MacDuffs Soap Co. - Winter Cabin - Aftershave Splash
Description from MacDuffs:
Notes: Raspberry, Velvet, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Elemi, Saffron, Cardamom, Fir, Guaiacwood, Cedar
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." - John Steinbeck
Winter Cabin continues the popular "Cabin" series that started with Autumn. While Autumn Cabin is a more literal interpretation, Winter Cabin is more abstract, trying to capture the sweet comfort of being surrounded by night and snow. Raspberry is the dominant note supported by the combination of sandalwood, vanilla and velvet. Saffron absolute, cardamom and smoky guaiacwood give the sweeter top notes some nuance, while the addition of elemi and fir essential oils lend a balsam touch.
The V4 version is much different than last year's V3 version despite sharing many of the same notes. The "velvet" note is much less prominent, making way for the newer additions of elemi, fir, saffron, cardamom and guaiacwood.
About their Splash
- Alcohol free witch hazel and aloe vera based splash
- Organic Jojoba oil and glycerine help the skin retain moisture (emollient).
- Uses Olivem, which is a water-soluble fat with sebum recovering activities (sebum is the oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands). Olivem has strong emolliency and lubricant properties that offers a distinctive skin smoothness and long-term moisturizing effects.
- DL-Panthenol, or Vitamin B5 is used to rehydrate dry, damaged skin
- Hydrolyzed Oat Protein* and silk peptides enhance the moisturizing properties of their splash and imparts a velvet-like smoothness after drying.
- Allantoin is widely used in cosmetic, dermatological and pharmaceutical formulations for its soothing and anti-irritating properties. Allantoin stimulates healthy, normal tissue formation even at low concentrations.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract and Vitamin E are antioxidants that extend the life of their splash, but also have beneficial moisturizing properties.
- White Willow Bark is an astringent.
- All of their fragrance oils are paraben and phthalate free.
- As this is a water based product, they must use preservative to keep their aftershave splash free from bacteria and mould.
*The manufacturer states that the product is gluten free however because it is made from the proprietary hydrolysis of oats, there may be traces of gluten remaining. The manufacturer has tested several lots and all contained less than 20ppm gluten.
Made in Canada