08-18-2018, 09:18 AM
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I just got SV 70th and am asking for tips on how to best use, thanks.

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 08-18-2018, 09:42 AM
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For a triple-milled puck - SV is quite easy to load, though I do allow a few drops of water to rest on top as I shower. I like to use medium-density brushes with this particular product and build directly on the puck. As soon as you move to a face-lather, you’ll have a creamy layer ready for the shave. I may have said once that this soap is almost too easy to lather.

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 08-18-2018, 09:48 AM
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I cover it with warm water, allow to soak while I shower. I pour water off puck and use that puck water on my face. Use a badger brush, pre-soaked, load brush and I face lather.
Super easy to get a rich lather. My favorite soaps.

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 08-18-2018, 10:42 AM
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Hi, I have used the Dolomiti and Felice, and find that the method suggested by the maker works best! For both soaps, he suggests covering the puck with a veil of hot water and leave for a few minutes. What I Do next is soak up the water with my dry bristle and badger brush. dont have it too wet, then swirl  the brush for twenty seconds, loading the brush. I then face lather. You very easily get a super silkiy lather, very luxurious. After the first pass, I since my face, and  spread any residue soap on the puck on my face, before lathering again. The lather really is superkative! Do experiment though for the way yiu find best.

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 08-18-2018, 01:25 PM
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When 70th came out, I was using it a lot back to back. It worked well but now, I find that 70th doesn't work as great as the others for my skin. But to your question, as others have mentioned, bloom the puck with some warm water (a couple minutes or a showers worth of time). Then pour off, load with a shaken brush, then slowly add your water while face lathering. I use badger primarily with SV soaps but sometime found a synthetic to yield better results at times with some. 

Let us know if you have any issues or success the next time you shave.

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 08-23-2018, 09:14 AM
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Jack ,have you tried the soap yet?

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 09-01-2018, 07:43 AM
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Jack, I should say use a natural hair /bristle brush. I tried a synthetic which did not lather well at all.

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 09-01-2018, 08:52 AM
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I tried the soap 3x with badgers and wonder if I am optimizing the lather. I am getting a lather just not copious.

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 09-01-2018, 10:03 AM
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(09-01-2018, 08:52 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: I tried the soap 3x with badgers and wonder if I am optimizing the lather. I am getting a lather just not copious.

Huh Works great for me...It's up for use tomorrow, Sunday is SV Day.. Try the old caveat, More Product... Smile 
I do face lather, never tried bowl. Try a hand lather.... Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100 
Good luck.

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 09-01-2018, 10:34 AM
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Here is my thought on 70th lather characteristics. I think overall the soap is an excellent example of what SV can do. Some of the Italian members on another forum say the soaps are described as vegetable based with a little fat. I think SV has many soaps that can offer the heavy and dense lathers but 70th tends to leave a bit of a lighter and soothing impression on the facial skin. The illipe butter by itself is very quick to absorb and is not like one to contribute to much density in the lather. The macadamia nut oil is probably a great choice for nourishment but without some of the other oils that began to show up in the following soaps, it will maintain a very serviceable lather. 

I would say that 70th Anniversary has more heavy and dense lather than Tundra Artica and Colonia. Stella Alpina is a great example of a very balanced lather, it is still very soft and light to the skin during the shave. The ingredients do offer in my opinion a bit more performance in shave as well as how nice the post shave feel can be. Jack, do you have any thoughts on Stella Alpina? I find it to be a very pleasant soap with high value.

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 09-01-2018, 12:15 PM
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I cannot understand the poor lather..bloom the puck by jyst covering with hot water for a few minutes. Then soak up the water with my natural hair brush,  load the brush for about 20 seconds and face lather. Lovely thick lather with glide and cushion ! I live in hard water area.

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 09-01-2018, 12:45 PM
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I do not know Stella Alpina, sorry

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 09-01-2018, 12:48 PM
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(09-01-2018, 12:45 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: I do not know Stella Alpina, sorry

It's one of the SV soaps......Goooood stuff.

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 09-08-2018, 09:20 AM
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I see the Colonia is yoing to be released again. Anyone used it?

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 09-08-2018, 08:35 PM
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G'day Jack.

I also took some time to dial in the SV70th.  It was the first SV soap I purchased, and it took me a while to warm to it.
What worked for me was to load heavy and a little on the dry side; then add water slowly.
I found it quite thirsty, and like the other SV soaps, can take a surprising amount of water for a vegetable-based soap.  Once I got it right, the lather was very good indeed.
I'm now a SV fan and have 4 other soap varieties.  For me, the quality and consistency of their fragrances is unmatched.

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