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Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap 2.5 oz

 
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Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean feel (19)
  • Doesn't clog razor (16)
  • Close shave (15)
  • Protects against nicks & cuts (15)
  • Moisturizes skin (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Face (16)
    • Men (15)
    • Legs (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Clean shaven (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Absolutely the Best Value

    I routinely juggle several shaving soaps in my rotation and to be honest, most are a bit spendier than VDH Glycerin. However, NONE deliver the quality and consistency of VDH Glycerin. In this...Read complete review

    I routinely juggle several shaving soaps in my rotation and to be honest, most are a bit spendier than VDH Glycerin. However, NONE deliver the quality and consistency of VDH Glycerin. In this day and age, we're all looking for a reasonably priced product with exceptional quality. As rare as this situation is, VDH Glycerin delivers. It lathers with ease and produces a very slick, luxurious covering of the shaving surface. No matter what "boutique" shaving soap I have on hand, I seem to reach for VDH Glycerin more days than not. The VDH Deluxe is also a very good product but of the two I prefer the Glycerin. This soap would be a bargain at twice the price. Whatever VDH is doing, I certainly hope they keep doing it. My shave cave will never be without VDH glycerin.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A great place to start

    This is a very good, inexpensive shave soap that is perfect for the wetshaving newbie. It builds slick lather effortlessly with a good brush and is loaded with glycerin to help keep the face...Read complete review

    This is a very good, inexpensive shave soap that is perfect for the wetshaving newbie. It builds slick lather effortlessly with a good brush and is loaded with glycerin to help keep the face moisturized throughout the shave. With a subtle, unoffensive scent, this is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. Since it is a glycerin soap, it can be melted to fit a shaving mug or bowl.

    My only real complaint would be the lack of cushion from the lather. It is firmly in the low-end soap category in this regard, as better soaps and creams provide more cushion from the blade. This can be remedied by adding some good shaving cream to the soap-filled brush, effectively building a "superlather" which combines the slickness of a soap and the cushion of a cream. Kiss My Face make excellent shave creams for this purpose.

    In all, this is a cheap soap that performs surprisingly well. There are much better soaps out there, but not at this price.

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    5.0

    Excellent brush soap

    By Bobd468

    from Lansdale, Pa.

    describe yourself Clean Shaven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Pleasant Scent
    • Reduces Irritation
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

      It took a little getting used to, to finally work up the proper lather, but it keeps the shaver blades nice and clean and is smooth on the skin. I used to use Old Spice soap but they stopped making it so I went to a electric but after finding this soap, (or any of the Van Der Hagen Shave Soaps) , and razors at DrugStore.com I was more than happy to get back to using a regular shaver and soap again. I like the Sensor two blades because they are smaller in size and even though I would prefer the old single blade Sensor's these work the best. Smooth shave with this soap, brush and razor combo.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Fine Hair

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      5.0

      Great value!

      By Kyle

      from Nebraska

      describe yourself Clean Shaven

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

        I've tried a bunch of luxury shave products since I began shaving my head a few years ago. A year or two ago I got several bars of this stuff, but didn't really like the scent (even though it's fairly subtle), so put it aside.

        However, I recently stumbled across the fact that the VDH shave soaps can be easily melted in the microwave (one or two 10-second bursts, checking for consistency after each time), and a teaspoon or so of your favorite cologne stirred in.

        So I use a 1-cup size (XS) ZipLoc storage container, put in a puck of VDH Deluxe or Glycerine shave soap, nuke until just melted, stir in a tsp of cologne, and let it set up again. I then can use the lid to keep it from drying out too much if it sits for more than a day.

        (Bonus tip: If you can find the 1/2 cup size container, use a half puck and 1/2 tsp. cologne to make a great travel-size option - especially when used with a smaller badger brush like the Tweezerman.)

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        4.0

        Pretty good.

        By Pizza3

        from Charlotte, NC

        describe yourself Clean Shaven

        Pros

        • Clean Feel
        • Fresh Scent
        • Protects Against Nicks & Cuts

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Face

          Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

          Just a newbie but it did have a pleasent if subtle fragrance. Seems to lather up OK but not real thick but it could be me. Price and delivery was great.

