03-22-2012, 10:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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There have been several conversations about the newly reformulated Proraso line of products. The Green product is now available from Italian Barber. I ordered some today, both tub and tube and will compare it to my current Proraso products when I receive it.

More later.

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 03-22-2012, 10:32 AM
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  • TexBilly
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I'm not a huge fan of Proraso but will be interested in your comparison between the new and old formulations. Heck, the handsome packaging alone might be reason to buy!

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 03-22-2012, 10:42 AM
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  • EHV
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I'm very anxious to hear your impressions! No more SLS or parabens is fine by me.
I wonder when the Sandalwood will be available?
Johnny, do you see a difference in the ingredients in the Pre/Post as well?

Thanks!

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 03-22-2012, 10:54 AM
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(03-22-2012, 10:42 AM)EHV Wrote: I'm very anxious to hear your impressions! No more SLS or parabens is fine by me.
I wonder when the Sandalwood will be available?
Johnny, do you see a difference in the ingredients in the Pre/Post as well?

Thanks!

The last I heard on the Sandalwood, might be sometime between June-September. Who knows for sure.

When I get the new product in I will compare labels.

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 03-22-2012, 12:49 PM
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Tag for interest.

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 03-22-2012, 01:21 PM
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  • Teiste
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Looking forward to hear your impressions,Johnny.

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 03-22-2012, 05:09 PM
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I really want to try the new proraso but I can't justify paying shipping to get just one thing!

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 03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
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  • Brent
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I'm most interested about the ASB. I love the current (old) formula more than I could love a human baby... :-P

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 03-22-2012, 07:40 PM
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I love the balm, too. it really is amazing. I'm very curious how the new green performs in ultra-rock hard well water. The old one was excellent for it, so i hope that the new one is even better!

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 03-22-2012, 07:48 PM
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(03-22-2012, 07:40 PM)Sargon Wrote: I love the balm, too. it really is amazing. I'm very curious how the new green performs in ultra-rock hard well water. The old one was excellent for it, so i hope that the new one is even better!

The old one had SLE (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) which basically is a detergent,so yes,I was easy to make lather with even,even in extra hard water.

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 03-23-2012, 03:41 AM
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I haven't yet seen the new versions.

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 03-23-2012, 08:11 AM
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Yes, SLS= a flash foamer/surfactant also found in some drain cleaners!

I've always been surprised,(and thankful) that other products we use don't have this. There is a huge "sulfate free" movement happening and for good reason is you check Google for SLS; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is not as big of an offender as the first one and used in many skin and hair care formulas. There is even info out there of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate induced neoplasm, hair loss, etc.
I still love Proraso and hope that the new line performs at least as well as the old.

(03-22-2012, 07:48 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(03-22-2012, 07:40 PM)Sargon Wrote: I love the balm, too. it really is amazing. I'm very curious how the new green performs in ultra-rock hard well water. The old one was excellent for it, so i hope that the new one is even better!

The old one had SLE (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) which basically is a detergent,so yes,I was easy to make lather with even,even in extra hard water.


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 03-23-2012, 08:16 AM
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The ingredients of the new Proraso are (thanks to Marco from B&B );

[Image: Proraso3.jpg]

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 03-23-2012, 09:36 AM
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(03-23-2012, 08:11 AM)EHV Wrote: Yes, SLS= a flash foamer/surfactant also found in some drain cleaners!
And lye, which is used to create our beloved soaps can be used to dissolve bodies. Capsaicin is used by police to flatten violent suspects, but I'm not giving up my nachos. Even Hershey's chocolate has an LD50.

Frankly, bringing up the vastly larger concentrations of SLS or SLES in industrial cleaners in the context of a discussion of shaving creams is a false correlation, and fear mongering.

Quote:There is a huge "sulfate free" movement happening and for good reason is you check Google for SLS; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is not as big of an offender as the first one and used in many skin and hair care formulas. There is even info out there of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate induced neoplasm, hair loss, etc.

The first non-Wikipedia link on SLS is Snopes, bebunking the SLS Causes Cancer mass mailing.

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 03-23-2012, 10:14 AM
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The old stuff was great at cleaning brushes. I used to shave with it a couple times a month to "renew" my brush. YMMV

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 03-23-2012, 11:10 AM
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(03-22-2012, 05:09 PM)sp514 Wrote: I really want to try the new proraso but I can't justify paying shipping to get just one thing!

Okay, I lied, have on en route. Can't wait to try it!! Biggrin

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 03-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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Okay, I lied, have on en route. Can't wait to try it!! Biggrin



That's the spirit, please let us know how it performs.

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 03-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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I hear you and I agree. I'm just honestly happier without these ingredients in the product and hoping that it performs well.
I would suppose that we can find too many chemicals that we should stay away from in modern daily life but I guess that it is what it is and ultimately, there may be too much fear mongering about lots of this stuff.
That was definitely not my intention at all- I state as I consume the last of my Hershey's syrup laden ice cream on a work break. Smile


(03-23-2012, 09:36 AM)Songwind Wrote:
(03-23-2012, 08:11 AM)EHV Wrote: Yes, SLS= a flash foamer/surfactant also found in some drain cleaners!
And lye, which is used to create our beloved soaps can be used to dissolve bodies. Capsaicin is used by police to flatten violent suspects, but I'm not giving up my nachos. Even Hershey's chocolate has an LD50.

Frankly, bringing up the vastly larger concentrations of SLS or SLES in industrial cleaners in the context of a discussion of shaving creams is a false correlation, and fear mongering.

Quote:There is a huge "sulfate free" movement happening and for good reason is you check Google for SLS; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is not as big of an offender as the first one and used in many skin and hair care formulas. There is even info out there of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate induced neoplasm, hair loss, etc.

The first non-Wikipedia link on SLS is Snopes, bebunking the SLS Causes Cancer mass mailing.


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 03-23-2012, 07:01 PM
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(03-22-2012, 10:54 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(03-22-2012, 10:42 AM)EHV Wrote: I'm very anxious to hear your impressions! No more SLS or parabens is fine by me.
I wonder when the Sandalwood will be available?
Johnny, do you see a difference in the ingredients in the Pre/Post as well?

Thanks!

The last I heard on the Sandalwood, might be sometime between June-September. Who knows for sure.

When I get the new product in I will compare labels.

According to Proraso via email'

YES, the Proraso Nourishing (Sandalwood Oil) shaving cream will be available in the US at Bigelow's in May/June 2012.

Best regards,

Servizio Consumatori Proraso

Ludovico Martelli S.r.l.
Sede Legale Amministrativa Stabilimento:
Via Faentina n.169/12 - 50010 CALDINE (FI)
Tel. +39 055 737821 - Fax +39 055 7378290
e-mail: info@proraso.com

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 03-24-2012, 04:45 AM
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I just ran out of the old Proraso, time to order some of the new!!!

I do like the new packaging!

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