08-01-2017, 05:08 AM
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What ingredients in shaving soaps and creams do you stay away from?  Is there a deal breaker that means you won't buy the soap?  I tend to not like glycerine as it makes the lather sticky as well as EDTA and other chemicals as they give me skin reactions.

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 08-01-2017, 05:33 AM
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Cinnamon lights my face up. 

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 08-01-2017, 05:36 AM
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Fragrance Oils.

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 08-01-2017, 07:47 AM
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Not a big fan of the coloring agents.

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 08-01-2017, 08:26 AM
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Duplicate

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 08-01-2017, 08:27 AM
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(08-01-2017, 07:47 AM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Not a big fan of the coloring agents.
Same

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 08-01-2017, 08:28 AM
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I'm fortunate that I don't have allergies or adverse reactions to any ingredients in shaving creams or soaps.  I generally feel that natural is better, so I always look for that when evaluating ingredients.  For example, when I used to lather with creams, I avoided parabens and artificial colors.  These days I use artisan soaps and I have many options which do not contain questionable ingredients.

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 08-01-2017, 08:40 AM
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Propylene glycol, because it indicates that the product in question isn't really a shaving soap.

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 08-01-2017, 08:42 AM
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DEFINITELY LANOLIN! Smile
Commence throwing tomatoes.

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 08-01-2017, 10:15 AM
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There are plenty of soaps I can thoroughly enjoy the face feel of that don't contain lanolin. I am okay with more formulation having to do without lanolin. But then again, I do like soaps that have it.

There are probably a few essential oils that I do like the scent of but wouldn't want them on my face. Like primo said, I've had a couple hot skin flareups from cinnamon derivatives but it varied.

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 08-01-2017, 12:41 PM
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(08-01-2017, 08:42 AM)Nero Wrote: DEFINITELY LANOLIN! Smile
Commence throwing tomatoes.

Have you tried Latha?

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 08-01-2017, 12:42 PM
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There are some scented soaps that have irritated my skin. Citrusy and flowery, basically.

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 08-01-2017, 01:26 PM
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Personally, I can't use lanolin, but I know I'm a rarity (whether I want to believe it or not).

Also, spicy notes are bad for my skin, such as clove, black pepper, cinnamon, and I'm sure others.

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 08-01-2017, 01:28 PM
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(08-01-2017, 12:41 PM)chazt Wrote:
(08-01-2017, 08:42 AM)Nero Wrote: DEFINITELY LANOLIN! Smile
Commence throwing tomatoes.

Have you tried Latha?


Yes, I had the original scent and did not like the scent at all, so I sold it.
I also had the Taiga and that make my skin nuts, unfortunately, but I really liked the scent.

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 08-01-2017, 03:06 PM
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i don't know why people use propylene glycol in soaps.  it also goes by the name antifreeze.  check autozone the next time you are there.  Fragrance oils are really hit or miss i think.  I don't like using them, but some scents you really can't get with essential oils.  I have never used a soap with lanolin.  What is it used for and why do you guys not like it?

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 08-01-2017, 03:48 PM
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(08-01-2017, 01:28 PM)Nero Wrote:
(08-01-2017, 12:41 PM)chazt Wrote:
(08-01-2017, 08:42 AM)Nero Wrote: DEFINITELY LANOLIN! Smile
Commence throwing tomatoes.

Have you tried Latha?


Yes, I had the original scent and did not like the scent at all, so I sold it.
I also had the Taiga and that make my skin nuts, unfortunately, but I really liked the scent.

The original scent grew on me halfway through the jar, but I never replaced it. No skin issues with the original. The lemon wasn't my cup of tea scent-wise. the lavender made my skin react. Otoh I like the oceana and unscented a lot.

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 08-01-2017, 04:01 PM
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(08-01-2017, 05:08 AM)asiliski Wrote: What ingredients in shaving soaps and creams do you stay away from?  Is there a deal breaker that means you won't buy the soap? 

1.  Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, a.k.a. lyral (known human immune system toxicant or allergen);
2.  Palm oil and its derivatives that are not RSPO-certified, but I am not allowed to tell you why.

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 08-01-2017, 04:35 PM
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Olive oil gets a bad rap for poor lathering, but I quite liked the Taconic Lime, which features it prominently and lathered beautifully.

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 08-01-2017, 04:52 PM
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(08-01-2017, 03:06 PM)asiliski Wrote: i don't know why people use propylene glycol in soaps.  it also goes by the name antifreeze.  check autozone the next time you are there.  Fragrance oils are really hit or miss i think.  I don't like using them, but some scents you really can't get with essential oils.  I have never used a soap with lanolin.  What is it used for and why do you guys not like it?


Actually I am apparently the only one on the forum whose face itches to all holy hell anytime I use anything with lanolin.

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 08-01-2017, 05:23 PM
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Anything citrusy, or, spicy, will burn my skin.  I must avoid both lavender, and, sandalwood, in the summertime, as they make my skin stinky.  Cedar burns my face, as does cinnamon.  I can use the cooling agents, but, only so much.  Derby Menthol is my favourite, but, it depends, upon the day.  I think menthol should be tempered by eucalyptol, eucalyptus oil, mint oil, spearmint oil, peppermint oil, and/or, camphor.  A blend of a few/several things is better, in my view, than an excessive quantity of one ingredient.  At least, for the cooling agents.  ETA:  This way, the cold burn, from the menthol, can be tempered, or, avoided, altogether.  Menthol derivatives are, often, good for this, as well.

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