In honour of their 70th anniversary, Saponificio Varesino celebrated by creating a special edition shaving soap different to any they’d made before. The fresh fragrance is aquatic, floral and aromatic, with hints of wood and amber. Two special ingredients have been added: butter of illipe to prevent dryness and keep skin moisturised, and macadamia oil, nature’s own SPF to keep your skin protected from the sun.
Saponificio Varesino was founded in 1945 in Brebbia, near the shores of Lake Maggiore. They have perfected the craft of soap-making through their new processing techniques and continue to produce different soaps and other toiletries. When making the 70th anniversary shaving soap, Saponificio Varesino believes in quality and tradition, and in using only the finest natural ingredients. This ensures only the best final product. To read more about the history of Saponificio Varesino head to our blog.
Scent Profile for Saponificio Varesino 70th Anniversary Shaving Soap
Light Citrus Top Notes:
Aquatic note (Calone)
Body Notes Floral Aromatic:
Leaves of Geranium
Base Notes Amber Wood:
Using the SV 70th Anniversary Shaving Soap
Like with every Saponificio Varesino shaving soap, they are triple milled creating a highly concentrated soap with a relatively hard surface. The SV 70th anniversary shaving soap is no different.
Their formulations contain active ingredients that, to give their best, need to solubilize and melt. To have the best shave follow these steps:
- Cover the soap surface with a thin layer of hot water for few minutes.
- Wet your shaving brush either by soaking it in a bowl for a few minutes or dripping it into the water. The choice depends on a type of bristles used in your shaving brush. Badger, boar and horse hairs all need to soak in warm water.
- Shake off the excess water and pour the layer of water that bloomed the soap onto the knot.
- Load the brush with soap for about 20-30 seconds and face/bowl lather.
The time it takes to make a lather and quality of it depends on many small things. Your technique, shaving brush and even the hardness of the water in your region so test and observe.
Saponificio Varesino 70th Anniversary Shaving Soap Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Rapeseedate Sodium, Sodium Sunflower, Aqua (Water/ Eau, Shorea stenoptera Seed Butter, Fraxinus Ornus (Manna Ash) Sap Extract, Parfum / Fragrance, Ternifolia Macadamia Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, 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, Citric Acid, Benzyl Salicylate , Limonene, Citral, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool.