Creams, ingredients and skin types
Good morning gentlemen,
A question/observation: I shaved with a sample of Trumpers Lavender this morning and had a very different shave to all my other shaves this week with either Tom's or Bodyshop cream.
I found the razor did not glide over my skin at all well and I got a fair amount of irritation on my neck which particularly displeased me as yesterday I thought I had all but conquered the dreaded neck rash. I also thought the cream seemed to dry out quickly on my face. Anything to do with the scent?
So, are there certain shaving creams that are more likely to set off irritation and is this based on the ingredients? My hypothesis is this: If using a cream with some kind of cologne or oil in it (which I'm guessing most of the floral scents have), is this more likely to dry your skin out and cause irritation?
I guess what would be really handy would be a list of creams split into categories maybe relating to their properties, something like "moisturizing", "heavily scented/perfumed", "oily", "neutral" and the such like or even combinations.
Sorry if this has been delved into before, I just wondered if there was more information available?
[URL="http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2169&highlight=Woodbane"]Andy[/URL] ~ Vermont
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