Traditionally made, this soap generates a rich and warm lather when used with a Shaving Brush and hot water. The lather protects the skin and softens the beard while providing an extremely close shave. It is scented with lavender, rosemary and mint.
The shaving lather is rich, creamy, protective and lubricating.
Expensive? Yes, unashamedly so, however, this soap should last the average wet shaver around 12 months daily shaving.
The soap is made by a small team in Fontevraud l'Abbaye, rural France.
The main advantages of the MdC shaving soap by Martin de Candre :
We have elaborated a unique hot process soap-making method which we have been using in our workshop for 40 years with perfect control over the quality process, using 100% natural essential oils (olive, coconut) and potash (Alkali).
A soap made with this process ensures excellent heat retention without adding any preservatives.
At the end of cooking, we add the finest essential oils to the warm paste which allows us to have scented soaps right to their core.
It takes weeks for the soap to dry and to rid all excess water and refine itself. In our day and age where everything goes fast, it may seem crazy... but this is the only sure way to greatly enhance shaving soap lather and fragrance properties!
A luxury top quality product, manufactured by a French craftsman, ... and yet one of the cheapest as it lasts a good year going by your feedback and comments.
Finally, let's describe its lather qualities:
The lather thickens rapidly, with a few brush swirls and gives a satisfying close and clean shave that helps skin feel great and moisturised without razor burn. The lather is nice and rich, soft and creamy, extremely pleasant to the skin ... YOU know to talk about it in the best possible way!