Thursday, February 9, 2017

Proraso White Shave Cream Soap

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something, in part because of the day job and personal commitments but also because I was struggling with what to write about next.  I’ve used a lot of products since the last post and jotted down notes.  But I haven’t been able to commit something to paper … er … digital paper I suppose. But I digress. This is supposed to be a post about wet shaving.
Proraso Shave Cream Soap: Found it easy to lather
One item that I really like (and consider to be one of my favorites) that I haven’t written a lot about is the Proraso White shave cream soap.  I was introduced to the brand many years ago when I had been given the Proraso Green Preshave Cream a few years prior.  I really liked it and decided return to the brand when getting into traditional wet shaving. 

Packaged in a white plastic tub
Unlike the green formula, the Proraso White is formulated for sensitive skin.  At the time, I thought that I had sensitive skin and that’s what prompted me to pick this soap up.  To my nose, the Proraso White has a floral-like scent.   A couple of the ingredients listed on the packaging are Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract and camellia sinensis; which would probably explain the aroma.  It is a pleasant smell, isn’t overpowering when applied, and doesn’t linger after washing it off.   

Ingredients on box: Menthol is listed, which explains the sensation on the skin.
The Proraso White Shave Cream soap is packaged in a plastic tub with a slide on cap.  It a very soft soap (most likely considered a croap) that is white in color.  I find that it doesn’t require a large amount of water in order to create a nice lather.   The soap offers nice slickness and protection.  Menthol is listed as an ingredient so I find that there’s a mild menthol feeling.  Though, I find it to be a little more subdued than the Proraso Green.    
Proraso White Shave Cream Soap is a soft soap (sometimes referred to as a croap)
This is one of my favorite soaps.  I like the scent; not just because I find it pleasant but also because it was one of the first soaps that I used it is when starting with this hobby.  The scent is something that I’ll always associate with wet shaving.  The Proraso Sensitive Skin soap has since been reformulated and the packaging changed since I’ve purchased mine.  I have yet to try the new formulation.   But, I once I get through some of the soaps and creams stocked up in the den, I’ll have to give it a try.

Have you tried the new formulation of the Proraso Sensitive Skin shave soap?  Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know how you think it compares to the old formulation.

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