Van Yulay Café Vetyver and iKon X3
I thought I’d use my stout and stubby brushes for a while, and the Simpson Chubby exemplifies the type. This is a Chubby 1 Best. The Chubby 2 is too large for me, and the Super has too much backbone.
I got a very nice lather from Van Yulay’s Café Vetyver: “Roasted Coffee with Vetyver and Nutmeg fragrance.” This soap uses a vegan formula:
Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Stearic, Glycerin, Coconut-Castor-Olive-Meadow Foam-Babassu-Argan-Oils,Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Sodium Lactate, BTMS, Allantoin, Silica, Kaolin Clay, Coffee Powder, Half & Half, EO’s and Fragrance
I did indeed have to add a little extra water as I loaded, and as usual I attribute that to the clay content, kaolin clay in this case.
Inspired by Michael Freedberg’s video review of the X3, I brought it out for this morning’s shave. It easily, comfortably, and efficiently removed the two-day stubble, leaving my face BBS, to which I applied a good splash of Fine’s Fresh Vetiver aftershave. I see it’s currently out of stock, but in fact I like Green Vetiver (once called Clean Vetiver) a bit more.
A great shave for the holiday. A happy and safe Independence Day to you.