Product Reviews — Lather Bowl

Moon Soaps: Amaretto Speciale Review

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Moon Soaps: Amaretto Speciale Review
Moon was created out of a life-long love of bath and body products. I wanted to explore the possibilities of creating a line that embodies all the things I love in a product. I want my creations to be nurturing, luxurious, and to smell divine. So with a little experimentation and a lot of hard work, Moon was born. Moon products are handmade from scratch using exotic butters, premium fragrance and essential oils, and the finest botanicals. We never use parabens or phthalates. Whenever possible we source local, sustainable, and organic ingredients.

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Grooming Dept: Otium Review

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Grooming Dept: Otium Review
The first time I used this soap, I scooped some out and placed it into a lather bowl. I slowly added water to build the lather, and eventually slightly overhydrated the soap as I did not see a lot of volume building. I posted my SOTD photos in some Facebook groups and Mohammed reached out to me via Instagram messages. He asked me about the lathering process I took and provided some suggestions on how to get the best out of this base. He also stated his soaps are high density, low structure (don’t expect a Santa Claus beard type lather).

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Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: CaD Review

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Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: CaD Review
PAA was my first artisan soap and CaD was the first scent I purchased. It is a rather thirsty base and I have underhydrated the lather a few times. I was still able to get a great shave with the product though. PAA seems to be one of those artisans that can perform well if the soap is underhydrated, perfectly dialed in, or overhydrated with a thinner lather. The scent is one of my favorites and brings a certain nostalgia to the shave (both from the scent reminding me of a certain canned foam product, and because it was the first artisan soap/scent that I purchased when I started wet shaving). If you are unsure about the scent, or PAA products, grab it in the CK1 base. It’s hard to go wrong with this base as the performance hits above its price point.

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