With the Formula CK-6 project, a real revolution takes place at the Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements (PAA).
In the process there is also a new type of aftershave: Star Jelly.

It is presented as a pearly cream with a gelatinous structure and a soft consistency.
In pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemistry this type (emulgel or gelled emulsion) is well known, but in wetshaving it is new.
In contact with the skin the milky color fades and liquefies, turning into a slightly thick lotion.
On damp skin it absorbs instantly, leaving a dry and non-sticky surface finish.
But the moisturizing, nourishing, soothing and decongestant action is evident in a few seconds.

In short, a small miracle of cosmetic chemistry.
All due to this ingredients list (INCI):
Deionized Water, Alcohol, Caprylic / Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone,
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol,
Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

From the rheological point of view, the miracle happens thanks to the central part of the components.
The Butylene Glycol allows the dispersion of oils, and the wetting effect.
Meticone Caprilil moisturizes and above all protects chapped skin.
Ammonium Acrylohyldimethylated / VP Copolymer is the true hero, with viscosity, stabilizing and emulsifying activities.
The Cetaril Alcool helps the previous one and gives lightness.

Phenoxyethanol, Capric Glycol, Exilen Glycol and Ethylhexylglycerine have preserving, humectant and emulsifying effects.
The Ethyl Alcohol being in a stable formulation does not create problems for transport, shipping, and customs.

The functional part is carried out by the Triglicerice C / C which offers oxidation stability compared to oils, and has a strong film-forming effect.
From Allantoin, with well-known moisturizing, soothing and re-epithelizing properties.
But above all from the Prickly Pear (Opuntia), with its incredible activities:
• cicatrizing
• antioxidant
• anti-inflammatory
• sebum-regulating machine
• antiacne
• vitamins
• polyunsaturated fatty acids

In the middle ... so concentrated, and you can feel ... there is Menthol, with a marked refreshing and soothing activity.
Personally in some fragrances (Cavendish) I find it too present, to the detriment of the fragrance.

Last, but only for position since it is very present (in the Black Label), it is the fragrance.
This is probably the most interesting factor given the high availability of choice.

The price ($ 11.95 for 4oz about 125ml) is absolutely correct.
Average packaging, nothing exceptional, but well done especially the cap with snap closure and nozzle protection.
The label is the most nutritious detail, both in the ingredients list (wrong, in mine) and in the quality.
Personally I find the form pleasant both to the touch and to the sight.

I find this line of products very valid, and certainly interesting from a technical point of view. Highly recommended !!