The Abbate y La Mantia Krokos Shaving Soap is the masterpiece in their range.
In a first for the world of wet shaving, pure saffron pistils are saponified to create the base, and are also used to create the soap's fragrance. This allows all the wonderful natural properties of Saffron to come to the fore, along with an intriguing, ancient, and elegant fragrance.
The soap has an intense yellow colour that is all natural, and is the best performing soap in the Abbate y La Mantia range.
CAROTENOIDS - They fight free radicals, which are responsible for cellular ageing. They have antioxidant and anticancer effects and they help against the decay of brain cells. Saffron has the highest content of carotenoids (1000 times more than that of a carrot). It contains soluble carotenoids, so they can be very easily assimilated.
VITAMIN B1 - Very important for the metabolism (it transforms sugar into energy).
VITAMIN B2 - Necessary for cellular metabolism, it strengthens the immune system and helps assimilate iron.
*VITAMIN B1 and VITAMIN B2 are present in saffron in abundance. Moreover saffron also contains a large quantity of vitamin C and B6.
SAFRANALE - It activates the metabolism, is assimilated very fast, and makes it easier to produce gastric juices which help digestion. The safranale is the element which determines the typical saffron smell.
- An excellent shaving soap
After trying a number of soaps for straight razor shaving, the Krokos comes as a very nice surprise and it is the best shaving soap I've tried.
It gives an long lasting and excellent lather wich gives me a very confortabile shaving and it lasts for three passes without any problems.
The saffron fragrance is nice without being overwhelming.
The price might seem high but, I still consider it to be very good value given the fact thata small bit goes a long way and the soap it lasts a for few months, depending, of course, on how often one shaves.
I conclusion, I can only recommend this soap and I will definitely keep on using it.
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- Love that saffron
First off: this is an expensive soap; agreed it’s got saffron (zafran) but the scent strength is very mild, between a 2~3.
What’s really great is the dense gorgeous lather that is produced by very little effort; just remember to add a couple of drops of water onto the soap surface and away you go! There’s also a nice slickness created but strangely enough, this is immediately washed off while rinsing your face.
Would I buy this again? Maybe. A great heavy glass container adds to the premium feel.
But be warned, it’s almost twice the price of the other soaps available from this supplier
And if there’s a wishlist: I’d like the scent strength to be pushed up a bit; at present it’s a ‘barely there’ effect
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