Poll: What's your favorite AS?
 04-25-2012, 11:54 PM
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I'm looking for an AS that is (relatively) cheap, has good healing properties, and smells nice. What would fit the bill?

I know that scent is very YMMV, but healing properties and price isn't that much of a YMMV thing.

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 04-26-2012, 12:03 AM
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The new green Proraso AS is my new favorite. Very moisturizing, has a nice cooling effect and smells good.
Speick is good also, maybe even bette in healing properties - but my girlfriend doesn't like how it smells.

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 04-26-2012, 03:32 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Speick all the way. One of the best healing ASs I've ever used, next to Alt Innsbruck, which is not inexpensive at all.

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 04-26-2012, 04:50 AM
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  • Sully
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Of the stuff you have listed I'd go with Speick. I think that RazoRock King Louis after shave has more healing and moisturizing properties than Speick, so I voted other.

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 04-26-2012, 05:32 AM
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Ogalalla Bay Rum Co is probably my favorite, cheap AS with good healing properties. For me, it would have to be one that included witch hazel.

Speick is one that I'd really like to try. I've heard great things about it, and it contains witch hazel.

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 04-26-2012, 05:39 AM
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  • Johnny
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The only one above that I would consider cheap, would be the Boosters. Out of the ones you listed, without a doubt, IMHO is the Speick After Shave Lotion.

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 04-26-2012, 05:47 AM
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What about Osage Rub? I have not tried this yet, but hear good things about it and its dirt cheap.

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 04-26-2012, 05:58 AM
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(04-26-2012, 04:50 AM)Sully Wrote: Of the stuff you have listed I'd go with Speick. I think that RazoRock King Louis after shave has more healing and moisturizing properties than Speick, so I voted other.

Speick is one of my favorites, was the best at healing until I tried RR KL. Now RR KL is top dog in the healing department, if only the scent lingered a little longer. Speick is still fantastic and the scent lingers for a couple of hours.

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 04-26-2012, 06:50 AM
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(04-26-2012, 05:58 AM)reyrascon Wrote:
(04-26-2012, 04:50 AM)Sully Wrote: Of the stuff you have listed I'd go with Speick. I think that RazoRock King Louis after shave has more healing and moisturizing properties than Speick, so I voted other.

Now RR KL is top dog in the healing department, if only the scent lingered a little longer.

+1

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 04-26-2012, 06:54 AM
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Superior 70 Bay Rum.

I pay just over $2 for a large bottle.

It smells great (a nice light bay rum) and leaves my skin feeling good.

It truly is Superior...

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 04-26-2012, 07:00 AM
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I'm surprised that nobody has voted for Tabac aftershave. I thought Tabac aftershave was quite acclaimed.

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 04-26-2012, 07:03 AM
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  • TexBilly
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(04-26-2012, 07:00 AM)Pnume Wrote: I'm surprised that nobody has voted for Tabac aftershave. I thought Tabac aftershave was quite acclaimed.

Tabac is nice but doesn't stack up in terms of healing properties. IMO, YMMV, etc...

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 04-26-2012, 11:03 AM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Speick was always my second favorite next to Alt Insbruck. It next to none as far as healing properties go and has a good scent to boot. Floid Blue has now taken that spot but since it's discontinued maybe it's best you don't make the mistake like I have to getting attached to it.

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 04-26-2012, 11:36 AM
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I chose Proraso simply because of the light scent and the fact that it works very well.

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 04-26-2012, 11:43 AM
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For low cost and good skin care it's hard to beat my favorite, Aqua Velva. I use the original Ice Blue variety but, you should also check out Skin Bracer as it's really just as good but I like the scent of the Velva better.

I've never heard anything bad about Prorasso splash either and I'll get a bottle of that eventually.

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 04-26-2012, 01:53 PM
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I have used Earth Science Face and Body Skin Care Balm which sells for about $8 or $9 USD for an 8 oz. bottle. It is quite good, and a bargain.

eric.

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 04-26-2012, 04:32 PM
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Go to your local "traditional" barber shop and buy a 16 ounce bottle of Gabel's Bay Rum for $12. Or buy from Amazon for $9 plus shipping. Price is right. Great Bay Rum scent, not overpowering and cheap smelling, and won't be there at lunchtime. A barber shop classic.

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 04-26-2012, 04:46 PM
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  • Tonality
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I totally missed seeing Speick on your list, so I went with Floid (spanish). I should have voted Speick though, excellent stuff.

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 04-26-2012, 05:16 PM
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I think I have a different definition of cheap. Tongue

For healing, I like plain old Thayer's original witch hazel with aloe (no scent to speak of), and if it was a really rough shave, the medicated SuperHazel (medicinal scent, oddly enough).

For balms and gels, it's no secret I like Vifrex. Anherb is a close second.

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 04-30-2012, 03:01 AM
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Speick does well as a splash and has decent healing, its too bad you smell like an old medicine cabinet before the scent finally fades.

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