There’s always a lady involved, and the story of “Prince Charming” starts with “My Fair Lady” – the women’s shaving soap responsible for many smooth legs and immaculate armpits. Intrigued by their woman’s success, husbands, fiancés and boyfriends started using the shaving soap in secret as the size of the soap soon gave away ;) A proposal for a shaving soap for men ensued.
Although the essence of the soap formulation was largely kept the same, different components had to be added. The soap owes its deeper colour due to plantain leaf that has multiple benefits for the skin, including its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that are known to soothe scars, rashes, burning, and clear blemishes.
The essential oil combo used in preparation of this shaving soap deserves a spotlight of its own! Precious sandalwood – the oil of sacred devotion that has been used since ancient times for its powerful ability to quieten the mind and connect to the divine – is extremely soothing for dry, dehydrated, or inflamed skin, minimising acne and reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes; its amazing antiseptic quality makes it ideal for razor burn as it soothes, relieves itches and inhibits the bacteria that cause breakouts and rashes.
Bergamot essential oil – a classic ingredient in eau-de-cologne – is particularly effective for calming and balancing the skin. The variety used in this soap is FC (furocoumarin, bergapten)-free so it’s non-phototoxic. There had to be a touch of patchouli in the mix, not purely because of its rich, herbaceous earthy odour popular with men, but also due to its incredible regenerative properties and ability to tone the skin. The resulting scent of these essential oils embedded in the soap is truly masculine, stimulating and grounding.
The look, smell and feel of Prince Charming makes shaving a pleasant experience. Using a shaving brush is highly recommended for working up an impressive lather that can be sustained for a very long time! Until you’ve tried it for yourself, you won’t believe this could be achieved from a soap that is completely free from synthetics, but is full of all the goodness of three organic butters (shea, cocoa and mango) and three unrefined oils (coconut, castor and avocado)!
Average weight: 66g
Organic extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined organic cocoa butter, unrefined organic shea butter, unrefined organic mango butter, organic castor oil, unrefined organic avocado oil, silk peptides, organic plantain leaf infusion, lye, sandalwood essential oil, bergamot FC-free essential oil and patchouli essential oil.