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Hard Creams (Croaps)

If you've whipped up a lather on a puck of soap and a bowl of cream, you might find the best of both worlds with a croap. This hybrid between a soap and a cream is common with many of today's artisans.

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Finding the exact definition of "croap" is the debate of blogs, chat rooms, and forums, for our purposes, a croap is a soft soap/hard cream that you start (proto-lather) in the container and finish in a bowl or mug (or even face/palm). Many of our artisan soap makers fall into the croap camp. You might love Chiseled Face, Al's Shaving Cream, or Taconic. They often whip up frothy mounds of lather in a quick hurry. No Frankenstein this - just a wonderful amalgam of soap and cream.

Hard Creams (Croaps) Reviews
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My first soap...
8/20/2017
Proraso Shaving Cream Soap, Menthol and Eucalyptus, 150g Tub Having finally had enough with the 5-bladed cartridge shakedown, I switched to DE two-blade face scraping, and began my related product odyssey a couple years ago.



Won't EVER go back, even if the blades are now free.



Proraso green was my first shave soap in a bowl, and along with a cheap brush and the matching Proraso green pre-shave, I was off to a new and much more enjoyable shaving life.



I'm a menthol guy, and as a quality mentholated soap at a great price, this one is hard to beat. Will continue to use it, even as my wet shaving experience expands much further out.



Thanks Proraso!
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Dope Soap
8/20/2017
Barrister & Mann Tallow Shaving Soap, Cologne Russe Love the scent, like a cool, slightly floral and sweet old spice. Not overbearing and almost woodsy in a way, my lady always says i smell like the outdoors post shave. Speaking of shave, it is wonderfully smooth and easy to work a good lather up making the shave most enjoyable! Will be giving some more of their soaps a shot.
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Instant Favorite
8/15/2017
Reef Point Shaving Soap, Dragon's Blood This soap amazes at first use. The scent is wonderful and lathers very easy. The thick creamy lather is slick with excellent cushion. Had bowl lather left after 3 passes, Plus clean ups. great post shave feel. Do bloom it for a few minutes before use.
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Masculine scent and lathers well.
8/10/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Sherlock, 4oz Purchased this shave soap on a whim. I thought the name was interesting. To my surprise, I found the scent very appealing and it lathers quite well. Slick lather, that provides a very close shave, even if it has been a 2 or 3 days between shaving. It is one of my go-to soaps although I admit that I'm a big fan of Mystic Water soap - a small soap-maker out of Maryland.
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Hooked on the scent
8/8/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Sherlock, 4oz I was ambivalent about the scent when I bought it but was intrigued by the reviews. Once I tried it I loved it. The scent really grows on you. This soap explodes with lather. This scent and chiseled face brand is my #1 favorite.
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Icy Cold
8/8/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Cryogen, 4oz I really enjoy the icy tingle of menthol in shaving creams, soaps, and after shaves. Cryogen defiantly delivers that same icy cool I like, however, I found it does not lather up or provide as much cushion compared to other soaps
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Amazing! Especially for $10!
8/7/2017
Proraso Sandalwood with Shea Butter Cream Soap, 150ml Tub Proraso Red is a wonderful sandalwood scented shave soap that isn't to overpowering. It provides great cushion and slickness to protect you while you shave.
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Ice cold for hot summer
8/7/2017
Chiseled Face Shaving Soap, Cryogen, 4oz I live in South Florida where the summers (and really the whole year) is blazing hot. This soap is ice cold and gives a nice chill to the face without a burn. The menthol is so potent, it clears the nostrils and dilates the sinuses without burning my eyes. The foam is slick and voluminous like snow. My blade glides on it like ice. I have zero irritation using this soap. I am a huge fan and will definitely be buying it again. Thank you Chiseled Face and West Coast Shave Company
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