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    OK, I am a sucker for new things and when they are so interesting as this pre-shave I had to try it. First, it is made from HONEY, thats right, HONEY. It is extremely light and does an amazing job laying down a surface that protects your skin and allows the razor to glide smoothly with no irritation. It works well with soap or oil. I just found out why bees always look so clean shaven. Made by Shaving Bee and is called HoneyGlide pre shave Elixir.

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    I believe honey has antibacterial properties too, sounds like a winner!
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    Believe it or not, honey is extremely slippery! I used to remove bees that built hives in people's walls, and when cutting out combs, my gloves would get covered in honey, and so would everything I touched. Made it very hard to hold onto tools, and it is why I stopped taking jobs that required more than a 6-foot A frame ladder. Almost slipping while going up and down a 30-foot ladder on one job was enough for me...the pay wasn't worth the risk.

    At any rate, it's sticky when there's only a little on your fingers, but get enough and it gets very slick. Not sure I'd want to use it as preshave, though, as it can be difficult to rinse off and could break down lather.
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    Then you should order yourself some Essence of Scotland, Scottish Heather Traditional Shaving Soap, has some honey in it...takes a few times to get the lather right, but is a nice soap.

    Ingredients include:

    Enriched and fragranced with Heather, Natural honey, Mixed spices, Sweet orange, Beeswax and Patchouli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkatzman View Post
    OK, I am a sucker for new things and when they are so interesting as this pre-shave I had to try it. First, it is made from HONEY, thats right, HONEY. It is extremely light and does an amazing job laying down a surface that protects your skin and allows the razor to glide smoothly with no irritation. It works well with soap or oil. I just found out why bees always look so clean shaven. Made by Shaving Bee and is called HoneyGlide pre shave Elixir.
    One should keep in mind that commercial honey these days is nothing but sugar syrup. The best way to use honey for your skin is to go for the more natural version of honey, i.e, manuka honey. It's strong antimicrobial properties fight bacterial growth on skin, especially after using a razor and immediately eliminates any infection-causing and/or pus-formation bodies from the skin. Since it is natural, it doesnt dehydrate skin unlike alcohol-based after shaves and helps skin retain moisture.

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    I've used Bee Propolis as a post-shave, I wouldn't fancy using honey because it's just too sticky.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/pr...ancient-healer

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    I've used Bee Propolis as a post-shave, I wouldn't fancy using honey because it's just too sticky.
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    As a beekeeper I had to chuckle at this.

    I can see what you mean with honey being to "sticky" but propolis is a glue that the bees coat and stick everything together with. You need a pry bar to get it apart.

    Slightly different definitions of sticky....
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    Dr. Bronner's makes a shave cream that is based on a Castile soap base into which a lot of organic sucrose is added. If the cream dries out, it becomes quite sticky and sugar crystals can precipitate out of solution causing issues for razor edge. As long as the cream is kept properly hydrated, the soap is slick and the sugar is wonderful for your skin. However, it is so different from typical shave soaps that I rarely use it. However, it might work as a preshave or a postshave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayClem View Post
    Dr. Bronner's makes a shave cream that is based on a Castile soap base into which a lot of organic sucrose is added. If the cream dries out, it becomes quite sticky and sugar crystals can precipitate out of solution causing issues for razor edge. As long as the cream is kept properly hydrated, the soap is slick and the sugar is wonderful for your skin. However, it is so different from typical shave soaps that I rarely use it. However, it might work as a preshave or a postshave.
    I’m a huge fan of bronner’s I’ve been using the peppermint soap for over 10 years now. Why have I ever heard of the shave product.. heading to store later ......

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