07-29-2012, 01:15 PM
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  • Teiste
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I just got my hands in one of the new C.O Bigelow 49g shaving creams,which is Proraso,and I can say that the guys from Martelli have done a great job with this new formulation.

As you can see,its ingredients are basically the same than the new Proraso Green shaving soap :

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but its consitency its more "liquid" (of course,its a shaving cream).

As the soap,the lather is made very easily,and also is very,very slick.A small quantity of cream is more than enough for a 4 razor pass shave.The lather could be very thick and dende,but I made mine a little bit more fine today and I enjoyed a lot of slickness during my shave.

The skin care have been also improved,and doesn't dry out my skin as the old cream/soap used to.

I feel the menthol kick there,but Im not a big fan of menthol,so I don't know if its a strong kick as the old one or not.I used the 444 balm and it was all the menthol I can tolerate for a shave,but it was good.

Yes,this cream is nice,maybe not a top one,but have been certainly improved for better,specially skin care wise.

The 48g tube cost 5 dollars, while the one with 150ml, cost 10 dollars,but it seems that the larger tube is still having the old Proraso formulation,with SLS,Boric Acid,parabens and so on.

Well done for Martelli and the new Proraso shaving creams/soaps.

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 07-29-2012, 01:20 PM
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Is the scent different from the old version, as is the case with the New Proraso?
I find less menthol and less scent in the new formulation.

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 07-29-2012, 01:52 PM
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(07-29-2012, 01:20 PM)somebody Wrote: Is the scent different from the old version, as is the case with the New Proraso?
I find less menthol and less scent in the new formulation.

Yes,I find it with less scent than the old one.

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 07-29-2012, 02:37 PM
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  • slantman
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This is the perfect travel size and the same ingredients as the new formula Proraso. Thanks for showing us this Teiste.

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 07-29-2012, 07:03 PM
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Is sodium lauroyl sarcosinate generally considered safer than sodium lauryl sulfate? I tend to avoid creams (and other products) with SLS because I have fairly sensitive skin.

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 07-29-2012, 07:05 PM
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Any idea if B&BW will be carrying the other "flavors"?

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 07-29-2012, 07:15 PM
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(07-29-2012, 07:03 PM)ronwell Wrote: Is sodium lauroyl sarcosinate generally considered safer than sodium lauryl sulfate? I tend to avoid creams (and other products) with SLS because I have fairly sensitive skin.

It seems its natural and comes from coconut oil,for what I understand.

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 07-29-2012, 07:34 PM
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(07-29-2012, 07:03 PM)ronwell Wrote: Is sodium lauroyl sarcosinate generally considered safer than sodium lauryl sulfate? I tend to avoid creams (and other products) with SLS because I have fairly sensitive skin.

I'm not that familar with sodium lauroyl sarcosinate and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) is a more common surfactant. SLSa (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate) is more gentle than SLS. There are a lot of Sodium Lauryl (fill in the blank) surfactants and they are different and unique.


What about looking for a shaving soap or cream not made with surfactants at all. There are a lot of them and some that have good reviews. That might be a better choice for your sensitive skin. Either that or see if someone can send you a sample of one your unsure of before you invest in a full size container.

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 07-30-2012, 11:29 AM
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(07-29-2012, 07:34 PM)krissy Wrote: What about looking for a shaving soap or cream not made with surfactants at all. There are a lot of them and some that have good reviews. That might be a better choice for your sensitive skin. Either that or see if someone can send you a sample of one your unsure of before you invest in a full size container.

Yeah, those products are generally all I ever use. I've just always heard people rave about how great Proraso is, but I've never tried it because of the SLS. I was just wondering if this new formula would be milder. Thanks for the replies.

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 07-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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I have fairly sensitive skin and I have never had a problem with any of the Proraso products.

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 07-31-2012, 06:52 AM
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I tried the sandalwood reformulation, and was not a fan. Seemed like I needed to use more product to get same results.

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 07-31-2012, 06:56 AM
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Thanks for the review Teiste!

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 07-31-2012, 05:48 PM
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(07-31-2012, 06:52 AM)AbsoluteMustard Wrote: I tried the sandalwood reformulation, and was not a fan. Seemed like I needed to use more product to get same results.

I have never had this happen. Less product and more lather.

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 07-31-2012, 06:22 PM
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I'd like to see the data that back up the claim... "#1 shaving cream in Italian barber shops"BiggrinBiggrin

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 08-01-2012, 04:48 AM
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I knew the re-formulation would cause some loss of performance or at least some difference in it. Nothing can change and stay the same if you get my drift.

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 08-01-2012, 08:39 AM
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(07-31-2012, 06:22 PM)RazoRock_Joe Wrote: I'd like to see the data that back up the claim... "#1 shaving cream in Italian barber shops"BiggrinBiggrin

Italian marketing,they are masters!Biggrin

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 08-01-2012, 12:21 PM
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Check the labels if you go to B&BW, as my local B&BW had small tubes of the new formula and large tubes of the old formula. It seems like they're still in the process of selling off the old stock. It's also currently buy 2, get one free.

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 08-01-2012, 12:35 PM
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(08-01-2012, 12:21 PM)ronwell Wrote: Check the labels if you go to B&BW, as my local B&BW had small tubes of the new formula and large tubes of the old formula. It seems like they're still in the process of selling off the old stock. It's also currently buy 2, get one free.

I'll have to pay more attention then next time. Have you seen any of the sandalwood for CO Bigelow?

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 08-01-2012, 03:57 PM
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(08-01-2012, 12:35 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Have you seen any of the sandalwood for CO Bigelow?
No, I've only seen the green in stores. The men's section is usually just one small shelf. I've checked the website before, as well, and I don't think they carry the red.

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 08-02-2012, 10:24 PM
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I got a tube of CO Bigelow that Grant_Atwood donated in a PIF.
It's really easy to work up a good lather with this cream. I face lathered with it and had enough for 3 passes using about a nickel sized spot.
I have never tried a shaving cream with menthol before and wasn't expecting it but I kinda like the cool feeling.
I found it gives a good lubrication for the razor and leaves a nice clean feeling then I'm done.
The only downside to it was the scent.
While it's not bad smelling I just find the mix of menthol and eucalyptus just a kinda odd smelling when mixed but it's not really a smell that lingers on after you're done shaving so it's not a problem.
Over all I like it and will continue using it.
Thank you Grant for giving me a chance to try it and for your generosity.

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