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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs656 View Post
    No, if you look at the ingredients list of most soaps, creams, oils etc - they include glycerin. Add a little more and it hydrates your skin a little more. It's hydroscopic as well, so any water on your face when you apply it will likely stay there.
    OK.

    So does the glycerin go on your face between the aftershave and the moisturiser?

    I shave, rinse and done so have never heard of glycerin.

    Sorry.

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    Nope, you have it in your bowl when you make lather. A few drops is all you need. I'll get you a video to watch, and you can see how people use it, and how to make lather etc. Good video, good commentary.

    Here you go mate, watch this

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/video...er-lather.html

    Worth watching his other videos as well, good tutorials.

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    So my MWF, Palmolive, Erasmic (Tallow version), BB and Tabac would benefit from this?

    I have experienced nothing but fantastic shaves from all of those but if glycerin will make them even better, I'll give it a whirl.

    How would it work for a face latherer?

    Would I be better off trading my tallow soaps for glycerin ones?

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    No I don't think it's worth trading them if they work for you, and tallow soaps last a long time. I'm not really sure how you would do it for face lather, presumably you would shove a few drops in the brush.

    I used it with my palmolive cream and it worked really well.

    It's so cheap, worth giving it a shot I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b19vny View Post
    So my MWF, Palmolive, Erasmic (Tallow version), BB and Tabac would benefit from this?

    I have experienced nothing but fantastic shaves from all of those but if glycerin will make them even better, I'll give it a whirl.

    How would it work for a face latherer?

    Would I be better off trading my tallow soaps for glycerin ones?
    Not all soaps like extra glycerin but I would bet those soaps you listed may like a little...I will have to try it with my Tabac and Dr Harris...

    Glycerin soap vs triple milled like you use is a preference...but i personally traded out my glycerin soaps for Tabac and harris and wont be switching back...

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    Depending on how picky your are about the stuff you put on your face, you'll want "vegetable glycerin". If it doesn't say that, then it is likely synthetic, and who knows what is actually in it.

    I found that a few drops on my soap helps work up a better lather, but I use homemade soap from my sister-in-law.
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    I was curious enough to check, and the ingridients list is 'Glycerin' . . . so I guess the cheapo tesco stuff is vegetable glycerin.

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    The Glycerin sold in UK chemists (pharmacy US?) is Glycerin BP.
    BP stands for British Pharmacopoeia, who set the standards for medicines in the UK. I didn't read the ingredients on my bottle, but it does say that it may be taken internally to alleviate sore throat symptoms etc.
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