12-21-2016, 08:52 AM
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The worst part of shaving hobby is finding a perfect soap that performs and smells super nice but after 1 minute on your skin and BAM your face is on fire.
 
Recently I have been on spice kick and almost all soaps I have bought have been giving me reactions of minor tingle to full on burn.
 
To name a few, Gingers Garden suede, CB LPV, B&M Bayrum, and Captains Choice rum.
 
I am hoping  and wondering if I air these out for a week and some of the kick might be suppressed, does your face acclimate to the oils / fragrance in soaps?

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 12-21-2016, 08:53 AM
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Some part of my face did burn before on certain soap, not sure if its irritation from previous day or just the soap

Cold River Soap Works Spiced Amber
Caties Bubble La Terre Verte

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 12-21-2016, 08:56 AM
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Good point, I have been shaving daily, I think I will try these when I have 2 days growth seeing if it will help.  With that said, I get no burn shaving daily with my other soaps.

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 12-21-2016, 09:02 AM
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I forgot to mention that I only shaved once with Spiced Amber, so I haven't got the chance to go back to use it to see if it burns again as I have a huge backlog. Whereas for Caties Bubbles, I only had a small samples, not enough for a second shave.

I'll update here once I have a chance to use Spiced Amber again.

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 12-21-2016, 09:16 AM
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Lately, every time I use the B&M Dickens my upper lip is burning. I didn't have that problem last year, at least I don't remember having it.

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 12-21-2016, 09:57 AM
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The Shaving shop Lemomelon and Beaver Woodwright Jolly Roger are the two I have found irritate my skin

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 12-21-2016, 10:11 AM
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I've gotten a little irritation/slight tingle from a few soaps, but not many.  The only real burn I got was from Ciderhouse 5.  Absolutely loved the scent.  But within a minute of having lathered my face it started burning something fierce.  I washed it off immediately and have never seen my face that red before.

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 12-21-2016, 10:26 AM
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Maybe you should try avoiding the spicy scents.  Cinnamon and clove, in particular, cause a lot of people to have reactions.

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 12-21-2016, 10:35 AM
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No. Airing them out will not help. Look for soaps without these spice additives.

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 12-21-2016, 11:02 AM
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The only soaps I've been burned by are the almond scented soaps ABC, Boellis Panama, and Cella.  If you're experiencing true reactions I agree that the only way around this is to stop using them.  However, sometimes if you've had a rough shave the day previous, it wouldn't be abnormal in my estimation to have a mild burning sensation if your skin is still irritated. 
I've just gotten rid of all almond scented soaps except one, CRSW almond, which didn't bother my skin.

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 12-21-2016, 11:55 AM
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There are some scents (and they can be either fragrance oils or essential oils) that can cause skin irritation.  Spices like cinnamon and clove, and almond are common culprits.  Citrus oils that are not fresh is another one.  Another possibility is using an oil in excess, that would be perfectly safe in a smaller amount.

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 12-21-2016, 12:09 PM
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Maggard 'Chai Tea' made my face get a warmed sensation, not quite burning, but definitely noticeable, with some redness. I used the whole sample I had because I actually liked it, but deterred me
From buying a whole tub. Apparently the cinnamon was the culprit.

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 12-21-2016, 12:40 PM
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(12-21-2016, 10:26 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Maybe you should try avoiding the spicy scents.  Cinnamon and clove, in particular, cause a lot of people to have reactions.

(12-21-2016, 10:35 AM)primotenore Wrote: No. Airing them out will not help. Look for soaps without these spice additives.

But they smell so good, haha, its hard to resist unsing them and they perform great,   I guess I just need to man up.
I do have a lot of soaps, but its winter time and I wanted warm soaps to try out but instead I got the torch. lol

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 12-21-2016, 12:53 PM
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(12-21-2016, 12:40 PM)GKR1 Wrote:
(12-21-2016, 10:26 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Maybe you should try avoiding the spicy scents.  Cinnamon and clove, in particular, cause a lot of people to have reactions.

(12-21-2016, 10:35 AM)primotenore Wrote: No. Airing them out will not help. Look for soaps without these spice additives.

But they smell so good, haha, its hard to resist unsing them and they perform great,   I guess I just need to man up.
I do have a lot of soaps, but its winter time and I wanted warm soaps to try out but instead I got the torch. lol
CB's Le Piment de la Vie, Haslinger Coconut, Brutalt Bra TSN LE, Krampert's Bay Rum all lit my face up. They're gone from my den, never to return. Trust me, friend, there is a plethora of pleasant smelling shave soaps that will be kinder to your face. Personally, it irks the crap out of me that some soap makers insist on creating exotic smells, while giving little thought to the human skin.

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 12-21-2016, 01:01 PM
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“Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning." ... Well sometimes it feels like napalm. 24  

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 12-24-2016, 10:51 AM
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Everybody's skin reacts differently to the many soaps that are out there.  However, does any of the soaps you have problems with have menthol as an ingredient?

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 12-24-2016, 02:34 PM
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(12-21-2016, 10:26 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Maybe you should try avoiding the spicy scents.  Cinnamon and clove, in particular, cause a lot of people to have reactions.

I'm sensitive to most scents, but my preshave oil has menthol and clove in it and it doesn't bother me. I only use 3 drops though, so it might be an issue with quantity.  Citrus scents really bother me, which stinks because I really like lime scented soaps.

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 12-24-2016, 06:22 PM
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Molinard Rasoline and Coates Lime cream are the only ones that have ever effected me that way. Side note: Musgo Real cream contains lanolin: no negative reaction per se, but afterwards it left my face a sopping mess, so I've steered clear of creams and lanolin since.

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 12-24-2016, 07:02 PM
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Cinnamon & cardamom both light me up. E.G., Catie's bubbles LPV & CRSW spiced Amber. I absolutely loved CRSW SA, but as Primo mentioned - there are other soaps that won't leave you feeling like a used charcoal briquet. Rule # 1: enjoy your shaves!

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 12-25-2016, 03:37 AM
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They two that have given me the biggest reaction that is memorable is Catie's Bubbles LPV and PAA's Autumn Factory. Apparently, my skin can't handle cinammon. But B&M's DFS soap is fine and I only get a heated sensation on my face with their splash and it smells predominantly of cinammon.

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