Allergic Reaction

Discussion started by Nico, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Nico

    Nico Member

    I have sensitive skin and been using Green or white Poraso for ages with great results, however I wanted to try something different . After reading good reviews for Taylor's sandalwood shaving cream I thought I would give it a go. Lathered beautifully and provided a great lubricant for a shave. Unfortunately had a bad allergic reaction, got welts and redness. I suspect the sandalwood is the problem. Well, guess I will go back to Poraso for the time being. Any of you good blokes had allergy issues with shaving creams or soaps. :cautious:
     
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  2. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I’ve had nothing that extreme but Mama bears coffee gave me some redness and stinging
     
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  3. Dustin L

    Dustin L Member

    Razorock P.160 made my face light up like Christmas lights.

    First shave was ok, it happened the second shave, burnt like crazy.
     
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  4. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    I own a tube of Taylor's sandalwood and didn't have any issues. BUT we all react differently.

    I get the same symptoms you describe whenever I use my RazoRock.
    I tried just toughing it out in the hopes that my skin would adjust... It didn't.

    My advice is that life is too short for bad shaves. PIF it and move on.
     
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  5. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    I'm allergic to almond, cinnamon, menthol and strong sandalwood, I have no issue using light sandalwood

    @Nico have you tried Tabac shaving soap?

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  6. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

    Tea Tree oil can have that effect on me. Also burns like hell fire on my face. Happily not an issue for me as I really can't stand the scent of it anyway.
     
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  7. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    Some people have low tolerance to certain oils unfortunately. More often than not I hear of people having more issues with fragrance oils than essential oils. I suspect that the TOBS Sandalwood uses a synthetic fragrance oil and not real Sandalwood Essential Oil which may be the cause. Proraso is likely fragranced with synthetic fragrance as well but obviously your skin has been tolerant to whatever is in the Proraso.
     
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  8. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    My skin doesn't like the 'Pumpkin Spice' style scents ... which is a shame cause I like the scent. Probs the cinnamon??
     
  9. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    I agree... I have a "two strikes and out" policy. There's so many great soaps out there, we didn't get into this to make our skin worse :D
     
  10. Substance

    Substance Member

    the Poraso White is low allergenic Green isn't but these are no problem
    you might like the TOB's Jermyn Street, it is a low allergenic option & is & always will be a staple for my den
     
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