10-24-2015, 03:01 AM
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I have started adding glycerin in  drying soaps. I do it while lathering, or by breaking up a shavestick and add glycerin before molding the soap.
And I am here to tell you it does make a difference, with drying soaps it creates great quality lather and  improves the postshave significantly.

Soaps I used so far: Palmolive, Dusy Kabinett
Here is an old thread
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...t=glycerin



Philipp

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 10-24-2015, 07:12 AM
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I also add a few drops sometimes to the top of a puck before lathering. Feels really good when my face is a little dry.

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 10-24-2015, 07:49 AM
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Philipp, you could always stop using 'drying' soaps! It might be easier than adding glycerin. Biggrin

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 10-24-2015, 09:19 AM
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Disclaimer: I have not tried it on the big guns in terms of soap that draw the oils from your skin, such as Caties Bubbles lathered with the adverse technique, that is hot water and with warm water rinsing between passes. Once I did a testlathering of seven soaps....  Wink

Now, for the good stuff and your A game-
I would encourage anybody who uses a soothing aftershave to replace some water with glycerin.

After adding a bit of Glycerin the soaps used are not drying any more. Shocked  
They feel  awesome on the face and take on lots of water

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 10-24-2015, 03:19 PM
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(10-24-2015, 07:49 AM)celestino Wrote: Philipp, you could always stop using 'drying' soaps! It might be easier than adding glycerin. Biggrin

On the flip side, if there's a soap that you otherwise really love (scent, ease of use, cushion/slickness) but don't use because it dries your face out, now you don't have the dilemma!

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 10-24-2015, 05:02 PM
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There are a couple of soaps/creams that I have had to quit using because of their drying effect on my skin. In particular, citrus based products tend to give me trouble. Could glycerin be the solution?

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 10-24-2015, 06:04 PM
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I bought some glycerin to give this a try. How much do you add to the puck for the best results? I tried adding a couple of drops and didn't notice that much difference...

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 10-24-2015, 06:17 PM
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gordon, when I use it I put two or three drops into the protolather and then finish the lather. I think this is much easier than trying to add it to the soap itself.

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 10-24-2015, 10:44 PM
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Am using it in a bowl with the protolather. 

TropicalHotdog:  most irritations I tend to blame on prolonged dryness, except for quick onset reactions. Needs not be true in each case. Soaps that did not work well for me I did not use. The RR Don Marco has been a borderline soap for me and seems better with a little Glycerin. 


Warning: Fattening up the skin while feeding irritants may lead to akne.  

 So far so goodSmile

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