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Williams Mug Shaving Soap 1.75 oz

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Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz
 
4.4

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean feel (39)
  • Close shave (38)
  • Fresh scent (28)
  • Doesn't clog razor (25)
  • Moisturizes skin (21)

Cons

  • Dries skin out (3)

Best Uses

  • Face (41)
  • Men (30)
  • Everyday use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Clean shaven (43), Goatee wearer (4)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Fine hair (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheaper and Better

I use this with a Badger Hair Shaving Brush and a Gillette Mach 3 razor. It is more economical than canned foam, and the warm lather takes only a minute or so to...Read complete review

I use this with a Badger Hair Shaving Brush and a Gillette Mach 3 razor. It is more economical than canned foam, and the warm lather takes only a minute or so to produce.

It provides a more pleasant shave, and longer razor blade life than do the foams or gells. The scent is faint, and not as pleasant as some "luxury" brands of cake shaving soap, but it is much cheaper. The shave is as good or better than other brands. Colgate is about equivalent.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not good compared to Van Der Hagen

Since it is the same price as Van Der Hagen select I wouldn't buy this product. I takes alot more work to get a lather and it isn't as thick as a lather as...Read complete review

Since it is the same price as Van Der Hagen select I wouldn't buy this product. I takes alot more work to get a lather and it isn't as thick as a lather as Van Der Hagen.

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5.0

Great Product

By Phil

from Phoenix, AZ

describe yourself Goatee Wearer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Sensitive Areas
    • Travel

    Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

    My husband has been using this product for over 40 years. In the past few years it has been getting more difficult to find it until we found drugstore.com. Great resource for finding products.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Fine Hair
     
    5.0

    Old, dependable product

    By Howiesan

    from Colorado

    describe yourself Beard Wearer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

      Have used this product for about 30 years.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Fine Hair
       
      1.0

      Williams Mug Shave Soap

      By shakin_jake

      from Reddick Fla.

      describe yourself Clean Shaven

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

            I first tried Williams Shave Soap 30 years ago. Decided then I'd use canned foam and continued using aerosol shave foams and creams until I gave wet shaving another try 3 + years ago, when I learned the ropes how to shave using traditional methods

            Been using straight razors for the past 3 + years and shave soap lather created using a shave brush and shave soap. I'm firmly set using shave soap and not shave cream. I just prefer the process of building the lather from a bar/cake of shave soap. Shave Creams are too emulsified for me

            Anyways, I've used Williams a few times in the past 3 years and I just don't care for it. IMO, there are far better shave soaps to use. That said, I realize Williams has a loyal following, but I'm not one of them

            My suggestion for first time users or for those buying a shave soap to be given as a gift, my suggestion is to buy a tub of Proraso Shave Soap. Proraso is easily found, made in Italy and has been around for a long time and considered empirically to be a good quality shave soap

            Proraso is available in various editions. The green tub is the classic Proraso. I also want to mention that first time users building a shave soap lather will find an easier time building a lather with Proraso shave soap vs. using Williams Mug Shave Soap. Willaims shave soap can be built into a good lather but it takes some time learning how to do just that, especially if you have hard water

            Let me put it another way...if you want to experiment, try making a lather using Williams...the price is low enough in that if you don't care for it, no loss, plus you can use it as a bar soap for hand washing. Waste not want not. Again, there are multitudes of fanboys that extoll the virtues of using Williams Shave Soap. I'm just not one of them and feel that there are way better options, especially for first time buyers

            • Hair Texture:
            • Coarse Hair
             
            4.0

            Classic

            By Phil

            from VA

            describe yourself Clean Shaven

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

              This product defines shaving soaps. I use other versions for variety, but this one has that "barber shop smell".

              • Hair Texture:
              • Fine Hair

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding lather

              By Curt

              from Bridgeport CT

              describe yourself Clean Shaven

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean Feel
              • Close Shave
              • Fresh Scent
              • Moisturizes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Face

                Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                The soap is great...Wonderful scent as well...I do reccomend a good quality badger bristle brush to get the most lather from this soap.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great, american classic

                By Paladin252

                from Western Mass

                describe yourself Clean Shaven

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Face
                  • Men

                  Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                  This stuff is great. I love the smell, nice and lemony. Very very slick, much better glide than van der hagen, leaves skin soft and moisturized after the shave. i have tried a bunch of different soaps and creams, and every time i go back and try this again, it reminds me why i love it so much. stocked up and use this as my daily go to.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Try a different product instead

                  By daniel616

                  from Benicia, CA

                  describe yourself Clean Shaven

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Caustic smell
                    • Dries Skin Out
                    • Harsh

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                      I tried this again last week after using the Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap for many years. Not a pleasant experiment. The Williams product is kind of like shaving with Ivory soap. Less lather, dries more quickly, leaves more residue, smells like harsh chemicals -- I have nothing good to say about the Williams shave soap. Oh, it's fifty cents cheaper -- notice it is also 3/4 ounce less product. Good luck, guys.

                       
                      5.0

                      Reliable, solid performance

                      By Submarine man

                      from Toledo, OH

                      describe yourself Clean Shaven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Feel
                      • Close Shave
                      • Have found nothing better
                      • Moisturizes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Face
                        • Men

                        Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                        Have tried other cake soaps, but for the money this is best for me by far.

                         
                        4.0

                        solid boy-gift gamble

                        By Heather

                        from San Francisco

                        describe yourself Clean Shaven

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Face
                          • Men

                          Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                          Got this for my boyfriend as a little treat in my last drugstore.com haul. I expected him to be weirded out by it because he is used to using high end shaving cream...at best I thought he would use it a couple of times and then go back to his usual stuff. He loved it! He uses a badger brush to shave, and this soap is perfect for lathering it up. It has also stopped his mild breakouts after shaving. He says he thinks it's because it also has cleansing power "like regular soap." The only thing that is sort of a bummer about it is that it needs a little soap dish...but for a buck fifty I ain't complainin'. Buy it for your man, if he doesn't dig it, you won't be out much.

                          BONUS: the packaging is adorable!

                           
                          5.0

                          Cheap, long lasting, ecological, fun.

                          By JohnP

                          from Oak Park, Il.

                          describe yourself Clean Shaven

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clean Feel
                          • Close Shave
                          • Doesn't Clog Razor

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Face

                            Comments about Williams Mug Shaving Soap, 1.75 oz:

                            I have been using this shaving soap for about 8 years, it lasts and lasts, no cans or aerosols or expensive waste associated with it. A simple ceramic cup made by my wife and an inexpensive brush and I get the job taken care of. I just use a drugstore razor with disposible blades but the last a long time too with little waste. (more than a straight razor but that is just a little much for my bleary eyes in the morning.) I just finished making some shaving mugs to sell in art fairs with my other pottery and ordered a box of Williams to give out. Spread the joy.

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