Saturday, January 19, 2019

UWHARRIE Soap Co. Vegan Shaving Soap

Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap
Location: North Carolina
PM Pete Bellanger if interested

Today we have a new shaving soap from a company call UWHARRIE Soap Co. I first heard about this on my facebook page with a video that Pete Bellanger had posted and he was demoing the shaving soap. He announced he would be starting to sell them and went on to talk about the quality of them. I was intrigued so I asked Peter if it would be possible to get a sample for a review and he agreed.

When I opened the sample which comes in an envelop I noticed that this was a glycerin soap commonly known as a melt and pour. Since I didn’t have the box or container I had to refer to the website for additional information but as hard as I tried I couldn’t find any nor could I find a picture or any products or shaving. I wanted to see how the soap was made but it looks like we are going to have to wait on that. The puck size is 2oz and goes for about $5.00. The nice thing about them is you don’t need a lot to load your brush loading happens in just a few seconds so it should last a good long while.

The scent on this is cucumber and what a sent it is. Absolutely fantastic on the scent alone I would give this soap a big thumbs up. They have many other scents available which I’m sure are on the same fantastic level as this one.

I bowl lathed and it created an amazing amount for the small sample given to me. It fast to lathered and once I started to applied it got right into the beard. Not every soap I use is going to perfect and the only thing I would say to do when using this is to add a little extra cushion maybe a pre-shave oil would do the trick other than that it was a perfect shaving and the post shave fell was a good one. This would change from person to person so other might not need that extra help the pre-shave oil provides.

So, A great shave was had and I would recommend them for sure 

Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap 2oz $5.00

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Signature Soaps - Britannia

Company: Signature Soaps
Product: Britannia 
Founder: Brian Hood

You often hear things in the shaving community about a shaving soap you must try and this “New Soap” will change your life forever but most of the time it turns out to be so so until someone told me about Signature Soap. I contacted Brian Hood the owner and explained to him I’m always looking for something new to review and he was glad to send me a tub of his shaving soap. I’m disclosing this now so you know it upfront but anyone who sees my youtube channel and reads my articles will tell you I never favor an artisan just because they sent me a product. I’ve always told them that there is a chance you will have a negative one and some don’t take the risk while some have no problems. I’m sure glad Brian decided to send this because his soap is amazing!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wet The Face - What's Ahead In 2019

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy NewYear for 2019. I want to thank each and every one of you for making our community what it is today. Wet the Face has exciting products and collaborations on the horizons for the new year.

We will be introducing our a new line of Tallow based shaving soaps called WTF Pucks. This will be our first hard soap and foray into using tallow in any product and so far we are extremely pleased with the results. They should be available for release in a few months. If all goes well we will be offering some of our most popular soft shaving soaps in a tallow version.

Also, we have reached out to more pottery artisans who are coming on board to offer their talents on creating amazing products for Wet The Face including shaving bowls, mugs and all kinds of handcrafted items so I can't wait to show you what we have in store.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Taylor of Old Bond Street - Grapefruit

Company: Taylor of Old Bond Street
Product: Grapefruit Shaving Cream
Established 1854 In The Reign of Queen Victoria
Location: St James of London

Instead of repeating myself I'll refer you to my 2016 August writing of Taylor of Old Bond Street article here -  but one has to talk about the Grapefruit scent which in my opinion is one of the best I've ever tried. What a pleasure to use there is nothing like it. I highly recommend this one to try and if Grapefruit is not your thing just try one that strikes you're fancy you're not going to be disappointed.

Company: Taylor of Old Bond Street
Product: Grapefruit Shaving Cream $12.95

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Kiss My Face - 4 N 1 Shaving Cream

Company: Kiss My Face
Product: 4 N 1 Shaving Cream
Best Price: Google Search

Two weeks ago my last trip to CVS yielded two shaving creams to try and the next one I’m using is Kiss My Face a 4-1 Shaving Cream. Pretty cheap and creams goes 6oz only $4.00. Last time I used a cream unfortunately that one didn't design to lather but this time things will be different. I’ve seen so many SOTD (Shaves Of The Day) using Kiss MY Face products that I had to just try one for myself. Now this one states that it 4 in 1  leading me to believe that 4 outstanding things this cream can give the user which is soothing, smooths, hydrates & softens.   That's cute advertising but I didn’t experience all of them.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

MERshaving - Black Fern Shaving Soap

Company: MERshaving
Product: Black Fern Shaving Soap

Founder: Dave Ross
Location: Beaverton, OR

So I received this package from Texas about two weeks ago and the return address said, Daniel as it turns out this was not from the owner. I talk to so many people I couldn’t remember who this was. So inside was a unique shaving soap called Black Fern and the thing that made this so unique was its made out of Duck Fat. Now, I’ve had soaps made with duck fat before and let me tell you the ones I’ve tried have a certain odor to them which made them unusable for me but this one is not in that category. This was a pure delight to use, a custom fougere that Dave Ross created for his friend which is now part of his lineup of shaving soaps he offers along with custom shaving brushes at MERshaving a company he named after his daughter. You see Dave is a stay at home dad and he’s looking to make some money selling custom made brushes, shaving soaps, and other shaving related items while at home raising his daughter.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Schick Hydro Sense Shaving Cream

Company: Schick
Product: Hydro Sense Shaving Cream
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Believe it or not, sometimes I don’t feel like bowl lathering.  Yes, this even happens to me especially when your in that situation you need to be someplace else ASAP so how do I get a great shave fast. Well, shaving cream comes to mind but which one? I found one that's great at getting the job done the same goes for all of you who are travelers if time is something you don't have a lot of then this is the one for you. You can find this in stores like CVS, Target, Walgreens, a mere $4.00 for 6fl oz this one tube should last a long while. Thinking that I had just purchased the solution to my problems I glanced down and noticed this cream does not lather and no brush is required. That statement usually makes me place it right back on the shelf but something told me this one going to be different and I had no time for all of that anyway.