03-18-2019, 11:12 AM
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  • DanLaw
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So been out of the forum loop for a while quite ill with recurring "flu". 

To recap, Mo had sent a dropper bottle sample of unscented Serum to test but Enzo had knocked it into a bowl of dirty water.  Having mercilessly brutalized the dog (ask him, he tells everybody that will listen how abused he is) for his dastardly deed went in search of replacements as a blind buy based on reviews.  With a little luck, was able to get some bottles of GD Serum in Unscented and Mandarin/Cardamom realigning the solar system in renewed harmony.

Per Mo's advice, cut back on the normal post shave routine as much out of curiosity as belief it would yield positive results:
Apply final coat of shave soap and allow to remain on face during hardware cleanup
Cold water rinse
Wash with phisoDerm using cold water rinse
Apply alum and cold water rinse
Spritz Witch Hazel
Apply Pitralon AS
Apply ABC Balm

New routine:
Apply final coat of shave soap and allow to remain on face during hardware cleanup
Cold water rinse
Apply GD Serum to wet face rubbing in for 1,5 minutes
Apply ABC Balm

Have to confess, was VERY reluctant to alter an established routine that had taken years to develop and was yielding the best results in a lifetime of shaving ultra sensitive skin.  Further had been trialing the new Wolfman WR2 in 0,95SB both side by side vs BBS1 and WR1 0,54DC then finally as a daily bbs shaver.  That to state not only was the post shave routine altered significantly but was also bbs shaving on a daily basis for nearly 2 weeks straight - something hitherto would have caused unbearable pain and irritation.  Without commenting on the razor review, which is imminent in a separate thread, can conclusively state the GD Serum is incredible!

Without doubt, the best general facial skin tone ever expressed has resulted from using the GD Serum - not only on the shaved areas where irritation has disappeared but also on the eye area where sun and physical trauma have taken quite a toll over the years.  Further, whilst not a fan of scent other than AS and Frags, the scented Serum is so mild that there is virtually no chance of bleeding out to others nor interfering with other scents.  Were I to characterize the trailing scent strength, it would be akin to having prepared a meal - in other words a dog may discern it but no human on Earth could possibly pick up on it.

Whilst hating to alter a proven routine, have now dropped the phisoDerm, witch hazel and alum post shave and dedicated to this route going foreward.  Congrats to Mo on another product delivering on the promises.  For all the people literally suffering from and dreading every shave, going GD preshave, soap and Serum has made the shaving experience physically dull and uneventful while delivering bbs shaves - the perfect result!  I never thought it would get this good and am grateful

Enzo the abused Italian Greyhound
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 03-18-2019, 11:24 AM
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  • nikos.a
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 03-18-2019, 11:30 AM
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  • DanLaw
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If you'll pay post will send a sample.  PM

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 03-18-2019, 11:40 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I agree with your assessment.  GD serum is an amazing product and fantastic price/performance ratio.  Glad you found a setup that improved your daily shave.
I've been enjoying my GD serum for the past few weeks since I received them.

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 03-18-2019, 12:37 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Dan, thanks for your very kind offer, I appreciate it. The truth is I avoid serums and face creams because my skin gets oily. I only use a very light aloe vera based balm. But your review had me thinking, you almost convinced me. I read good things about this product.

Thanks again anyway.

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 03-18-2019, 01:23 PM
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  • evnpar
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Nice review of an outstanding product, Dan.

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 03-18-2019, 01:25 PM
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  • Sully
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Nice review Dan.  I am intrigued.

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 03-18-2019, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for a useful review Dan.

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 03-24-2019, 08:44 AM
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(03-18-2019, 11:40 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I agree with your assessment.  GD serum is an amazing product and fantastic price/performance ratio.  Glad you found a setup that improved your daily shave.
I've been enjoying my GD serum for the past few weeks since I received them.


We await your experience with Sebum Products vis a vie GD serum


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 03-24-2019, 09:14 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(03-24-2019, 08:44 AM)Jags009 Wrote:
(03-18-2019, 11:40 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I agree with your assessment.  GD serum is an amazing product and fantastic price/performance ratio.  Glad you found a setup that improved your daily shave.
I've been enjoying my GD serum for the past few weeks since I received them.


We await your experience with Sebum Products vis a vie GD serum


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I'm still doing my own testing, and I'm only two shaves in using both, but my preliminary findings are that the Sebum serum is better than the GD serum.  
Performance-wise the Sebum absorbs into the skin quicker, and has less of an oily feel.  Skin feels amazing after using both.  Scents on both are fleeting so don't interfere with cologne of choice.
Is it worth twice the expense?  That's too subjective a question, and one I won't answer here.

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 03-24-2019, 10:22 AM
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  • chazt
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Dan, thank you for the interesting post. It’s something to think about.

Unrelated, may I share the photo of Enzo with my friend who also rescues greyhounds?

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 03-24-2019, 12:15 PM
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Nice review. Thanks

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 03-24-2019, 01:45 PM
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  • DanLaw
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yes feel free to share Enzo’s photo; attached photos of his brother Ducé.  Both are rescues but Ducé looked like a death camp survivor when homed here. He weighed approximately 6 pounds and every process of every bone could be seen - he now weighs 12 pounds. 

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 03-24-2019, 01:50 PM
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  • DanLaw
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Would love to try Sebum someday. Just so pricey to try blind. About only balm/serum untried to date.

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