02-26-2013, 05:53 AM
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  • Johnny
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Myrsol Crema Liquida

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I am going to call this a work in progress.

I received my bottle of Myrsol Liquid Shave Cream from Phil yesterday and thought I would put it to the test.

A lot of rethinking and adjustments need to be made to use this product since it is a thick liquid. Things like how much soap to load on the brush and how wet should the brush be to start with. I did face lather this product.

My first trial produced a very thin runny lather. Because of this I had to reapply lather several times from the brush to complete my two pass shave. My first thought of the scent was that it smelled like liquid Arko, but not as strong. After lathering that was not the case. To me it smells more like a weak liquid MWF.

The shave was smooth and my skin felt very soft afterwards. I guess it has to do with the glycerin and the lanolin.

Here is a list of the ingredients that are listed on the bottle. Aqua, Estearic Acid, Potassium Hidroxide, Cocos Nucifera, Lanolin, Glicerin, Parfum, Boric Acid.

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I will continue to use this product to try and figure out the correct combination for that rich creamy lather we all strive for. But if I cannot, it will make an excellent liquid hand soap.

If Phil ever brings in the 1kg soap version, I would look forward to trying it.

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 02-26-2013, 07:06 AM
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I use a liquid like shave soap in my rotation.(Lucky Tiger) I use it in my shaving bowl just like any cream. Works well for me that way.

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 02-26-2013, 07:21 AM
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I may have to try it in a bowl next time to see what happens.

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 02-26-2013, 07:23 AM
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(02-26-2013, 07:06 AM)Johnus Wrote: I use a liquid like shave soap in my rotation.(Lucky Tiger) I use it in my shaving bowl just like any cream. Works well for me that way.

Does the Lucky Tiger produce a thick lather? I really haven't seen very many comments about the brand and I was curious about trying it.

Thanks for the review Johnny!

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 02-26-2013, 08:27 AM
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  • tgutc
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I've always been interested in it. Do you think it's the Lanolin that makes it smell similar to MWF?

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 02-26-2013, 08:53 AM
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(02-26-2013, 08:27 AM)tgutc Wrote: Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I've always been interested in it. Do you think it's the Lanolin that makes it smell similar to MWF?

I would think probably so.

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 02-26-2013, 12:30 PM
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Yes, Lucky Tiger (bottle) does produce a nice lather. There also is a cream in a large jar that I'm not that crazy about.

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 02-27-2013, 06:11 AM
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What?! Shok . . Johnny you crazy shaver you!

I'm pretty sure this liquid soap was originally intended to be used in traditional commercial lathering machines such as Campbell's. It was used as an alternative to Campbell's own brand of liquid soap. As a matter of fact I knew a barber that had a box of this soap for his lathering machines in his shop. I think the description of brush use may have meant to be in accordance with the lathering machine. I'm not sure if Myrsol is marketing it differently now but that is what I believe the original intent was.

Johnny you may be even a bigger soap slut than me! Tongue

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 02-27-2013, 08:00 AM
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You very well could be correct, but that is not the way they are marketing it now. Here is what Myrsol says and all they say from what I can find.

Myrsol Shaving Cream

Myrsol shaving cream with lanolin is specifically designed to use with a shaving brush, however, can easily be used brushless as well. Foams easily and provides the skin moisture and elasticity.

Size: 200ml

Made in Spain


Years ago I use to have a Campbell's machine and used some of the Campbell's liquid soap, and I seem to remember it being a lot thinner than this Myrsol product. Time will tell. As I said in my original post, if all else fails, it will make a good liquid hand soap.

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 02-28-2013, 01:13 AM
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Interesting product and nice review Johnny. I look forward to your thoughts after more shaves with it.

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 02-28-2013, 03:03 AM
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Johnny is indeed a brave man...! Rolleyes

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 02-28-2013, 10:09 AM
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My last review on this product.

I am turning this into a liquid hand soap.

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 02-28-2013, 12:28 PM
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Short. Effective. Damning.

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 04-26-2013, 09:00 PM
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Finally found this old thread Blush
I remember how Johnny struggled to make this liquid cream work and I had no attention to get it, but stumbled upon some and had to try it for myself...
I wouldn't even try the brush, just seeing this runny milky substance turned me off from building a lather into a cream, I had a feeling I would fail miserably. But I had to try something, so I got some in my palm and just massaged it into the stubble. You can't really see it once it's spread thinly on your face, just shiny and clear.
The shave was excellent! I read that it dries the skin, didn't happen to me, the skin felt really fresh and moisturized.
The scent is somewhat like MWF with lemon added but very faint.
Not sure if I will keep it, since I enjoy using a brush too much, but if you are in the market for a brushless product, this one worth a try.

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 04-26-2013, 10:24 PM
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Hmm I wonder if its like Bond, which basically has the consistency of shampoo, yet just blows up into an awesome lather when done right.

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 04-26-2013, 10:37 PM
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I never tried Bond Aaron but who knows, it might be. I have not used the product as a shaving cream since my last post on February 28.

Sure leaves your hands feeling good and smelling fresh.

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 04-27-2013, 12:58 AM
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  • ben74
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Thanks for your candour Johnny!

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 04-27-2013, 01:52 AM
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(04-26-2013, 10:37 PM)Johnny Wrote: I never tried Bond Aaron but who knows, it might be. I have not used the product as a shaving cream since my last post on February 28.

Sure leaves your hands feeling good and smelling fresh.

Hmm Johnny, I almost want to take on the challenge...

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 04-27-2013, 06:25 PM
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I'd be interested to hear about the tub version if any one has tried it...

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 04-27-2013, 10:41 PM
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(04-27-2013, 06:25 PM)tgutc Wrote: I'd be interested to hear about the tub version if any one has tried it...

So would I. I understand it is not a liquid but more of a heavy cream.

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