11-24-2013, 08:26 AM
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A few weeks ago, on one of my many trips to Pasteur Pharmacy in Manhattan, I noticed that they now carried the new LEA Shave Stick with tallow and lanolin. At only $5, I figured it was worth a try, even though there has been little written about it.

I've now used it a number of times, and to my very pleasant surprise, the product is excellent. Using my trusty Whipped Dog silvertip I was easily able to generate an abundance of slick, cushion-y lather and was easily able to achieve a BBS shave with my R89 or Lord L6 razors with Personna Lab, Astra and Super-Max Super Platinum blades. After the shave, my face felt smooth and moisturized. The stick also has a very mild, clean scent of soap. I additionally like that the stick has a cover for travel similar to La Toja. Unfortunately, I cannot compare it to La Toja, the apparent standard in shave sticks, since La Toja causes me a painful burning sensation, and has therefore been sent to shaving product purgatory at the back of my linen cabinet.

The LEA shave stick really should get more attention. It is a high quality and inexpensive product. It is unfortunate that so few TSN vendors offer it.

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 11-24-2013, 10:17 AM
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(11-24-2013, 08:26 AM)branford Wrote: A few weeks ago, on one of my many trips to Pasteur Pharmacy in Manhattan, I noticed that they now carried the new LEA Shave Stick with tallow and lanolin. At only $5, I figured it was worth a try, even though there has been little written about it on B&B.

I've now used it a number of times, and to my very pleasant surprise, the product is excellent. Using my trusty Whipped Dog silvertip I was easily able to generate an abundance of slick, cushion-y lather and was easily able to achieve a BBS shave with my R89 or Lord L6 razors with Personna Lab, Astra and Super-Max Super Platinum blades. After the shave, my face felt smooth and moisturized. The stick also has a very mild, clean scent of soap. I additionally like that the stick has a cover for travel similar to La Toja. Unfortunately, I cannot compare it to La Toja, the apparent standard in shave sticks, since La Toja causes me a painful burning sensation, and has therefore been sent to shaving product purgatory at the back of my linen cabinet.

The LEA shave stick really should get more attention. It is a high quality and inexpensive product. It is unfortunate that so few TSN vendors offer it.

The LEA stick performance is excellent since the reformulation some time ago, however, I find the scent too "chemical" for my liking.

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 11-24-2013, 05:26 PM
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My mistake was buying the LaToja and Lea at the same time. About a month ago I threw the LEA in the trash. Compared to LaToja, Lea is chalk that is doing a very bad shaving soap impersonation. Biggrin

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 11-24-2013, 06:14 PM
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(11-24-2013, 05:26 PM)sunflake Wrote: My mistake was buying the LaToja and Lea at the same time. About a month ago I threw the LEA in the trash. Compared to LaToja, Lea is chalk that is doing a very bad shaving soap impersonation. Biggrin

Was it the old LEA or the new formulation with tallow and lanolin?

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 11-24-2013, 11:14 PM
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(11-24-2013, 06:14 PM)branford Wrote:
(11-24-2013, 05:26 PM)sunflake Wrote: My mistake was buying the LaToja and Lea at the same time. About a month ago I threw the LEA in the trash. Compared to LaToja, Lea is chalk that is doing a very bad shaving soap impersonation. Biggrin

Was it the old LEA or the new formulation with tallow and lanolin?

New with Tallow and Lanolin. I have read that people have really loved the new Lea but for me it just wasn't anywhere near as good a soap as LaToja.

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 11-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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  • JAYDEE
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I think I prefer the La Toja stick over the Lea one, although both are very good.

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 11-28-2013, 06:54 PM
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  • grump
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Hmmm, I may have to try the reformulation.

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 12-04-2015, 06:36 PM
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  • carvelo
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I'm currently trying only sticks. Love Toja and Tabac.  Valobra's performance is great, but the scent not so good.  Palmolive is refreshingly good. Lea's soapy scent is almost none. I still need to do a proper shave to really compare.

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 12-04-2015, 10:58 PM
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Wilkinson is my fav stick. Have yet to try Lea.

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 12-05-2015, 01:31 AM
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  • BobH
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No complaints about the new formula LEA shave stick at all. It does the job well and has a nice mild scent for those who can't stand Arko's scent Biggrin

Bob

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 12-05-2015, 07:20 AM
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(11-28-2013, 06:16 PM)JAYDEE Wrote: I think I prefer the La Toja stick over the Lea one, although both are very good.

Agreed. I bought them both at the same time -- at Pasteur's. Though I give the nod to La Toja, which I love to use especially after I skip a day, I regard LEA stick as an underrated product.

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 12-05-2015, 09:11 AM
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(11-28-2013, 06:16 PM)JAYDEE Wrote: I think I prefer the La Toja stick over the Lea one, although both are very good.

I'm with you.  I tried the Lea stick and just didn't do it for me.  La Toja offers a better lather IMO.  

It wasn't horrible, but not for me.

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