an in depth look at some key ingredients
A great shaving soap starts with the right ingredients. Let's take a look at a few key ingredients in GLIDE shall we?
No water! Wait, what? No water? That's right, we replaced the water portion of GLIDE shaving cream soap with Aloe Vera Juice and Organic Goat Milk. The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the ‘Plant of Immortality’ and used it in many skin remedies because of its healing properties. It’s truly considered a miracle plant due to its various benefits for skincare. Aloe Vera becomes the best ally for the recovery of skin during and after shaving. The extract of the plant becomes a powerful moisturizer, soothing the skin. Goat milk is particularly prized in a quality shaving soap since it helps to soothe, reduce irritation, moisturize and provide a hydrating softness to the skin after a shave. There are other milks used in soaps, mainly donkey milk but none contain the unique skin nourishing properties of goat milk.
Our Triple Butter & Tallow formula combines Kokum, Shea, Cocoa and Tallow. Kokum butter has fantastic emollient properties, Shea butter is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing and Cocoa butter is a great source of vitamin E and natural anti-oxidants. Tallow imparts a luxurious creaminess and elasticity to the lather.
How about a healthy dose of Jojoba Oil? Because of its low saturated fat content, Jojoba presents as a liquid oil with many properties that are beneficial for your skin, especially so as an additive in shaving soap. Jojoba oil contains vitamins E and B-complex for skin regeneration and is an excellent moisturizer.
The magic of a truly great shaving soap lies in the SYNERGY between its ingredients. Synergy is defined as "the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects." We have spent over a year and made hundreds of test batches to find the right combination of ingredients that makes Cold River Soap Works GLIDE the slickest and finest shaving soap on the market.
A new scent in our SELECT tallow shaving soap base and only available for a limited time.
Blended with 100% super high quality essential oils the fragrance is lively, crisp and masculine without being pretentious. A beautiful and complex fragrance for every man.
Available beginning 4/6/18 @ 12pm EST exclusively from Cold River Soap Works.
Our SELECT base brings back organic goat milk for added moisturizing. Other changes brings even more slickness and increased hydrating post shave properties all while retaining the ease of lathering our SELECT is known for.
The following Cold River Soap Works SELECT Shaving Soaps will be available for purchase on Friday 1/26/18 at 12pm EST.
SELECT shaving soaps are made using a traditional tallow base and pure lanolin for an incredibly moisturizing post shave. A legendary hard shave soap, that provides excellent slickness & protection!
Brand new for 2018!
Keep an eye on our blog for more information including scheduled release dates for these latest and exciting offerings from Cold River Soap Works!
Available Friday December 15 at 12pm EST!
Cold River Soap Works GLIDE Shaving Cream Soap features a Triple Butter & Tallow formula providing incredible slickness, protection, post shave and yes... GLIDE!
A few testimonials from satisfied customers:
We're glad that you're a glide!
The following SELECT Tallow based shaving soaps from Cold River Soap Works will be back in stock and available for immediate purchase on Friday 12/8/17 at 12pm EST.
Our SELECT shaving soaps are made using a traditional tallow base. Lather builds easily and is characterized by a rich, thick, creamy elasticity. Abundant slickness, remarkable cushion and balanced post shave combine to provide a comfortable and efficient shave, each and every time! Shea and Kokum butters along with Lanolin contribute magnificent hydrating qualities.
SELECT -The Legendary Tallow Shaving Soap!
Take 20% off on shaving soap & aftershave
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*while supplies last
Triple Butter & Tallow shaving cream soap that provides superlative slickness, glide, protection and post shave!
A unique water holding lather, shiny and pearlescent, builds to a ultra-rich creaminess offering unparalleled slickness, glide and protection during your shave. Residual slickness is superb, adding to the comfort and effect. Post shave will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and well moisturized. Soft texture that straddles the line between a shaving soap and a cream. Scoop from the jar and treat as a traditional shaving cream or load your brush directly, either method work extremely well.
The fragrances offered in Cold River Soap Works GLIDE are complex and well executed. Thoughtful, provocative and pleasing.
We're glad that you're a GLIDE!
Our OLIVA shaving soap is formulated using extra virgin olive oil as the star ingredient. Thick, rich, slick and designed for the ultimate performance!