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          5.0

          Real Good Lather

          By The Ace

          from Michigan

          describe yourself Clean Shaven

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                Using brush & lather for 25 years. Lot less expensive than shaving foam. Gives best lather that I have found. Regular shave soap is not as good. The glycerin in this must be the difference. My beard is very tough but not real thick.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smooth Shaves-Every Time

                By Truk

                from San Bernardino. Ca

                describe yourself Goatee Wearer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Feel
                • Close Shave
                • Doesn't Clog Razor
                • Fresh Scent
                • Moisturizes Skin
                • Protects Against Nicks & Cuts

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Face

                  Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                  The main thing, I like, about this product, not only do I get a nice hot lather, for every shave, but that lather, "thickens" after you apply it to your face, making for a very smooth. relaxing, shaving experience.

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                  5.0

                  Real Good Lather

                  By The Ace

                  from Michigan

                  describe yourself Clean Shaven

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Thick full smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Face
                    • Men

                    Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                    Face shave, have very hard whiskers,regular thickness. Women complain if not shaved 4 hours before quality time.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    First time I ordered, delivery within 5 days, usually expect 5 to 10 days.

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                    5.0

                    The One I Always Come Back To

                    By Joe the woodturner

                    from Fort Worth, TX

                    describe yourself Clean Shaven

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Feel
                    • Close Shave
                    • Doesn't Clog Razor
                    • Fresh Scent
                    • Protects Against Nicks & Cuts

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Face
                      • Men

                      Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                      In my continual search for the perfect shaving soap I have frequently tried other brands, but Van Der Hagen Glycerin Soap is the one I always come back to. It makes an almost perfect lather, thick enough to keep my beard moist throughout a shave but not so thick it clogs the razor. Additionally it has a light clean aroma that adds to the pleasure.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Comfortable Shave

                      By Clean Shaven

                      from SF/Bay Area, CA

                      describe yourself Clean Shaven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Feel
                      • Close Shave
                      • Moisturizes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Face
                        • Men

                        Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                        I have been using this product for over 2 years. It provides me a close, comfortable shave with no razor burn. I have used gels and foams which did not work as well. The moisturizers in the soap work for me. I still use an aftershave lotion to protect my skin. Make sure to wet stubble well preferably with hot water, lather soap well and use a good wet shaver like the Panasonic. The shave I get is close to what I used to get from my barber who used a straight edge razor. I just miss the hot towel which relaxed my face. Of course, your experience may differ.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        I am a first time purchaser, and the service and delivery were excellent. Hopefully, this retailer will be a little more competitive on price for my future potential purchases.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very Impressed

                        By Silver

                        from Durham, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Clean Feel
                        • Close Shave
                        • Doesn't Clog Razor
                        • Fresh Scent
                        • Moisturizes Skin
                        • Protects Against Nicks & Cuts

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Legs
                          • Women

                          Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                          I realize this product is mostly for men, but I used it for my legs and I love the way they feel afterward. The smell is very neutral and clean and I feel good saving all the packaging of traditional shaving gel from landfills.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A very nice soap for sensitive skin

                          By frank the mailman

                          from Phelps, Wisconsin

                          describe yourself Clean Shaven

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clean Feel
                          • Close Shave
                          • Doesn't Clog Razor
                          • Moisturizes Skin
                          • Protects Against Nicks & Cuts

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Face

                            Comments about Van Der Hagen Glycerin Shave Soap, 2.5 oz:

                            My first attempt with this soap was with a fairly new Boars Hair Brush and it was very difficult to get a good lather. I waited and held judgement until I tried a Badger Brush- which gave an excellant lather. There is reall no scent to this soap though- and I feel a nice scent is part of the pleasure of wet shaving- so I would actually give this soap 4.5 stars. It did leave my face feeling smooth and moist so I will continue to use it in my rotation. I do however prefer Col. Conks Bay Rum with glycerine soap- even though this site does not offer it.

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