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    After shaving with many different soaps and creams, I noticed I have very dry skin afterwards.

    Since trying some MWF my skin felt totally different post shave, it was very well moisturized and the shave was super as well.

    I compared with my other shave soaps, creams, croaps and noticed the difference was Lanolin.
    At least I think it must've been.

    I usually use baume.be cream, Cella and MDC; and they don't provide me with enough moisturizing effect to forego a post shave moisturizer as my face feels dry with all of these.

    I recently tried MWF my skin felt great and in no need of anything post shave.

    I ordered a few more pucks of MWF, tallow and lanolin a great combo, and some Haslinger sheep milk shave soap with Lanolin as well. (I heard Haslinger was re-formulated some wihle ago, but ordered one anyway as it still has Lanolin in it)


    Anyone else love Lanolin shave soaps? If so, what are some of your favorites?

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    I am not bothered by dry feeling skin after shaving having naturally oily skin. That said, I do notice how nice my face feels after using a soap containing lanolin. I will always have some MWF around especially after I learned how to lather with it. I also found the old non veggie formula Haslingers sheep milk soap to rival MWF in that department and it was a lot easier to lather too.

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    You can add lanolin to your cella soap if you want.
    I added a small amount (like a bean) to approximately 100grams of cella, then microwaved it a few seconds and mixed it with a spoon to incorporate lanolin.
    It shaves very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slur View Post
    You can add lanolin to your cella soap if you want.
    I added a small amount (like a bean) to approximately 100grams of cella, then microwaved it a few seconds and mixed it with a spoon to incorporate lanolin.
    It shaves very well.
    Outstanding suggestion, will try this out, I like my Cella!
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    Still one of my favorite Uberlather mixtures is what I call the "Lanolin Overload"

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    5 Drops of Glycerin

    The face feel after that is amazing
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    I like some of the tube creams that have lanolin: Veleiro, Lavanda, Vitos eucalyptus...
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    I love Mitchell's. I can't decide whether to shave with it or smoke it. An alternative which many people raise an eyebrow at is lye soap. Instead of lanolin or tallow it is heavy on lard (which is tallow but from a pig instead of a cow). Again, like Mitchell's it is not a very lathery soap but very slick and remains that way even when it goes flat. I use plain old hardware store lye soap.
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    Another thing is it is very skin friendly unlike some soaps but the thing I like is that the only scent it has is the smell of the soap itself. I personally don't want to smell like a french bordello.
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    I really like the halsinger sheep’s milk. My puck is maybe 2 years old, but according to the ingredients has lanolin in it. Has really nice smell, to me and is slick. Lathering is fairly east and it holds a good deal of water if you build the lather well.

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    Default Finally figured out to get lather from MW,

    Had a lather epiphany today.

    I keep a puck of MWF in a hard rubber shaving mug for camping. It’s convenient and the mug is indestructible. I also keep my cheap drugstore Wilkinson shaving brush in my camping go bag because if I lose it, I can replace it for under $20 CDN.

    Normally I have a heck of a time building good lather with MWF.

    Today I poured boiling water from the kettle to cover the MWF puck by about 1/4 inch and let it sit while I stropped my razor. Normally, I would pour out most of the water and build lather with a wet brush. This time, I left the hot water in the mug and just started to build lather with the dry brush.

    The MWF whipped up almost immediately and produced a thick, warm, moist, slick lather that lasted the entire shave. I have several top tier shaving soaps and creams and this lather was as good as the best of them. The razor glided over my face and the after shave face feel was great.

    I suspect this process isn’t new and probably appears in a post somewhere on SRP, but it was new and pleasantly surprising for me and I thought I’d share.
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    MWF never really worked out for me, I actually thought it was very drying on the skin and the lather would always turn to crumbs on my face no matter how much water, bowl lather, face lather, upside down loading, blooming etc; I tried all the usual tricks. I doubt there's even that much lanolin in the stuff being as though it's down with Titanium Dioxide on the ingredients list which usually accounts for >1% of soap.
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