05-15-2019, 02:42 AM
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Out of all the shaving products ive tested over the last few months, by far the majority ive given the thumb of approval and a general rating about five out of 10, however that is about to change.

Don't get me wrong, i absolutely love the proraso company, and ive been a huge huge fan of them since i started wet shaving. I just love the fact that while other mainstream companies move more and more towards canned foams and gels, they continue to offer traditional wet shaving products.

I cant speak for their other products as i haven't tried them yet, but id love to and im sure i will test the entire range one day, and it absolutely pains me to say that i DON'T recommend this soap. Without further ado, lets get the actual review started.

Lather: 5/10, took a while to build the lather after a 20 second loading period, took the longest out of any soap ive tried so far, However with a little work it produced enough lather for 3 passes. Lather seemed to dry out quickly no Matter how much water i added.

Slickness: 3/10, this is one of the categories that really let the proraso down, its slickness was absolutely terrible, at first i thought maybe i didnt add enough water but after each pass i added more to the bowl with exactly the same result.

Residual slickness: 1/10, absolutely appalling. Terrible slickness after completing a pass, the worst ive seen from any soap or cream so far, bear in mind i tested two different brushes with this soap so its definitely not the brush. I used to get better residual slickness from nivea gels back when i started de shaving, so thats saying something.

Scent: 7/10, a beautiful eucalyptus/ menthol scent, absolutely gorgeous, my only complaint is it is a bit muted after lathering.

Post shave care: 5/10, not fantastic, but a little drying.

Skin feel (during shave) 10/10, perfect amount of menthol, not too mild or too strong, perfectly bearable for even those who arent huge fans of strong menthol.

All in all, i just can't recommend this soap.
I cant speak about the soaps in the red or white container's yet or any of the creams yet but this is definitely the first soap im not a fan of, i always favour performance over scent, (i loved the performance of the arko sticks for example but not the scent for example, although the scent grew on me and now im a fan for sure).

I desperately wanted to love this soap, but at the end of the day I thought it best to write a perfectly honest review according to my experience, although I'll update this review as i work my way through the puck.

Again a huge thank you to Sav for all the new shave gear! Unfortunately in the world of wet shaving some products work better or worse depending on the person.

Many of your experiences may differ with this soap, but heres a link to a review which shares my views.

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 05-15-2019, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.  I prefer the Proraso cream to the soap.

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 05-15-2019, 06:07 AM
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(05-15-2019, 06:06 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Thanks for sharing your thoughts.  I prefer the Proraso cream to the soap.
Yep ive Also heard the cream is better.

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 05-15-2019, 07:25 AM
  • chazt
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I went through many tubs and tubes of Proraso soaps and creams when first trying traditional shaving. The cream in the tube was definitely more slick than the tub soap. Try making a super lather, part soap part cream. It my give you what you’re looking for.

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 05-15-2019, 08:48 AM
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For $5 more,  I find Captain's Choice to be a much better perfomer in that price range.

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 05-15-2019, 01:52 PM
  • norton
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The cream always worked better for me than the soap. 

I still keep a tube of Proraso Green Shave Cream around.  Fun, inexpensive and great in summertime, especially if you follow with a dab of the Proraso Pre/Post.

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