08-07-2012, 05:33 PM
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  • JAYDEE
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There is now a new version of the Proraso soap in the white bowl which contains green tea and oatmeal, and it is absolutely magnificent.

Ease of lathering: 10/10--Great lather so easily.

Longevity of lather: 10/10--Perfect stability for multi-passes.

General skincare: 10/10--I cannot believe how soothing it is.

Scent: 9/10--It seems the same as the older version. Very nice.

Price: 9/10--Very reasonable. Only 9,95$ CAD here in Montreal.

Would I buy again: 10/10-- You better believe it!

The older version of this soap was and still is awesome, but this stuff is even better. The lather, blade glide, and skincare are marvellous. If you have sensitive skin like myself, you are in for a real treat. This soap will take good care of you. It also contains some menthol for enough of a cooling effect to make a shave even more pleasant.

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 08-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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I've got a tub of this coming from Italian Barber later this month. Can't wait to give it a spin!

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 08-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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Holy cow, Jeff. Where do you get all your creams and soaps! Will you ever be able to use them all up! Hee hee. Thanks for the review.

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 08-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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  • Teiste
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Jeff,thanks and do you have its ingredients list available?

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 08-07-2012, 09:01 PM
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  • Teiste
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Well Im gonna post a pic of the ingredients,if anybody wants to know them (pic courtesy of teucro,from foroafeitado.com)

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 08-08-2012, 12:48 PM
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I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the review. Clap

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 08-08-2012, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for your review. I think this is one of the best buys in all of shaving software. I find it easy to make very good and slick lather out of it. Performance-wise it's quite comparable to MDC for me. If I liked menthol more i would go through lots of it.

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 08-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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(08-07-2012, 07:37 PM)celestino Wrote: Holy cow, Jeff. Where do you get all your creams and soaps! Will you ever be able to use them all up! Hee hee. Thanks for the review.

My friend, I think my creams and soaps will be here even long after I'm gone - my grandchildren's grandchildren will be using them!

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 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I have not used it yet but it looks like I will have to soon.

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 08-08-2012, 05:47 PM
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Good to see another winning product review. Thanks Jeff.

(08-07-2012, 09:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: Well Im gonna post a pic of the ingredients,if anybody wants to know them (pic courtesy of teucro,from foroafeitado.com)

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So I think we can now dis-spell the myth that the EU is getting rid of SLS.

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 08-08-2012, 07:02 PM
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Quote:So I think we can now dis-spell the myth that the EU is getting rid of SLS.

Gary - although many surfactants share initials that could amount to "SLS", the villainous one that some people avoid is actually Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which you'll find is completely absent from the new Proraso line.

Myth or not, it's not in this soap.

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 08-09-2012, 03:26 AM
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(08-08-2012, 07:02 PM)brian Wrote:
Quote:So I think we can now dis-spell the myth that the EU is getting rid of SLS.

Gary - although many surfactants share initials that could amount to "SLS", the villainous one that some people avoid is actually Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which you'll find is completely absent from the new Proraso line.

Myth or not, it's not in this soap.

Thanks Brian, and here I was thinking that all SLS's were bad. Interesting.

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 08-21-2014, 04:49 AM
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I used my White tub this morning and figured this deserved a "bump". I guess I should stop being amazed at how easily it produces a great mentholated lather. My skin feels great.

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It looks like the Ingredients "went away" so here:

Ingredients:
Aqua (water), Stearic Acid, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactic Acid, Parfum (fragrance), Menthol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxymethylgycinate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citral Limonene, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Etidronic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA.

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 08-21-2014, 06:10 AM
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The white is my favorite version of Proraso... I love the scent and the performance simply never fails me. When I travel, the white tub is the most frequent soap that accompanies me

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 08-21-2014, 07:58 AM
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The Proraso White was my second soap I'd ever bought and tried, after a disastrous attempt with a Trumpers Sandalwood that I still can't comprehend how it maintains a 4-star rating on Amazon.

Anyway, I credit this soap with preventing me from throwing in the towel on lathering after the Trumpers trash and finally understanding what a good lather was. But I moved on eventually. The lather was great, but what was not so great (for me) was the slickness and how it coated everything in a white film. My sink and my blade required extra buffing after every shave and I got tired of it.

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 08-21-2014, 08:11 AM
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I have never used the white, but I am gonna give it a try.

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 08-21-2014, 01:12 PM
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I'm a red man myself.

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 08-22-2014, 06:05 PM
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The "white film" that a few have reported is the reason I am on the fence with this soap. Quite a bit of my shaving gear is all black so a white film would be noticeable right away. Does the Proraso Green produce the same type of film?

(08-21-2014, 07:58 AM)shakermaker41 Wrote: The Proraso White was my second soap I'd ever bought and tried, after a disastrous attempt with a Trumpers Sandalwood that I still can't comprehend how it maintains a 4-star rating on Amazon.

Anyway, I credit this soap with preventing me from throwing in the towel on lathering after the Trumpers trash and finally understanding what a good lather was. But I moved on eventually. The lather was great, but what was not so great (for me) was the slickness and how it coated everything in a white film. My sink and my blade required extra buffing after every shave and I got tired of it.

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 08-24-2014, 05:24 PM
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(08-22-2014, 06:05 PM)HaigUltra76 Wrote: The "white film" that a few have reported is the reason I am on the fence with this soap. Quite a bit of my shaving gear is all black so a white film would be noticeable right away. Does the Proraso Green produce the same type of film?

(08-21-2014, 07:58 AM)shakermaker41 Wrote: The Proraso White was my second soap I'd ever bought and tried, after a disastrous attempt with a Trumpers Sandalwood that I still can't comprehend how it maintains a 4-star rating on Amazon.

Anyway, I credit this soap with preventing me from throwing in the towel on lathering after the Trumpers trash and finally understanding what a good lather was. But I moved on eventually. The lather was great, but what was not so great (for me) was the slickness and how it coated everything in a white film. My sink and my blade required extra buffing after every shave and I got tired of it.

Whenever I hear "white film" when soap is involved, I think of soap scum. Maybe not though... The same effect probably would have been noticed with other soaps, depending on what they're made of. If I'm not mistaken, synthetic detergents are less susceptible to it.

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 08-26-2014, 02:26 AM
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I've never noticed that.

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