Synergy Shaving Soap From How To Grow A Moustache: A New Paradigm?

Synergy shaving soap

How To Grow A Moustache (HTGAM) Synergy shaving soap has just about every quality shaving ingredient you can think of:

Ingredients (updated to reflect latest mix): Kokum Butter, Organic Mango Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Pumpkin Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Organic Neem Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine, Purified Water, Sodium & Potassium Hydroxide,Soy bean protein, Chaulmoogra Oil, Aloe Extract, Maca Root, Yellow Dock Root, Essential Oil [Unless Scent Free].  This thing is chock full of good stuff.

Brush Loading Synergy Shaving Soap

But it’s extra-wide puck makes brush loading a snap.  In fact, I don’t know if its the puck size, the ingredients, or a combination of both (perhaps that’s where the “Synergy” name comes in) but the amount of water this soap can take in a very short time and make an incredibly thick, lubricating lather (even in hard water) with every type of shaving brush I have tried is simply astonishing.

The scent I have is bay rum (with perhaps a little citrus thrown in).  The scent is medium strong and lingers just long enough for a full shave.  Performance-wise, Synergy shaving soap is among the best products I’ve tried: shaving is effortless.  I sent Sharpologist c0-founder Andy Tarnoff a puck of the Lavender & Cedar version.  Here’s what he had to say:

“The soap performed incredibly well for me. You wouldn’t think the shape of the tin would matter, but for some reason it did. My brush lathered extremely well; not too watery or too dry, and I felt both excellent cushioning and glide. I got an extremely close shave on my first try, and I liked how easily it washed off, too. I’m not a fan of the Lavender-Cedar scent – which didn’t linger – but that’s all that’s keeping me from giving this a 10 out of 10. Great, great stuff.”

Andy really likes bay rum products so he and I are swapping pucks.  There’s also a scentless puck.

The kicker is that it’s a great value.  Yes, it’s $16/puck but a puck is 8oz!  That’s $2/oz, cheaper than many artisan glycerin-based shave soaps.

I don’t often “rave” about a new shaving product, but HTGAM Synergy shaving soap deserves your attention.  The combination of the soap itself and the extra-wide size might be a game-changer for artisan shaving soaps.

Synergy definitely gets Mantic59′s Seal of Approval.

Mark H Mark H (481 Posts)

also known as "Mantic59." Shave tutor and sharpologist.


  1. Thanks Mark!
    Let it be known we now have 6 scents, that is if you count our scentless puck too, they are: Lime, Cavendish, Bay Rum, Vanetiver (vetiver/vanilla), Lavender/Cedar, and Non-Scents (scentless). Happy Shaving!

  2. I totally agree: the price for half a pound of soap is a terrific bargain (quite a few shaving soaps are 4 oz or less), and the soap is superb. The big surprise, though, is what a difference the puck diameter makes. As James Cameron famously said, “Size does matter.”
    This soap is definitely a favorite.

  3. Just curious, is this more of a croap (soft soap) or is it hard?

    As to the diameter, I agree a large puck is better for loading. I typically fit my soaps into a wider mouthed container for just that reason.

  4. (Also available on Amazon and soon in the UK!)

  5. Synergy shave soap is the best shaving soap I have used to date. Like Andy, I’m not crazy over the lavendar/cedar wood scent but the performance overshadows that. I’m in the midst of moving, but I’ll definitely be trying one of the other available scents soon!

  6. I don’t think I’ll ever grow a mustache but this was a good read nevertheless.

  7. Just ordered the Lime.. Can’t wait to try it out!

  8. Just got this soap, loving it! Here’s my quick review:

  9. Great Vid! Thanks for that Nick!

  10. Just like to add there is Potassium Hydroxide in Synergy also!


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