06-21-2014, 05:18 AM
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  • Coyote
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I used the La Toja Cream yesterday and decided to pull out my La Toja Stick today. No muss, no fuss. Just dip it in the sink, rub it on my wet face, and “poof”, an almost instant thick, cushioning lather. I keep 3 sticks in the Den: La Toja, Speick, and Palmolive. I mostly use them for travel. Since I am not traveling as much now, they tend to sit on the back of the shelf. I really need to use them more at home in my rotation.

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 06-21-2014, 05:49 AM
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  • ben74
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La Toja sticks are great!

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 06-21-2014, 07:28 AM
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Used mine this morning ! It is always in the go bag !!!

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 06-21-2014, 10:48 AM
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I have only been using shave-sticks for the past year, now, although not La Toja, and they are wonderful! Biggrin

Beautiful brush, Bob!

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 06-21-2014, 04:20 PM
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I have used today by chance a La Toja shaving stick manufactured in Spain, from the era La Toja was genuinely Spanish.
Amazing lather and amazing tallow scent.

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 06-21-2014, 05:56 PM
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  • Elendil
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La Toja is a favorite, though I give the edge to Wilkinson's for performance.

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 06-22-2014, 04:43 AM
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  • Coyote
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Yesterday inspired me to pull out my Speick Stick today. Again, quick easy lather and a great shave.

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 06-22-2014, 05:01 AM
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  • Karlo
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(06-22-2014, 04:43 AM)Coyote Wrote: Yesterday inspired me to pull out my Speick Stick today. Again, quick easy lather and a great shave.

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What size of twist up container is that? Was the Speick an exact fit or did you have to whittle a bit of it away?

I've used Harris Arlington and LA Toja sticks. Both are nice. I'd like to try Speick next but I'd like to put it in a twist up for travel, much like you did. Smile

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 06-22-2014, 05:09 AM
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  • Coyote
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That is the container from West Coast Shaving. The Speick fits just fine, as does ARKO.

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 06-22-2014, 06:42 AM
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Pic of the authentic Spanish La Toja shaving stick I used yesterday
(Pic from molonlabe, from foroafeitado.com):
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 06-26-2014, 01:56 PM
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  • cmh8890
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I wish I could use this, because I really like the scent. But unfortunately, it's the only soap that irritates my face to the point I just can't use it - bummer for me.

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 06-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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  • Teiste
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(06-26-2014, 01:56 PM)cmh8890 Wrote: I wish I could use this, because I really like the scent. But unfortunately, it's the only soap that irritates my face to the point I just can't use it - bummer for me.

About two years ago , plenty of members of foroafeitado.com , the Spanish forum , sent a petition to Henckel to change the current La Toja forumation for one of the old ones.The current one creates a lot of skin irriation in many folks.Two representatives of Henckel gave me a call and asked me a lot of questions about the soap and the massive petition and why we were requesting to change the formulation.I answered them and told me that they will always listen to customers , and will make changes...Two years later , nothing have changed.
We did the same with LEA in 2011 , and 6 months later we had a stick with tallow and lanolin on it...
I myself wont be buying any more products from La Toja and I will recommend not to use them.A lot of guys in Spain , who are getting into wet shaving , have reported severe irritation with the stick and even the after shave and balm ! Sad indeed.A brand which used to be excellent now is going down hill...

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 06-26-2014, 07:37 PM
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  • ben74
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Hopefully La Toja will associate any drop in sales with their failure to address customer concerns...

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 06-26-2014, 10:01 PM
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  • Teiste
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(06-26-2014, 07:37 PM)ben74 Wrote: Hopefully La Toja will associate any drop in sales with their failure to address customer concerns...

Henkel will stop its production before listening to customers...Arrogance knows no limits and they been beyond arrogant , when answering emails of Spanish customers in the past.

Migliosanchez have posted an old La Toja stick.Those ones were the wonderful shaving sticks.Nobody who have tried one of those have experienced any bad skin reactions , for what I remember.We cant say the same about the current ones.

Anyway , Im glad the some gentlemen here enjoy them a lot.

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 06-27-2014, 06:52 AM
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I just picked up some La Toja. I can't really detect much of a scent at all; is there a specific scent or just a mild soapyness?

That said, I think I prefer the Lea shave stick in terms of scent and lather.

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 06-27-2014, 07:21 AM
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La Toja smells like more than just soap to me, but I'm not sure what it is. It's mild and subtle, though.

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 06-27-2014, 08:57 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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Well, there's the old/new formulation. The outer packaging looks identical but inside the stick will either have a flat-top (waxy texture) or round-top (powdery texture).
I find the flat-top one to be better.
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 06-27-2014, 09:03 AM
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  • Teiste
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(06-27-2014, 08:57 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Well, there's the old/new formulation. The outer packaging looks identical but inside the stick will either have a flat-top (waxy texture) or round-top (powdery texture).
I find the flat-top one to be better.
[Image: IMG_20140609_172205.jpg]

Does the new flat top one has the same ingredients than the rounded one top ? Never seen a flat top one until today...

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 06-27-2014, 11:09 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(06-27-2014, 09:03 AM)Teiste Wrote: Does the new flat top one has the same ingredients than the rounded one top ? Never seen a flat top one until today...

As far as I remember, the two cases are identical. I only have the flat top at home. I sold the round top stick to a coworker. It'll have to wait until Monday to compare the ingredients but I'm certain the labels are both identical, not sure if the contents match the label though.

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 06-27-2014, 10:09 PM
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  • cmh8890
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(06-26-2014, 07:23 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 01:56 PM)cmh8890 Wrote: I wish I could use this, because I really like the scent. But unfortunately, it's the only soap that irritates my face to the point I just can't use it - bummer for me.

About two years ago , plenty of members of foroafeitado.com , the Spanish forum , sent a petition to Henckel to change the current La Toja forumation for one of the old ones.The current one creates a lot of skin irriation in many folks.Two representatives of Henckel gave me a call and asked me a lot of questions about the soap and the massive petition and why we were requesting to change the formulation.I answered them and told me that they will always listen to customers , and will make changes...Two years later , nothing have changed.
We did the same with LEA in 2011 , and 6 months later we had a stick with tallow and lanolin on it...
I myself wont be buying any more products from La Toja and I will recommend not to use them.A lot of guys in Spain , who are getting into wet shaving , have reported severe irritation with the stick and even the after shave and balm ! Sad indeed.A brand which used to be excellent now is going down hill...

Very interesting! Thanks for the info.

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