Available in these fine fragrances:
If you have been searching for a vegan shaving soap that provides excellent performance and wonderful fragrances we suggest trying OLIVA! The extreme gentleness of olive oil in our shave soap provides excellent slickness and a moisturizing finish to your daily shave. Enriched with Kokum and Shea butters ensures a beautifully thick and creamy lather providing a close and comfortable shave!
As many customers will start receiving their Cold River Soap Works GLIDE Shaving Cream Soap beginning today, we thought we would offer up our
"Recommendation For Best Results".
These instructions can be found at the bottom of every GLIDE product page but some may have missed it and find it helpful. It is only our recommendation and you may achieve better results by modifying or using a complete different technique.
For best results:
OLIVA shaving soaps are formulated using extra virgin olive oil as the star ingredient. Thick, rich, slick and designed for the ultimate performance!
Cold River Soap Works is proud to announce GLIDE, our new Triple Butter and Tallow Shaving Cream Soap!
Over a year in development, this is our most ambitious project to date!
We focused first and foremost on making the slickest shaving soap possible. We then turned our attention to the other physical lather characteristics, density, water holding capacity and luxurious creaminess. Finally we set our sights on post shave, wanting a moisturizing, nurturing finish without a greasy effect.
The unique and innovative scent offerings and future releases of GLIDE are constructed in-house.
Read what an extensive testing panel of experienced shavers had to say about GLIDE:
“NEXT LEVEL STUFF! I don’t know how you managed this, but you did. KUDOS!”
“I value slickness above all else in a shaving soap. Without a single doubt this is the slickest soap I have ever used and believe me, I’ve used a lot!”
“Hand over my heart, this is the slickest soap I have ever used. A totally unique lather unlike anything I’ve ever used before!”
“Residual slickness is crazy, I just did a second pass AGAINST the grain AFTER rinsing the visible lather off my face. No nicks, no cuts, no drama!”
“I have just had the best shave of my life! I cannot get over how slick this soap is, amazing, really!”
“This base is tenacious with a capital T. Interesting how well this soap bonds with and protects the skin. I would rate slickness as excellent. It has been a pleasure using this soap!”
“I was extremely pleased with the rich, voluminous, luxurious lather that your soap provided, with plenty of cushion and glide for my straights. I could even feel the cushion and glide under my brush, as there was a "soft" feeling while painting the final strokes.”
“Post shave face feel normally isn't that important to me, as I always use an AS as well as a balm. I've used neither the past two days, and my face has felt soft, moisturized and irritation free.”
“I think that this is a terrific soap base. As good as it gets, as far as I'm concerned.”
“I've been impressed with a few soaps that I've tried the past couple of months, donkey milk soaps, tallow and duck fat soaps, and was pleasantly surprised that your soap base performed even better than those.”
“I have dry skin and with colder weather I have to use a balm. I decided I would hold off after using the soap. Four hours later, my face feels great, no tightness, no irritation. Nice job!”
Beginning Wednesday 11/22/2017 at 12pm EST you can purchase GLIDE and see for yourself. We are confident you will reach the same conclusions!
Available in the following evocative scents:
CHECK BACK HERE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS FOR FURTHER INFO!
Available friday 9/8 at 1pm est
SELECT Sandalwood tallow based shaving soap is back in stock. One of our more popular scents and sandalwood aficionados claim it to be easily one of the best.
Cold River Soap Works Select tallow based shaving soap is just as the name implies, SELECT! From top to bottom we have designed this to be the very finest shaving soap available!
The first thing you will notice is the size. The Select shaving soaps weigh 4 ounces and are 4 inches in diameter - when you have something this good, you can't have too much of it! This soap comes beautifully packaged in a handsome high quality plastic jar with a screw top lid.
But we didn't stop with the exquisite packaging...
This Select formulation is a star studded, "who's who" of the very finest ingredients. grass fed tallow is skillfully combined with coconut and castor oils. To this we have added skin loving conditioning shea and kokum butters. A healthy dose of lanolin is combined with avocado oil to take the hydration of this soap to the highest level. We top it all with the addition of skin nourishing vitamin E and Tussah silk protein for extra glide and slickness.
We didn't stop with the magnificent hydrating qualities...
