Shaving soap, a classic, traditionally-made bar of soap, is just part of the traditional wet shave. High-quality shaving soaps are economical to use and produce a luxuriously creamy and voluminous foam. This shaving cream saturates, softens and lifts the beard, allowing the razor blade to glide very smoothly.
There are several ways to get the shaving soap to foam. Moisten the soap with the shaving brush, so that the foam is formed directly in the soap pot; alternatively, scrape some pieces of soap and place in a separate pot or mug, and form a lather using the shaving brush and a few drops of hot water. A little practice is needed to form a stable, fine and therefore perfect shaving foam. The shaving cream is best applied against the direction of growth of hair on the face, causing the beard hair to be lifted.
The foam produced with the shaving soap, together with the necessary moisture and heat, opens the hair follicles and ensures the softening of the hair. The shaving cream should be at the right temperature: foam that is too cold has less effect on the beard. Moreover, pleasantly warm shaving with shaving soap relaxes the facial muscles and helps to lift the beard out of the hair ducts, guaranteeing a close shave.
High-quality shaving soaps have soothing and moisturising ingredients that maintain and sustain facial skin.