Scentsless Scent Free Artisan Shave Soap & SIN Scent Free Aftershave ~ Ultra Premium CK6 Formula ~ Bundle Deal
Two great tasteless tastes that taste like nothing when together? Sorry, but you know if I didn't say it, someone else would...best I take the blame.
This my friends is a historic combination of Scentsless proportion! Fragrance not your thing but you still want a killer shave? Time to get scentsless!
Still want that addictive, refreshing aftershave splash to finish off the job, but could go without a pesky scent that will only compete or distort your favorite cologne? SIN is totally for you.
As far as I know, SIN is the first Scentless Aftershave Splash with Killer, Silky Post Shave Feel! (With an add your own Menthol Option. See Drop Down)
Sin was inspired by my good friend Tim Blem, who recently requested I make him a scent free splash. Not that he doesn't care for my scents, it's just that he loves the "feel" of my blends and wanted something neutral to use with everything.
I am making Mentholated "Optional" and DIY, or "Do It Yourself". That means, you can choose from the drop down "w/ Menthol". You will receive 1.8 grams of menthol crystals in which you can add to the Splash yourself!
You can also, and I encourage this, add about 30 drops of your own favorite essential oils too and create your very own custom PAA Splash...BOOM! That said, this is perfect for both men and women!
Just wanted to clarify for some folks that may take some kind of offense to the name...it's in Spanish not English. SIN simply means "without", like Sans in French. But who knows, maybe there is a duality to the name after all, lets see what you do with it, shall we? Options are good.
NOTE On Adding Menthol Crystals: We recommend you ad a little at a time...not all at once. Ex. ad half a crystal to the Splash and allow a few hours for it to dissolve, shake and apply to test. This is typically good. If you want to increase chill repeat process until level of cool is achieved. Add menthol at your own "risk", we are not responsible if you over mentholate to your taste. Sorry, have to include that.
Now, what is this CK-6 Formula I speak of...
"CK-6 is the current pre-eminent benchmark soap base title holder in my den. This is the best all-around performing soap base I've ever used...for now." ~ Matt Hilton
Now you can enjoy a Scentsless (scent free) take on our super slick, thick, and mega moisturizing CK-6 Formula! This is especially good news for folks that are sensitive to fragrance oils...or are married to one. :) But I should also mention, a fragrance free soap is also great if you'd like to scent it yourself with a couple drops of your favorite essential oil!
For the last few years Fran and I have had a little secret pet project that we would get to whenever we had some free time in the lab. We were on a quest to create the slickest, thickest shave soap formula known to man w/ the ultimate post shave feel.
This ongoing task is actually how we came up with our very popular, high butter Crown King Formula! If you have tried our Crown King Formula you know it's top shelf stuff that can hang with the best...but what if we made a few more tweaks...purely for fun?
So, we kept going, like all creatives, we are never satisfied and with more than 7 years of experience in us now we schlepped on!
NOTE: This has been one of our most, if not thee most, trial/field tested formulas to date, and a good sample of the shave population was recruited for feedback over the last few months. We were not going to make this call on our own, we were too close to this thing, this hobby, this challenge that was now becoming something else...but I digress.
Tallow is the Benchmark?
Some traditionalists think yes, though they really can't say why. I do admit however the number of Tallow or Bust purests is shrinking...but there is still this Animal Fat is the Best mentality out there, and I find it baffling...at least from the chemical end of things. Soooooo, sick and tired of all this Tallow vs Veggie talk, we thought we'd attempt to end it once and for all by delivering a soap that checks off all the boxes when it comes to all of tallow’s supposed mystical attributes: Better Glide, Better Moisturizing Properties, Better Post Shave Feel, Better, Etc. See what we were up against? Don't even get me going into the seemingly magical combination of Lanolin & Tallow! lol
Rather than try to find a new, yet to be used species of tallow or fat (Prairie Dog Fat?), we went deeper into the jungles of South America for a tallow alternative, or rather, a Superior fat!
