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Cedar this morning

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For quite a while I favored the Omega 20102, shown above, over the Omega 10048 (Pro 48), but I am swinging back toward the Pro 48. The 20102 is certainly a good brush, but the slightly greater loft of the 10048 provides for me a slightly better feel. So the Pro 48 goes on my desert island list, but not the 20102. I think for next week’s shaves I’ll pick six brushes that definitely make the desert island list. Stay tuned: you know one now, learn the rest next week.

The lather was excellent, and the 20102 has excellent capacity. Grooming Dept Cedarwood’s lather is abundant and feels like it’s doing good things to my skin — I noticed particularly in the final rinse and that it felt as though a skin lotion was on my face. This soap is made with his Nai formula, a vegan shaving soap. The list of ingredients explains the lotion-like feel:

Aloe Vera Juice, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Milk, Castor Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Mango Butter, Camelina Oil, Marshmallow Extract, Glycerine, Rice Bran Wax, Beta Sitosterol, Sunflower Lecithin, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil Oil, Kuki nut Oil, Larch Arabinogalactan, Tara Gum, Erythritol, Glucomannan (Konjac root), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Propanediol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Squalane, Lauryl Laurate, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Betaine, Isostearic Acid, Sasha Inchi Oil, Meadofoam Oil, Allantoin, Argan Oil, Tucuma Butter, Ucuuba Butter, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Fragrance, Colloidal Oatmeal, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Gluconate, Calendula Extract, Ceramide 3, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Liquorice Root Extract, Beta Glucan, Broccoli Seed Oil, Tamanu Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Chamomile Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Green Tea Extract, Alpha Bisabolol, Inositol, Histidine, Lysine, Arginine, Sodium PCA, Sodium Alginate, Aspen Bark Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf extract, Phospholipids, Resveratrol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopherols.

One interesting thing is that the soap description includes a separate list of the fragrance ingredients:

Scent Ingredients: Orange EO, Grapefruit EO, Ginger Lily EO, Ginger EO, Pink Pepper EO, Geranium Absolute, Rose Absolute, Howood EO, Siam Wood EO, Benzoin Resin, Carrot Seed EO, Alaska Cedarwood EO, Hiba (Japanese Cedarwood) EO, Port Orford Cedarwood EO, Styrax, Muhuhu EO, Himalayan Cedarwood EO, Virginia Cedarwood EO. Texas Hill Country Cedarwood EO, Atlas Cedarwood Absolute. Vetiver Absolute, Patchouli EO, Vanilla Co2 extract, Tonka Bean Absolute.

Maggard Razors V2OC is remarkable similar to the Parker 24/26, and it is an excellent razor head, comfortable and efficient. It’s mounted here on a Maggard Razors handle, and it did an excellent job: perfectly smooth finish with no hint of a threat to nick.

A good splash of Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar aftershave, and the middle of the week is here already.

Written by Leisureguy

14 July 2021 at 9:09 am

Posted in Shaving

2 Responses

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  1. I think I can sniff that red cedar aftershave from here. I’ve never used it, but I think I would love it.


    Steve Riehle

    14 July 2021 at 9:09 pm

  2. It’s definitely one of my favorites.



    14 July 2021 at 9:30 pm

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