I decided on the ‘Black Dragon’ shave soap from VanYulay for the third week of the project. The ‘Black Dragon’ shave soap comes from the ‘Aquarius’ line that has over 350 available fragrances and is also available in menthol. These fragrances have a long-lasting aroma that also can serve as your cologne for the day. I picked the ‘Black Dragon’ scent, this scent reminds me of Drakkar Noir which is one of my favorite cologne. This soap comes in a 3.oz aluminum tin and is very soft and heat sensitive so if you live in a warmer climate you might want to store this soap in a cooler temperature. The softness of this soap reminds me more of a shaving cream with a dense consistency than a harder shave soap. I like this characteristic, you don’t have to put a lot of time into lathering, you just press the bristles of your brush into the soap lightly coating the tips. There is one adjustment you have to make when working with a softer shave soap. You have to be careful as to how much water you get into the container when you dip the bristles into the soap. A soft shave soap doesn’t soak up a lot of water like a harder shave soap does. To much water can ruin your soap. I always turn the container upside down and press the bristles upward into the soap that way I don’t get extra water in the container. This technique works very well and doesn’t ruin the consistency of the soap.
I turned the container upside down and pressed the bristles of my brush into the soap and twisted it slightly to the right and then to the left lightly coating the tips. Even though it was a small amount of soap a little goes a long way. I then gently pressed the bristles into the bottom of my scuttle and began to rotate my brush creating a lather. I added a little water and kept rotating my brush turning the lather into a thick and creamy substance that had a yogurt like consistency. The lather was still a little thick but after filling my scuttle with hot water it soon thinned out and was just the way I wanted it to be. My brush bloomed like a flower from the lather that nestled in between the bristles. The soft and creamy substance spread evenly across my head and face providing a luxurious shave with a lot of slickness and cushion. Some of the ingredients found in the ‘Black Dragon’ shave soap are Glycerin, Soy Bean Oil, Safflower Oil, Aloe Vera, Babassu Oil, Meadow Foam, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower, Sea Clay, Calendula Extract and Amino Acids. These ingredients help build up your facial tissue improving elasticity, Create a soft Creamy Lather that also acts as a skin conditioner, Protects the moisture found in your skin increasing suppleness and hydration, Soothes dry, irritated and itchy skin, Provides a lot of minerals providing an easy glide for your razor. These are just some of the benefits these ingredients offer. My skin still feels soft and smooth at the end of week three. The lather produced by the ‘Black Dragon’ shave soap feels comforting and soothing creating a luxurious shave every time. Love your products and you will love the results. Thank you!
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