05-27-2012, 07:37 AM
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  • Striky
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Just bought a tube of 444. Does anybody use it right on the skin, as an aftershave? Without mixing it with a aftershave balm/splash?

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 05-27-2012, 07:39 AM
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glad you asked that. i bought one from IB and haven't used it yet, as I have no idea how.

from what i understand, a Pea sized amount is the MOST you will want to use/mix with another product, i'm just not sure what product to mix it with.

can i mix with RR wax, Proraso Balm or is just to be added to splashes?

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 05-27-2012, 07:54 AM
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The 444 can be used alone, but most use it mixed with their favorite aftershave splash. I mix mine with Aqua Velva Ice Blue, Osage Rub, Floids, and many others. I usually need about a dime size I have found, but that is just me. The 444 is not meant to be mixed with other creams or balms nor the RR Wax.

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 05-27-2012, 08:13 AM
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(05-27-2012, 07:54 AM)mctmatt Wrote: The 444 can be used alone, but most use it mixed with their favorite aftershave splash. I mix mine with Aqua Velva Ice Blue, Osage Rub, Floids, and many others. I usually need about a dime size I have found, but that is just me. The 444 is not meant to be mixed with other creams or balms nor the RR Wax.

Very little goes a long way if it is mixed with something.
If I don't want to mix with an AS, I apply when my face is wet.....either with witchazel or water.

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 05-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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time to pick up a splash Biggrin

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 05-27-2012, 09:31 AM
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Ok, thought it could be mixed with a balm..

Does it effect the scent of a AS splash?

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 05-31-2012, 07:10 AM
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I love 444. I just simply wet my hands and use a dime size dollop rub hands together and apply. Great stuff!!

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 05-31-2012, 07:26 AM
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If you like gels, TOBS also make a great line too. I like the Sandalwood and Shaving Shop in the winter as a final balm.

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 05-31-2012, 09:40 AM
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Why can't the 444 be mixed with a balm, just a splash or water?

What about mixing it with water, let it dry on the skin. Then apply balm?

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 05-31-2012, 10:16 AM
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(05-31-2012, 09:40 AM)Striky Wrote: Why can't the 444 be mixed with a balm, just a splash or water?

What about mixing it with water, let it dry on the skin. Then apply balm?

I thought it was because it's a balm itself and you could end up with a really greasy final result. I could be wrong, though.

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 06-01-2012, 05:54 AM
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444 is really more of a clear gel than balm in my opinion. It looks just like a droplet of water when you squeeze out a small amount. I really think the ingredients are no more than glycerin, menthol, and distilled water. Glycerin from what I understand helps the skin attract and retain moisture so I am not sure that 444 actually provides any moisturizer, but it does help attract and retain moisture for the skin. When I apply the 444 I allow it to absorb into my skin for at least 10 min then I follow up with a moisturizing aftershave balm or cream. Of course I will be the first to state that I am pretty sure there are others on this board like Songwind who have a better knowledge of how glycerin works so I will bow to them when it comes to the actual facts of glycerin as mine is more of a perception.

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 06-01-2012, 06:00 AM
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I got some in the mail this morning. I'll try it tomorrow with my shave

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 06-01-2012, 09:58 AM
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Waiting on mine, sent from Portugal. Just have to experiment with it Smile

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 06-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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That is an idea that never crossed my mind, to mix 444 with other stuff. Usually I use 444 when I get a nice razor burn after shaving and it works wonders. I have to try to mix it. After all, 444 is quite inexpensive here in Portugal.

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 06-01-2012, 01:43 PM
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(06-01-2012, 12:23 PM)orlandosn Wrote: That is an idea that never crossed my mind, to mix 444 with other stuff. Usually I use 444 when I get a nice razor burn after shaving and it works wonders. I have to try to mix it. After all, 444 is quite inexpensive here in Portugal.

What kind of stores sell 444 in Portugal? Do you find it in regular drugstores?

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 06-02-2012, 10:27 AM
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(06-01-2012, 01:43 PM)DE_Dude Wrote:
(06-01-2012, 12:23 PM)orlandosn Wrote: That is an idea that never crossed my mind, to mix 444 with other stuff. Usually I use 444 when I get a nice razor burn after shaving and it works wonders. I have to try to mix it. After all, 444 is quite inexpensive here in Portugal.

What kind of stores sell 444 in Portugal? Do you find it in regular drugstores?

It's not difficult to find 444, although it isn't available in great department stores like "Walmart's" and alikes.

It is mostly sold on traditional drugstores, small traditional businesses where all kind of stuff, new and old, are sold. That is where we can find low budget wet shaving stuff like brushes (my Semogue 210 was bought at one of these stores, and costed me 3,50 €), creams and blades.

We call drogaria to these drugstores, and the translation for that word is... drugstore. Smile

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 06-14-2012, 02:12 PM
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I've tried one PIF-ed to me by a fellow member on another forum, I have to say it's an interesting one. Not as much menthol as I expected (compared to say, proraso) but still adds some nice quality to a splash that i can get from a balm

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 06-14-2012, 09:16 PM
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(06-14-2012, 02:12 PM)peatygoodness Wrote: I've tried one PIF-ed to me by a fellow member on another forum, I have to say it's an interesting one. Not as much menthol as I expected (compared to say, proraso) but still adds some nice quality to a splash that i can get from a balm

I thought this was supose to be a menthol kick?

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 06-15-2012, 05:43 AM
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(06-14-2012, 09:16 PM)Striky Wrote:
(06-14-2012, 02:12 PM)peatygoodness Wrote: I've tried one PIF-ed to me by a fellow member on another forum, I have to say it's an interesting one. Not as much menthol as I expected (compared to say, proraso) but still adds some nice quality to a splash that i can get from a balm

I thought this was supose to be a menthol kick?

I squeezed this before noticing the tube had to be punctured and ended up with a lot of it in my hand, so I decided to use it straight as a balm.

It's definitely a menthol kick. Sheesh!

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 06-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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(06-02-2012, 10:27 AM)orlandosn Wrote:
(06-01-2012, 01:43 PM)DE_Dude Wrote:
(06-01-2012, 12:23 PM)orlandosn Wrote: That is an idea that never crossed my mind, to mix 444 with other stuff. Usually I use 444 when I get a nice razor burn after shaving and it works wonders. I have to try to mix it. After all, 444 is quite inexpensive here in Portugal.

What kind of stores sell 444 in Portugal? Do you find it in regular drugstores?

It's not difficult to find 444, although it isn't available in great department stores like "Walmart's" and alikes.

It is mostly sold on traditional drugstores, small traditional businesses where all kind of stuff, new and old, are sold. That is where we can find low budget wet shaving stuff like brushes (my Semogue 210 was bought at one of these stores, and costed me 3,50 €), creams and blades.

We call drogaria to these drugstores, and the translation for that word is... drugstore. Smile

Thanks for the info...I didn't know the Semogue 210 existed! I've never heard of that one.

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