This is not the first time I’ve written about the La Toja Shaving Stick. You can read that here. Yet, I figured since I’ve been using this soap so much lately, the shaving soap deserved its own review.
The first thing about the La Toja shaving stick you might overlook, but shouldn’t, is the packaging. In spite of the price, a fair amount of thought went into the manufacturing of the container. From the vent holes at the top, to the secure fit of the soap in the base. This tube is well-made and contributes to the enjoyment of use. This may not seem like a big deal, but have you ever tried shaving with an inferior product? Perhaps a shaving soap that was too small for its own container? Or a shaving brush that kept losing its bristles? Quality packaging can be the difference between a good product and a great one.
I love the scent of this shaving soap too. While it’s not the strongest or most complex scent in my shave den, there’s just something about it. La Toja has an old world European fragrance with a mild blend of lavender and powder. The refinement in this fragrance far outweighs the price tag.
The performance of La Toja’s shaving stick is outstanding too. My method in using this shaving soap is quite simple. First, I wet my face and the shave stick. I follow that with a quick run over my face with the soap. Finally, I take my damp shaving brush and build the lather onto my face. I have found a brush that holds a lot of water works best with this soap. Lathering takes only two to three minutes, but the resulting product is quite exceptional. Besides being easy to build, the La Toja lather is slicker than most. This isn’t just a great travel soap or a great shaving stick. The La Toja shave soap is an exceptional shaving soap that is one of the best I’ve used all year.