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Shaving Soap

The difference between shaving soap and shaving cream is not just in the chemical formulation. Shaving soap is made with Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) and has various additives such as Tallow, Glycerin or other natural vegetable ingredients. Shaving cream is made with Potassium Hydroxide. A general rule of thumb is that shaving soap lasts longer, is more economical but is more difficult to lather up for someone new to wet shaving due to the type of water and amount required. Shaving cream provides a thick luxurious lather which is easier to create. Shaving soap comes in its own bowl or as a refill or puck. The problem when repurchasing is remembering the size and shape of your bowl as the pucks come in all sizes & shapes