Over the last several years Fran and I have carefully researched all the different butters the world has to offer, and have gone on a long, sometimes mysterious, sometimes frustrating journey to see where our experiment would take us. With much trial and error and careful note taking we believe we have arrived!
So Here we are, Formula CK-6...or what I like to think of as Ground Zero to a new paradigm. You folks decide if I am crazy. [*Fran says Overly Dramatic. Regardless, this stuff is something else!]
Introducing The CK-6 Formula: Fat of the Land
"Lather just explodes off the brush within seconds. Performance as good as the best tallow-based soaps. Exceptional post shave feel." ~ Mantic 59, Sharpologist
CK-6 is made up of some very Exotic Butters, Oils and Waxes from around the world: Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Wax, Bacuri Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Murumuru Butter! Can you guess which are the Brazilian Beauties? [Hint: they sound like lyrics in a samba!]
A Mystical Trifecta of Slick
Bacuri Butter: is very popular in the north of Brazil, it comes from the seeds of a beloved local fruit with a rich pulp, and flavor.
Bacuri butter has a high absorption rate, due to its high level of tripalmitin (50% to 55%), which penetrates the skin quickly. The high amount of fatty palmitoleic acid (5%), compared to other oils (less than or equal to 0.5 to 1.5%), makes the Bacuri oil a fantastic emollient, and a super moisturizing agent. Think killer post shave feel!
Capuacu Butter: is a close cousin to the cacao plant, the trees and fruits are similar, however, cupuacu has a richer pulp. Cupuacu butter is naturally softer than cacao, therefore easier to use, and offers more benefits than the cocoa butter.
Cupuacu butter has very high water absorption capacity (Over 200% Greater Than Lanolin)- Read that again. Due to its capacity for water absorption and the ability to obstruct the evaporation of moisture from the skin, Cupuaçu butter just might be one of the best moisturizing ingredients available. (take that Lanolin!) Fun Fact: Chocolate can also be made from cupuacu - it is called “cupulate".
Murumuru Butter: is a phenomenally slick butter that gives a most excellent skin feel and slip. It is called the "vegetable silicone" for its ability to rapidly replace mineral silicon in the dermis. It comes from the seeds of a palm tree that is very abundant in the wet regions of the Amazon forest.
Murumuru Butter is also rich in vitamin A and C and Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. The main fatty acid found in this butter is called Lauric acid (at an astonishing 47%) It also has myristic acid, oleic, palmitic and linoleic acids. When these 3 sisters combine with Kokum, Cocoa, Jojoba & Shea you get some serious Premium, Luxury, Fatty Lather; killer creamy, slick, buttery goodness that possesses Superb Residual Slickness and Earth Shattering Post Shave Feel! You will not even need to use a balm after and good luck keeping your hands off your face all day!
"This soap formula is a game changer. It's the best soap I've used. ~ Jason Bryan, Distorted Cheese Shaving
A few of our testers were straight up Tallow Worshipers but CK-6 left them confused and a bit shaken (*slight exaggeration...but only slight.) Many straight up thought we were playing a practical joke on them. Admittedly, I did tell them they would be testing our New Tallow Shave Soap. :) Only after they excitedly declared it exceptional and almost magical did I break the news. Hee Hee Hee, I live for moments like this. [Note: two did use the word "Magical" in their description...so take that Fran!]
Due to the unique/exotic ingredients used in the formula, it is priced slightly higher out of necessity. All our testers agreed this would be a more than fair price for 5 Ounces of such a premium recipe.
Enjoy Folks, It's A Shave New World!
Ingredients:Denatured Alcohol, Purified Water, Hedione, Liquid Silk (non-animal source), Carrot Seed Extract, Aloe Vera Juice, Alum, Glycerin
100 Ml Flask
5 Oz Tub - VEGAN (Not Tallow!)
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Capuacu) Butter, Astrocaryum (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Seed Butter