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Lucky Tiger "After-Shave Toner"

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When I first bought Lucky Tiger I had become so comfortable with Thayer's I felt maybe this mild orange scented stuff wasn't going to work out. But I tried it again and very happy I did. The scent is a nice, mild orange citrus. Not overpowering like Thayer's rose and lavender, which I find can really stick with you throughout the day. After a few more days of use it seemed different or should I say my face felt better compared to using Thayer's. I hadn't really paid much attention to what was in the bottle besides knowing it was a Witch Hazel, but after reading the bottle closer I started to understand why my face felt better. When I apply Witch Hazel I don't like to rinse off the applications because I really want the Witch Hazel to soak in and calm down any irritation. This is where I believe Lucky Tiger is better than Thayer's. When I apply Lucky Tiger and let it soak in, often applying twice, I've notice a big improvement in my face. It feels better, looks better, no dry skin and I can shave comfortably day to day. I also like to apply CAR's Sandalwood A/S balm afterwards, this combination provides for a very intoxicating blend of oranges and Sandalwood.

Price - $14.95

Packaging - No outer plastic protective covering. Bottle is made of amber colored plastic. The amber plastic I assume keeps UV rays from damaging the vitamin enriched toner.

Ingredients - Purified water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Polysorbate 20, Cellreplen^, Glycerin (Vegetable based), Organic Chamomile Extract*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aea Mays (Corn) Oil, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Methyl Paraben, Essential Oils of Citrus.

*Certified Organic.
^Cellreplen is a proprietary blend of anti-oxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, designed to nourish, protect and revitalize the skin.

Effectiveness- Soothes the face as any Witch Hazel should. Do the extra ingredients like the Vitamin E, D3 A, Aloe and Chamomile make it better, absolutely!

Application Method - Designed to be used as a splash, but works much better if used with an atomizer.

Quality/Scent - A very nice orange citrus scent, which blends well with the remnants of Sandalwood shaving cream. I also found it pairs up nicely with Lime, 1805, and Eton College.

Overall - This is my goto Witch Hazel. Or in this case, "After-Shave Toner". I'm currently on my second bottle since really becoming a hard core wet shaver. I highly recommend it.

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I just got a bottle of this in the mail today and will post a full review later, but I just wanted to note that since the review back in 2010, Lucky Tiger no longer contains methylparaben, and indeed the packaging now proclaims "Paraben Free".
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I stumbled upon this while ordering Bronner's bath soap from one of the big discount vitamin/supplement places. I had always thought of Lucky Tiger as being one of the cheap, greasy hair tonics the small-town barbers use, but this product has changed my image of the company.

No burn - none. (I suppose that I'll have to use a different product to point out flaws in my shaving technique.:laugh:) I like the light citrus scent which fades quickly enough that in very few minutes you could apply cologne without conflict. It left my face smooth without any greasiness; and while it feels slightly oily as applied, that feeling leaves quickly.

This one is a keeper. I just realized that I haven't touched another aftershave in two weeks; I have several I like and usually rotate them, but I seem to look at them and then grab the Lucky Tiger instead.

The price varies from $24-$12 depending on the source, so it pays to shop around a bit.
I may be reviewing a slightly different product - my bottle is labeled "After Shave/Face Toner" but has the same ingredients (chamomile/aloe vera/WH) and citrus scent described here. Picked up a bottle for $14 at my local barbershop and I've been happy with the results so far - the scent is pleasant but fleeting, and moisturizes very well without leaving a greasy or tacky feeling like some balms I've tried. It's nice to splash on in the morning post-shower even when I haven't shaved, so that's a plus, but I'm not sure whether the citrus scent and chamomile ingredient justifies the extra $7 over my bottle of Thayer's, though - I'll see how I feel once the bottle is done. Should last at least 6 months.

Edit: Forgot ratings and also to note that this product contains methylparaben. I haven't had an issue with it, but others might want to know before buying a bottle. However, with an abundance of other, cheaper (and arguably better) toners on the market, I probably won't be purchasing another bottle of this.
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