Van Yulay’s After Dark with the iKon X3
I gave in and bought a full tub: the After Dark fragrance was just too appealing.
Cinnamon, leather, cypress, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, lavender, mandarin orange, musk, benzoin, vanilla, apple, cedar and bergamot.
This is not a tallow-based formula, but since it includes emu oil, it is not vegan:
Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera, Coconut Fatty Acid, Castor, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut-Emu-Babassu-Olive-Argan-Jojoba-Oils, Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin, Silica, Liquid Silk, Bentonite Clay, Essential Oil, and EO’s and Fragrance.
The lather was excellent, worked up today with my G.B. Kent BK4 brush. I worked in additional water on my face, and probably could have added even more, but I stopped when the lather seemed satisfactory.
The iKon X3 on the UFO handle is a superb razor, and three easy passes left a smooth face without a trace of trouble or stubble.
A splash of After Dark aftershave finished the job. I like Van Yulay’s aftershaves quite a bit. They’re alcohol-free and cast your eyes on the ingredients:
Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Abyssinian Seed-Emu-Red Castor-Evening Primrose-Rosehip Seed-Oils, Comfrey, Calendula, Tepezcohuite, Oat, Marshmallow, Green Tea Extracts, Liquid Silk, and Fragrance
Again: not vegan, but very good.