I can only imagine the pain you are going through.
I showed this soap to an Indian friend and she mentioned that Arko is a very popular boy's name in Bengal, and it is a synonym for Surya, the God of the Sun, Light, and Day.
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Your children's children's children will be able to shave with it. I have a mighty stash of 35-50 year old Williams' soap, with at least a half dozen pucks that are over 75 years old.
I bought a bunch last year on Black Friday. It's in our bedroom. It's holding up fine, smells as good as ever. It's intended for PIFFING, if I weren't so lazy...
I know that when I was using Arko exclusively my face acclimated to the "harshness" of it. LOL, but it never got used to the Sharks! No siree, those things are best left for Shark Week in my humble opinion!I think that standard soap never goes bad, by standard I mean soaps that do no have ingredients that can actually go bad, like milk or fruit or something like that.
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After a few more uses, the ARKO seems to have mellowed out (either that, or my skin got used to it), so now I do not even get that mild burning sensation towards the end, but I happily leave the remaining lather on my face while I clean things because it feels soothing. I used a Shark SS today and I did not even feel like using an aftershave later, my face felt soft and hydrated (I did use an aftershave anyway).
In fact, I am surprised by how much water the lather can soak up, the brush feels heavy during face lathering, I actually get a decent arm workout