Ask Aaron Q/A: What kind of shave soap would you suggest for someone with acne?

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Laura Jones, from the USA, asks:

“What kind of shaving soap would you suggest for someone with acne/sensitive skin?”


“Ms. Jones,
Thank you for your question! Honestly it depends on what you are sensitive to in the soap to which product you can safely use as an alternative.

It might take some testing with different products to find the solution but here are some of the more common fixes to the problem of product sensitivity. First off, if you are using a canned product I recommend switching to a squeeze tube or a traditional brushed cream or soap. The chemicals, preservatives and propellants used in canned shaving cream products can often be drying or do something even worse to your skin.

Next, is your product scented? If so the sensitivity may be to the fragrance or essential oil used in the product, try finding an unscented version. Many products use tallow or lanolin to add moisturizing properties and slickness to their soaps. If this is the case then try using a glycerin based product.

I realize that I have primarily addressed the sensitivity issue here, but acne problems are similarly caused and these tips will help with that as well.

Smooth shaving! Aaron”

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