Stella Alpina Beta 4.2 Shaving Soap offers not only a great shave but a fabulous post-shave feeling as well. With the addition of edelweiss extract and hazelnut oil, skin stays moisturised and shaving irritation is reduced. The soap refill can be used with one of Saponificio Varesino’s bowls or in the one you already own. By scraping the surface of the soap to the bowl, just enough for one shave.
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 Stella Alpina 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.
Saponificio Varesino Refill Stella Alpina Beta 4.2 Scent Profile
Using the Stella Alpina Beta 4.2 Refill
Like with every Saponificio Varesino shaving soap, they are triple milled creating a highly concentrated soap with a relatively hard surface. The Stella Alpina 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 do a little testing and observe.
Saponificio Varesino Refill Stella Alpina Beta 4.2 – Ingredients:
Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Rapeseedate, Sodium Sunflower Seedate, Aqua (Water/Eau), Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Fraxinus Ornus (Manna Ash) Sap Extract, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Galactoarabinan, Parfum/Fragrance, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ricinus Communis Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.