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?  CREAM + SOAP = 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…

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

When it comes to shaving soap, it can be hard to choose between types, brands, and fragrances. We’re breaking down the basics of tallow and glycerin shaving soaps. Some users don’t notice too much of a difference while others find it difficult to find similarities between the two. While there are many sub-categories within the two (triple-milled, vegan, etc.), we’re looking only at the basics. Try one of each and let us know what you think!  Tallow-Based Tallow is one of…

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Grooming Products

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Grooming Products

Aloe vera, the spectacular succulent, is filled with natural healing properties. Along with relieving sunburn, it can do so much for your skin!  Used for centuries as a common remedy, aloe vera is a popular modern ingredient found in skin care for men and women. Containing vitamin A, C, and E, as well as many amino acids, aloe vera’s ability to act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent calms, heals, soothes, hydrates, regenerates skin cells. This results in smooth, soft,…

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

This is it. You’re ready to wet shave and have everything planned out. You select your favourite brush and new soap and begin to patiently swirl your brush for that rich, creamy lather you’ve been dreaming of. Your excitement quickly grows into frustration, displeasure, and annoyance, as you can’t seem to get the right consistency. You decide to try again the next day only to have the same results. It does not have to be like that.   So then what’s the secret to…

New Fendrihan Shaving Soap!

New Fendrihan Shaving Soap!

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest shaving soap, Robusto! Made in the Netherlands, this high-quality and high-performing soap makes an elegant addition to any wet-shavers collection.  Delivering a rich lather, the Robusto Shaving Soap is handcrafted and softens skin and hair to ensure a close, smooth shave. Tallow-based, the soap provides needed nourishment so skin won’t dry out. Its masculine scent features notes of tobacco and vanilla that are complimented by hints of bergamot and vanilla. Pair it…

Brand Profile – Henri et Victoria

Brand Profile – Henri et Victoria

Artisanally-made using pure and wholesome ingredients, the Henri et Victoria brand offers quality grooming products for men with all skin types. Founded by Claude Pilon, a biochemist, Henri et Victoria’s grooming line perfectly combines the chemistry of skin and soap to produce safe, effective, and quality products.  Browse their collection and find premium shaving soaps, aftershave splashes, beard balms, and body washes. Unique to their products is their signature Vegan Shaving Soap and Tallow Base Shaving Soap that are gentle…

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

When you start your daily shave, do you reach for a shaving soap or a shaving cream? You might not have a preference, or may wonder if it really matters or if there is even a difference between the two.  Shaving soaps and shaving creams can be used interchangeably. There are subtle differences between the two but for the most part, traditional shaving soaps and creams, formulated with quality ingredients, are comparable.  SHAVING SOAP Formula  Shaving soaps, the more traditional…

All About Blooming

All About Blooming

Blooming Soap – Yay or Nay? Blooming is one of the most hotly debated topics in wet shaving. After endless research from wet-shaving professionals and veteran shavers, the jury is still out on the value of blooming. As blooming soap is a personal choice, we thought we’d share all the information we know about this practice and let you decide if you’re for or against it. What is Blooming? In wet-shaving, blooming refers to softening soap. When a soap is…

History of Sandalwood

History of Sandalwood

Warm earth tones with spicy notes and a rich woodsy scent combine to create an exotic yet familiar fragrance known as sandalwood. As one of the most, if not the most, popular fragrance for men’s shaving and grooming products, the sandalwood scent can be found in almost every collection of men’s grooming products. So exactly what about it makes it so popular? We took a look into its history to find out why it has such an esteemed reputation. Where…