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.