I shave, nearly every day. And that’s just my face. On top of it, every two weeks or so I shave my head. That’s a lot of shaving and the search for a quality shaving foam has been a tough one. There was a Nivea shaving cream that I used to buy in Hong Kong, but the company no longer sells it in Asia, only in the Middle East. I even emailed them to ask if I could buy a case of it directly from the company. They did respond – points for them – but said that it was only available from retailers.
But last year while I was in Kansas City, I bought a cake of Williams Mug Shaving Soap. Their slogan: “For a lasting lather.” And I was super-impressed. Not only with the quality of the lather and the fact it stays wet for a good length of time, but also with how long the cake of soap lasted. I bought the soap at the end of last March and have been using the same cake – near daily – since then. In the picture, you can see the remnants of the cake on the left. Yes, it lasted a whole year! And this from a cake of soap that is 2mm thick with a 6 mm diameter (0.8 x 2.4 inches).
Better yet, the soap cost me only 79 cents! Now, that’s real value.