02-28-2018, 03:00 AM
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I am going to Ireland at the end of March and so I searched for shave goods from the Emerald Isle.
Perhaps the most intriguing was this line of soaps.
I managed to obtain partially used tins of two varieties from a member on another forum.
The scent has faded (too bad) -- but the lather reminded me favorably of CRSW and Sudsy Soapery, albeit with different ingredients.
Here is a pic of the ingredient list for the Natural variety. Tomorrow I try the Seaweed.

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 02-28-2018, 03:04 AM
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A new one to me Smile

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 02-28-2018, 03:54 AM
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Also a new one to me.  I checked out the website.  Thanks for bringing this to our attention, and let us know what you come back with.

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 03-01-2018, 03:02 AM
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I used Natural Ireland - Seaweed today. As with the Natural variety. the lather was nice: thick and cushiony. Good post-shave feel.


The fellow who gave me the soaps described the Seaweed's scent as "interesting," which I inferred as not being to his liking.
Again, it's hard to tell at this point in the product's life.



If I get a fresh tin, though, I think I'd like it. I enjoy the scent of kelp while walking on the beach.


I note that the essential oils are the same in each variety.



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 03-01-2018, 06:35 AM
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I needed two more soaps as much as I needed the previous 400, so I ordered the Luxury Seaweed and the Award Winning varieties.

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 03-01-2018, 07:27 AM
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I hope to try the Stout and Seaweed variety at some point too.

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 03-09-2018, 09:17 AM
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I've been swapping e-mails with the maker of this line. I have begun an experiment based on her recommendation.


That's to use the Natural Ireland products exclusively over at least 28 days. According to her, that's how one gets the full benefits; she says that the skin will rejuvenate itself by avoiding the use of products that are made with chemicals.

She also says that there is no need to use a moisturizer, and that use of moisturizers with chemicals would also negate the benefits.

So, today was Day 1 of 28. No splash, no balm. Radical? Heretical? We shall see.

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 03-09-2018, 10:11 AM
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My order shipped March 1st.
No tracking so not sure where it is or when it's expected to arrive at it's new home.

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 03-10-2018, 10:49 AM
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So far I am not missing aftershave after two days of my experiment.
The face feel of these soaps is a strong point.

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 03-10-2018, 12:09 PM
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(03-10-2018, 10:49 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: So far I am not missing aftershave after two days of my experiment.
The face feel of these soaps is a strong point.
Good to hear! I'm getting excited for my delivery.
Enjoy!

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 03-17-2018, 09:12 AM
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I sure hope your delivery arrives soon, Matt -- I am keen to hear what you think.

Meanwhile, I am now seven days into the 28-day challenge (I skipped a couple last week).

I have not gotten tired at all of using these soaps. The thickness and cushion of the lather are also strong points (I'm loading pretty heavily).
The last few days, I have taken to using the excess lather to wash my entire face.

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 03-17-2018, 11:22 AM
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I actually did receive the soaps. Have not used them yet on account of trying other recent acquisitions.
I like the scent of the original, but not too sure about the Seaweed one.

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 03-17-2018, 11:42 AM
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From what I have heard, the Seaweed is not for everyone.

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 04-07-2018, 08:47 AM
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Today was my 24th straight day using Natural Ireland products. The maker suggests using them for 28 straight days to derive the most beneficial effects for the skin. I decided to take the challenge starting on March 9, though I have skipped six days since then.

I have not gotten tired of using these soaps at all. Today I also had the pleasure of an initial outing with the Irish Stout & Seaweed variety, the other one in the line. I had a stock of all three varieties delivered to my hotel while i was in Ireland on vacation recently.

Same great lather -- thick and cushiony -- and it was a pleasure to open a fresh tin. The barley and hops might lead one to expect a beery smell, but that's not the case at all. They're part of a subtly spicy and harmonious scent. Natural Ireland soaps are not scent bombs. They are refined.

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