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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. 

  • Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap-Seville-West Coast Shaving
    from $15.99

    Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap

    20 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with a traditional barbershop aroma for a great an...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Oceana-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Oceana

    1 review

    Handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients Scented with a seasonal fragrance of the ocean If you spent any t...

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  • Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap-Waves-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap

    8 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, & coconut oil Choose your scent from the drop down menu Barrister and ...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Diamond-West Coast Shaving
    $18.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Diamond

    8 reviews

    This is a limited edition, seasonal offering Artisan shaving soap Soft Heart base Scented with the aroma of the ballpark - freshly cut grass, stad...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, The Full Measure of Man-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, The Full Measure of Man

    Limited Edition, Seasonal Scent A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with a limited tim...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Petrichor-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Petrichor

    3 reviews

    Tallow-based recipe Soft Heart formula for amazing lather Scented with an earthy aroma - like the earth after a spring rain storm Barrister and ...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Beaudelaire-West Coast Shaving
    $21.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Beaudelaire

    20 reviews

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with fougere notes an...

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

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Hallows

    5 reviews

    Tallow-based, creamy shaving soap Scented with a dark, cold aroma perfect for late fall NOW AVAILABLE! Will is back with more limited edition, ...

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  • Barrister and Mann After Shave Splash, Full Measure of Man-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann After Shave Splash, Full Measure of Man

    Handcrafted aftershave splash With witch hazel, allantoin, and botanicals for skin-soothing properties Scented with rich, refined aroma of tobacco...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Frankly My Pear-West Coast Shaving
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    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Frankly My Pear

    Scented with autumnal scent of pear, lemon, ginger, currant, and balsam  Also available in a matching aftershave splash Barrister and Mann are c...

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

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Eigengrau

    4 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with a limited edition winter aroma Will, at Barrister and Mann, is handcrafting products to take ...

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  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, O,Delight!-West Coast Shaving
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    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, O,Delight!

    2 reviews

    Tallow-based formula in Excelsior base Scented with a seasonal aroma of Turkish delight Also available in a matching aftershave splash Since 2013...

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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.