04-11-2016, 02:13 PM
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So I am just curious what your preferences are.  Do you like soaps, Creams or both?

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 04-11-2016, 02:57 PM
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(04-11-2016, 02:13 PM)rkrmr Wrote: So I am just curious what your preferences are.  Do you like soaps, Creams or both?

I prefer soaps in the warmer season and creams in the colder season.

I own pretty much equally many creams as soaps, perhaps 60-40 in favour of number of soaps.

I tend to superlather - mixing a cream and soap to get a super lather, but sometimes just use them individually.

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 04-11-2016, 03:00 PM
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It's been soaps in the Fall/ Winter & creams in the Spring/ Summer for me, guess I like both when the mood/ Season rolls around. Aaaaa

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 04-11-2016, 03:06 PM
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what is the difference in using the soaps for fall/winter and creams for spring/summer?

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 04-11-2016, 03:07 PM
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(04-11-2016, 02:57 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(04-11-2016, 02:13 PM)rkrmr Wrote: So I am just curious what your preferences are.  Do you like soaps, Creams or both?

I prefer soaps in the warmer season and creams in the colder season.

I own pretty much equally many creams as soaps, perhaps 60-40 in favour of number of soaps.

I tend to superlather - mixing a cream and soap to get a super lather, but sometimes just use them individually.

Why do you prefer soaps in the warmer seasons and creams in the colder which is the direct opposite of Youngunns?

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 04-11-2016, 04:31 PM
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Soaps through and through for me! I have never found a cream that works anywhere near as good as or better than a soap.

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 04-11-2016, 04:34 PM
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I prefer croaps or creams.

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 04-11-2016, 05:06 PM
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I prefer soaps, seems to work better for me.

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 04-11-2016, 05:28 PM
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I prefer soaps by a wide margin, but do own a couple of creams.

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 04-11-2016, 05:50 PM
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(04-11-2016, 05:28 PM)shevek Wrote: I prefer soaps by a wide margin, but do own a couple of creams.

+1.  I haven't found a cream yet that has the same skin-nourishing qualities that some of the best soaps have.  Most that I've tried leave my face feeling a bit tight and/or dry.

That said, there are some excellent ones I've not tried, including Esjberg, St. James of London, Castle Forbes, etc.

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 04-11-2016, 05:57 PM
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Lately I've been getting more creams and enjoying them White Castle Forbes, New York shave soap, st. James of London, dr. Harris. I just got some Geo F Trumper Eucris shave cream that I'm dying to try. I will say that some of my soaps may just squeak out ahead of the creams. I did just order me some I coloniali. Rhubarb shave cream that I am looking forward to trying as well.

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 04-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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My first shave soap product was a cream and that was the last cream I've purchased which was tobs. Ever since then it's been soaps and some croaps. But I prefer hard triple milled soaps and harder artisan soaps such as CRSW most. I've sold off most of my croaps only one left which I'll probably sell since I have a hard soap that is similar and I prefer more.

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 04-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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My current preference is for soaps.  However, I always keep a cream in my shave den for those days when I'm in a hurry.  On those days, using cream and a synthetic brush saves a little time from my usual shaving routine.

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 04-11-2016, 06:26 PM
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(04-11-2016, 03:06 PM)rkrmr Wrote: what is the difference in using the soaps for fall/winter and creams for spring/summer?

I really don't know, living in LV, the Winters are relatively mild and I just seem to gravitate towards soap, could be all the years, ~37-38, I only used Tabac soap... yep 365 days a year until 2008, when I fell into the on-line rabbit hole.  I started using different soaps like Queen Charlotte, Pre de Provence and Speick, I followed that up with creams beginning in the Fall of 2008; Tabac, Speick and AOS Lavender.

This past Fall it was back to soaps until the end of February and it was back to creams; Coates, Maca Root, an NOS American-made Palmolive and C&E Sweet Almond Oil SC.  Usually I'll kick off my soap run in October starting with Tabac, and then an NOS Art Of Shaving unscented Tallow til Spring/ middle of February.

