Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: MWF Bath Soap?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Near Buffalo, New York; USA
    Posts
    149

    Default MWF Bath Soap?

    I REALLY enjoy MWF shave soap, so what's the deal with the bath soap? I'm probably going to be placing an order soon enough, and I was considering picking up a bar. Does it live up to legend of the shave soap?

    I've got dry, easily irritated skin and I love how my face feels post-MWF-shave. Does the bath soap supply that same rich lather and supple skin feel? And finally, does the bar last long enough to justify the price?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    St Landry Parish
    Posts
    2,938

    Default

    It's good stuff. I ordered it to bathe my babies. Reality was that it still dried their skin a little. Also, it goes very quickly. It's nice stuff though and worth trying. DA FAT

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,419
    Images
    1

    Default

    I enjoy the bath soap a lot. I do NOT find, however, that it goes quickly at all. A (smaller sized) bar will easily last me a month or more (of continuous use). Note: I don't leave soap sitting in water, don't load up a wash cloth, don't have spray hitting it etc. I wet myself, rub soap over skin 1 pass, then lather up with the soap left on the body.

    It pretty much the same scent (unfortunately IMO - It's OK to me, but no favorite.) as the shave soap.

    It's one of the slickest soaps I've got, and when using MWF I have to be very careful about moving my feet in the tub/shower, as it's the only soap that has almost caused me to slip in the tub on a couple of different occasions.

    As far as skin care, it's much better than many other soaps, but nowhere near as good as L'Occitane's soaps. I've got dry skin, especially in the winter, and I can "get by" with MWF for a few days in a row, but always end up back with a more moisturizing soap after a few days, however it's not a 1-day "instant dryness" soap like La Toja or Speick which I relegate to use ONLY in the summer.
    Last edited by bkfist; 04-26-2012 at 09:55 AM.
    Brian - I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Overland Park, KS
    Posts
    704

    Default

    I'm always searching for bath soaps that don't dry my skin and smell good, so I've tried A LOT of soap. I don't find that it smells much like the shave soap... it's more feminine and toned down. As far as moisturizing, like bkfist said, it's better than most but still lacking a little there IMO. All around, it's good but not great. I was disappointed... mostly because I had such high expectations due to my love of the shaving soap. I won't be buying again.

    For the record, I think Speick bar soap is fantastic. Better scent and more moisturizing than MWF for me. It's one I will for sure be buying again.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,419
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jpipes3 View Post
    I'm always searching for bath soaps that don't dry my skin and smell good, so I've tried A LOT of soap. I don't find that it smells much like the shave soap... it's more feminine and toned down. As far as moisturizing, like bkfist said, it's better than most but still lacking a little there IMO. All around, it's good but not great. I was disappointed... mostly because I had such high expectations due to my love of the shaving soap. I won't be buying again.

    For the record, I think Speick bar soap is fantastic. Better scent and more moisturizing than MWF for me. It's one I will for sure be buying again.
    Interesting that you find Speick to be moisturizing... My skin definitely reacts differently to it.

    You might check out "Mike's Natural Soap" bath soap... I ordered a bar of the shave soap (way too strong of scent for me, I like subtle scented shave soaps) and he included a sample of bath soap... Used it up, a solid 7 or 8 days straight, and didn't cause any dryness or itchiness. I'll definitely be ordering a few.
    Brian - I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    1,985
    Images
    1

    Default

    I absolutely love MWF bath soap. It is very expensive and does run out pretty fast so I use the "swipe and hand lather" method which makes the soap last a bit longer. It has a nice subtle scent, which is not a complex as the shave soap scent but still very nice. The lather is nice and thick and the lanolin does wonders for the skin.

    I just love good quality tallow based bath soaps (speick is another great one!). I just find my skin likes tallow much more than veggie oils, applies to shave and bath soaps actually.

    Grab yourself a soap or two,i'm sure you will really like them. Just like the MWF shave soap, the bath soap wins out on scent and performance.
    - Nav

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Overland Park, KS
    Posts
    704

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bkfist View Post
    Interesting that you find Speick to be moisturizing... My skin definitely reacts differently to it.

    You might check out "Mike's Natural Soap" bath soap... I ordered a bar of the shave soap (way too strong of scent for me, I like subtle scented shave soaps) and he included a sample of bath soap... Used it up, a solid 7 or 8 days straight, and didn't cause any dryness or itchiness. I'll definitely be ordering a few.
    I just switched back over from MWF to Speick this morning to confirm that the Speick is better for my skin. We'll see.

    I'm definitely going to snag some soap from Mike. Have been keeping my eye on those for a little while now. Glad to hear they work like I suspected they would.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Posts
    277
    Images
    1

    Default

    I just opened a box from Connaught shaving. I ordered 2 bars of MWF bath soap, the MWF Lanolin M, a MWF shave soap refill, and DRH Arlington Milk. (already have the MWF hand/body lotion) Needless to say, Connaught's prices are good even with international shipping. I love the shaving soap and enjoy the bath soaps. This is not my first time using the bath bars and the entire family likes them. They don't leave my skin feeling the same as my face feels after the shave soap, and in that I was disappointed. However, they are very gentle on the skin, moisturizing, and slick. I also agree that they could have lasted longer. Needless to say, I like the soap and ordered more. I rotate it in with Yardley.
    But we'll dance in the dark and they'll play with our lives - David Bowie

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    4,104

    Default

    I love the soaps! I use the bar soap myself in the shower & the bath gel/foam (the bottled stuff) for the kids when they take a bath.
    Leaves the skin very nice & comfy. & The foam lathers like crazy, which is very, very positive if you ask a 4 year old
    Can-can scratch patterns!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NW Illinois
    Posts
    852

    Default

    If you want a 'bath soap' that feels, smells, and acts like MWF shave soap, use the shave soap in the bath!! Simple. It IS soap, it WILL clean you, and you already said it has the smell and feel you like. Who cares what it's 'officially' named!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Posts
    277
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoe View Post
    If you want a 'bath soap' that feels, smells, and acts like MWF shave soap, use the shave soap in the bath!! Simple. It IS soap, it WILL clean you, and you already said it has the smell and feel you like. Who cares what it's 'officially' named!
    I probably would if price didn't matter. I think WCS just had a deal of the day where the MWF shaving soap refill was $10.99. That is too expensive (for me) for an everyday bath soap.
    But we'll dance in the dark and they'll play with our lives - David Bowie

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-10-2012, 12:52 PM
  2. Recommendation for shave soap, bath soap scent
    By Talltexan in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-12-2011, 06:00 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-25-2011, 07:25 PM
  4. Yardley bath soap and Lightfoot shaving soap experiment
    By MichaeltheRomanHistorian in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-03-2010, 11:00 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.