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Van Yulay Puros la Habana and the Stealth

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Van Yulay (and others) seem in their ingredients to be much more an artisan soap than the Zi’ Peppino I used in yesterday’s shave. I continued the tobacco theme, switching from green to cured, with Van Yulay’s Puros la Habana, which has these ingredients:

Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera, Coconut Fatty Acid, Castor, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Babassu-Manteca-Argan-Abyssinian-Coconut Oils, Kokum & Cocoa Butters, Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin, Silica, Liquid Silk, Bentonite Clay, Tobacco Absolute, and Fragrance.

Compare that with the ingredients in Zi’ Peppino (which I like a lot and will continue to use):

Stearic Acid, Aqua(Water/Eau), Cocus Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance(Parfum), Sodium Carbonate, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Buthylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydrocitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Evernia Furfuracea Extract.

Both make an excellent lather and both have a fine fragrance, but I like the Van Yulay ingedients more.

The lather, made with my Rooney butterscotch Emilion, was excellent, and the RazoRock Stealth has a very smooth feel and is extremely efficient, though it never nicks. Three passes to perfect smoothness, then a dab of Van Yulay Puros la Habana aftershave balm, and the weekend begins.

Written by LeisureGuy

22 April 2017 at 10:15 am

Posted in Shaving

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