My alum block arrived cracked and damaged. Is this how you ship them out??!!!
My alum block arrived in perfect condition.
Where is this product made?
Parker Safety Razor is an India based company. Therefore, it is likely that the product is packaged there. However, that does not mean that the potassium alum itself was obtained there.
When used it doesn't "sting" like previous aluminum bars i have used[after shaving] ...am wondering if it is working?
Stinging or burning from an alum block usually means you've shaved too close, that's one of the good properties of the material as it can give you insight into whether you're shaving too close. I'd say you're probably shaving in a way that's not too irritating to your skin, but I know it might not necessarily feel like it.
Is this a solid crystal or is it made from pressed power?
It is a solid glass.
can you please tell me the approximate dimensions of the block? Thanks.
Dimensions are roughly (mine is a bit worn but close to what it was when it was new): length = 3 "height = 1 3/4" thickness = 3/4 "
Can this be used by females face routine or is it strictly for shaving, and is it pure alum ?
I think it could be used by both women and men. Men can use it as an after-shave treatment or to help stop bleeding after a minor "cut." Gives the face a smooth feeling. I think it's pure alum. It would probably give females the same smooth feeling on the legs when shaving or a smooth feeling on the face.
does it have a scent?
No. The alum block is odorless.
Is this made with potassium
I'm not sure what it's made of. I discarded the paperwork that came with it that would say so. Unfortunately, there is nothing written on the bar that provides that information. It works well as an aftershave and produces smooth skin. It will also slow the bleeding if you rub it over the notch of a razor. I usually use this alum block to slow down the bleeding if I cut my face while shaving, then follow up with a septic stick to stop the bleeding completely. I hope that helps.