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    Quote Originally Posted by lslick23 View Post
    My top two are both from Castle Forbes Lime & 1445
    To which I'd add their Cedarwood & Sandalwood ASB. As an aside, I've found it worth noting that all Castle Forbes shaving products -- shaving creams, aftershave balms, and afterscents -- contain only essential oils (natural, not synthetic), and are alcohol-free. Expensive? Yes... but with all of them "a little goes a long way."
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    I rarely use a balm. Pure jojoba oil when I do. A dab will do you. No scent. I can get that from a splash.

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    Scratch Trumper’s skin food from my A-list now that their formula has water as the #1 ingredient. Same label (front side), yet a completely different product.

    Castle Forbes remains as my go-to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Scratch Trumper’s skin food from my A-list now that their formula has water as the #1 ingredient. Same label (front side), yet a completely different product.

    Castle Forbes remains as my go-to.
    I've just checked a bottle of GFT's skin food I bought about 5 years ago, and it also had water as it's first ingredient - so no change in the last 5 years.
    Said that, I only use it as a pre-shave. Nothing gives me that luxurious finish I get from DRH's aftershave milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    I've just checked a bottle of GFT's skin food I bought about 5 years ago, and it also had water as it's first ingredient - so no change in the last 5 years.
    Said that, I only use it as a pre-shave. Nothing gives me that luxurious finish I get from DRH's aftershave milk.
    Mine are older. Main ingredient in my 3 varieties is Rose Damascena (Rose) Flower Distallate. A newer bottle of Coral shows this rose essence distallate toward the end of its ingredients label.

    Now I’m glad I bought too many skin foods back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Mine are older. Main ingredient in my 3 varieties is Rose Damascena (Rose) Flower Distallate. A newer bottle of Coral shows this rose essence distallate toward the end of its ingredients label.

    Now I’m glad I bought too many skin foods back in the day.
    I see. Well, mine is a Sandalwood, so Rosa Damascena is (rightfully) nowhere near the head of the list there, but in the Coral I indeed would expect it to be much higher.
    But you know, listing the ingredients in descending order of predominance is only mandatory since about 1977, so if your bottle is older then that... Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    I see. Well, mine is a Sandalwood, so Rosa Damascena is (rightfully) nowhere near the head of the list there, but in the Coral I indeed would expect it to be much higher.
    But you know, listing the ingredients in descending order of predominance is only mandatory since about 1977, so if your bottle is older then that... Just saying
    Rightfully indignant? My Sandalwood (and West Indian Limes) primary ingredient is Rose, too. But seriously, they are close to 7 years old. I was too embarrassed to say earlier. lol

    So not long ago GFT skin food was a very different and much better product altogether. At least Iím good for a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    I rarely use a balm. Pure jojoba oil when I do. A dab will do you. No scent. I can get that from a splash.
    I enjoying use jojoba oil once in a while. I put a few dabs on my hands, then gently rub them on my face. I followup with cologne for a scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Rightfully indignant? My Sandalwood (and West Indian Limes) primary ingredient is Rose, too. But seriously, they are close to 7 years old. I was too embarrassed to say earlier. lol

    So not long ago GFT skin food was a very different and much better product altogether. At least I’m good for a few years.
    Look what I saw on another forum: it looks like your formula was created right after the change he's talking about - that took place around 2008. It all reminds me Woody Allen's film "Midnight in Paris" - about recursive nostalgia
    But on a more serious note, I wonder what are those changes all about. I'm sure it was about better profits, but is it only by using more cheap and affordable ingredients, or is it also about changes in market demands - maybe their focus group preference was a more "runny" formula (which seems to be the tendency of all the changes)? But if I'm to be my cynical self, I'd say that the bill of materials does seem progressively cheaper, and the more liquid it is, the faster it'll run out - so it's win-win for the company

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryconchile View Post
    I enjoying use jojoba oil once in a while. I put a few dabs on my hands, then gently rub them on my face. I followup with cologne for a scent.

    I've been away from this forum for a while, but it's time to jump back in.
    I've just started using argan oil... I have to say I'm impressed... I'll have to check out jojoba oil once my thing of argan is empty.

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