Like Hudson Made, Portland General Store is so young it still has peach fuzz. You wouldn't know it from the quality of its Whiskey soap, which is decidedly old-fashioned (again, in the best way possible). This Whiskey old-fashioned wet shave soap is a slightly different product than the others here: Instead of a bar, it's more like a sturdy wax, made with simple ingredients that are easy to pronounce: glycerin, apple cider vinegar, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, and palm oil. PGS blends those with bentonite clay, which possesses detoxifying qualities, to create a soap with a thick lather and a scent that is pure Americana. [$18 for 240ml; portlandgeneralstore.com]
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