Ingredients: STEARIC ACID, AQUA,GARCINIA INDICA SEED BUTTER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, (VEGETABLE) GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, RICE MILK NAT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT MILK) FRUIT JUICE, SODIUM LACTATE, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL, BEER, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, AGAVE AMERICANA LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, PERFUME, XANTHAN GUM, HYALURONIC ACID, ULMUS FULVA (SLIPPERY ELM) BARK EXTRACT
Dovo’s new ownership is younger and more hip to trend. Case in point is this American production in spiffy European vessel, the stoneware and cork lid are Portugese and the software itself comes from Ariana & Evans, an American small batch artisanal producer. “A&E” is known for intensely memorable fragrance profiles upon a luxurious and stable base, and they produce multiple bases for soap, some with tallow, some like this one vegan-friendly.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE SOAPS *DO* HAVE EU CERTIFICATION AND EAN LABELING, MEANING THEY HAVE UNDERGONE COSTLY AND EXTENSIVE LONG TERM STABILITY/ALLERGEN TESTING BEFORE SALE IS POSSIBLE TO YOU. Most American ‘artisan’ type soap productions undergo zero independent laboratory testing of any kind, you can have an allergic or long term reaction and you are the guinea pig! There are literally hundreds of brands of “an-American-in-their-kitchen” Wild West style wholly unregulated shaving soap available to you, but be aware that many of them have no chance of getting that EAN barcode because the protocols are so strict, not to mention the overhead. It isn’t something you can do casually for limited edition batches, it does not make sense unless production runs involve 100+ kg of product. It is something you can rely upon for safety.
There’s also a scent-matched American made aftershave, too. I am sure in the next few months of 2022 we’ll get around to playing with a sample of each of the three varietals on-camera.