SOS: October 2020

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by ram57, Sep 30, 2020.

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  1. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Gary! :)
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  2. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Whsi Is the "custom" in that bowl?
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  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks, Gary
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    it's a nice bourbon scented cream..probably a brushless cream i think but lathers well enough to apply it with a brush.very slick lather..:)
  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 3, 2020
    Blackland Tradere OC
    Gillette 7 O’clock Yellow
    Brad Sears Disco with Simpson CH2 synthetic knot
    Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    Small Batch Shave Tonic

  6. Electrif

    Electrif Well-Known Member

    Cheers Gary :happy088:
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  7. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Great shave and photo Gary. :happy096:
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  8. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Sunday‌ ‌10.04.20 ‌SOTD‌

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    TOBS ‌Sandalwood‌ ‌Pre‌ ‌Shave‌ ‌Oil‌
    Gillette '40s Brit Thin Handle Flat Bottom Tech
    NOS Wlkinson Sword made in England
    Frank Shaving 24mm Silvertip Badger
    TOBS Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    TOBS Sandalwood Aftershave
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Jim..:)
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome brit shave and pic the sandalwood brit tech..:cool:..
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
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  12. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    :thanks: Gary
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  13. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Perfumed by:
    Jazques Cavallier

    Razor - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Double Open Comb Ascension (316L Stainless Steel Adjustable)
    Blade - [​IMG] *6th Shave
    Brush - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "The Green Ray" *Faux Horse Hair
    Preshave Soap - PAA Cube with Dock
    Shaving Soap - Razor Emporium "Citrus"
    Aftershave - Thayers Witch Hazel *Mentholated
    Post-Shave Balm - Advanced Clinicals Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid Cream
    Fragrance - Issey Miyake "L'eau d'Issey Eau Eté Summer 2009"

    I wasn't going to do a shave today. Was vegging out and didn't bathe in the morning. Now it's 1pm afternoon and I want a shower and shave on a lazy day. I will add a twist of PAA menthol crystals and lather this in a bowl and use the preshave soap as well.

    ***EDIT - Ahh. Refreshing shave while the Vegas heat is still 'there' but starting to transition to Fall. I got a fine shave overall. The 6th shave on the blade 'barely' got it done. At the end of the shave I felt some very minor irritation underneath the skin a bit. So, better safe than sorry I went to the PAA Alum block and found a few patches of sting. That seemed to remedy the minor itchy type irritation. I had to decide whether more irritation would rear its head and whether to go to the dry powder to stop redness (but will delay the skin healing some).....or go to the balm which won't stop any residual irritation, but will engage recovery quicker. I opted for the balm after thinking it over and feeling around and making my best guess.

    Post-shave treatment can be tricky depending on the outcome of the shave. It takes trial and error and experience. If in doubt, and if I have somewhere to go where ensuring the redness is stopped, then talc or dry powder of some kind is the best route. If you have nothing important going on, then balm is better for speed of healing. Something about the dry powder method seems to keep oils off the skin and blood seems to be less able to reach the top layers to restore and heal. I've found that once I do a face wash and clean off the drying powder, the skin seems to still need it's normal healing course to begin. I've only 'stalled' the natural healing process that skin oils and blood flow are a part of. So, using the proper product for recovery or minimizing redness should be made based on circumstance. If irritation is very bad, then powder should be used even if it delays the healing because I don't want to go hours feeling burn and itch. Drying powder helps minimize the discomfort. I've found balm doesn't stop irritation and can even exacerbate it. Another option is to just go with a splash of mentholated witch-hazel and just have dry skin that slowly restores natural oils over a course of hours as a third recovery option.

    After having finished writing this, I believe I made the right choice with the Alum, rinse, Witch-hazel and balm. My skin has no significant irritation or itch and will recover fine. Pretty much got BBS out of this. I have to not get lazy next time and change that blade after 5 shaves. No 6th shave on this blade/razor combo from now on.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2020
  14. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Great shot and write up Matt. Very sleek and classic looking.
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  15. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    10/03/20 Shave of the Day
    Face Wash with Wood Box Soap Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap Barber Shop Tobacco and Bay Leaf
    Crown King Planet 9 Shampoo/Conditioner Puck with Cider Vinegar, Yucca & Manuka
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
    Barrister and Mann Hallows Shaving Soap (Limited Edition)
    Badger & Blade 10th Anniversary 22mm Blonde Boar Shaving Brush with Black/Gold Flake Handle
    Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
    Crisa Glass Salsa Bowl
    Whitmor Water Spray Bottle
    Asylum Shave Works Evolution Stainless Steel Black Oxide Razor
    Feather New Hi-Stainless Blade - 1st Shave
    Laboratoires Osma Pure Potassium Alum Block
    Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
    Barrister and Mann Hallows Aftershave (Limited Edition)
    NIVEA Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
    Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant​

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  16. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @Smooth Steve

    Nice. I take it you probably, like me, have multiple tubs of Hallows from multiple years?
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  17. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Nice razor stand! Who made it?
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  18. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Excellent! Love the matching colors. The brush is awesome.
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  19. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Great report and explanation, Tim! I’ve never used talc or powder on my face/neck after a shave so you helped me understand the methodology. Thanks.

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  20. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Tim! You have the best Old Spice setups I’ve seen.

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