Many of you are still using standard, drug store shaving cream that is full of harsh chemicals.
And, since your skin is the largest living organ in your body and absorbs the bad stuff you expose it to, you may want to consider ditching that nasty shaving cream. Even the CDC has information on the risks of exposing the skin to chemicals.
You may be wondering, what's the big deal?
Well, if you expose your skin to shaving cream with harsh chemicals, all of that nasty stuff passes through to your bloodstream. Think about it: you are smearing a mess of toxic goop on your face every day.
Is there a better option out there?
Let us introduce you to shaving soap. Shaving soap is the healthier alternative to shaving cream without all of the harsh chemicals. Usually shaving soap comes in a little puck that requires some water, a brush, and a shaving mug or bowl.
At Faveable, we strongly believe your skin deserves only quality ingredients. So we spent hours researching products, reading reviews, and talking to men who know the importance of a good, traditional shave.
We promise our list includes the manliest selection for any taste.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Hard Shaving Soap provides a smooth shave. This soap has an extremely rich and slick lather. Contains essential oils for maximum moisturizing.
The smell of this soap is strong, so if you don't like the smell of sandalwood, this may not be the soap for you.
This soap has hints of geranium, lavender, rosemary and liquid amber supported by a heart of carnation, fern and orange blossom. It contains multiple oils providing such as cedarwood, geranium, and rosemary. The base of the soap is patchouli, sandalwood, vetivert, powdery musk, and rock rose.
This is a hard soap that loads onto the brush extremely well with a little water. Once you apply to the face it becomes thick and moisturizing.
This soap creates a rich and thick lather that will help leave your skin smooth and refreshed after a shave.
The Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Hard Shaving Soap will last you a long time. It's priced at a great value.
Proraso removed all parabens from its soaps and is soothing to even the most delicate of skin types. And this is one of the best brands for beginners.
Some reviewers tell us that this particular line of Proraso doesn't feel as slick as other varieties.
This oil/glycerin hybrid based soap is chock full of nourshing ingredients like green tea and oatmeal. It protects the skin, and is free from all parabens, silicones, mineral oil, and artificial colors.
This is a creamy shave soap, that will load up on the brush extremely easily. However, keep in mind that it's very easy to use way more than you need and blow through this soap a lot sooner than you need to. So be warned.
It is not hard at all to get a good, thick lather form this soap. You can really feel the weight of it on your brush. It's a great choice if you prefer to lather up directly on your face. The soap loaded on your brush will also stay dense and long-lasting for more than one pass.
You can't go wrong with the price of this soap, just don't overdo it when you're loading up your brush and it will last you a long time.
Eco-friendly and chock full of beneficial, organic ingredients, Black Willow Bark Shaving Soap actually benefits your skin while you shave.
It is very difficult to get a good lather if you have hard water.
This is an oil-based soap with some vegetable glycerin in the mix too. The black willow bark extract and activated bamboo charcoal really make this one stand out for its healing properties, and this shave soap has even been used to treat acne with real success.
This triple milled soap will do best with a bit of water on top to soak before use. It is a super hard puck and lasts a very long time.
This may be the poorest contender in terms of lather, but if you aren’t a lather snob and are willing to perfect your brush technique this soap is extremely nourishing for to the skin.
This shave soap is very affordable. It’s the cheapest option on our list, but you will not feel like you are sacrificing any quality while you keep your skin looking young and fresh.
No sheep are harmed to get the lanolin. This soap comes in a simple, but elegant ceramic dish. Best of all, this shave soap is incredibly easy on sensitive skin.
It can be tricky to get a good lather if you live in a hard water area, but once you perfect the technique, this soap isn’t going to let you down.
The maker of this shave soap couldn’t help but notice how soft the hands of shepherds were in his area. These men worked with their hands out in the elements all day, but they had the kind of hands that were so soft women never wanted to let go. He realized it was actually the lanolin on the wool, and created a shave soap from it that leaves skin kissably soft.
This is a triple milled shave soap, so you have got to be on your game to get a great lather.
Once you figure out how to get the job done, you can get a super thick lather from Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap. And even after more than one pass, you will love the feel of that super slick glide it gives your razor.
For a puck of triple milled shave soap and a ceramic bowl this is a fantastic value that will last a while, even if you shave daily.
A concentrated soap with an incredible lather. Designed to work with any beard no matter how thick or thin. This soap has eucalyptus oil tones and helps leave face feeling smooth and soft to the touch.
None that we could come up with!
Created with eucalyptus oils, has no animal ingredients, no parabens, no silicones, no artificial colors and is made in Italy.
The soap is very hard and dense, and the company recommends letting your brush soak in water for a few moments before applying to the soap to create the perfect lather.
The Proraso lather is rich, dense, and elastic. It doesn't dry out your face and makes for the perfect shave.
It's valued at a great price, and a little goes a long way so you won't need to replace this soap too often.
This puck and bowl combo have an eye-catching design, and both are easy to hold on to when you’re working up a good lather. When you run out of soap just get a refill, and rest assured knowing it will be a perfect fit everytime.
Some reviewers would like the bowl to be a little deeper, but reviewers can not stop raving about the soap itself.
Taylor of Old Bond Street is a glycerin and oil based soap that brings the best of both elements into play for a ridiculously close shave. You will be noticed with the manly scent that isn't overpowering, but will still linger throughout the day.
This is a triple milled soap, so it will last a long time, giving you a barbershop quality shave everytime. Keep in mind, you will need to prep the skin surface with water, so make sure you give yourself a little extra time for each shave.
It takes about a minute, but this soap creates a rich, thick lather that will feel like a cloud on your face. A lot of reviewers prefer to lather on their hand or directly on the face with Taylor of Old Bond Street Soaps.
Another high-end option on price. But, again, you get a bowl with it, so you will save a lot by opting for the combo.