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Shaving Soaps

When you think classic shaving, there's nothing more traditional than lathering up with a quality shaving soap. Shop our Top 10 and Newest Shaving soaps or browse our wide selection from traditional brands and small batch artisans. 

  • WCS Shaving Soap, Gatsby V2-West Coast Shaving Save 25%
    Original price $25.60
    Current price $19.20

    WCS Shaving Soap, Gatsby V2

    8 reviews

    Second Generation shaving soap Duck fat base Scented with a barbershop aroma with cologne-like notes. We're at it again! Testing, reviewing, expe...

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    Original price $25.60
    Current price $19.20
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  • WCS Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Oriental, 5 oz-West Coast Shaving Save 25%
    Original price $25.60
    Current price $19.20

    WCS Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Oriental, 5 oz

    13 reviews

    A SPICED - ROSE WOODS SCENT The blending of smooth, warm, rich exotic woods and vanillic benzoin highlight a lightly spiced rose. This scent mus...

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    Original price $25.60
    Current price $19.20
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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum

    14 reviews

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic bay rum Choose from small or large size Col Conk offers something here that reall...

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    from $3.99
  • $15.99

    Chiseled Face Shaving Soap

    64 reviews

    Artisan, tallow-based soap from Chiseled Face Loaded with moisturizing ingredients for a smooth gliding shave Choose your scent from the dropdown ...

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    $15.99
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Nordost-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Nordost

    5 reviews

    Nordost is a seasonal scent for winter Artisan shaving soap  In tallow, Omnibus base Scented with a (subtly) smoky orange aroma Will Carius launc...

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    $19.99
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    Original price $3.49
    Current price $2.44

    Arko Shaving Soap Stick

    1 review

    Stick of classic shaving soap Tallow-based Perfect for travel Arko, a Turkish men's grooming company, has been making their products since 1957....

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    Original price $3.49
    Current price $2.44
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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber

    5 reviews

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a warm amber Choose from small or large size Col Conk has a great reputation and people who...

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  • Barrister and Mann Omnibus Shaving Soap-Seville-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Omnibus Shaving Soap

    29 reviews

    Artisan shaving soap Omnibus recipe for an amazing lather Choose your scent from the menu Barrister and Mann is an artisan soap maker making ...

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    $19.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man

    41 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow based with glycerin and lanolin Scented with a masculine aroma - smokey, fruity, compelling When you are...

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    $14.99
  • Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap-Waves-West Coast Shaving
    $18.99

    Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap

    11 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, & coconut oil Choose your scent Barrister and Mann is an artisan soap...

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    $18.99
  • Seaforth Shaving Soap, Sea Spice Lime by Spearhead Shaving-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Seaforth Shaving Soap, Sea Spice Lime by Spearhead Shaving

    8 reviews

    Traditional, tallow-based lathering shave soap Scented with a lime twist to a bay rum Check out the matching aftershave toner Spearhead Shaving C...

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    $23.49
  • Talbot Shaving Soap, Wilde Flowers-West Coast Shaving Save 30%
    Original price $20.99
    Current price $14.69

    Talbot Shaving Soap, Wilde Flowers

    5 reviews

    Tallow-based traditional shaving soap Scented with a sensuous, floral aroma in collaboration with Maol Grooming Limit 1 per customer Talbot Shavi...

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    Original price $20.99
    Current price $14.69
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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond

    6 reviews

    Veggie-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic almond aroma Choose from small or large size Col Conk makes some of the best grooming...

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  • Ariana & Evans Shaving Soap, Khalifa K2-West Coast Shaving
    $26.95

    Ariana & Evans Shaving Soap, Khalifa K2

    NEW Traditional lathering shaving soap, with beef tallow, goat's milk, and more Scented with resins, tobacco, vanilla, oud, coffee, and incense A...

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    $26.95
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Mélange-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Mélange

    NEW Artisan shaving soap from Barrister & Mann Loaded with argan oil and shea butter to whip up a dense, creamy, slick lather Scented with a u...

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    $19.99
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Amazelnut-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Amazelnut

    Amazelnut is a seasonal scent with limited production A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and coconut oil Scent...

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    $19.99
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz-West Coast Shaving
    $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz

    21 reviews

    Col Conk makes excellent quality shaving soaps and this one is no exception. This one has an avocado oil and glycerin base, contains Tocopherol Ace...

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    $3.99
  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Dance of Agrumes-Siero Base-West Coast Shaving
    from $23.49

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Dance of Agrumes

    Traditional lathering shaving soap Choose from vegan or tallow in the drop down menu Scented with a special edition aroma with citrus, cedar, and ...

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    from $23.49
  • Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $7.99

    Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap

    45 reviews

    Do you like orange? We don't mean the color ' realistically, no one likes the color! No, we mean that delicious, sweet-smelling fruit, the one that...

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    $7.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic

    36 reviews

    Artisan, small batch shave soap from Stirling Tallow-based with glycerin, lanolin, coconut mil, almond oil, and shea butter Scented with lime and ...

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    $14.99
  • Central Texas Soaps Shaving Soap, Mr. Pepper (WCS Exclusive)-West Coast Shaving
    $13.49

    Central Texas Soaps Shaving Soap, Mr. Pepper (WCS Exclusive)

    26 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Great slickness and cushion Scented with an aroma created exclusively for WCS Greg Smith is the artisan behind Central T...

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    $13.49
  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Valentynka-Siero-West Coast Shaving
    from $23.49

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Valentynka

    Handcrafted with exceptional skin-nourishing Scented with Canadian Fir, Leather, Orange, Jasmine, Sugar, Amber, Oakmoss, Saffron, Cedarwood Thi...

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  • D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill

    10 reviews

    If you have a good mug or bowl, this cake can last a very long time. With this D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap Refill, you can get the best usag...

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    $20.99
  • Zingari Man Shaving Soap, The Navigator-1st Collection-West Coast Shaving Sale
    from Original price $23.49
    from $16.44

    Zingari Man Shaving Soap, The Navigator

    2 reviews

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with amber, marine & musk Also available with a matching aftershave splash If you are looking f...

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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?

Many 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.