Performance is top-notch as with all of Cold River soap works shaving soaps. Lather builds easily and is characterized by a rich, thick, creamy elasticity. Cushion is first rate, while glide and slickness is abundant providing an extremely comfortable shaving experience. Rinsing away cleanly is another hallmark of this soap, no waxy feeling or soapy residue remains. Combined, this is a remarkable shave, a tour de force in every way.
Cold River Soap Works Moisturizing Aftershave is a light post shave lotion designed to moisturize and calm the skin. Formulated with jojoba oil and aloe vera juice plus botanicals and plant extracts to rehydrate, reduce irritation and sooth the skin after shaving.
Available in many of our popular shaving soap fragrances!
Our ORIGINAL vegan shaving soap is a traditional Italian style soft soap that quickly builds in volume to a rich and thick lather that coats the face very well and maintains a very enjoyable fragrance. Once the soap is lathered it is very slick and lubricating with little to no excess bubbles. The lather consistently provides a great layer of cushion and protection for the razor against the skin. After the shave it rinses away cleanly, leaving your skin soft and well moisturized.
ORIGINAL vegan shaving soap by Cold River Soap Works loads into the brush easily from the container and the soft texture makes the soap very easy to lather with any brush. The ease of use when creating a good lather makes this a great choice for both beginners and experienced wetshavers.
How to Use Shaving Soap:
The traditional shaving soap is lathered up with a shaving brush in a container – a mug, bowl, deep dish, and jar or directly from a stick. To build up a good lather, follow these steps:
Cool off with Arctica mentholated tallow shaving soap by Cold River Soap Works!
All natural essential oil blending of cooling garden mint, natural elements of savory rosemary, satisfying camphorous eucalyptus and bolstered by frosty, organic menthol.
Available in our premium line of SELECT tallow based shaving soap. Get yours today!
The following Cold River Soap Works SELECT tallow shaving soaps are back in stock and ready for immediate purchase!
Cold River Soap Works is pleased to welcome back Savon No.1 to our tallow based SELECT shaving soap collection!
A classic scent comprised of French Lavender, Atlas Cedarwood and Rosemary essential oils. Timeless, earthy and herbal, a scent a man can use every day!
Beginning this Sunday (7/30/17) celebrate the return by purchasing your own.
This shaving soap will transport you to the beach!
Imagine swinging in a hammock under the shade of a palm tree. The scent of coconut lotion is in the air and you can live this dream every time you shave with Coconut Lime!
Available now in our popular SELECT shaving soap and matching Moisturizing Aftershave.
Enjoy your summer good people!
Available in our SELECT shaving soap and moisturizing aftershave.
The Ultimate Tallow Shaving Soap!
Using our many years of experience we have been able to gradually improve this line in all areas that matter in terms of performance:
Ease of lather, class leading slickness and glide, remarkable cushion, superb residual slickness and balanced post shave combine to provide a comfortable and efficient shave, each and every time
Lanolin plus shea and kokum butters contribute to the magnificent hydrating quality. Captivating fragrances are blended in house using only the finest ingredients. The result is an unparalleled shaving experience.
Cold River Soap Works advanced Moisturizing Aftershave is designed to moisturize and calm the skin. Formulated with jojoba oil, aloe vera juice plus botanical and plant extracts to re-hydrate, reduce irritation and sooth the skin after shaving.
Available in many of our extemley popular fragrances found in our shaving soap. Alcohol free, non-greasy, fast absorbing and a very light consistency makes this aftershave perfect for even hot summer days.
OLIVA is our vegan based shaving soap. Extra virgin olive and jojoba oils plus kokum and shea butters provide class leading slickness and post shave nourishment.
Currently offered in three amazing scents;
Pure zesty scent of pink grapefruit with a mellow back pepper undercurrent.
Aquatic notes of salty air captured on a sea breeze mingle with light citrus and classic herbal notes of thyme and rosemary.
(Essential & Fragrance Oils)
Fresh honey comb and spicy wood notes of cedar and amyris.
(Essential Oils plus Pure Honey Extract)
OLIVA shaving soaps are 4 inches in diameter and have ample head room for efficient loading of the shaving brush. Each soap comes beautifully packaged in a handsome heavy gauge, jar with a screw top lid.