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Hi all I'm new here and have a quick question.
I hastily purchased the arko shave stick but I can suffer from dry skin I have read a few terror stories on here about it but what am I to expect,
Also is there a way I can pre test the skin to see what it will be like on my face before shaving?
As far as I am aware I am not allergic to anything however I don't get on with anything sandlewood or strong smelled
 
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Hi all I'm new here and have a quick question.
I hastily purchased the arko shave stick but I can suffer from dry skin I have read a few terror stories on here about it but what am I to expect,
Also is there a way I can pre test the skin to see what it will be like on my face before shaving?
As far as I am aware I am not allergic to anything however I don't get on with anything sandlewood or strong smelled
You can do a patch test on the inside of your arm, lather some of the soap, put some of the lather on the inside of your arm and leave for ten minutes then wipe off, if there is no reaction it should be ok on your face. There is no sandlewood in Arko. If you want the scent to be less strong unwrap the stick and leave out to let some of the scent to evaporate / dissipate . Some people love Arko some don't, you will have to make your own mind up about it. :)
 
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Hi all I'm new here and have a quick question.
I hastily purchased the arko shave stick but I can suffer from dry skin I have read a few terror stories on here about it but what am I to expect,
Also is there a way I can pre test the skin to see what it will be like on my face before shaving?
As far as I am aware I am not allergic to anything however I don't get on with anything sandlewood or strong smelled
Moisturise,...ya tart!
 
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Whilst Arko is waaay to fierce for my skin it works fine for many and is undoubtedly one of the absolute easiest to lather soap sticks out there. If you don't get an adverse reaction however it dries out your skin there are plenty of decent balms available which will put back what Arko has taken out.

JohnnyO. o/
 
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I am in the like Arko camp, I do have sensitive skin and suffer with dry flaking skin but find I am ok with Arko and find no problems for me.
I would suggest that you follow the advice about a spot test from BladeMonkey.
 
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Thanks for the replies so far!
I did a spot test on my arm as BladeMonkey suggested, left it for around 10-15 minutes and no issues from what I can see,
I suppose the only real way to tell is by shaving with it, I use nivea sensitive AS balm and face wash before I shave but I may skip the face wash in the morning.
Does anyone know how long the scent lasts, I assume it will did down quite quick as I use an AS balm?
 
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As with most soap scents it will not last long and you won't notice it after you have applied your aftershave balm, no reaction to the patch test is good, you are not allergic to anything in the soap so use without fear of any reaction on your face. It lathers at the sight of a wet brush so you won't have any trouble in making a great lather.
Yes I found that out I was pretty astonished at how quick and well it lathered even in my hard water area!, I have used other soaps like DR harris and TOBS but I hear alot of people rave about this and thought its worth a try,
why not?
 
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Strange I was fine yesterday but woke up this morning with a red patch and a little itchy where I out it on my arm so I guess it's a no go for me
 
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