Is an alum block, and therefore there are some things you are not going to get, and some things it does great. Do the question is, is this a good alum block? Simply, yes. The block is smooth, very long lasting (i'm 1 year in using mine almost every day) and smooth. So if you want to use an alum block, this is a great one to use.
I bought this as the styptic pencil I previously purchased dissolved in its holder, which may be down to my error in not air drying it first. I am very happy with the alum block - it is more durable and does the same job.
I wouldn't shave without this and really love it. Perfect for costing fingers to get a grip, and of course works great on my face. I do need a additional pencil though so 4/5.
Does do as stated. However it inflicts a lot of pain at first if you do a deep wet shave. I have to do 2 sometimes 3 passes with my razor due to my hair being thick. So you can imagine my skin is a little sensitive after that!
A recent convert to traditional shaving, I had never heard of alum block let alone tried one. It is great for any cuts or nicks and cleans my skin nicely. An amazing natural product.
I've never had an alum block and I have to say it works as a charm. Very simple, just moist with cold water and ready-to-go. Stops bleeding in a second. And it seems to last for a very long time. A great purchase!
I have been using these for a while now and highly recommend them to anyone who needs to seal a shaving nick. In the Army when on exercise or operation, we often have to shave with cold water which causes many cuts. My block was in great demand by the lads - I could have made a fortune renting it out. My 15 year old daughter was truly astounded when she cut her leg shaving and I performed some magic for her by making the cut vanish before her eyes. She bought a block for her boyfriend who is just starting to shave and is always cutting himself.
Recently began shaving with a more traditional DE razor converted from cartridge type and read about these alum blocks . I was unsure weather it would make much difference but I'm glad I bought one. It does sting a bit but I've noticed it's really helped the condition of my skin Couldn't recommend enough.
Been around for years - for a very good reason!
Excellent product. Being susceptible to cuts and spots this has certainly helped. Easy to use and will last quite some time.
I bought this with my new Edwin Jagger DE89 Barley and any little nicks from my inexperienced shaving were stopped in their tracks and my face felt far better than it does using just aftershave.
Great product, great price. Well packaged and fast delivery.
Lovely product ,very soothing
brillant should have bought it years ago
does as it says far superior to what i was using
An essential part of my shaving regime. Soothes the skin after a shave. Had the same block now for eight months.
Does exactly what it says in the description.
Brilliant product! Up until now I've only ever used a styptic pencil for the little nicks and cuts (and would still do so for the more difficult 'local' nicks); but for an all-over soothing this is a 'must'.
Read the reviews, amazing product. But great price and next day delivered for free! If you have the smallest of issues shaving you cant not own this product from this site!
Good astringent properties leaving the face feeling fresh and cleansed heals minor nicks . Ideal as a travel aftershave will last avery long time. Good service as usual from TSC
Works well as it stopped the bleeding the last time I cut myself (thankfully a rare occurrence) faster than if I'd just left it.
A Fantastic product that really works well and lasts a very long time. Don't drop or it will break.
Soothes razor burn really quickly and stops little bleeds really well. Refreshing on the skin if a bit stingy