The most frequent question I get asked at WSP is, “What is the difference between your two shaving soaps?” It is not common that a luxury grooming company specializes in two different formulas of shaving soap, so today I am going to explain the differences between our shaving soaps and shaving cream, and help you find which one is right for you.
Rustic Shave Soap: The biggest distinguishing factor in our rustic shave soap is that it is VEGAN. Our rustic formula has seven ingredients: stearic acid, water, coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, glycerin, shea butter, fragrance
Because this formula is Vegan, it is a little bit harder to use. It will take more effort to work up a rich lather, and the final lather product will not be as luxurious and thick as Formula T. However, the rustic shave soap is available in more fragrances. While it may be more difficult to use, the vegan properties make this soap worth the hassle for many animal-lovers.
Formula T Shave Soap: This shaving soap is the more popular formula. However, the T in this soap stands for tallow which means it is NOT VEGAN. Tallow is beef fat that makes this soap stronger and more luxurious. With hardly any effort, you will be able to produce a decent lather. The lather that is produced is generally extremely thick and provides more of a cushion that can be very helpful for beginning wet shavers.
There are nine ingredients in our formula T shave soap: stearic acid, water, TALLOW, coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, glycerin, shea butter, fragrance, sodium hydroxide
Formula-T shave soaps are only available in our most popular fragrances, however, when we come out with special, limited edition fragrances, a version of Formula T is usually also released. If you don’t mind the non-vegan aspect of this shave soap, I would highly recommend this version over the rustic shave soap.
Shaving Cream: The classic shaving essential. Usually shaving cream comes in a can, but at WSP, we bring it to you in a plastic tub that is perfect to use brush or brushless. Many shaving creams that can are available at drug stores have a lot of chemicals and harmful ingredients, but our shaving cream has 13 simple pieces. Water, stearic acid, aloe juice, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, myristic acid, coconut oil, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, shea butter, argan oil, fragrance, and a few preservatives to keep it fresh.
The cool thing about our shaving cream is that you can either use a brush or you can use your hand to work up a lather. Our shaving cream is easier and quicker to use than both of the shaving soaps, however, it does not get as rich of a lather. If you are running late one day, or just like to shave as quickly as possible, our shaving cream is perfect for you.
Our three types of shaving cream and shaving soap have different properties that all bring new qualities to shaving. Whether you want to go vegan, classic shaving soap, or shaving cream, it is guaranteed that you will get a great shave with WSP.
What is your favorite kind of shaving soap and what fragrance do you use? Leave it in the comments below!