Croaps 101

Croaps 101

You may or may not have heard the term croap used in referencing shaving soaps or creams. If it’s a new term, don’t fret; we’re breaking it down so you’re well versed on wet-saving terminology.  

What is CROAP? 


Seems pretty straightforward but the definition and distinction between creams, soaps, and croaps, might not be as simple as you think.  

Croaps share qualities of shaving creams and soaps. They are harder than creams and softer than soaps but can still have the shape of a soap and texture of a cream. Think more of a softer shaving soap to get a better idea.  

Cella Shaving Soap.
Photo c/o Cella Milano.

Like creams and soaps, croaps come in a variety of scents and are typically more common with smaller, independent brands. Because of their softness, it’s very easy to generate a quick and rich lather. As far as ingredients go, you’ll find nourishing formulas like you would in any other cream or soap. Coconut oil and glycerin or tallow are usually some of the main ingredients.

Proraso Shaving Soap.
Photo c/o Proraso.

Best-Known Croaps  

You may have been using a ‘croap’ for years and not have known it! There are quite a few popular soaps that can be classified as a croap. They’re sometimes also referred to as “soft soap.” It doesn’t make them any better or worse than traditional creams or soaps. As always, it comes down to personal preference.  

Omega Shaving Soap.
Photo c/o Omega.


Have you tried a croap? Do you prefer it over shaving creams or shaving soaps?  

Comment below and let us know!