Cyril Salter Solid Shaving Soap (tallow)

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Greetings

I spotted this soap on e-bay sold by Shave Lounge Outlet at the very reasonable price of £2.95 plus £1.95 postage, the advert stated the soap was a tallow based product.

Being unreasonably mean when it comes to purchasing soaps this immediately caught my eye, when I researched the soap on the net I only found mediocre reviews and they all discussed a veggie product, the listing clearly stated the soap was tallow. I purchased the soap anyway and I am very glad I did.

The soap comes in a puck/cake designed to fit a traditional wooden bowl weighing 100 grams it is wrapped in clear film with a label and another ingredients label, it feels fairly hard, I do not know if it is triple milled but it does not feel quite hard enough. I forced it into an old T.O.B.S. shaving cream tub.

The soap lathers super easy. Arko easy in fact; initially a little bubbly but the bubbles soon disappear with further work with the brush. The lather is 100% stable showing no tendency to collapse it feels and is very slippery and it made for a really good totally problem free shave with the OCMM. The scent is listed as Lavender, I detect no Lavender at all, in fact I think the scent is Grapefruit, in any case it is light and pleasant and it is unlikely to offend anybody.

I like it a lot.

Now the interesting and confusing part, this soap is 100 grams and tallow and made in the UK Cyril Salter also lists a 99 gram veggie soap made in the EU with the same name and a 70 gram tallow soap like this one, it does call the tallow soap "New" so probably reformulation and a different maker is involved.

It is hard to tell what soap some older reviews are discussing but I strongly suspect the veggie version.

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Here is the veggie version, which I have no experience of:-
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The soap lathers super easy. Arko easy in fact; initially a little bubbly but the bubbles soon disappear with further work with the brush. The lather is 100% stable showing no tendency to collapse it feels and is very slippery and it made for a really good totally problem free shave with the OCMM. The scent is listed as Lavender, I detect no Lavender at all, in fact I think the scent is Grapefruit, in any case it is light and pleasant and it is unlikely to offend anybody.
I used it today for the first time and I agree with all your observations, a very good soap all in all.

I'm surprised why the new tallow formulation seems to be stocked by few retailers.
 
#6
I used it today for the first time and I agree with all your observations, a very good soap all in all.

I'm surprised why the new tallow formulation seems to be stocked by few retailers.
Greetings

I am now unable to find any retailer who presently stocks it, it's all a bit strange really and obviously reformulation is playing a hand here. It is not possible to get directly into the Cyril Salter web site unless you have a trade account, it is obviously not for retail punters, you can get in via links posted on the net but you cannot navigate within the site.

Regards
Dick
 
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