09-09-2012, 07:51 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Anthony of Twinluxe sent me a few Twinluxe products to evaluate including the Twinluxe Smooth Shaving Cream. The Twinluxe Smooth shaving cream is a brushless cream that Anthony advised applying to a dry face with dry fingers. I was a little skeptical but followed his advice.

I likely used a bit too much cream as I had a difficult time rinsing it from my razor. That said, it provided me with a really slick surface to shave and I enjoyed an excellent two pass shave plus touch-up. While I enjoy using a brush, this cream is excellent for those days when you do not have time for a brush (e.g., late for work and/or traveling). It is hands down the best brushless cream that I have used.

   

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 09-09-2012, 07:58 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks for the review Phil. What scent does it have?

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 09-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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The scent is hard to describe. It is an unscented shave cream but that of course, it not completely accurate as it does not smell like air. The best comparison I can make is cold cream. Huh

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 09-09-2012, 10:29 AM
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Phil, great to hear you had great success with the cream.

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 09-09-2012, 11:19 AM
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Interesting, Phil. Certainly it might be something to consider when traveling. Thanks for your views on the product. Thumbsup

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 09-09-2012, 11:35 AM
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I normally do 3 passes but two passes was enough with this cream. It seems to set the whiskers up well for a close shave.

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 09-09-2012, 12:34 PM
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I would need to foresee an awful lot of days without time for brush use to make the $34 for 150g worth spending.

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 09-09-2012, 12:40 PM
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(09-09-2012, 12:34 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I would need to foresee an awful lot of days without time for brush use to make the $34 for 150g worth spending.

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 09-09-2012, 12:41 PM
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How much does Santa Maria novella cost? Price is always relative. :-)

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 09-09-2012, 12:45 PM
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(09-09-2012, 12:41 PM)bullgoose Wrote: How much does Santa Maria novella cost? Price is always relative. :-)

Have never used it and price IS a factor for many.

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 09-09-2012, 12:50 PM
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(09-09-2012, 12:45 PM)freddy Wrote:
(09-09-2012, 12:41 PM)bullgoose Wrote: How much does Santa Maria novella cost? Price is always relative. :-)

Have never used it and price IS a factor for many.
I guess Freddy your not going to be in the market for Xpec anytime soon.

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 09-09-2012, 01:12 PM
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I am not saying price isn't a factor when buying something just that attacking a price is not fair. There are a lot of high end brands out there and Twinluxe cream is certainly not the most expensive by a longshot

The Xpec cream that Gary referenced goes for around $70 per pot of I recall correctly

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 09-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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(09-09-2012, 01:12 PM)bullgoose Wrote: ...attacking a price is not fair.

I certainly don't think my comment was an attack.

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 09-09-2012, 01:25 PM
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Not you john. I was referring to the large print and the emoticon. Made it sound like the price was highway robbery.

Whether or not the cream is worth $34 is up for debate. Time will tell. For those who prefer brushless creams, perhaps it is. For everyone else, perhaps not.

I will say this... It is an excellent brushless cream.

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 09-09-2012, 04:19 PM
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34 is even cheap,compare with Acqua Di Parma,XPEC,Penhaligons,Floris,Santa Maria La Novella,Domenico Carraceni,Castle Forbes...
Thanks for the inputs,Phil.It seems like a good quality product and Im sure it has fans.

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 09-09-2012, 05:51 PM
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I assume this cream is applied in a thin layer and re-applied before the next pass. Huh

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 09-09-2012, 05:53 PM
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Phil, part of me was just playing with the large colorful print and emoticon but part of me was stunned by the price because it is a brushless cream. I guess I see brushless creams as generally pretty awful and $34 seemed a bit outrageous for something I associate with poor quality. Obviously there are exceptions. Also, if only a small amount is needed each time, the $34 may break down to a very small cost per shave. My apologies. Confused

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 09-09-2012, 06:03 PM
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(09-09-2012, 05:51 PM)matloffm Wrote: I assume this cream is applied in a thin layer and re-applied before the next pass. Huh

Yes...at least that is how I did it

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 09-09-2012, 06:08 PM
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(09-09-2012, 05:53 PM)freddy Wrote: Phil, part of me was just playing with the large colorful print and emoticon but part of me was stunned by the price because it is a brushless cream. I guess I see brushless creams as generally pretty awful and $34 seemed a bit outrageous for something I associate with poor quality. Obviously there are exceptions. Also, if only a small amount is needed each time, the $34 may break down to a very small cost per shave. My apologies. Confused

No worries. The cost per shave is definitely more than for a soap and probably more than for a lathering cream. For those who prefer non lathering creams though, it is a great product.

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 09-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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I picked up the set (booster serum, cream, and after shave off the bay for super cheap) only thing I've tried is the booster serum. I'll need to give the cream a shot soon. I feel that with it being brushless one will have to use more per shave. Good to hear you were able to get a good shave with less passes.

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