Edwin Jagger – Sea Buckthorn shaving soap

Edwin Jagger - Sea Buckthorn
Edwin Jagger - Sea Buckthorn

Since I’d been using their razor for quite a while, I figured it was about time to get around to a review of some of Edwin Jagger’s shaving soap. First up, the Sea Buckthorn scent.

The soap lathered up very very easily, into a nice thick froth that provided plenty of cushion, while still managing to be plenty slick. It shaved like a dream, and left the face feeling great. I’ll happily call this a damned fine shave.

Having no actual idea what a Sea Buckthorn (a bright orange / yellow berry, resistant to salt spray) smells like, I can only assume that this is reasonably accurate. It is a bit of a tart and slightly sweet scent. All in all, it’s rather nice.

As is often the case, the smells of the soap itself only kind of transferred to the lather. There was still a bit of a mildly-sweet scent discernible, but only just so, and you definitely lost most of the details of what the sea buckthorn actually smells like.

  • 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
  • 6/10 Scent Strength
  • 9/10 Lather Quality

The 65g refill puck was bought for $9.00, although it should be noted that there’s also a three-pack available of all Edwin Jagger soaps (this, the Sandalwood, and the Aloe Vera) for $24.

Overall, I’m giving this one a 7/10. It’s a fine shave, but the scent does little to enhance the shaving experience.

Ingredients: Potassium Palmate, Sodium Palmate, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Water, Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate.

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  1. AFC1281 says

    So, wait what does the soap smell like again? Is it a fruity scent or a citrus scent?

    This is a glycerin-based soap, correct?

    • says

      It smells like a sea-buckthorn. A little berry, that to me kind of seems to display some of the traits of a typical “fruity” smell with a bit of the tang I associate with citrus.

      As for Glycerin-based, I wouldn’t say so. I mean, Glycerin is only the 8th most common ingredient in the soap. Plus, isn’t the general rule of thumb that if it isn’t translucent, it definitely isn’t Glycerin based?

    • says

      I have to say that this is one of my step-up shaving creams. I love it. The smell stays with you during the day and you know others can smell it but don’t know the scent! It is definitely unique and is like the EJ Sandalwood but the EJ Sea Buckthorn is a manly scent! Period! We carry all of the EJ shaving creams and soaps and look forward to the other scents that are being developed. We carry a variety of the EJ line and care about our customers at Joseph Barber & Company. Joe-Barber.com

  2. AFC1281 says

    I don’t even know what sea-buckthorn is or even looks like, let alone to know what it smells like. lol

    If it’s not glycerin-based or tallow-based, what is this soap’s base? Can you guys do reviews on some of Gold Dachs and Institut Karite shaving soaps?

  3. Fatboy513 says

    Great review Palpz!
    Just curious do you have a favorite soap or cream where the sent really
    holds up well in the lather?

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