11-20-2013, 08:36 PM
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  • ben74
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Today saw my inaugural shave with...

I Coloniali

Softening Shaving Cream with Rhubarb


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Made in Italy for a British Company and described as...
"specially formulated with softening oils."

These oils are promised to...
"help soften the beard for the shave
and also leave your face feeling soft and moisturised."


Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid,
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid,
Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-40 Sorbitan Lanolate,
Sodium Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Boric Acid, Menthol, Benzyl Salicylate,
Propylene Glycol, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract


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For today's shave I was assisted by...
Aesop stainless steel bowl, Semogue foroafeitado limited edition brush, Cobra Classic razor and Kai blade...


Anyone want some lather shots?

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 11-20-2013, 08:37 PM
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  • Agravic
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Yes, please ... Biggrin

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 11-20-2013, 08:57 PM
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  • ben74
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A little cream...

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A little water...

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A little brush time...

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And...

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Lather!

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 11-20-2013, 08:57 PM
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(11-20-2013, 08:37 PM)Agravic Wrote: Yes, please ... Biggrin

+1 Biggrin

* Oops! I see we posted at the same time! Great pics, Ben!

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 11-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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  • ben74
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After my usual 2 passes...

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Ample stable, good quality, left-over lather...

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 11-20-2013, 09:10 PM
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  • Agravic
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Very nicely executed ... now I know what shave cream to add to my wish list!

Thanks for the lovely pics, Ben.

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 11-20-2013, 09:26 PM
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  • ben74
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Freddy has a great review HERE...

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So I won't duplicate his efforts,
however in short this cream is wonderful.

Price... IMO you get what you pay for.
Quality... Excellent, 5 stars, highly recommended.
Packaging... Beautifully contrasting metallics and raw cardboard.
Scent... Earthy with a hint of spice, but no rhubarb or menthol.
Lather... Easy, stable and ample.
Skin Care... Gentle and sensitive with a hint of cooling freshness.
Moisturising... Soft and hydrating devoid of any oily heaviness.
Slick.. Smooth and cushioning glide.

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I prefer soaps and face lathering,
but the I Coloniali provides me with ample reason to reach for a bowl!

Biggrin

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 11-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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  • tgutc
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I agree that this is a very good cream. Like you said you get what you pay for with this one.

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 11-21-2013, 11:11 AM
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  • VT_Hokie
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I'm in love with the soap and aftershave milk, but this cream set my face ablaze like nothing else I've ever used.

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 11-21-2013, 04:27 PM
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One of the best creams.

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 11-21-2013, 07:44 PM
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  • ben74
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P8 vs I Coloniali...

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 11-21-2013, 08:36 PM
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Lovely pics Ben, fortunately, I own this particular cream, among many many others (60+ between soaps and creams) and I dare to say, this is one of the TOP 5!

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 11-22-2013, 02:18 AM
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  • ben74
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P8 meets I Coloniali...
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P8 meets water...
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I Coloniali meets Aesop...
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 11-22-2013, 02:21 AM
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  • ben74
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One...
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Two..
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Three...
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 11-22-2013, 02:23 AM
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  • ben74
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Another wonderful 2 pass shave...

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 11-22-2013, 04:51 AM
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Now you're just teasing us Tongue

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 11-22-2013, 08:39 AM
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Wow, Ben! The brush looks great and I hope you are enjoying it. Smile

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 11-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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  • refles
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Nice series of pictures! the P8 looks right at home there.. its like a instructional on 'how to create marvelous lather'

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