Shaving Soap Review: Proraso White (for sensitive skin)

Posted: August 9, 2016 in Shaving Articles

Ease of Lathering: Very Good
Protection: Very Good
Residual Slickness: Very Good

Scent: Lemon, soapy and what I take to be tea tree oil smell. Not super strong or lingering. Fresh, I’d call it.

Production/Value: Soft soap, with the trade-off being less production for easier lathering. Moderate price makes this soap a good value nonetheless.

Notes: Perhaps the most protective of the classic types of Proraso, the White has a very mild menthol effect and lathers into a thick cream without endless fiddling. Between this one and the Green, it’s a close call. I give the edge to the Green, simply because of the greater menthol kick and the smell that I engage with a little better. It’s pretty hard to go wrong with Proraso White, though. For a good while, I used it as my standard soap when testing blades. I’ve gone through a whole tub of the stuff, and never remember feeling as if I were settling for “less than” when using it. If you’ve had issues with allergies or sensitivities, I’d give this one the edge, in regard to the Proraso line up. Probably the best preshave in the catalog for Proraso is the white, as well. Perhaps the only real knock on this stuff is it just does its job and doesn’t really call attention to itself. If you’d prefer a soap without a strong smell, and you like just a hint of menthol, this may well be your ideal soap.


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