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Musgo Real

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Price: Musgo Real is quite affordable at a number of online retailers and elsewhere. Mine was acquired in a trade 2 years ago (and still performs exellently)
Quality: Musgo Real is supposedly stirred for days in open vats before it is ready to be packaged. The quality of the cream is to me on a par with other creams, the texture reminds me of Palmolive lather or perhaps C&E; it is thicker than Taylor. Some have complained that it gummed up their brushes, but I have not experienced this with any of the Musgo creams, some do take a little more thorough rinsing, presumably from the lanolin, but water is all it took.
Scent: Musgo Real is a very unique, green sort of scent. Personally I love it. Reminiscent to me of Penhaligon English Fern,(but not quite) perhaps with a hint of grass...it is a very fresh sort of smell.
Latherability: Musgo really starts to shine here. Personally I mix Musgo a bit wetter than other creams, don't ask me why, I just like it that way. Use less water if you like a drier lather.
Pics:
First a little goes a long way:
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Here is the result after 25-30 seconds swirling with a wet badger brush:
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I mix this wet, but it performs great without, also. Here is after another 30 seconds of swirling and a tablespoon of water added:
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The lather easily overpowers the somewhat large ziploc bowl I am using for the demonstration (spilled perhaps a half cup of lather to the floor), covers the bristles completely. Might I add this smells heavenly, to boot.

Here is some on the brush:
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And of course, the requisite lather-on-arm pic:
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Efficacy: I think the pictures about cover it for this one. The cream is very forgiving, you can mix it as wet or as thick as you like. Not nearly as picky as some creams are, IMHO. A little goes a long way.

Moisturizing Properties: My face generally feels soft and smooth for a few hours after shaving with Musgo, although the Musgo Pre-post doesn't hurt (Yes Joel, it's the same tube you traded to me ages ago...thanks!). I like it quite a bit, and I think the lanolin in the cream seems to help my skin. If you are allergic to lanolin (some are!) make sure to look for the boric acid ONLY version.

Packaging: Musgo is sold in high quality metal tubes similar to those Proraso comes in, inside a box; usually the ingredients are found on the outside of the box, so if one throws the box away it may be difficult to tell which version he has. Otherwise no complaints. Wish this stuff came in tubs, I'd have one.

Musgo was one of my first favorite creams; it is mildly cooling, but not numbing or extremely cooling like Proraso or some others. Very refreshing with a nice, non-medicinal smell. HIGHLY recommend all wetshavers try this at least once. A very high quality product still available at a reasonable price.
John P.

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Pros: Scent is awesome
Cons: Menthol
Other than the fact I think I'm allergic to menthol, I love this product. The scent blows me away and that's why I still use it periodically. The cream lathers great, and plenty for three passes. You don't need a lot to get the job done. Love the metal tube it comes in. And did I mention the scent!
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Pros: Lathers with incredible ease
Cons: None
I have many creams. Musgo is excellent, very easy to work with. A must try.
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Pros: Skeptical but Now In Love
Cons: None
Started wet shaving a year and half ago. Went a little cray at first and bought several types of soaps and creams. Musgo, Proraso and T&H 1805 were some of the first, mostly due to reviews. I only used the hydrate and bowl method of lathering. T&H, awesome lather, funky scent but, love it in a weird kinda way. There is no scent in that stuff that I can identify! Anyway, I always had trouble getting a good lather with Musgo and Proraso but loved the scent of both and continued to use them. Although I knew of face and palm lathering, there was just something about building a voluminous amount of lather in a bowl that had always intrigued me. Then, an epiphany (of sorts), I went on YouTube to see how others lathered with Musgo and see what I was doing wrong. Found one who face lathered and it worked great for him so, I gave it a try. MAGIC! Wet my brush, shook off most of the water, put a dab of Musgo on tip and went to work. Was dry so dipped in water and worked it some more. Just a little more water and voilà, perfect lather and one of the best shaves of my life! And, enough for a second and third pass. I am a definite face lathering convert!
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