06-21-2014, 08:39 PM
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  • ThreeBs
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Hi guys,

Anyone has ever seen a true, artisan made, cream? Like Tobs or GFT or Speick ( you get the idea ) ?

I've never seen any and I came to think that it was probably impossible to make a real shaving cream for artisans, since most of mass produced creams have a lot of chemical ingredients which are, i suppose, necessary to make a shaving cream.


What do you think ?

Thanks !

Marc

PS : I'd love to get a Soapmakers point of view on this!

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 06-21-2014, 09:03 PM
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  • tgutc
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Al's Creams

WM. Neumann & CO

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 06-21-2014, 10:13 PM
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  • ThreeBs
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(06-21-2014, 09:03 PM)tgutc Wrote: Al's Creams

WM. Neumann & CO
Thanks ! I didnt even know Neumann had creams ! Thats awesome (there goes the A.D again haha).

I dont know if Wm Neumann can be considered an Artisan companie though... Sure we would have to try to define what makes an Artisan soapmaker, but Neumann has been around since like 1910. I tend to think of "artisan" more in a single persons business. Like Caties Bubbles, Synergy (HTGAM), Barrister & Man, Tiki, Dapper Dragon, Maggards shaving soap, Mikes natural etc.

Al's shaving cream is really interesting though. Never heard about them. I'll have to try these !

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 06-22-2014, 04:47 AM
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  • v4257
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Al's shaving creams are great and a must-try.

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 06-22-2014, 04:53 AM
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  • Agravic
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Cold River Soap Works is currently in the midst of testing some new creams.

http://shavenook.com/thread-10-testers-n...nel-filled

Hopefully they will hit the market soon.

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 06-22-2014, 07:07 AM
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Krissy over at Prairie Creations do the KISS Shaving Cream in a jar - she was kind enough to send a small plastic spoon with mine Smile

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 06-22-2014, 08:06 AM
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Knock Out Shave Cream is one of my favorites, in addition to Al's, Fitjar, and QCS.

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 06-22-2014, 09:10 AM
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  • ThreeBs
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Thanks for the input guys. That's really nice, I'll have a lot of things to buy in near future =P

I remember having tried Al's shaving cream in a passaround a couple months ago. I personally didn't like it. At 24$ for 4oz of cream (6$/oz), it's simply not worth it for me. Performance was ok, but the oils had separated from the cream and that gave the scent a little bit of weirdness even after I mixed them back with the cream. The packaging wasn't great either for such a premiumly priced product. It didn't look professional to me and it would easily peel off with just a a bit of water.

But I'll be looking forward to try QCS creams and Praire Creations shaving creams. Are these real creams or more ''Croap-like'' ?

With a bit of research I also found that Strop Shoppe had a shaving cream. I don't know if Strop Shoppe could be called an Artisan since I've never really heard about this brand except in occasional reviews.

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 06-22-2014, 11:11 AM
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 06-22-2014, 01:08 PM
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[/quote]I dont know if Wm Neumann can be considered an Artisan companie though... Sure we would have to try to define what makes an Artisan soapmaker, but Neumann has been around since like 1910. I tend to think of "artisan" more in a single persons business. Like Caties Bubbles, Synergy (HTGAM), Barrister & Man, Tiki, Dapper Dragon, Maggards shaving soap, Mikes natural etc.
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1910? looks like their marketing campaign has worked. they have only been around since 2011/2012

yes they make creams that come in pump bottles. i have the signature 1907 cream. the scent is a little less prominent than the soap but the performance is very good.

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 06-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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  • tgutc
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I would still consider Wm Neumann an Artisan. Probably run by a few people at most.

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 06-24-2014, 04:30 AM
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TFS and if it is as good as the soap then it is a winner.

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 06-24-2014, 06:31 PM
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(06-24-2014, 04:30 AM)Galhatz Wrote: TFS and if it is as good as the soap then it is a winner.
They are not really a little business soapmaker artisan ... but a little factory.
PannaCrema is an artisan, great soapmaker and good guy.
I love Marco's croaps. When I can get it: it's hard to catch one with all this forums opened 24/7 worldwide!! CoolAngelBiggrinTongueWink

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 06-26-2014, 01:13 PM
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If the only Al's you tried was in a pass-around, you should order some samples from Al's site. Your experience with his cream was not at all like most people's.

Al makes a really high quality cream. You also have the option of specifying a bespoke scent if you are so inclined.

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