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Thread: Dolerma Emulsion
03-05-2017, 03:28 PM #1
Good morning gents,
Just wanted to share my thoughts on a product that has amazing performance to prevent and/or cure razor burn.
A bit of background: I've been SR shaving for about two years, and normally did a two pass shave, 5-6 days a week. The shave was close and smooth, but it did cause some burn and irritation. I tried many products to try to tame my sensitive skin, including soaps/creams made for sensitive skin, alum, witch hazel, AoS aftershave, pure coconut oil, Nivea aftershave balm, and Dolerma emulsion. Most of these products did not do much to calm the burn, so now I stick with a one-pass shave for daily purposes, and two-passes when I want to treat myself, or for special occasions.
One of the products that I tried actually did help the razor burn a lot, and that is Dolerma. On Friday, I actually did a 4-pass shave, something that I know would normally give me burn and irritation, but this was a test... After the shave I did a quick pass with alum, then applied some Dolerma, and I carried-on with my day comfortable and irritation-free. I've only used Dolerma two or three times, but every time I noticed a dramatic difference with my normal routine, in that it completely stopped the burn which would normally last two or three hours after the shave.
Nivea aftershave also worked ok, but not quite as well. I'm going to do another test to see how pure coconut oil performs compared to these other two options, since it's the cheapest option and I've found that it helped in the past. I'll try to update my results if anybody is curious!
03-05-2017, 03:38 PM #2
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- Jan 2012
Dolerma is the same as Alt-Innsbruck Emulsion. Great stuff with a lot of wheat germ oil and a touch of menthol
03-13-2017, 01:43 AM #3
I've never tried Alt-Innsbruck, but it appears to be 22% more expensive (same quantity) than Dolerma on one popular website. If the two products are identical, you could save a few bucks by switching brands...
As promised, I also followed-up with my "experiments" with pure coconut oil, and Nivea aftershave. As it turns out, the coconut oil is great when the only issue is itchy skin due to dryness, but when it's actual razor burn it does not help that much at all. Nivea aftershave did help sooth the burn and left my face decently comfortable for the rest of the day, but the effects were not quite as soothing as Dolerma.
The one downside to Dolerma which I did not mention last time, is that it left my face quite oily/greasy after applying the product, and this lasted a few hours. The vendor website specifies that this product is "not greasy and quickly absorbed" but this has not been my experience. Small price to pay to eliminate the irritation.
Anyway, just my two cents... I'll go back to a single-pass for my daily shave, but it's nice to know that for a special occasion, if I want a closer shave, there are some products that help to keep it comfortable as well!
03-15-2017, 02:54 PM #4
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- Feb 2017
- SW Ontario, Canada
This is good to know. I have a sample of the Dolerma emulsion from a recent order but haven't used it yet. I have a weird growth pattern and sensitive skin on my neck and get irritation with the straight razor (I only have about 6 SR shaves under my belt). Thanks for the tip!
03-29-2017, 01:41 AM #5
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- Mar 2012
- Baden, Ontario
I've gone through a 250ml bottle of the Primalan Almond oil emulsion, and I can say it's fantastic stuff. Soothes my skin immensely. Goes on and stays oily for a bit, but I used it exclusively when I went to bed. It separates quite a bit so it does need a good shaking before use. I believe the Dolerma is much the same."A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure." -Bohemian Proverb