Some have discovered shaving can be an indulgence rather
than a chore. By introducing Provence Santé shaving accessories we've
paved the way for a revival of shaving as a rejuvenating and pleasurable
part of personal grooming.
Actually, half the fun of shaving is lots of lather. The
other half is that smooth, soft feeling when you're all done. Provence
Santé's master savonnier (that's a soap maker to those of us who
parle anglais) has blended some of both into our shaving soap—using a
rich vegetable base with glycerine, shea butter and a bit of Luzenac
talcum to fight razor irritation. Plus, essential oils of linden and
vervain for a wonderful fragrance.
How best to use this marvelous savon a la barbe?
With badger hair brushes. Its resiliency and delicate points make badger
hair the gold standard in brushmaking. Each brush is hand crafted by
skilled artisans, with the luxurious bristles secured in a redware handle
specially made for Baudelaire.
Redware is sturdy. The color doesn't fade and, since it's
fired at a high temperature, it absorbs little water—an ideal material for
a dish designed to last for generations of shavers.