Thinking about it some more, maybe I prefer the feel and skin care Tallow soaps offer since I haven't replaced the Pre de Provence with any non-tallow soaps... as you can see, YMMV.

BTW, wish I was a Young Gun, but at 57 y/o, I sure don't feel it some days.

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 04-11-2016, 06:36 PM
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(04-11-2016, 03:07 PM)rkrmr Wrote:
(04-11-2016, 02:57 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(04-11-2016, 02:13 PM)rkrmr Wrote: So I am just curious what your preferences are.  Do you like soaps, Creams or both?

I prefer soaps in the warmer season and creams in the colder season.

I own pretty much equally many creams as soaps, perhaps 60-40 in favour of number of soaps.

I tend to superlather - mixing a cream and soap to get a super lather, but sometimes just use them individually.

Why do you prefer soaps in the warmer seasons and creams in the colder which is the direct opposite of Youngunns?

Soaps, not all though, tend to dry out my skin more so than creams do.

I found that a Superlather made up for that, so if and when I use a soap during the winter, I often mix it with a cream to minimize the skin drying.

But there are many new great quality soaps coming out now, that are so well made, that they no longer dry my skin out though.

Creams are easier and faster to lather than most soaps, so you tend to have to work less on your skin, if you face lather like me, to build the lather.
That and the fact that creams just are less drying for my skin, makes me prefer creams in the colder months and soaps in the warmer months.

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 04-11-2016, 06:37 PM
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(04-11-2016, 05:57 PM)rkrmr Wrote: Lately I've been getting more creams and enjoying them White Castle Forbes,... I did just order me some I coloniali. Rhubarb shave cream that I am looking forward to trying as well.

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Haha, I used to love White Castles Double-cheese burgers, coincidentally cooked by a guy named Forbes J/K.  You'll love the I Coloniali, my second favorite next to Tabac, which many do not like, I think the oiliness of the cream really softens the whiskers unlike any other SC, and gives a denser, creamier lather.

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 04-11-2016, 06:37 PM
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Honestly, it's the lather building that I like about shaving most. Using soaps takes longer and is more methodical so I prefer them to cream.

Also, more pragmatically, the soaps don't dry out like creams, and with so many different options in my house, it's better to minimize cream purchases. Most of mine are 2+ years old since I started with cream but never finish anything.

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 04-11-2016, 06:57 PM
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(04-11-2016, 06:37 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Honestly, it's the lather building that I like about shaving most. Using soaps takes longer and is more methodical  so I prefer them to cream.

Also, more pragmatically, the soaps don't dry out like creams, and with so many different options in my house, it's better to minimize cream purchases. Most of mine are 2+ years old since I started with cream but never finish anything.

Great post !

I also try to now focus my AD around soaps and not so much creams, because of what you mention - creams tend to dry out, soaps do not.

I also see your point, when you mention soaps takes longer to build the lather. For this reason I love soaps more, but sometimes unfortunately - especially during the winter - this extra lather building, how great it may fee and it does feel great to build lather on your face, will dry out my face more, than building a cream, that can take just 5-10 seconds instead of 1-2 minutes.

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 04-11-2016, 07:08 PM
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(04-11-2016, 06:57 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(04-11-2016, 06:37 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Honestly, it's the lather building that I like about shaving most. Using soaps takes longer and is more methodical  so I prefer them to cream.

Also, more pragmatically, the soaps don't dry out like creams, and with so many different options in my house, it's better to minimize cream purchases. Most of mine are 2+ years old since I started with cream but never finish anything.

Great post !

I also try to now focus my AD around soaps and not so much creams, because of what you mention - creams tend to dry out, soaps do not...

I usually transfer my larger tube creams, like LEA "Professional" or multiple Maca Root's, into double-wall cosmetic containers or store them in my refrigerator.  Nobody else here to yell at me so that's an easy solution, besides, if they dry in a tub it's a croap and used as such.

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 04-11-2016, 07:17 PM
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(04-11-2016, 06:37 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Honestly, it's the lather building that I like about shaving most. Using soaps takes longer and is more methodical  so I prefer them to cream.

+1

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