Pears soap

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Leclec13, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Anyone using it?
    Anyone shaving with it?

    It has a 200+ year old history, the new formula soap is a far cry from the old 8 or so ingredient soap. I think it’s worth a look at. It costs less than other big name glycerine soaps. I found it locally @ an Indian market for less than $2 a bar. Which is less than big online. I understand it shows up at local dollar stores. Pears is latest addition to my budget list of shaving accoutrements.

    I ran across an article on pears, then skimmed a few threads on it In a shaving forums.
    I have also been reading up on glycerine it’s humectantt effects and how amazing it is for skin. Not to mention it’s a lather booster.( that’s another story), and many other shave products have it as an ingredient.
    I Finally was able to get my hands on a few bars, the gold one. Turns out they have blue bar which is. Mint, green with lemon flower extract. I have yet to shave with it yet. It does lather well and leaves face feeling very soft and well moisturized. I’m staying true to this months focus, so no shave with it it yet, but have been using it as part of pre shave. It’s definotely worth checking our.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I have used pears to shave with. It did fine. So did witch hazel. So did mayo. The only glycerin soap I regularly use is the VDH.

    I will be looking forward to seeing how it goes for you.
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    i have and use the gold and blue ..great face soap and as a preshave..
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I wasn't aware it could be used for shaving. There's good info on it at (same place I ordered all my Rise shaving foams from).
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    being from england originally, my parents always had pears, imperial leather or yardley soaps around the house well into the eighties..
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  6. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    i used to chip it up,melt in microwave and mix with chipped up williams made for a pretty good shave.regular pears soap sometimes left me feeling oily in the summer.
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  7. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

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  8. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Same was a popular soap, probably still is

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  9. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Not Pears but I lathered some Neutrogena face soap the other day. I was impressed with the lather. I'll give a test shave in the near future.
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  10. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I’m told Pears is available at the “dollar tree” stores for ..... $1

    Neutogena was my first exposure to glycerine soaps, they look the same, feel the same... would not be surprised if formulas are similar.
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    dollar stores here as well as drug stores..
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  12. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    My wife was born & bred in London and she uses Pears soap all the time. Gets it at Dollar Tree stores. Veddy British she is. Still drives around (in the summer) in a 1969 MGB roadster.
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    They have it here with the local venders. I use it on the regular. Even for my hair. Does a good job.
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  15. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I love those old roadsters, especially the pre '74 models.
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  16. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I’m partial to the Triumph TR6.

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  17. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...bought a bar ( or Oval ) today at 69p.
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    that is the first car ever built sir..And Moses came down the mountain in his Triumph....
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  19. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the TR6s were beasts..on a straight-a-way, but couldn't match the handling of an MGB.

    Here's a clip of me and my daughter taking a spin a few years ago.

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  20. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Used it today for the first time. Not bad.
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