07-16-2017, 12:02 PM
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This is a translation from my original post in Afeitado Clasico and ForoAfeitado


In case someone wants to help with some advice about translations will be welcome.

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CREMA DA BARBA ARTIGIANALLE ESPEZIAL by Extro


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1.- INGREDIENTS:

Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera Oil, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hidroxide, Azadirachta Seed Oil, Hydroxide Elastin, Ubichinone, Parfum
This soap is the TOP recipe from Extro, with Q10, Elastine and Neem oil


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2.- PRICE (Scoring from 1 to 10): 9

The official price in Extrocosmesi web l is 21.00€, shipping to be added and maybe there is a possibility to speak with Donato Ciniello (who is always a pleasure to do business with) We are not talking about the top line pricing, and it’s really a good value as we are talking about 150 ml content. Bomarzo also have it in Spain

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3.- PACKAGING – PRESENTATION (Scoring from 1 to 10): 10

Glass can with plastic lid that fits perfectly. Very wide mouth that facilitates access to the product.


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4.- SOAP LOADING (Scoring from 1 to 10): 8

We are talking about a morbid soap, and for this my way to use it is to take a portion like a pea size and stick it in a bowl (when I use it) or in the brush tips and lather. You can perfectly load from the can but then you should remember to let the soap dry well (leave it open) to avoid altering its properties

I have used two Finest brushes, two synthetic and one boar with excellent performance with all of them. When I have used a Silvertip took me a little more time for lathering due to the hair softness but in the end a lather explosion.

My favorite performance is with a Finest


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5.- EXPECTED LENGTH (Scoring from 1 to 10): 8

We are given 150 ml of product, so we may be talking about more than half year with daily basis use. If we enter in rotations, could be eternal

6.- PERFORMANCE OR CAPACITY FOR LATHERING (Scoring from 1 to 10): 10

This is really a lather machine maker, with almost no effort to make a great cream. Quite easy to apply and with a great performance

This time I have used a Custom Finest by Proyet and a Pantarei bowl by Alessandro Pistoia

In 15-18 seconds we can see that we have lather without any problem


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Before one minute we have a lather festival


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And when I finish my shave there are still lather for a comfort pass and a couple more


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7.- PROPORTION OR RATIO WATER/SOAP (Scoring from 1 to 10): 8

It needs some water to create the foam. We cannot leave the brush quite dry, better said, with the brush quite dry takes us half a minute more to create the lather, because it makes it as well, but with a little water addition is a real party

8.- LATHER QUALITY (Scoring from 1 to 10): 10

Excellent lather in all aspects: Aroma, quantity, quality, really awesome

9.- EFFICACY – PROTECTION AND RAZOR SLIDING (Scoring from 1 to 10): 10

I use straight razor and have been really effective every time, protecting your skin, with a good sliding even without pre-shave oil. Honestly, I have
been really surprised by the product quality

10.- FACE APPLY

No strange feelings nor allergic reactions. In fact, it’s quite lenitive.

11.- HYDRATING CAPPACITY AND FEELINGS AFTER SHAVING:

I have myself a moderate sensitive skin and have gotten no problems at all with this soap. Really nice sensations and leave your skin really nice. This have been one of the best post shave I ever remember in a soap. Leaves your skin really smooth and when you pass your hand on your face you can still feel the protection even after taking out the lather

12.- AROMA:

This aroma is not for all likes. Personally, I love this mix between wood and spices (and when I use the after shave some female work comrades come to smell it because they love it) but I recognize will not be everyone like. There is a mix between cinnamon, pepper, clove, sandalwood and some other spices. I enclose the olfactory pyramid as stated by Donato:

Testa: legni(1), spezie

Cuore: Legni(2), Pepe

Fondo: Legni(3), ambrata, patchouly, vetiver, vaniglia


GENERAL OPINION AND CONCLUSIONS:

I find it hard to find flaws in the soap. An excellent product at all levels and with a value for money that many products would like. I was very pleasantly surprised and it is one of the few soaps that I would say without hesitation to have it replaced and never missing in my den. I am finishing products to empty the den and limit the inventory, but this is a soap that without doubt will be on the list of fixed.

I should indicate that there is an After Shave – Eau de Toilette with this scent which is marvelous. Leave your skin quite calm and the aroma stays with you for hours

Thank you so much everyone

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 07-16-2017, 12:12 PM
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If you had used less water, the lather would have been denser? I mean less watery? I see it doesn't contain tallow, but I know plenty of vegan soaps which produce a very dense lather that doesn't differ from many famous tallow containing soaps.

Also, since you're a fan of Donato's soaps, how would you compare them to CRSW for example, if you've tried it? It's a less expensive soap and a benchmark for many of us. If you haven't, I'd like to know how this soap compares to some well- known soaps.

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 07-16-2017, 12:27 PM
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I haven't try the CRSW so I can not compare with them. Will try to get a sample so I can compare.

Personally I do prefer vegan soaps and this one really is outstanding. Anyway will try to get the comparison

Thank you

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 07-16-2017, 12:45 PM
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The lather reminds me of some Razorock soaps I've tried. More product sometimes worked. It's no secret that most, if not all, Razorock soaps are made by TFS, a big Italian soapmaking factory. They make soaps for a number of brands, even the famous soap with Krokos is made by them. I think Donato has a barber shop in Turin, don't know if he makes the soaps himself.

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 07-17-2017, 01:14 AM
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Donato worked with TFS some time ago, but since last year he is making his own soaps and on this last versions they are really amazing

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 07-17-2017, 02:59 AM
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(07-17-2017, 01:14 AM)eldenegro Wrote: Donato worked with TFS some time ago, but since last year he is making his own soaps and on this last versions they are really amazing

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Thanks for the info and the detailed presentations!

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 07-17-2017, 09:38 PM
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Thanks to you for the interest. If you live in Greece is easy to try them Smile

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 07-18-2017, 03:31 AM
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eldenegro,  thanks for another thorough review.

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