Desert Vetiver Shaving Soap: Special Edition Beta 4.3
This special edition shaving soap is presented in an anthracite-colored aluminum tin with an intricately stamped metallic label in antique brass. The triple-milled hard soap is intended to be used with a shaving brush.
The Desert Vetiver edition features the characteristic fragrance of the collection and uses our 'Beta 4.3' formulation - a further step forward in the evolution of our shaving soap in pursuit of enhanced lubrication and protection during the shave and enhanced post-shave skin feel.
The renewed formulation includes a larch tree extract which reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), making it an excellent choice for those skin types that tend to dryness. It also includes a new vegetal compound, based on castor oil, that gives a lubricating action and helps the razor mechanical action.
Part of the Desert Vetiver Collection.
Product size: 5.3 oz (150g); 90mm diameter
Saponificio Varesino Shaving Soap formulations contain soluble ingredients that need to be activated with water. For best results use the following steps to prepare your soap:
* Wet the soap: cover the surface with a thin veil of hot water for 2-3 minutes. We recommend preparing your soap in one of our hand-carved wood shaving soap bowls.
* Wet the brush: Run the brush under warm water to saturate the bristles. This will prime it to accept the shaving cream or soap. Shake off any excess water.
* Add shaving soap: Run the bristles over the shaving soap. Because you’re dealing with a quality soap, you actually don’t need to use much to create an amazing lather.
* Work into a lather: Using circular motions, work the brush around your beard and enjoy the scent of your shaving soap. The circular motions will also raise hairs from the skin’s surface for easier removal with the razor.
* Rinse the brush: Once you’re done, run the brush under some cold water. Use your fingers to separate the bristles to get all of the soap out of the hair. Squeeze the excess water from the brush and set it back in its stand.
A composition with warm and enveloping notes. The blend of Elemi, Incense, Orange and Artemisia flare up in the flowery, peppery, spicy heart. A multifaceted sillage of Black Pepper, Juniper Berries, Oregano and Lavander swarms towards an elegant woody background sublimated by the precious Vetiver, the fresh Cloves and the seductive notes of Amber for a fragrance with a virile and unforgettable character.
Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Rapeseedate, Sodium Sunflower Seedate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Balanites Roxburghii (Desert Date) seed oil *, Fraxinus Ornus (Manna Ash) Sap Extract, Erythritol, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Ricinus Communis Oil, Galactoarabinan, Sucrose Cocoate, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernica Cerifera Cera, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene.
*Ingredients with a biologic origin
Truly top tier. Smells wonderful, and the performance is excellent during and post shave. The company sent samples of their Aftershave offerings. Very good quality.
Best Vetiver, ever.
The shaving soap, like all SV Beta 4.3 I’ve used I’ve used, is the best I’ve with 10 years. Experience with soaps, croaps, and creams. The scent is so good and satisfying, I’ve purchased it twice.
Best vetiver-scented soap I've identified to date.
I've experimented with various vetiver offerings. This is the best I've found. It has a pleasant grassy scent sharpened somehow to give it a more solid, less ephemeral scent. There is nothing "off" about it, which is the case with others out there perhaps because they don't get the grassy note right Beta 4.3 formula generates great lather with little effort and affords full protection and slickness. So far, this is my favorite SV soap among the three (Dolomiti and Cosmo) I've tried.
Best Vetiver soap I've ever used.
I found my way to SV hunting for a Vetiver-scented soap. Not only did I achieve that, I also found the best shaving soap / croap / cream I've used in 10 years. This triple-milled real deal produces magnificent lather, provides premium shaving protection, and leaves a luxurious post-shave feel.
One of the best vetivers on the market
Another excellent soap with a strong grassy scent. Performance from SV is top notch and feels great on the face. Give this soap a shot.