11-06-2014, 08:03 PM
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  • Teiste
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Hello all after a long time.
I just noticed it how similar are the ingredients of the AoS shaving soaps with their new soap bars and I was wondering if theyre the same soap , with a substantial different price and format.

Ingredients of the AoS lavender shaving soap :

Potassium Palmitate, Sodium Palmitate, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Lecithin, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI77981), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI77491)

Ingredients of the bar soap :

Potassium palmitate, sodium palmitate, potassium stearate, potassium palm kernelate, sodium stearate, sodium palm kernelate, glycerin, water, palm kernel acid, fragrance, lecithin, zea mays (corn) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, tocopheryl acetate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides

While the shaving soap seems to have a larger list , the ingredients are the same.Of course , the bar soaps cheaper , costing 6 dollars for a 125 g while the shaving soap refill cost 30 dollars for 100 g refill.

I also noticed it that the AoS web page recommends to shave your body with the bar of soap...

Have anybody noticed it if there is any differences between their shaving soaps and bars ?

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 11-07-2014, 08:48 AM
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Mano, nice to see you posting. I hope you are well.

Sorry, but I am not able to help you with this. Blush

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 11-07-2014, 09:13 AM
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  • Giorgio
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It is an interesting observation Teiste...I'm actually surprised the shave soap has the iron oxides broken out versus the soap. I may have to pick one up now just to try it...

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 11-07-2014, 10:35 AM
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It looks like the bar soap is missing the chelating agents, so it would likely not work as well in hard water but could be a good option if you have soft water or use distilled. It is an interesting observation, I'd love to see someone test it out!

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 11-07-2014, 10:45 AM
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  • lowjax
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I may have to swing by our local AOS and give this a try. It's $6 for 4.5 oz of body soap and $30 for 3.3 of shaving soap.

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 11-07-2014, 11:39 AM
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  • mantic59
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I have the bar soap. It is certainly not a shaving soap. In fact it doesn't perform particularly well as a bar soap for me and my hard water. I've been disappointed.

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 11-07-2014, 08:03 PM
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(11-07-2014, 11:39 AM)mantic59 Wrote: I have the bar soap. It is certainly not a shaving soap. In fact it doesn't perform particularly well as a bar soap for me and my hard water. I've been disappointed.

That's interesting. You'd figure if anyone could make a good bath soap, it would be P&G. Smile

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 11-07-2014, 08:50 PM
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(11-07-2014, 10:45 AM)lowjax Wrote: I may have to swing by our local AOS and give this a try. It's $6 for 4.5 oz of body soap and $30 for 3.3 of shaving soap.

$30 for 3oz?! A47

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 11-08-2014, 01:12 AM
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  • Nero
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Actually, the AoS stores are selling the bar soaps really cheap right now (or a couple weeks ago) because (as I was told) they are reformulating them. I said "that's good, I didn't like the bar soap because I found it pretty drying". He replied "that's why, they are going to make it more moisturizing on the skin"

Take it or leave it. AoS personnel seem to all have a different story. In fact you can probably get 3 different stories from the same person on 3 different days. Biggrin

(11-07-2014, 08:50 PM)celestino Wrote: $30 for 3oz?! A47

They are extremely hard soaps and last 9-12 or MORE months, for some people. SOMEHOW. Don's shoot the messenger, Biggrin

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