09-15-2012, 09:38 AM
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I'm a face latherer, and with most creams I take a small scoop out of the container and rub it directly on my beard.

AK is a pretty thick cream, and while this works, it isn't as easy as spreading out (say) Proraso or Godrej.

I guess I could try to use the brush to pick up the cream while it is still in the tub, but I'm worried that the extra water will negatively impact the cream.

Thoughts?

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 09-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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I would recommend loading directly from the tub. This how I load all the Italian soft soaps. Load with a damp brush for 30-60 seconds and then take the brush to the bowl or the face to finish. The minimal water that ends up in the tub won't damage the soap. If you are concerned, just leave the tub open for a little bit to let it air dry out, the cover and put away.

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 09-15-2012, 10:28 AM
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+1 to Tom's thoughts above.

I got fantastic results from the AK1869 tub by loading like a standard Italian Croap.

In fact, Joe has informed us that his fantastic King Louis and 888 soaps are the same formula as AK1869 tub, so you should have no issues loading it in the same fashion.

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 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM
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(09-15-2012, 10:28 AM)brian Wrote: In fact, Joe has informed us that his fantastic King Louis and 888 soaps are the same formula as AK1869 tub, so you should have no issues loading it in the same fashion.

Say what! I have yet to try those, but that statement just pushed them to the top of my "Must Try" list.

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 09-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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Yes to all what have been said ,and also,this cream,like Musgo Real is quiet senstive to an excess of water , so add water drop by drop basically.However, it will reward you with an very slick lather and excellent skin care properties.

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 09-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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I love AK in the tub and was sad to hear about the reformulation. Regardless of that though, I have lathered it both from the tub and by putting a bit in a bowl and have had success with both methods.

It's really quite easy to lather and is a high quality cream that performs very well!

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 09-16-2012, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the tips, lathering in the tub worked great.

I've heard two people mention rumors of reformulation but no links about it. Is this just another rumor?

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 09-17-2012, 11:57 AM
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(09-16-2012, 09:18 AM)insomniac Wrote: Thanks for the tips, lathering in the tub worked great.

I've heard two people mention rumors of reformulation but no links about it. Is this just another rumor?

The information about the reformulation was obtained from AK directly. If you e-mail them asking they can tell you, or if you want to visit another forum, you can see the information they received in e-mail.

Hopefully I don't get in any sort of trouble for this but, here's a link. Here

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 09-28-2012, 01:23 PM
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An update... AK is a very nice product (but I think most people knew that.) Hopefully the reforumulation is still of the same high quality.

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 09-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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(09-15-2012, 10:21 AM)BladeDE40 Wrote: I would recommend loading directly from the tub. This how I load all the Italian soft soaps. Load with a damp brush for 30-60 seconds and then take the brush to the bowl or the face to finish. The minimal water that ends up in the tub won't damage the soap. If you are concerned, just leave the tub open for a little bit to let it air dry out, the cover and put away.

I have a few older Taylor creams that have somewhat solidified and this is exactly what I do.

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 09-29-2012, 12:50 AM
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(09-28-2012, 01:23 PM)insomniac Wrote: An update... AK is a very nice product (but I think most people knew that.) Hopefully the reforumulation is still of the same high quality.

I believe the reformulation is on the tube version. That's what I heard I don't know for sure.

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