Glycerin Soap

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I grew up using Pears soap. Unfortunately that has been bastardise er reformulated beyond all recognition.

I still use glycerin soap, for the last few years I have been ordering in bulk from Droyts. Prior to that I picked the own brand from Waitrose, also manufactured by Droyts. I also add a pack when possible when ordering from European cosmetics websites too..

Are you a Glycerin soap fan? I will do a comparison of the following:

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Droyts large and small bar, Droyts Vegetas and Waitrose Glycerin.

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Lida, Ach Brito Glyce, and Heno de Pravia...
 
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Looking forward to reading your review also.

Assuming I am looking at the correct products, interesting that the 100gm Waitrose Glycerin soap is £1.60 and the Droyts 100gm one is £2.60?
 
I use Pears Transparent and Wrights Original as preshaves

I also use Imperial Leather to wash, which also contains glycerin

Look forward to the test. How do you use it as a preshave? I apply it and lather it up before each pass. I don't rinse it off before applying the shaving lather

Pending the outcome of this review, I am currently just washing and rinsing before the first pass using pears.

Great question!
 
I have recently started using the Waitrose Glycerin soap as a face wash before shaving.

Am not sure it works any better or worse than the Johnstone baby soap i tried previously as a pre shave routine.
 
I used Pears and then Ebberman sent me a few different Droyts to try and I'm still using these as a preshave. I wash with it, rinse, (so as to remove oils and allow the water to soften the hair) then wash again with it and leave a layer of it on, then lather over the top of it. It does add a bit of glide, subjectively, which can support some shaving soaps, although my current soaps are the new MWF and tallow Tabac, neither of which need any help.
 
Absolutely not intended as a negative, but an observation based on use by a 50 something with salt and pepper stubble (more salt nowadays) ...

I used Glyce for a period of maybe a year or more as the soap for a pre-shave wash. The short of it is, I noticed more ingrowers compared to beforehand and after I moved to a different routine. I immediately noticed a softness in my stubble compared to just washed with water and particular with the white stubble, which became significantly more stretchy/springy for want of a better word.

My theory is that the white hair (which I think is somehow stronger than pigmented hair) stretched sufficiently with certain stokes that the hair was pulled more and then retracted sub-skin. Note the word theory. My routines have not dramatically changed otherwise and I'd say I'm using the same sorta blades and the same razors and largely the same soaps/formulations.

Prior to using Glyce, I pre-washed with Aleppo soap. Now, I just wash with warm water and give my face a damn good scrubbing with a boar brush and shaving soap. Otherwise, I use Aleppo soap exclusively as hand/bath soap ... except for one puck of bad formulation MWF which is for when I've been working in the garden.
 
I've been using aqueous cream. Not sure if it's a silly idea but it's marketed on the side of my tub that it's an alternative to soap and I find it definitely helps with the glide of the shave and softening the stubble before it.
I'm not entirely sure it doesn't affect some creams or soaps from lathering as well as they should, but I am going to stick with it for now on most shaves as I still get a lather going. Sometimes I use no pre-shave and sometimes I use aleppo so I'm not among things easy for myself. I could leave use no pre-shave and leave the soap/cream on longer but some will dry out quite quickly.

I'd have thought the aleppo soap would affect lather as it has olive oil content but I haven't noticed anything significant so far.
 
I've been using aqueous cream. Not sure if it's a silly idea but it's marketed on the side of my tub that it's an alternative to soap and I find it definitely helps with the glide of the shave and softening the stubble before it.
I'm not entirely sure it doesn't affect some creams or soaps from lathering as well as they should, but I am going to stick with it for now on most shaves as I still get a lather going. Sometimes I use no pre-shave and sometimes I use aleppo so I'm not among things easy for myself. I could leave use no pre-shave and leave the soap/cream on longer but some will dry out quite quickly.

I'd have thought the aleppo soap would affect lather as it has olive oil content but I haven't noticed anything significant so far.
I would try and get an SLS free aqueous cream if you are not already...
 
Off topic I know, but I was browsing the Droyts website and saw they sell shaving soap.

Anybody tried it? I might just give it a go at £3.25 per bar…


I bought this in 2008. I used it a few times. I imagine the ingredients are not much difference from the standard soaps. I might add another to my next order...
 
Off topic I know, but I was browsing the Droyts website and saw they sell shaving soap.

Anybody tried it? I might just give it a go at £3.25 per bar…


Had one of the Droyt shaving soaps unopened in my stash for a while. Following seeing this thread I tried the soap, produced a thin airy lather, that did disappear a bit, shave was not too bad, with no nicks. Lack of cushioning was a bit disconcerting
 
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