As of today, Saint Charles Shave is just one month old and is constantly undergoing changes. Thank you all for your support and interest in my products. I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions and comments. I took them all to heart. Keeping your suggestions in mind, I have changed some of my packaging which will gradually replace existing stock. I have added waterproof labels, a four ounce Body Lotion with a bellows pump and new squeezable bottles. There are a few new products you said you would like to see offered. On my website you will find in the next few days, New Spice Shampoo and Body Wash. I have a brand new logo designed by my brother for Saint Charles Shave.
I will be offering new products in Men's and Women's gift sets for the holidays, while they last. The set for men includes a new Shave Stick. The set for women includes 'Her Spice' Body Lotion, a double mirror compact and a refillable atomizer packaged in black with jeweled embellishments. Gift set pricing will include Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the continental United States (only).
I also have a very limited supply of Shaving Brushes that were made for Saint Charles Shave. The handle choice is Faux Ivory or Black Horn. My shave brush is a 20mm Badger brush. I purchased 25 of these brushes and my supplier told me that they are 100% Silver Tip. Depending on your response, I will be ordering more or consider them as keepsakes of my brush adventure. I am not a brush expert and Tony my tester isn't a brush expert either. Tony did an extensive lather and shave test on the brush and with his permission I offer his results as follows.
Day one; I received the brush and soaked it in hot water. I shook it dry and then hung it up side down over night. The brush blossomed well for it's first wetting.
Day two; I used the brush with Sue's Almond shave soap. I soaked the brush and it held a lot of water and heat. I let the brush drain and even gave it a light flick to remove some water. I started mixing and got plenty of lather. I applied the lather to shave and the brush felt great on my face. It is very soft, but still holds a ton of lather. I made two passes and a touch up and got an excellent shave.
Day three; The brush has even blossomed out more. Today I used Proraso cream. I got the same results. Tons of lather and a great feel and shave.
Day four: Today I used Musgo real in a heated mug.
Please direct any 'technical' brush questions to Tony as I am positive he can answer better than I.
Again, my heartfelt appreciation for your interest in my products. Thank you also for your words of encouragement when I needed to hear a kind word. In 2006, I will continue to offer you the best in shaving and personal care items that I can make. I also pledge my best to you in personal customer service.
Best wishes for this holiday season!
Saint Charles Shave