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I have had the chance to use the final version of ETHOS First Lather for the last 3 days. I had been testing a few previous versions. For the first shave I paired it with my Proraso Green, it took the Proraso from a good soap to an Artisan level soap in terms of lather and slickness. It also kept the Proraso from drying out mid shave. The next day I paired it with my MWF which is already very slick but it certainly helped build a top lather much easier. Tonight I used it with my ETHOS lime and it took this soap to the level of my other ETHOS soaps in terms of slickness and cushion. 
The first lather come in a shave stick type fashion to apply to your moist face prior to shaving. I really like this application as I did get a little on my hands when I first used it removing the plastic protector and I had to wash my hand with soap twice to be able to grip my razor. 
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#2

Member
New York
Awesome review, thanks! I cannot wait to try this. Put in my order a few weeks ago. Have a few soaps I'll be trying first when it arrives... Summer Break and Tiki Soaps.

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#3

Member
Peachtree City, GA
By far it the best preshave ever used. The stick makes application easy and mess free. Have used it with both ETHOS and other quality soaps to great results
Just an old slow fat man
#4
Wow I can’t imagine the facial improvements using it with the ETHOS Soap. That sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to try some. BTW is it scented or not so it could pair nicely with those fantastic ETHOS soaps ?

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(08-16-2020, 11:46 AM)AJSharp Wrote: Wow I can’t imagine the facial improvements using it with the ETHOS Soap. That sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to try some. BTW is it scented or not so it could pair nicely with those fantastic ETHOS soaps ?


The First Lather can be unscented or scented, your choice. It is a fantastic product, especially when applied just before the third pass.


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#6

Member
Peachtree City, GA
Use it every pass (as have all preshaves in the past). First Lather is really by far best tried to date
Just an old slow fat man
#7

Member
New York
(08-21-2020, 02:57 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Use it every pass (as have all preshaves in the past). First Lather is really by far best tried to date
Any downside to every-pass use? It's gotta be really good for the ATG pass, right?

Can't wait for mine to arrive. I'm banking on this making every soap in my den an elite soap.

Do you suspect it'll last a long time, or is the application using a liberal amount?

Thanks Dan!
#8

Member
Peachtree City, GA
Only downside for me is accelerated usage but a tube nonetheless lasts a long time. I use it like charcoal during a day game: streak under each eye and (unlike eye black) one on each side of neck. Lathering spreads it throughout the face. Tube should last a long time based on use to date
Just an old slow fat man
#9

Member
New York
(08-22-2020, 04:51 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Only downside for me is accelerated usage but a tube nonetheless lasts a long time. I use it like charcoal during a day game: streak under each eye and (unlike eye black) one on each side of neck. Lathering spreads it throughout the face. Tube should last a long time based on use to date
Awesome. Thanks Dan.

I guess what my mind was envisioning was it might make it so slick you couldn't cut as efficiently with the grain, as that's a path of least resistance. Seems silly thinking of it now. Lol.

I definitely plan to use it ATG, and with any soap 'subpar'. Of course, I'll probably end up using it more often after I try it. We shall see, when it arrives.

Good to know it lasts a long time. I have big plans. (Insert evil laughter here).

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Member
Peachtree City, GA
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2020, 07:22 PM by DanLaw. Edited 1 time in total.)
Had yet another superlative shave with ETHOS: Lavender soap, unscented First Lather, unscented Hyaluronic Acid serum and unscented skin food
Just an old slow fat man


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