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Edwin Jagger Aloe Shaving Soap

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This is a milled palm based vegetable soap. I can't say if it's triple milled or not. It seems a little softer than some triple milled pucks I've tried. This puck is a little smaller than the typical 100g or so puck, it's only 65g. Compared to the prices some companies charge for their triple milled soaps, it's still a fair deal, though not as excellent a value as some other soaps.

The green, kinda mossy scent is very nice, and you can smell it right off the soap puck before you even lather it up. Once lathered, it's very creamy and slick and doesn't feel drying on your face. This soap does appear to take just a little less water than some other milled soaps. If you add to much water, you'll end up with an airy, bubbly foam. When lathered properly, I found it provided more than adequate cushion for the blade, and I didn't get any razor burn, irritation, or unusual dryness after the shave. This might be a good one for sensitive skin types to try.

One thing I do not like about this soap is the travel container. I like plastic screw top containers but this one isn't snug enough to fit the soap for lathering. The puck spins around when you try to load the brush with it. I found it works slightly better but not optimal if you hold the container at an almost 90 degree angle. In the end, I just wound up holding the puck in my hand and loading it that way. You could always grate or mill your puck into the travel container I suppose.

Overall, recommended.

I believe Rasage Poulin is stocking this now at a very competitive price, so no need overpay (like I did) or order from the UK if you are in the North America.

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Pros: Performance, price, and ease of use
Cons: Easy to lose interest in
This is the first of the Edwin Jagger or Muhle mug soaps that I have tried. They are a decent price here in the UK, at just £7.00 for one 65g soap, or £15.00 for the triple pack, direct from The English Shaving Company which is the same company as Edwin Jagger. I bought the mixed triple pack with the other two pucks being Sandalwood, and Lime and Pomegranate.

I find it a ridiculously easy soap to load, and it takes water well when face lathering. Indeed it needs plenty of water to get the best slickness from it, and you need to keep hydrating till you get a good sheen. I find the slickness perfectly adequate, and my skin is very happy post shave, even if I don't follow up with a post shave product.

The scent is mild and "soapy", and may be lacking in interest for some shavers. I always have a choice of three lather products in my bathroom, so that's not a big hurdle for me. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an old faithful type soap, which they can use daily with no frills or drama. I keep mine in a pewter dish from Wentworth Pewter, also based here in Sheffield.

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Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
Pros: good performer
Cons: little pricey
Overall this soap was a top performer. I used a Omega synthetic brush, and to load it all I did was wet the soap slightly and load in my hand (having got the refill and not the bowl). I loaded for barely a minute until I started to get a pretty good proto-lather. I then face lathered and got enough for a 3 pass shave.

The performance is what I have come to expect to from a higher-end soap. Great cushioning, VERY slick, and a pleasant scent. The scent is the only category where this soap falls a little flat, as the aroma is quite plain "just soap".

Altogether, this was an ace soap. Decent (if slightly steep) price, excellent performance, but I personally would recommend another scent. However, if you prefer a mild scent or if someone in your home objects to scented products this is a solid choice.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Lathers easy.
Cons: Lacks slickness.
The nicest thing about Edin Jagger soap is that it's really easy to lather. However, I find that the lather is not as slick some of the tallow based shaving soaps, which are usually harder to lather. The scent is just ok, but pretty mild. And the aloe is a nice touch as it helps moisturize. Overall a really good product. Though I do feel it's a tad overpriced, it is on the cheaper side than most.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)

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