 March 2015 at 12:23 pm

Posted in Shaving

5 Responses

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  1. Ginger’s Garden Coco Lime Cooler and Caribbean Coconut are wonderful new aftershaves if you like citrus types of post-shave lotions.

    Dr. Robert Levine

    24 March 2015 at 3:07 pm

  2. Oh, dear… I’m going to end up buying a bunch of aftershaves if I’m not careful.


    24 March 2015 at 3:10 pm

  3. How long did it take to get the animal smell out from that brush?


    24 March 2015 at 5:54 pm

  4. I never noticed that it had one. Brushes seem to vary a lot in that regard. Maybe one or two of my horsehair brushes had a slightly horsey smell (not unpleasant, but noticeable), but all odors seem to be gone within a week’s use.


    24 March 2015 at 6:00 pm

  5. I have two horsehair brushes: one took a full week of using every day to lose the wet horse smell. the other slightly less. Hope that helps.


    25 March 2015 at 5:16 am

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