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What will it be? A blade made of or coated with some synthetic material that will last a year? A synthetic fiber that retains water & heat like the best hair brush? How about a laser razor?



I think that any real improvements with soaps/creams will be more aesthetic than performance wise.

At this point I will state that IMO the biggest breakthrough in the past five years at least has been the rapid and incredible advent of synthetic brushes and moreso how each successive "generation"of such has been beyond belief.

I remember reading the following link a few years back and thinking that it was the next big breakthrough, but nothing else has been heard:


https://www.engadget.com/2010/08/18/diam...t-hairs-v/



Perhaps the inventor ended up like this guy.  Wink


A common greeting was 'Well, Gillette, how's the razor?' If I had been technically trained, I would have quit.

King C. Gillette
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Peachtree City, GA
(This post was last modified: 01-02-2018, 08:55 PM by DanLaw.)
Suspect we're in the midst of it with revolutionary postshave skin conditioning improvements being pioneered by Grooming Dept, Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk, CRWS....
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Sold only on Bullgoose? RED FLAG number one lol.
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Peachtree City, GA
That could be changing imminently....
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Nashville, TN
My take would be to give the biggest nod of the past five years to OneBlade for their razor. Some of their business practices have been been questionable to many, but you can't argue with the design on the steel razors.

We'll continue to see improvements in soaps and creams.

It would be great if they would come up with a synthetic brush that would hold water. Holding heat would be a nice bonus.

I'm currently doing research on a post shave balm that I'll bring to the market. So far, all roads come back to sufficient lanolin to make a difference. I don't know if other men will react the same way I do, though lanolin brings significant improvement to small skin breaks and roughness in a 24 hour time frame for me.
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(01-03-2018, 02:22 AM)Pete123 Wrote: My take would be to give the biggest nod of the  past five years to OneBlade for their razor.  Some of their business practices have been been questionable to many, but you can't argue with the design on the steel razors.

We'll continue to see improvements in soaps and creams.  

It would be great if they would come up with a synthetic brush that would hold water.  Holding heat would be a nice bonus.

I'm currently doing research on a post shave balm that I'll bring to the market.  So far, all roads come back to sufficient lanolin to make a difference.  I don't know if other men will react the same way I do, though lanolin brings significant improvement to small skin breaks and roughness in a 24 hour time frame for me.

Soaps and creams are like smartphones. There comes a point where they can't really do much more to improve them IMO. Unless the lid of your favorite soap comes with facial recognition/ beard mapping capabilities.
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(01-02-2018, 08:54 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Suspect we're in the midst of it with revolutionary postshave skin conditioning improvements being pioneered by Grooming Dept, Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk, CRWS....


I do not call that "revolutionary" as the same results can be achieved by any one of a myriad of face creams/balms/moisturizers. As regards the actual shaving part we've hit the PODR (point of diminshing return) IMO. There are those who will pay big bucks for artisan shave soaps/creams and that is fine & dandy as capitalism works that way and it is their money. I do it myself to some extent. However, there is no high dollar one that actually shaves marginally better than say an Arko or Palmolive tallow stick, or Tabac or Valobra for that matter. What people are actually paying for is more "sizzle" and not "steak". Some may not like this, but there is far more confirmation bias at play than most are willing to admit.
A common greeting was 'Well, Gillette, how's the razor?' If I had been technically trained, I would have quit.

King C. Gillette
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(This post was last modified: 01-03-2018, 03:22 AM by EFDan.)
(01-03-2018, 03:13 AM)BPman Wrote:
(01-02-2018, 08:54 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Suspect we're in the midst of it with revolutionary postshave skin conditioning improvements being pioneered by Grooming Dept, Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk, CRWS....


I do not call that "revolutionary" as the same results can be achieved by any one of a myriad of face creams/balms/moisturizers. As regards the actual shaving part we've hit the PODR (point of diminshing return) IMO. There are those who will pay big bucks for artisan shave soaps/creams and that is fine & dandy as capitalism works that way and it is their money. I do it myself to some extent. However, there is no high dollar one that actually shaves marginally better than say an Arko or Palmolive tallow stick, or Tabac or Valobra for that matter. What people are actually paying for is more "sizzle" and not "steak". Some may not like this, but there is far more confirmation bias at play than most are willing to admit.

I've always said that I can get the same BBS shave from my $5 Superspeed that I did with my Wolfman. Most won't believe it though because they aren't going to concede that they spent north of $200 for a razor that doesn't really shave any better than something that costs $5. Don't even get me started on the price of a Oneblade. Tongue
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(01-03-2018, 03:21 AM)EFDan Wrote: I've always said that I can get the same BBS shave from my $5 Superspeed that I did with my Wolfman.  Most won't believe it though because they aren't going to concede that they spent north of $200 for a razor that doesn't really shave any better than something that costs $5.  Don't even get me started on the price of a Oneblade. Tongue


I use a Gillette Tech for easily 90% of my shaving and to be frank I willingly admit that the old Schick injector razor is the better "mousetrap", but blade selection being what it is I don't use mine that often.
A common greeting was 'Well, Gillette, how's the razor?' If I had been technically trained, I would have quit.

King C. Gillette
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(01-03-2018, 03:34 AM)BPman Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 03:21 AM)EFDan Wrote: I've always said that I can get the same BBS shave from my $5 Superspeed that I did with my Wolfman.  Most won't believe it though because they aren't going to concede that they spent north of $200 for a razor that doesn't really shave any better than something that costs $5.  Don't even get me started on the price of a Oneblade. Tongue


I use a Gillette Tech for easily 90% of my shaving and to be frank I willingly admit that the old Schick injector razor is the better "mousetrap", but blade selection being what it is I don't use mine that often.

I have yet to try one and want to, but I am not going down another rabbit hole to spend more $$$ lol. l'm trying to enjoy what I have now with the occasional purchase here and there. I bought a timeless for the look/fit/finish, but I highly doubt it will be any better than my $5 SS shave wise.
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