The oldest continuously-sold brands of shaving soap are probably Proraso and Truefitt & Hill.

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First shaving soaps appeared in the 14th century and were the primary choice for shaving until world war i. The oldest continuously-sold brands of shaving soap are probably Proraso and Truefitt & Hill.

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When Was Shaving Soap Invented?

The first shaving soaps appeared in the 14th century and were the primary choice for shaving until world war i. [1]

What Is The Oldest Shaving Soap?

The first williams mug soap was produced in 1840. Although it is still marketed as the original shaving soap for use in shaving mugs, the product today differs from that which was made 180 years ago. [3]

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Who Invented Wet Shaving?

The oldest documented use of shaving cream is as early as 3000 bc in sumer, and given the link between the sumerian and old egyptian civilization, one can safely assume that the pharaohs did also practice some sort of wet shaving. [5]

Who Invented Shaving Gel?

The technology for getting a nice and clean face and body has advanced to much more comfortable practices. The shaving cream was one of the most innovative aspects of the at- home shave. Frank shields was an mit professor who struggled with a beard and sensitive skin. [6]

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Whats Better Shaving Soap Or Cream?

A quality shaving cream can produce a richer and creamier lather with great cushion and lubrication. An easier and quicker method can be achieved with the more modern process. It’s a great choice for beginners and wet-shavers alike. [9]

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Sources:

  1. https://www.zingariman.com/blogs/zingari-blog/guide-to-shaving-soap-everything-you-need-to-know
  2. https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/question-what-is-the-oldest-shaving-soap-still-in-production.585837/
  3. https://originalshavecompany.com/the-history-of-wet-shaving/
  4. https://www.vitaman.com/blogs/news/mens-shaving-cream
  5. https://www.muehle-shaving.co.uk/blog/shaving-soap-versus-shaving-cream

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