02-13-2016, 04:11 AM
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Can anyone recommend to me an Ayurvedic (Indian) Shaving cream, other than Vicco?
Vicco makes a very good toothpaste, but I hear their Shaving Cream is not.
Any recommendations?  I'd like to hear them.
Thank you.

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 02-13-2016, 09:24 AM
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as in....made in India?  or just scented with Indian spices?

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 02-13-2016, 10:19 AM
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(02-13-2016, 09:24 AM)Steelman Wrote: as in....made in India?  or just scented with Indian spices?
Made in India.  I only know of 2 sold in the states, Vicco tumeric, and Godrej, and Godrej is not Ayurvedic.  
The Vicco is (unfavorably) reviewed here on this forum, and Godrej is not.  
There used to be many Ayurvedic shave creams, and a few soaps, but I haven't been to India since 1974 so I'm not current.
I was hoping to hear from an Indian forum member, he would most probably have my answer.
Thank you for responding.

Roy

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 02-13-2016, 10:31 AM
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Godrej is solid shave cream and so is Indian Old Spice. Godrej is an excellent shaving cream across the board though.

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 02-13-2016, 10:49 AM
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sorry took time to respond,
there is a big player in the Indian market called Forest essentials they have come out with a range of shaving products, their ingredients are pure and well regarded in the Indian market 
This one costs about $20, which in India is super pricey for a shave cream 
performance wise, lovely lingering fragrance with sandalwood oils added, good post shave feel, average cushion and slick 
The other one is biotique bio palmyra about 4 dollars and decent value for money 

performance wise in both these creams, the only selling strength or novelty I see is the ayurvedic formulation 

I still prefer my B&M, Xpec, shop stroppe etc over these creams anyday 

Godrej, Old Spice and palmolive which cost a dollar each are easily available and cater to the huge middle class Indian market while FE and biotique are more targeted towards the high income Indian,
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 02-13-2016, 10:55 AM
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 02-13-2016, 12:57 PM
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Many thanks Rajkalra, you've been a great help.

Roy

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 02-13-2016, 01:36 PM
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.......i am correct in guessing that these soaps/creams can't be purchased in the States?

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 02-13-2016, 01:52 PM
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I've used Godrej lime and Vicco tumeric, and they are both good creams imo. What makes a cream Ayurvedic?

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 02-14-2016, 01:35 AM
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(02-13-2016, 12:57 PM)Roy Otto Yor Wrote: Many thanks Rajkalra, you've been a great help.

Roy

very welcome roy,
the very least I can do for all the experience you all have shared with me
raj k


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 02-15-2016, 04:17 AM
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That Forest Essentials one sounds really nice!

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 02-15-2016, 06:16 AM
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When I go to India, I always usually get Godrej, Vicco & Dettol. There are others but these are the most frequent ones you will see. Out of the three, my favorite is Vicco. Also the godrej shaving puck is very good too imo.

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 02-15-2016, 06:41 AM
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(02-13-2016, 01:52 PM)shevek Wrote: I've used Godrej lime and Vicco tumeric, and they are both good creams imo. What makes a cream Ayurvedic?

My understanding is that Ayurvedic is akin to Organic or natural - someone correct me if i'm wrong?

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 02-15-2016, 07:53 AM
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(02-15-2016, 06:41 AM)Starkicker Wrote:
(02-13-2016, 01:52 PM)shevek Wrote: I've used Godrej lime and Vicco tumeric, and they are both good creams imo. What makes a cream Ayurvedic?

My understanding is that Ayurvedic is akin to Organic or natural - someone correct me if i'm wrong?

Ayurvedic is more like a healing, medicinal lifestyle. So Vicco SC is ayurvedic because it contains turmeric. Turmeric is very medicinal and antibacterial to ones body. Same thing applies to Sandalwood too. Hope that helps.

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 02-15-2016, 11:51 AM
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(02-15-2016, 06:41 AM)Starkicker Wrote:
(02-13-2016, 01:52 PM)shevek Wrote: I've used Godrej lime and Vicco tumeric, and they are both good creams imo. What makes a cream Ayurvedic?

My understanding is that Ayurvedic is akin to Organic or natural - someone correct me if i'm wrong?

AyurVeda 
the Hindu art of healing discovered thousands of years ago
is actually Sanskrit 
Ayur means Life 
Veda means science 
"the science of life" 
encompasses healing through  
mind body and soul 
believes all cures lie in nature, no chemicals and is very individualistic



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 02-15-2016, 11:52 AM
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(02-13-2016, 01:36 PM)leonidas Wrote: .......i am correct in guessing that these soaps/creams can't be purchased in the States?
the Biotique is available in the States 
the FE not yet but they are on a expansion spree so I guess pretty soon 
raj k

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 02-15-2016, 06:13 PM
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Vasmol Superfresh

This  brush lathering cream shows up from time to time.A few years ago I picked up a 175 gr tube for 3 bucks.It has a nice soapy-floral scent with good slickness and cushion with some skin conditioning qualities.I don't have a lot of creams but I rank this better than Derby or the discontinued Palmolive but not as good as Barbon.IMO

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 02-15-2016, 08:31 PM
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(02-15-2016, 07:53 AM)Balj86 Wrote: Ayurvedic is more like a healing, medicinal lifestyle. So Vicco SC is ayurvedic because it contains turmeric. Turmeric is very medicinal and antibacterial to ones body. Same thing applies to Sandalwood too. Hope that helps.

Agave is a natural healing medicine, so I suppose Tequila would be ayurvedic? Works for me, but remember, ask your Doctor if Tequila is right for you. Eyepop

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