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Buying far too much

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Holyzeus, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Dipesh

    Dipesh Veteran Staff Member

    Me too. I never look at ingredients. Makes no difference to me.

    Also from what I understand USA soaps have no regulation so you can take those ingredient lists with a pinch of salt. Anyone remember the crap wth htgam and the order of the ingredients list?
     
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  2. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Veteran

    Thank you for that :) I'm trying to weed out anything with petrol derived ingredients and other chemical ingredients. There are some products I use that still have them and I can't bring myself to bin them, but when they are done I won't be replacing and I won't be buying anything that isn't as close to natural as poss. I'll be starting a thread on this very subject actually, one for people to debate about and the other to only make recommendations...
     
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  3. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Veteran

    One reason why I haven't bought soap products from the states...
     
  4. Most welcome. I make my own Aftershave (which is fairly natural) but it is somewhat difficult to eliminate every little nasty in cosmetics. Never had any trouble with DR Harris..though it does have a rather long ingredients list. Funnily enough, I always get bad irritation from products that claim to be "sensitive" and free from this and that.:scratchhead:
     
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  5. Reading shaving forums is not easy on the credit card balance. Then @Darkbulb adds watches, Popov Leather, and spinners. As @Redd suggests, raise the bar on "must have purchases" and apply some logic before purchase.
     
  6. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Veteran

    Thread started!

    Yes exactly it's very hard to eliminate everything... Make your own, scour ingredients lists it or put up with a little of the "not so nasties" seems to be the options available... Interested to hear more about your homemade aftershave if your happy to share. Perhaps on the recommendations thread I started? Don't want to derail this one!
     
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  7. Certainly! I shall post on it.:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Über Member

    Well a customs charge card has arrived today, I'll be f***** if I can remember what it's for though..:facepalm:
     
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  9. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Über Member

    Finally tracked it down to a El Druida brush on a US Facebook page, doh!
     
  10. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    I'm working on technique this year. With all the acquisitions of last year, it seems the wisest option.
     
  11. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    It's the cheapest - but short of unloading stuff and actually making something back:meh:

    still, at least you have your side job as a catalogue model to fall back on:p:
     
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  12. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    I can see the calendar already :wink:
     
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  13. vtmax

    vtmax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Woodstock, Vermont
    Trying to stay focused just on quality. I feel uneasy if there are a bunch of soaps just sitting not getting used. I can't imagine getting to 50 soaps again. That was nuts!

    Dipesh is right about htgam. Probably one of the most unsavory characters I've come across.

    I do inherently trust Larry at CRSW and Mike from Mike's Natural. They do everything the right way imo.
     
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  14. efsk

    efsk Über Member

    Varietas delectat. The diversity of your gear makes it fun..
     
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  15. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    Well we're coming to the middle of January nothing bought so far this year, doing well, not been enticed as yet.
     
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