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Bloc Osma Alum Block, 2.65 Ounce


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  • All natural astringent that closes razor nicks
  • Soothes and cools
  • Handmade
  • Made in France
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Product Description

In the unfortunate event of nicking yourself while shaving, use the French made Bloc D' Alun (calme le feu du rasoir) Alum Block with its vessel constricting astringent properties will curb any minor bleed. Used for centuries to calm cut and damaged skin and as an underarm natural deodorant and anti perspirant. The Alum block also has antiseptic properties that not only cool and refresh the skin after shaving, but also act as a balm. Simply wet the block, apply to face, and then gently dab dry with a towel.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NEHR28
  • Item model number: BLOC1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,421 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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This Alum block has no air bubbles.
red_ox
Cuts, nicks, any bleeding after shaving, this will stop it.
Gokmen
Makes your skin feel great, tight, cool.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 92 people found the following review helpful By D. Butters on February 26, 2010
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Definitely better quality than what I can get at the international store up the street, this block doesn't have the big air pocket in the middle that you sometimes get with cheap alum blocks. That means that I should be able to use most of it, instead of discarding it when it gets so rough that it causes more irritation than it relieves.

All that in mind, be aware that this is a pretty small block. The picture doesn't give you any reference, but it's maybe 2" tall. I guess I expected it to be about the size of a bar of soap, so it was a bit of a surprise. Not complaining, just want to get that information out there.
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100 of 105 people found the following review helpful By M. Ross VINE VOICE on May 20, 2011
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While this is a high quality product and while it works well, it is on the expensive side.

Pros:

* Works on Nicks and Cuts - This product works well on my face for the occasional (and sometimes not so occasional as when my toddler comes in and pokes me while I'm shaving) nicks and cuts and for soothing razor burn. I use a double-sided safety razor, but this would work equally well after shaving with any device. Small cuts cease bleeding rapidly after application and razor burn is soothed after gliding this block over the area.

* Natural product - this is simply a block of alum. For those who wish to keep their cosmetic and toiletry products as natural as possible, this is the way to go. No manufactured chemicals here!

* Unisex - A browse through some of the reviews of this and competing products leads me to believe that this is a product used mostly by wet-shaving men. Ladies: This will work just as well, just as soothingly, on any areas where you happen to shave and leave nicks, cuts, or irritation. As some areas are more sensitive than others, you will appreciate that this is a natural product that works very well with sensitive skin. (For those who are wondering, my wife has attested to me that the forementioned is true)

Cons:

* Value - While it does perform well, it has to be understood that this is, after all, just a block of alum, as any other. This is the same substance being sold under other brands, at wildly varying prices. It doesn't make sense, then, to pay for an antiseptic alum block when the very same thing can be had for a fraction of the cost under a less sexy label... discounting the benefit of snob-appeal, of course. Considering also that this really does come in a diminutive size, (approx.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. Dejong on November 2, 2010
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I searched all over the internet for an Alum block - and this one is the best price. Store this on a soap-saver and it will last you years and years. We've used ours for a couple of months and it still looks brand new. This truly tones down razor burn and keeps skin from that ruddiness of shaving.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nikko Celindro on March 10, 2014
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Don't lick it
Wikipedia says it's sweet tasting
but for the love of god
please don't lick it
ugh
horrible
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G.M. Rimakis on June 26, 2013
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This product is fantastic to use after a shave. You simply wet your face and rub the Alum where you shaved. This will cause any small nicks or cuts to clot and seal up. Unlike Stypic, you won't be left with chalk-like marks on your face. It stings a little bit, but I believe it has antibacterial properties which are helpful to keep away razor burn.

Let me walk you through my post-shave routine to give you an idea. First I rinse my face with water to remove any remaining lather. Second, I clean my face with Witch Hazel in order to reduce inflammation and to really clean the shaved area. Then I wet the Alum and apply it. Once my face is dry, I apply my aftershave and I am good to go. It seems like a bit of a hassle, but my face feels fresh and clean for the rest of the day.

This is a solid addition to any shave routine, and it will definitely help you reduce post-shave complications.

Worth it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BRYAN LEENHEER on November 5, 2011
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The pictures here made me think this block of alum was about 3"x5"x1" - it isn't. Which is probably a good thing, because a block that large would be harder to use than the actual sized Bloc Osma; which is around 1"x1 1/2"x 1/2". This is a good size to slide around the angles of your face following a nice, close shave.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MB on December 22, 2010
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A quality alum block by its own for shaving nicks.
Be careful with any alum block for should they be
dropped, they shatter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Janz on April 30, 2013
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It does what it's made to do. I do wish it came with some sort of storage container like other Alum Blocks but thats no big deal.
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