Declaration Grooming Contemplation Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz - Milksteak Base
There is a stark difference between spring and summer, and Contemplation falls squarely in summer. In spring, the flowers are in bloom and pollen is in the air, but by the time that July rolls around, the plants put off a different aroma. There is a green scent in the air: of citrus in a slowly ripening state while the vegetation underfoot is photosynthesizing in overdrive, drinking the in the sun. There is no harvest and there is no bloom: this summer day is still, quiet and contemplative with nothing on the to-do list other than simply enjoy it.
BASE: Milksteak is my tongue-in-cheek name for the culmination of all of my soap crafting experience to date. While the name may be whimsical, it was an incredibly difficult decision to deprecate Bison and Icarus - one I would not make without full confidence that I was releasing not only the best soap base I have ever developed, but one of the finest soap bases ever created.
Over three years of customer feedback, research, theory crafting and, of course, love, went into this soap base. I focused on ease of use (softer than Icarus), slickness, and post-shave - all the hallmarks of a great soap.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Egg Whites, Coconut Milk, Goat's Milk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Arctium lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Silk Amino Acids