Italian Barber recently had a sale on a four-pack of the hard soap pucks: Blue Label, Gold Label, Green Label and Black Label for $8.88. If you converted those pucks into sticks, you would have eight 50gm sticks at $1.11 each. That would be phenomenal value -- less than Arko, I think....Honorable mention...
Love the scent but wish it came with with a plastic base...
Thanks for the reviews!!My top top 3 sticks that I will continue to use would be...
This is based on performance and scent (to me)
Love the scent but wish it came with with a plastic base
All the other sticks performed fine, I just did not prefer the scent.
Love this stuff. Takes a bit more water than the Arko stick, for example, but I get very nice shaves from it. I like the scent a lot but my guess is it's one of those polarizing ones.8. Derby- The final shave stick in my review. This stick has a light soap smell. It came wrapped in foil with no plastic base. I paid $7.78 on Amazon which seems expensive but it’s available elsewhere cheaper. I had a little bit of a hard time getting a good lather (had to apply twice).
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Arko is awesome. My favorite.I have only used the Arko stick, yesterday and today. I was surprised how quickly it lathered up, used a Boar brush yesterday and a Badger today. I probably won't use it again as it has left my face with some irritation, and I used two different razors and blades as well.
Thanks for the reviews, will have to try some different ones.
It dries because soap strips some of the oils from the skin. This is normal, not a problem, just add moisture with an aftershave lotion or balm. Some soaps are super-fatted, meaning they have extra fats or oils added which don't get saponified. That can replace part of the oil that was stripped off by the soap. Currently, on this board, super-fatted soaps are in fashion, but they are not necessary and can be too much for people who have oily skin or complexion problems.i got Tabac few days ago, its great stuff, lathers very fast, and softens beard. But i see it does dry out a little bit my skin. My question is, does Tabac dry someone else skin? changed for some other stick that does not dry?
I have Diver Down both in puck and stick and both in CK-6 base. Both work well but I have only used the stick once. It is a soft soap and I applied too much to my face. The lather was a lot thicker than I prefer. Razor clogging thick. Next time I will apply less of the soap to my face. It came in a nice plastic container with a knob at the bottom to advance the soap. I will reuse the container. PAA also sells empty soap stick containers for less than $2 that should be handy when you have a soap puck that looks like a donut and you want to get more life from it.Has anyone tried the sticks made by Phoenix Shaving? How are they?