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Achilles and the 102 — and the benefits of palm lathering

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When I loaded this Plisson European Grey, I got a good amount of soap, though I did have to add a driblet of water twice during the loading — additional water is often required when the shaving soap contains clay, which Achilles does:

Stearic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Stearic, Castor, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Tobacco Tea, Aloe Vera, Coconut-Emu-Tallow-Meadow Foam-Borage-Argan- Oils, Kentucky Bourbon, Sodium Lactate, Herbal Ground Tea, Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Allantoin, Silica, Bentonite Clay, Glycerin Soap, Tobacco Absolute, Mica and Fragrance.

When I brought brush to face, it spread the soap and dribbled water, rather than instantly having a good lather in it. So I worked up my lather in my cupped palm: you cup your non-dominant hand and treat it as a lathering bowl. It works extremely well, and with some vigorous brushing the soap and water combined, along with some air, to produce an extremely nice lather. I rinsed myhand, brought brush to face, and no more issues.

With the excellent lather and the superb iKon 102, the shave itself was a pleasure and comfortably produced the smooth finish one wants. A splash of Achilles aftershave, and the new day begins.

Written by Leisureguy

7 April 2020 at 9:07 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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