A soft as butter, with the scent of almonds.
This shaving soap has been produced
by Saponificio Virgilio Valobra in Genoa
since 1903. Its discreet, clean scent
based on almond oil permeates the
high-yield lather from the soap. Valobra
has the consistency of butter and is
easy to divide in portions in a jar.
Shaving soaps and creams.
When soap dissolves the outer layer of
fat on the beard hairs, they absorb
water and swell up. Since the facial skin
also swells up with water, the beard
hairs stand up, waiting to be shaved
off. However only an alkaline (i.e. nonpH
neutral) creamy lather has the right
swelling effect to enable the blade to
glide smoothly and closely over the
skin. Applying a warm, damp towel to
the face before wet-shaving enhances
the desired effect. After shaving, soapy
residues must be carefully rinsed off
and removed from the shaving brush.
Finish your shave by applying an astringent
aftershave to neutralize the skin.