Proraso Shaving Soap Review – Can it Compete?

Proraso Shaving Soap In A Bowl
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • Proraso Shaving Soap In A Bowl
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  • Last modified: February 18, 2020
  • Scent
    Editor: 70%
  • Latherability
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Longevity
    Editor: 60%

Review Summary:

Overall this is one of my favorite soaps on the market. I have relatively sensitive skin and still have no trouble even with the very powerful scent that it gives off.

Pros

  • Leaves your skin with a cool and refreshing feel
  • Produces quality lather

Cons

  • Does not last as long as the cream
  • Could be a little bit more slick in my opinion

Hey guys and welcome to my Proraso shaving soap review. I recently did a review on their shaving cream as well as on Proraso’s aftershave (which by the way made our list of the best aftershaves), so I decided to follow that up with a review of their shaving soap I have been using both products for a while now and they have really stood the test of time for me. I’ll be talking a little about the differences between the soap in the cream, but mostly I will simply be reviewing and comparing to other soaps on the market. I decided to stick with the eucalyptus and menthol version of the soap because it is also the most popular as well is my favorite. The other scents that they have, lather and shave very similarly. Let’s get right into my Proraso shaving soap review so that you could find out if it is the right soap for you on your amazing wet shaving adventure. When your done, also be sure to check out P&P’s list of the best shaving soaps.

The Scent

As I mentioned in my introduction paragraph, the scent I am reviewing is their eucalyptus in menthol scented shaving soap. In my opinion it is not as overwhelming or as potent as the cream. It has a nice cooling sensation to it that kind of tingles on your skin when you apply it. For me, it is nice and cooling and leaves a very refreshing feeling on my face. Although the scent might be overwhelming for some, it does nothing to irritate my skin because all of the ingredients are natural.

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The Latherability

Just like the eucalyptus and menthol shaving cream, the soap lathers quite well. When I first got the tub I was expecting this soap to be more solid than it actually is. Most shaving soaps on the market are relatively solid in nature. This soap kind of feels like they took the shaving cream, and took out some of the water to make it a little more solid. Compared to the cream, the lather is a little bit thicker and is a little bit more difficult to build up. Overall it does a decent job of building an abundant lather for your shave.

Proraso Shaving Soap on brush

The Performance

Similar to the cream, the performance is definitely top-notch with proraso. The lather that is created is very dense and I feel like it fills up all of the space between my facial hairs for complete absorption. If you let the lather sit on your face for a minute or two, you will notice a significant difference in how soft your hairs are and how easy it is to cut through them. It feels like a hot knife cutting through butter if you do it correctly. After you are done with your shave and wash off the lather, you shouldn’t be left with a very cool and slightly tingling face. To me this feels very refreshing and comfortable but some individuals online are bothered by it. Other people have mentioned that the product came a little dried out because the lid was not tightly screwed on. I personally have never experienced this with Proraso products, but it is something to note.

The Longevity

Overall this tub contains 5.2 ounces or 150 mL of product. In my experience I go through the soap a little bit faster than I do the cream. But it still should last you close to six months if you are shaving once a day approximately. And four $10, it is a fantastic deal. Pick up two tubs for the year and you will be set.

Proraso Shaving Soap Review Conclusion

Overall this is one of my favorite soaps on the market. I have relatively sensitive skin and still have no trouble even with the very powerful scent that it gives off. If this product does end up irritating your skin, they do have another soap that is meant for sensitive skin. All versions of Proraso soap and cream have similar lather as well as performance qualities. The biggest difference is the scent that they come in. Overall I feel like the soap produces a more pasty and dense lather. I think it is a little bit more difficult to lather than the cream and in my personal preference, I enjoy the cream more. I hope you enjoyed my Proraso shaving soap review. Be sure to check out which are the best shaving brushes to help you whip up that great lather as well the best safety razors to shave with. Leave me a comment down below if you have any input and please like it on social media if this article was helpful for you! Have a shavetastic day!

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2 thoughts on “Proraso Shaving Soap Review – Can it Compete?”

  1. Nice review, Ben. As a Proraso user I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Some feedback.

    The fact that you use the soap (croap) faster than the creme means you are over applying product, or in other words not enough water used to make lather from the soap. It should last you 2 or 3 times longer than the creme by default.
    Proraso is known as hydrophilic, it’s a thirsty soap. This underhydrated lather will lack slickness, dry your skin, and can even cause irritation (sensitize the skin). Have you tried the Marco Method?

    Cheers,
    Vlad

  2. Hola,

    Great site. Both this Proasso and the sandlewood are among my favorites. At first I had similar issues with the lather, until I tried doing the lather up on my face instead of in the mug. Much better results and a nice exfoliation in the process!

    Cheers,
    Mark

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