Crown Shaving Co.
Crown Shaving Company is rooted in a love for fine grooming essentials. With his childhood of barbershop memories and many hours spent sweeping floors for some earnings, the founder of this company (Dino Caracciolo) would naturally go on to become a barber himself. The family business, in Toronto, Canada, and was founded in 1955 and proudly continues in his hands. Unfortunately, he found that he became very sensitive to the products he was using in his shop. Ingredients found in shampoo, hair creams, hair tonics, shaving creams and beyond were clearly putting a damper on his day. Many products contain high levels of alcohol, color, synthetic fragrance, parabens, and sufates. With the option of hanging up his clippers and stowing away his scissors, he was faced with a decision to make. He opted to try to fix the problem by developing this great line of grooming must-haves that were natural, gentle and seemed to solve his problems and the problems that many other could relate to. This line was made for men and has a classic feel with the barber poles on every label. From a super-slick start with the pre-shave, to a cooling and great-lathering shaving cream scented with eucalyptus and spearmint, closing those pores with a tonic and finishing the job with a perfectly balanced aftershave lotion, you will be ready for whatever lies ahead of you!
Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?
As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.
Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?
Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.
Can I shave with regular soap?
The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.
Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?
IMany artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.
Will shaving soap get too old to use?
Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.