Shaving soap is a toiletry consisting of a preparation of soap and fatty acids that forms a rich lather for softening the beard before shaving and delivering a creamy base that allows the razor blade to glide over the surface of the skin. The term shaving soap typically refers to a hard type of soap that you need to whip into a lather using a shaving brush. More popular these days are soft soaps which lather faster with a shaving brush.
Shaving soaps are extremely popular amongst traditional wet shavers and they are now becoming more popular with new wet shavers due to their great value for money compared to the cans of shaving gel and foam you find in supermarkets.
You should consider using a shaving soap for the following reasons:
Shaving soap softens and lifts the beard for a close and comfortable shave.
Shaving soap offers extra glide, lubrication and protection to the skin from irritation and razor burn.
A good quality shaving soap leaves the skin feeling ultra-smooth and moisturised.
Shaving soaps offer excellent value for money (a soft shaving soap may give you 6 months use and a puck or jar of hard shaving soap in some cases can last for well over a year).