07-17-2013, 03:09 PM
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  • Mike D
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  • Germany
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Greetings all.
Progress to report on the Überlather Pursuit.
After many, many different combinations of oils I found a mixture that:
-Produces a lather that gives good cushion and a close shave.
-Lathers in a reasonable amount of time
-All natural ingredients and all vegetable based.
-Is gentle on the skin
-Is long lasting.

Below is a video of the sample being tested.



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 07-17-2013, 05:24 PM
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  • VT_Hokie
  • 2-Band Bandito
  • Charleston, SC
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Looks promising, but that lather was way too dry for my taste.

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 07-18-2013, 07:22 AM
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  • Mike D
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  • Germany
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You are correct Matt, the lather is on the dry side.

I wet the sample and the brush. Then I shook the water out of the shaving brush quite well before I started loading it and did not wet it afterwards during the process.
The main thing I was testing for in these samples is that it forms a thick lather in a "reasonable" amount of time. I use this particular brush loading method as a standard method to compare one mixture to another. A previous sample that I showed to some colleagues brought the remark "that is a lot of work on the lathering". So I have been working on adjusting the formula to take care of this.

When I shave with the soap I used more water and the lather is more moist. I should have mentioned this point when I posted the thread.

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 07-18-2013, 07:58 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Looks very promising, looking forward to the final product release.

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 07-18-2013, 12:57 PM
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  • Crag
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  • Menifee, Ca 92586
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Do you need testers? Biggrin

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 07-22-2013, 02:52 AM
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  • Mike D
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  • Germany
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Test samples should be ready in the near future. The lather is there in a good amount and it lasts. I now want to work a bit on the slickness of the lather.

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 07-23-2013, 09:39 PM
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What scents are you going to offer?

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 07-24-2013, 01:12 PM
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looks good need a little more air to create froth somehow

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