02-18-2013, 05:51 AM
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Has anyone ever squeezed cream out into a tub for use? Does it adversely effect the quality? Longevity? It's easier for me to stack tubs than store tubes so I'm wondering if this is a doable idea?

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 02-18-2013, 06:19 AM
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I haven't personally but then again, I use soaps much more than creams. I seem to remember someone finding out the hard way that (potentially) exposing creams to more air can "turn" the cream but I may be way off base. There are certainly enough folks that agree with the storage challenge of tubes so I suspect they'll be along soon enough to weigh in. Best of luck...

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 02-18-2013, 06:21 AM
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(02-18-2013, 06:19 AM)TexBilly Wrote: I haven't personally but then again, I use soaps much more than creams. I seem to remember someone finding out the hard way that (potentially) exposing creams to more air can "turn" the cream but I may be way off base. There are certainly enough folks that agree with the storage challenge of tubes so I suspect they'll be along soon enough to weigh in. Best of luck...

Thanks, Billy! Smile

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 02-18-2013, 06:59 AM
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I think as long as you keep it covered it should be fine. I have emptied out two tubes of Old Spice to let them harden into a croap and it didn't affect the smell one bit (at least to me).

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 02-19-2013, 06:02 AM
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(02-18-2013, 05:51 AM)Michael G Wrote: Has anyone ever squeezed cream out into a tub for use? Does it adversely effect the quality? Longevity? It's easier for me to stack tubs than store tubes so I'm wondering if this is a doable idea?

it's the only way to use MEM cream if you don't want to waste a lot of product because of their terrible caps.

I squeezed all of it out into a container, labeled it and then just use my finger to scoop cream onto my brush.

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 02-19-2013, 06:41 AM
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(02-19-2013, 06:02 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: it's the only way to use MEM cream if you don't want to waste a lot of product because of their terrible caps.

I squeezed all of it out into a container, labeled it and then just use my finger to scoop cream onto my brush.

My Italian Palmolive has an inferior cap. I guess I'll use it first. Thanks for the advice.

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 02-19-2013, 11:36 AM
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I do it all the time. I find most of my 2.5 oz tubes are mostly wasted space, are hard to store, and I knock them over constantly. I went to the Dollar Tree and found a pack of small plastic snap lidded containers that I transfer most of my tubes to.

I'll try to snap some photos tonight.

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 02-19-2013, 03:00 PM
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Crems have some kind of preservative added to them. Ive never had any problems.

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 02-20-2013, 06:05 AM
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Here's some of mine. I found the tubs at the Dollar Tree 10 for $1.

[Image: tubs_zps1ec1cd64.jpg]

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 02-21-2013, 02:14 AM
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I do it. I just like tubs better. I use old Axe Pomade cans and squeeze out my Arko Moist cream in there. I can't tell any adverse effects and, for me, it's easier to handle.

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 02-21-2013, 04:08 AM
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(02-21-2013, 02:14 AM)regularfella Wrote: I do it. I just like tubs better. I use old Axe Pomade cans and squeeze out my Arko Moist cream in there. I can't tell any adverse effects and, for me, it's easier to handle.

I don't know if I'd use my creams like that, but you've just given me a good idea on how to use/store my soap samples.

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 02-21-2013, 07:48 AM
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I transferred two tubes of Penhaligon's creams into tubs and found them to be very thin - thinner than any cream I ever bought in a tub. I suspect the cream in the tubes is made thinner intentionally so that it will flow easily through the small opening in the tube.

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 02-21-2013, 07:54 AM
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Looks like I'll be doing this. Now if only I can find a good price on my favorite Indian-made creams. Sherlock

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 02-21-2013, 08:23 AM
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(02-21-2013, 07:54 AM)Michael G Wrote: Looks like I'll be doing this. Now if only I can find a good price on my favorite Indian-made creams. Sherlock

which ones do you like?

big fan of godrej here...

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 02-21-2013, 08:38 AM
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Has anyone bought from "India Bazaar?" They seem to have decent prices on the shaving creams.

http://www.indiabazaardfw.com/?view_type...ving+cream

Terrible website.

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 02-21-2013, 08:54 AM
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(02-21-2013, 08:23 AM)andrewjs18dateline='1361463815' Wrote: which ones do you like?
big fan of godrej here ...

Godrej Deluxe/Rich Foam (diff pkg, same cream) is A#1. Biggrin Also, Shulton Old Spice, Fa, and Palmolive. Smile I've been pleased to use these. Good lathering, all of 'em, once you get the mix right.

(02-21-2013, 08:38 AM)Songwind Wrote: Has anyone bought from "India Bazaar?" They seem to have decent prices on the shaving creams.

http://www.indiabazaardfw.com/?view_type...ving+cream

Terrible website.

Look like good prices!

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 02-21-2013, 09:11 AM
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(02-21-2013, 08:38 AM)Songwind Wrote: Has anyone bought from "India Bazaar?" They seem to have decent prices on the shaving creams.

http://www.indiabazaardfw.com/?view_type...ving+cream

Terrible website.

don't think so.

someone I know from another forum bought a bunch of stuff from an Indian source a few months ago and allowed me to add stuff to his shipping list to consolidate shipping costs and it took FOREVER for the stuff to come in. plus, the stuff was shipping in burlap sacks rather than a box.

(02-21-2013, 08:54 AM)Michael G Wrote:
(02-21-2013, 08:23 AM)andrewjs18dateline='1361463815' Wrote: which ones do you like?
big fan of godrej here ...

Godrej Deluxe/Rich Foam (diff pkg, same cream) is A#1. Biggrin Also, Shulton Old Spice, Fa, and Palmolive. Smile I've been pleased to use these. Good lathering, all of 'em, once you get the mix right.

(02-21-2013, 08:38 AM)Songwind Wrote: Has anyone bought from "India Bazaar?" They seem to have decent prices on the shaving creams.

http://www.indiabazaardfw.com/?view_type...ving+cream

Terrible website.

Look like good prices!

I've got some godrej, some old spice lime and some other creams from India, I think.

I'll have to go through my drawer tonight or see if I've got a photo on my photo gallery somewhere.

edit, here's a photo:

[Image: 20120905_001048.jpg?m=1347634989]

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 02-21-2013, 09:19 AM
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How do Arko creams compare to Indian stuff? Their soap is popular enough, I see.

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 02-21-2013, 09:27 AM
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(02-21-2013, 07:48 AM)vocalistbob Wrote: I transferred two tubes of Penhaligon's creams into tubs and found them to be very thin - thinner than any cream I ever bought in a tub. I suspect the cream in the tubes is made thinner intentionally so that it will flow easily through the small opening in the tube.

I just did this with my Endymion cream and it is plenty thick.




Also in response to original post, I emptied about a third of a tube of Proraso into a tub (bad cap) and it was fine, though I was using it every day.

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 02-21-2013, 09:29 AM
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(02-21-2013, 09:27 AM)insomniacdateline='1361467624' Wrote: I just did this with my Endymion cream and it is plenty thick.

Also in response to original post, I emptied about a third of a tube of Proraso into a tub (bad cap) and it was fine, though I was using it every day.

And I have scraped bottom in the tub I intend to use. Still have a way to go, though.

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