Shaving at home: Wonderful, especially with Crown King Alt-Eleven, the Wee Scot, and the iKon X3
It’s very nice to be home, but the Wee Scot habit is hard to break. It’s a terrific little brush, and I think I could be happy with that as my only brush, if it were to come to that (unlikely).
Crown King is the Phoenix Artisan soap brand that includes kokum butter in addition to the other (excellent) ingredients found in Phoenix Artisan soaps.
The Crown King ingredients are:
Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]
Crown King Alt-Eleven has a tobacco-flower fragrance, which is also found in a Tcheon Fung Sing soap and Alt-Innsbruck aftershave. The effect on the skin of the Crown King soaps is quite nice—and it’s a vegan soap. The vendor notes:
Our CK high butter formula is loaded with high quality ingredients giving you the closest shave and leaving your post shave skin feeling smooth and soft. Aside from the Kokum, Shea and Cocoa butters you will also find avocado oil…the ultimate cocktail of skin food! AND though it may seem as such, there is ZERO Tallow or Lanolin in this formula!
The lather was quick and plentiful, and I found (once again) that for me the iKon X3 matches the iKon 102 in comfort and efficiency, and in both categories those two slants are my favorites. (Needless to say, this varies by person: YMMV applies to razors as well.)
Three passes, complete smoothness, no nicks, no problems: a wonderful shave and my skin feels great. A good splash of RazoRock’s Zi’ Peppino, and it’s good to be home.