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Cremogena Blend

Long ago I got a tube of Neutrogena creme & it was kinda runny & messy, so I just set it aside, using it occasionally as a pre-shave application, just to use it up & be rid of it. I've had a tube of Cremo forever & prefer to bowl lather & have enough other soaps to use, so it lay forgotten next to the Neutrogena tube.

I decided to put a dab of each into a bowl & it lathers up into a really dense & ultra-slick lather.

I like to think it was my combination of razors & blades for a left/right shave comparison that gave the best-shave-of-the-week perfect shave results, but I suspect the Cremogena blend helped significantly.

Too many people seem to lack imagination & are slaves relying on a formula someone else made. I've had great results with blends that together, gave better performance than either of the separate components.
 
Long ago I got a tube of Neutrogena creme & it was kinda runny & messy, so I just set it aside, using it occasionally as a pre-shave application, just to use it up & be rid of it. I've had a tube of Cremo forever & prefer to bowl lather & have enough other soaps to use, so it lay forgotten next to the Neutrogena tube.

I decided to put a dab of each into a bowl & it lathers up into a really dense & ultra-slick lather.

I like to think it was my combination of razors & blades for a left/right shave comparison that gave the best-shave-of-the-week perfect shave results, but I suspect the Cremogena blend helped significantly.

Too many people seem to lack imagination & are slaves relying on a formula someone else made. I've had great results with blends that together, gave better performance than either of the separate components.
That is really interesting. I have seen that a dollop of Cremo in the bowl creates mounds of lather with whatever soap I'm using for that shave.

Would have never thought to combine Neutrogena Cream and Cremo.

Well done.
 
That is really interesting. I have seen that a dollop of Cremo in the bowl creates mounds of lather with whatever soap I'm using for that shave.

Would have never thought to combine Neutrogena Cream and Cremo.

Well done.
I actually got the Cremo to mix in to salvage some grated vegetable handsoap that lathered OK, but collapsed too quickly. The Cremo helped a lot, and further addition of some grated Williams made it worth keeping - it compressed into a hard puck that works like a stick to face lather.
 
I have found a dab of Cremo will enhance whatever shave soap I use.
Definitely get creamy, super slick lather with the combination and nice razor glide with no irritation. Leaves the skin very soft and smooth.
My every day lather combo.

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I actually got the Cremo to mix in to salvage some grated vegetable handsoap that lathered OK, but collapsed too quickly. The Cremo helped a lot, and further addition of some grated Williams made it worth keeping - it compressed into a hard puck that works like a stick to face lather.
I have found a dab of Cremo will enhance whatever shave soap I use.
Definitely get creamy, super slick lather with the combination and nice razor glide with no irritation. Leaves the skin very soft and smooth.
My every day lather combo.

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Cremo is certainly not noted for producing large volumes of lather on its own.

Does anyone know what in Cremo causes the synergistic reaction with other soaps?
 
Cremo is certainly not noted for producing large volumes of lather on its own.

Does anyone know what in Cremo causes the synergistic reaction with other soaps?
Simple answer: Magic.

I was once a Senior R&D Engineer for a large semiconductor shop in Munich. While my Bavarian colleagues had a sense of humor, their [Austrian] PhD counterparts did not. Trivia and minutiae appeared to be their forte, while mine was to quickly develop functional, stable and repeatable procedures.
Often a trivial event produced the desired results, yet to define exactly why would take more time and effort to define than worthwhile. PhD's wanted to know how & why in excruciatingly minute and irrelevant detail; management wanted to know how soon it would be ready for use; to them 'magic' was an acceptable answer that didn't spend money resources or waste time.
As a result, the PhD's overspent their enormous budget chasing trivia, and the keys to the analysis lab were handed over to ... me.
 
Simple answer: Magic.

I was once a Senior R&D Engineer for a large semiconductor shop in Munich. While my Bavarian colleagues had a sense of humor, their [Austrian] PhD counterparts did not. Trivia and minutiae appeared to be their forte, while mine was to quickly develop functional, stable and repeatable procedures.
Often a trivial event produced the desired results, yet to define exactly why would take more time and effort to define than worthwhile. PhD's wanted to know how & why in excruciatingly minute and irrelevant detail; management wanted to know how soon it would be ready for use; to them 'magic' was an acceptable answer that didn't spend money resources or waste time.
As a result, the PhD's overspent their enormous budget chasing trivia, and the keys to the analysis lab were handed over to ... me.
That is priceless.

As Arthur C. Clarke is reported to have said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
 
I'm curious because neither one of those products is lathering on its own. It would be interesting to see some pics or learn more details.

In my experience, Cremo makes a very light, super-fine froth... and that's about it. It's actually not completely transparent, necessarily.
 
I'm curious because neither one of those products is lathering on its own. It would be interesting to see some pics or learn more details.

In my experience, Cremo makes a very light, super-fine froth... and that's about it. It's actually not completely transparent, necessarily.
Pitcher:
Leftover after completed shave
Cremogena Lather AC.jpg
Details:
Put a dime-sized dab each of Cremo & Neutrogena for Sensitive skin into a bowl and lather. Add water 2-3 drops at a time until you get the density you want. I use bottled water (distilled) since my faucet is hard water.
I've also mixed equal parts in a small container, but it's kinda runny due to the Neutrogena, but left open overnite, dries on the surface. Either way works the same.

Todays' shave was a Tech clone left side with Personna Blue, vs Right side 1953 Super Speed with Voskhod. 2 Passes would have equalled a 3 pass shave with any of my other soaps, but I did the 3rd just because it was an enjoyable shave & I'll see if this will beat my best 12 hour shave.
 
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