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Where are you guys getting a hold of these soaps?

I like a hard bar soap, but my daughter has sensitive skin so we seem to end up with Dove and similar which goes soggy very quickly - I think some of this might suit everyone's needs and preferences.
 

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Where are you guys getting a hold of these soaps?

I like a hard bar soap, but my daughter has sensitive skin so we seem to end up with Dove and similar which goes soggy very quickly - I think some of this might suit everyone's needs and preferences.
Just punch in Aleppo Soap into your search engine and it will throw up lots of places to look at, you could just head over to eBay if you don't want to have a good look around first :) P
 
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I really am a novice at this. I have always used Pears Soap as a pre-shave soap (I have medically sensitive skin - Psoriasis, so I have to be a little careful as to what I use); are the above mentioned soaps very much better? I have used pre-shave lotions but to me they are meant to act in the same way as a soap, ie get off the natural oils before a applying gel or shaving cream/soaps and then shaving. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Unfortunately, have to use Aqueous Cream to shower with, due to skin condition!
Pears soap was a family favourite until they reformulated. It now contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. I suffer from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and folliculitis. I personally wouldn't use any product with SLS. Traditional soaps are great for skin conditions. I however rely on Christine May sulphur soap for my face. I will be trying birch tar soap in the future.
 

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Pears soap was a family favourite until they reformulated. It now contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. I suffer from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and folliculitis. I personally wouldn't use any product with SLS. Traditional soaps are great for skin conditions. I however rely on Christine May sulphur soap for my face. I will be trying birch tar soap in the future.
I also use Birch tar soap and sulphur soap from time to time, very good it is too, the smell is not quite as nice as the Aleppo soap but a good soap none the less . P.
 
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I really am a novice at this. I have always used Pears Soap as a pre-shave soap (I have medically sensitive skin - Psoriasis, so I have to be a little careful as to what I use); are the above mentioned soaps very much better? I have used pre-shave lotions but to me they are meant to act in the same way as a soap, ie get off the natural oils before a applying gel or shaving cream/soaps and then shaving. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Unfortunately, have to use Aqueous Cream to shower with, due to skin condition!
Aqueous Cream usually has SLS. Are you using a SLS free cream? Have you considered an alternative? There are many. I use Diprobase and AproDerm. Thankfully I can shower using soaps. It's shower gels and shampoos with SLS that cause issues.
Although T/Gel or Polytar may contain SLS.
 
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Thanks BM & Sabre, will give them a try, when I've got through my Pears stock. Used aqueous cream in the shower for years (prescribed); seems to be okay for me. Amazing what one learns on this Forum; I had no idea of the many specialist soaps available. Have used Diprobase and Doublebase but in all reality (for a post shower / general cream) I find plain old E45 to be the best; also use Vaseline on the face, when I have the time. Unfortunately, have now been in the Premier League for Psoriasis for many years and subsequently have to inject Immunosuppressants on a monthly basis, but that's a whole new ball game!
 

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It will be Olive oil soap with Laurel Berry oil. But not from Syria. And I wouldn't call it Aleppo unless it came from Aleppo. It won't be Turkish.
A shame what's happened to the soap making industry in Aleppo and Syria as a whole with the war but hopfuly one day we will be able to buy soap from Alleppo again. I was lucky enough to source some that had been made in Aleppo before the soap makers were forced to move out to outlying country's . P.
 
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A shame what's happened to the soap making industry in Aleppo and Syria as a whole with the war but hopfuly one day we will be able to buy soap from Alleppo again. I was lucky enough to source some that had been made in Aleppo before the soap makers were forced to move out to outlying country's . P.
There is still production there, but the cost of Olive oil soap from the Middle East has increased dramatically. Turkish soap is now being charged at the equivalent rate, yet other established manufacturers in the region, who have establishment dates in the 1930's charge a lot less.
 
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