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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. 

  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Vertu-West Coast Shaving
    $32.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Vertu

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    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Vegan-based  Scented with notes of chocolate, osmanthus, cognac, castoreum (synthetic/planted based), patchoul...

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    $32.00
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Luxury-West Coast Shaving
    $27.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Luxury

    Traditional shaving soap Kairos base Scented with an extravagant aroma of oud & leather Grab a shaving soap from the Grooming Dept and revel...

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    $27.00
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Laundry II-West Coast Shaving
    $27.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Laundry II

    Traditional shaving soap Kairos base Scented with the aroma of fresh air and laundry Soapmaker Mohammad is the hands behind Grooming Dept. Based...

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    $27.00
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Strawberry Rhubarb-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Strawberry Rhubarb

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Duck Fat base Notes of Strawberries, Rhubarb, lemon, lime, Honey, Spices, Vanilla, Woody Accord  If you lov...

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    $26.00
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, 'Soap'-West Coast Shaving
    $27.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, 'Soap'

    Traditional shaving soap Kairos base Scented with clean aroma Mohammad has been making phenomenal shave soaps for years. He is known for innovat...

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    $27.00
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Corretto-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Corretto

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Duck Fat base Notes of Coffee, Brandy, Plum, Berries, Honey, Cacao Dust, Vanilla, Patchouli. Mohammad is th...

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    $26.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Omnia (Special Edition)-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $29.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Omnia (Special Edition)

    Special edition shaving soap Kairos base with lamb tallow & emu oil Scented with citrus, apricot, florals, thyme, tarragon, balsam, and more ...

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    $29.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Ousia (Special Edition)-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $29.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Ousia (Special Edition)

    Special edition shaving soap Kairos base with lamb tallow & emu oil Scented with fennel, crystallized mandarin, ginger, immortelle, tobacco, v...

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    $29.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Chocolate-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Chocolate

    Cacao Absolute, Chocolate Nibs, Peppers accord, Sandalwood, and Musk. Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Duck Fat, Kukui Nut Oil, Goat Milk, Casto...

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    $26.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Coconut Rum-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Coconut Rum

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    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Duck Fat base Notes of Coconut, Rum, Wood Barrel Accord, Sugar, Spice Accord, Tonka Beans, Vanilla. Mohamma...

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    $26.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Le Tabac-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Le Tabac

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Beef tallow base with lanolin Scented with the aroma of a humidor Love innovative recipes, phenomenal lather...

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    $26.00
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  • Grooming Dept Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Mallard Kulfi-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Mallard Kulfi

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Duck Fat base Notes of rose, cardamom, coconut, sandalwood, saffron, and vanilla Description This Northern C...

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    $26.00
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, L'Avventura-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $27.49

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, L'Avventura

    1 review

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based with lanolin Scented with a complex aroma of citrus, florals, resin, saffron on a woody base Gro...

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    $27.49
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Amore-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $27.49

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Amore

    5 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Updated base with duck fat, goat’s milk, kukui nut oil, and more Scented with raspberry, plum, apple, tobacco, musk, vani...

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    $27.49
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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Almond Vanilla-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Mallard Almond Vanilla

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    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Duck Fat base Notes of Bergamot, Heliotrope, Cumin, Almond, Lavender, Jasmine, Vanilla, Sandalwood, and Amber...

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    $26.00
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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.