After a long slumber or week of labor its about that time. It can be difficult looking forward to the inevitable. The ritualistic act of shaving & grooming is definitely a pleasant experience with this Johnnie Walker-Red Label- Whiskey Detox Shave Soap. It is formulated for the rough, tough, gruff of a man face but is gentle enough for the softer species of ladies as well.
The Whiskey is added right when the soap has emulsified. It contains natural astringent & antiseptic properties that cleanse the skin & aid in detoxification by removing bacteria & dirt hidden deep within the skin to bring you taut, supple, porcelain skin. These properties are important to bring you a close, clean, smooth shave with a cooling effect that lasts even after you're done shaving. Anecdotal research on whiskey skin benefits suggests it relieves redness, irritation, inflammation & heals blemishes which also makes it a great product for oily skin & blackheads.
This shave soap is a gourmet skin treat that not only provides an amazing shave, but it's multipurpose use allows you to use it as a daily facial cleanser, and/or a weekly face mask that can be used up to twice a week if necessary for 10-15 minutes. If you apply it longer it is more like a peel. Sun sensitivity may occur for 24 hours for very sensitive skin, so please avoid prolonged exposure & excessive sweating.
Activated charcoal is known to purify the skin by gradually pulling free radicals, impurities & debris from deep within the pores. It also binds to heavy metals & radiation to expel them from the body & skin to heal blemishes, pimples while preventing future breakouts. Anti-aging, tightens pores, It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging.
I love love love how xovain.com breaks it down in this article here, which I quoted a piece of: "Adsorbtion, not absorption, works by electrical attraction, pulling molecules, atoms and ions towards its surface and sticking to it, not becoming one with it. Toxins are attracted to activated charcoal like rich teenage girls to high school dropouts."
Parsley essential oil is generously added to this recipe to visibly decrease the appearance of dark eye circles, dark spots, heals blemishes, balances sebum levels, it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-aging, provides excessive minerals that are important for the skin as well as vitamin C which promotes healing, stimulates collagen production, evens skin tone & leaves behind a generally glowing skin.
This article by mapleholistics.com briefly looks over important key points to Parsley's skin benefits, as Ive copied & pasted here: "Parsley contains beta carotene, which the body – upon consumption – then converts to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for speeding up the healing process of any wounds or wrinkles. Parsley – particularly parsley essential oil – provides antibacterial and anti-fungal protection. It is useful for treating acne, pimples, and other skin infections."
Black Cumin Seed is amazingly beneficial for the skin & internally as well. It promotes healthy melanin production, anti-aging, a powerful anti-oxidant, heals blemishes caused by super bugs, fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema & so much more. This article is great to learn a lot more about this overlooked oil:
" The use of black seed oil to beautify and improve the skin condition is well established; in fact, the famed beauty of Cleopatra is believed to be in part due to her use of black seeds. The oil of the Nigella sativa is packed with valuable components like vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and trace elements providing the necessary nutritive factors for skin recovery and repair. Black seed oil also has a number of useful pharmacological actions which make it a fantastic natural option for treating diseases of the skin."
The scent is an herbaceous, sweet & slightly minty rounded with a woodsy type scent from the Whiskey. 100% Pure Essential Oils of Basil are a natural insect repellent & odor absorbent, as the earthy Patchouli can be used to treat skin & hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp. It also has wound healing and scar reducing properties.
Neolithic Despair Beard & Hair Oil will be the perfect compliment to this shave soap for beard, hair, scalp or bare face as a moisturizer, after shave oil, or overnight oil treatment.
**Weighs Approx. 5.5 Oz
**Safe for all over shave, patch test if you have skin sensitivities or skin conditions.
**MUST USE A SHAVE BRUSH FOR BEST RESULTS & LATHER! Shave brush is NOT included.
**TO USE: Wet the top of soap, wet your brush, brush in circular motions until desired lather is achieved. Brush on face in gentle strokes, always working from the middle towards the outside. Once you are done, rinse away the lather from soap & dish then let it air dry.
If you notice it is not fluffy enough or it is hard to fluff, it needs more water. Don't be afraid of wetting it too much. When youre done using, place the lid on top, exposing some of the soap to let it dry. Once its completely dry you can close it & even travel with it. Use caution when using in the shower. I would apply it first then enter the shower area for the shave. You can even break or cut a piece off & put it in a small plastic container & use that in the shower. ************There is a chance the glass can break in the shower & we wouldn't want that. The next batch I make will be placed inside a steel or copper type mug with handle.
The skin-loving ingredients proudly are: Distilled Water, Saponified Oils of Rice Bran, Kokum Butter, Unrefined Hemp Seed, Sunflower, Castor, Johnnie Walker Red Label Whiskey, Extra Virgin Coconut, Walnut, Unrefined Cocoa Butter, 100% Pure Essential Oils of Parsley Herb & Seed, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Bentonite Clay, Activated Bamboo Charcoal & 100% Pure Essential Oils of Basil, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Litsea & Spearmint.