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Decent lather but ravaging on my skin
on December 27, 2011
This seemed like a great deal on what's regarded as a decent cheap soap, so I picked up a puck the last time I was at my local pharmacy to give this a try. Everything started off well. I wasn't sure if I was fond of the scent when I opened the package, but as it lathered I really liked it. Is subtle and, yes, it is an "old man" type of scent, but I found it rather pleasing.
The lather I got wasn't bad at all. It was certainly thinker and richer than the Col. Conk I'd been using. While shaving it seemed that the razor wasn't gliding quite as nicely as with other soap even though I just popped in a fresh blade. After a moment of being on my skin I could feel irritation starting. That was odd for me since I don't have super sensitive skin or anything. As I finished shaving it got worse.
My alum block stung worse than ever and my face and neck were bright red. There was a small on my chest where I had dropped some lather while brushing my face and it too was red and irritated. Now my entire face looks and feels like a fresh sunburn.
I can't bring myself to give this only 1 star despite my bad experience since so many have little to no trouble and soap is a very personal item. For whatever reason my skin completely rejected something about this soap, and I've tolerated quite a few. Before buying this large pack I'd recommend buying one at a local store (almost all big stores sell these for about $2-3). If you like it, great, you know where to get a nice sized pack of them at. If you hate it like me, you don't have another 11 to throw out.