Arko Shaving Sticks are made in Istanbul and have a very strong soapy citrus scent, this is a budget shaving product but has received excellent reviews around the US shaving forums. These shaving sticks come packaged in the classic Arko retro wrap and silver foil. It's a good idea to store the stick in the wrapper. This product is recommended for normal skin types.
Ingredients: Potassium Tallowate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Parfum, Parafinium, Liquidum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronic Acid, Disodium Distrylbiphenly, Disuffonate Amyl Cinnamel, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool
Note this product is not suitable for vegetarians because it contains tallow.
The best way to use this product is the stick to face method. You simply unwrap the end of the stick, dip it in hot water and then use like a giant marker pen to draw a beard on your face. As you 'draw' against the grain you will see your stubble begin to turn white as it catches little bits of the shave stick. When you see a fair coverage on your beard you are now ready to whip up a great lather on your face. I recommend a slivertip brush, the sofness is a nice relief from the hardness of the shaving stick. Wet the shaving brush and you will very quickly whip up a nice lather on your face.
Posted by Dom on 19th Jan 2017
I bought these only because there was no Bluebeards revenge in stock. But I may now switch to these permanently. The stick lasts a long time making them very economical. But the lather is top class, great shave, no irritation. Brush is definitely required.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jan 2017
Lathers well, makes for a smooth razor stroke.
For sure this won't be the last time I buy this product and the price is right.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jun 2016
Does the job without issue. Lathers easily and beats can foam every time.
Just basic easy shave soap. For extra effort many are better, but for idiot proof basic lather Arko is hard to beat
Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2016
This stuff is the business and an absolute bargain.
Why pay more?
Posted by jeremy on 13th Nov 2014
works just like it should.
nice and minimal, not like aerosol shaving cream.
good for luddite hippies like me.
All prices are in NZD.