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#1

Soothseeker
Lanolin.... waxy film left on the face.
Why do you like it?

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#2

Merchant
St. Louis, MO
Us either. We experimented with it during development. Decided too many people had issues and didn't make the soap better.

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#3
(08-17-2018, 11:18 PM)Nero Wrote: Lanolin.... waxy film left on the face.
Why do you like it?


Because it almost always makes for a smoother shave. As for a waxy film just wash afterwards with a good cleanser.

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#4

Soothseeker
(08-18-2018, 12:40 AM)dominicr Wrote: Us either. We experimented with it during development. Decided too many people had issues and didn't make the soap better.

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Nice to hear, I'll have to give your soap a shot soon. Thanks for your thoughts.

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#5

Soothseeker
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2018, 02:17 AM by Nero.)
(08-18-2018, 01:26 AM)BPman Wrote:
(08-17-2018, 11:18 PM)Nero Wrote: Lanolin.... waxy film left on the face.
Why do you like it?


Because it almost always makes for a smoother shave. As for a waxy film just wash afterwards with a good cleanser.
Respectfully, I have to disagree. I have never once seen any improvement whatsoever where lanolin is added to a base.

Razorock, for instance, since they have soaps both with and without lanolin. Their soaps without lanolin work better and feel better...and it's not even close, in my book.
#6

Member
Ferndale, MI
RazoRock soaps are not even close to many top tier artisan soaps in my book. Not trying to bash, just my honest opinion. And another honest opinion, just because something does or doesn't work for you, does not mean it's the same for everyone else.

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#7

Soothseeker
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2018, 03:27 AM by Nero.)
(08-18-2018, 02:26 AM)wyze0ne Wrote: RazoRock soaps are not even close to many top tier artisan soaps in my book. Not trying to bash, just my honest opinion.

I used to think that too. Totally disagree with that now.
But, if you've only used the lanolin ones, I would agree with you...
But the ones without lanolin are very good. Some of my faves.

(08-18-2018, 02:26 AM)wyze0ne Wrote: And another honest opinion, just because something does or doesn't work for you, does not mean it's the same for everyone else.

Fair point.

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#8
(08-18-2018, 02:16 AM)Nero Wrote: Respectfully, I have to disagree. I have never once seen any improvement whatsoever where lanolin is added to a base.

Razorock, for instance, since they have soaps both with and without lanolin. Their soaps without lanolin work better and feel better...and it's not even close, in my book.


But they wouldn't be the EXACT SAME soap with & w/o lanolin. As well, RazoRock uses a cornucopia of Italian soap makers and few know who made which. Regardless, Mitchell's Wool Fat as an example uses lanolin and I have never heard anyone complain about the shave.
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#9

Soothseeker
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2018, 04:01 AM by Nero.)
(08-18-2018, 03:32 AM)BPman Wrote:
(08-18-2018, 02:16 AM)Nero Wrote: Respectfully, I have to disagree. I have never once seen any improvement whatsoever where lanolin is added to a base.

Razorock, for instance, since they have soaps both with and without lanolin. Their soaps without lanolin work better and feel better...and it's not even close, in my book.


But they wouldn't be the EXACT SAME soap with & w/o lanolin. As well, RazoRock uses a cornucopia of Italian soap makers and few know who made which. Regardless, Mitchell's Wool Fat as an example uses lanolin and I have never heard anyone complain about the shave.

If a soapmaker uses a consistent base across soaps and only tweaks scent and (once in a while) one or two other things, and if you try enough of that soapmaker's products, you can tell what adding lanolin (isolating that factor) is doing for or against the soap.

Razorock uses TFS for 99% of their soaps. No question.

Just because people get good shaves from MWF does not mean it's due to the lanolin.
I could say the same thing about AOS tallow, which does not have lanolin. B&M Reserve. CRSW GLIDE. Grooming Dept. Phoenix AA (even though it's still a secret how great their shave soaps are)
#10

Soothseeker
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2018, 02:11 PM by Nero.)
I guess my point is, none of you would even miss it if it wasn't in the mix.

But since you've been told that lanolin is some miracle ingredient... No questions asked by anyone.

Lame.

It's not weird to you that over the past year or so several new soaps that do not contain lanolin have come out and are considered to be the best...better than the lanolin soaps by the same maker.

Obviously then, lanolin wasn't magic in the first place.
I'm just saying: open your eyes and mind and realize it.
Thanks.


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