Founded in Brebbia in 1945

A True Italian story

Saponificio Varesino was established in 1945 by Dante Bardelli in the small town of Brebbia (Varese) near the shores of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy.

During World War II many common items such as soap were very scarce, so Bardelli perfected a way to make soap using the properties of the natural ingredients around him to enhance their effectiveness. After the war, with the help of his wife, he started producing soap in his own home and Saponificio Varesino was born.

New Arrival From Italy: SV 1945 Galileo Straight Razor

Designed and made exclusively for Saponificio Varesino by Thiers-Issard, the Galileo is the second offering in our razor collection dedicated to Italian characters whose works and deeds have changed the course of history.

Constructed with a Snake Wood handle and a 100% carbon steel c135 blade, it is hollow ground with a mirrored polish shank and profile and an engraved 'Fleur de Lys' decoration down the spine.

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Artisan Soap Products Made In Italy With Safe, Sustainable ingredients

Saponficio Varesino products are formulated with quality, purity and integrity and produced at our workshop in Brebbia by skilled artisans using the traditional Marseilles method of soap making.

We pride ourselves on using premium organic active ingredients and whole plant oils from sustainable products, without the use of palm oils, parabens or aggressive ingredients like chelating agents and mineral oils.

Our products are never tested on animals and almost all are vegan-friendly.

Legendary Italian Quality

Five star reviews for Saponificio Varesino

You will experience an immediate difference when you add our artisan grooming and body care products to your daily shaving or bath and body care routine. For over 75 years, Saponificio Varesino's natural ingredients have set a standard for nourishing your skin.