Prickly Pear ATG Pre-Shave Soap & Lather Booster (Mentholated, Western Barber Scent)

Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

$4.99 USD 


Designed to clean and prepare the face before the shave without over-cleansing or drying while at the same time giving a noticeable lather boost and scent profile adjustment to your shaving soap of choice (think ARKO)!  This unique pre-shave soap is sure to be your daily pre-shave driver! You will also enjoy the manly, classic Western Barbershop scent!

The addition of Sweet Orange oil helps to break down the grime and grease, clearing your face for the razor to pass smoothly, while at the same time allowing the stubble to hydrate faster.  A lite dose of menthol numbs the skin for a more comfortable shaving experience and creates a wonderful cooling sensation.  

This New Pre-Shave Soap from takes the best ingredients and blends it into a super pre-shave cocktail!  Even the wrapping for the soap is derived from natural sources and is completely biodegradable. Read Below To Learn More About Our Choice Ingredients!

Pair with our New Prickly Pear ATG Aftershave/Cologne and our New Prickly Pear ATG Artisan Shave Soap!

Instructions: Use pre-shave soap to clean area to be shaved thoroughly then rinse. Next, before applying shaving soap or cream rub Pre-Shave Soap bar against the grain of your stubble. This will raise the hairs and provide a slick undercoating to your shave soap of choice as well as aid in boosting lather.

Sold w/ or without Travel Tin...your choice! Note: Allow soap to air dry 4 hours in a well ventilated area before replacing in tin. VEGAN

Ingredients: Purified Water, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Alkanet Root, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Raw Sugar, Glycerine, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Menthol Crystals, Organic Maca Root, Essential Oils
5 out of 5, based on 10 reviews
Jim Larson from Daphne, Alabama on Aug 15, 2016
I purchased this after seeing it in a shave video. I asked what it was and he wrote back telling me where I could purchase it. This stuff is great. Smells wonderful and adds a slickness to the shave. I highly recommend getting it. Even if you don't like pre shave items, try this. I will be stocking up.
Tyler from Oregon on Aug 05, 2015
This is the best pre-shave product I have tried to date. Smells great, feels great on the skin, and wow is it slick! The slickness from this pre-shave soap lasts well into the 3rd pass for me, adding that extra layer of protection all the way through the shave. I'm also impressed by the longevity so far; I've currently used it 35 times and it looks like I'm approaching the halfway point. Will definitely order more so I always have this stuff on hand (might try the CaD scent next).
Bruno from Nashville TN on Apr 17, 2015
I love this product and the scent. I'm hopeful that this becomes the next A/S scent and Shave Soap.
Kurt Taylor from United States on Mar 08, 2015
This is the first pre-shave product I've used and I'm hooked after one use! I used it post-shower to cleanse my face, rinsed it off, then applied it directly to my face while I lathered with your superb Sandalwood soap/cream. Just a few swirls of the brush in the soap tin, then rinse off the pre-shave again, and lather the face. There was plenty of lather for three full passes, and the results were amazing; smooth and effortless. Congrats
John Golden from United States on Feb 08, 2015
After having used this item for a bit in conjunction with other Phoenix products I have to say this is perhaps the best pre-shave I've ever used. I've used oil and liquid cream from Art of Shaving and Proraso respectively. I can say that ATG beats them hands down. It has been a great addition to my routine. I used to hate shaving as I felt that my skin was always left irritated and could only be done every other day. I am now shaving daily and I'm enjoying it immensely.
Jonathan from Big Shanty, Georgia on Aug 22, 2014
Great scent, slickness, and hydrating! I have been using Douglas' products for a while now and have to say they are all top shelf. I tend to suffer from what is known in the facial cleansing world as "T-zone dryness" for example I have normal skin moisture and amounts of oils all over my face except for the eyebrow, between the eyebrows, and down the nose. In those areas I tend to be very dry and flaky. Over the years I have had real troubles finding the right products to address the issue. The mass produced, off the shelf products either are too oily for my over all face or to drying for the "T-zone". After trying Douglas' shaving soap and finding the smell was divine, no discomfort during or after the shave, and that my skin even felt properly hydrated after rinsing off, I decided to give the pre-shave soap a try. I placed my order and waited. I two days time I had my product in hand. Opening the package I was immediately hit with the wonderful scent of prickly pear. I had my SO take a sniff and it was given the utmost approval. I then had to try out this product. I found that it lathers very easily, as I am on municipal water, I am planning to give it a try when I head south to the vacation home where I will be on well water that is a bit harder. I then scrubbed my face and rinsed off. I found that my skin felt very clean but hydrated. I could also see the several days old stubble was standing up ready to be razed off, I quickly obliged. I lathered up with HTGAM The Beach! and found that the razor (Merkur Progress long handle and Astra Platinum) sailed even more smoothly over the my skin no problems at all. After finishing and rinsing off my skin felt even better than before. As for the "T-zone" area I have found that after washing with this pre-shave soap and adding a post-shave balm/ moisturizer all over my face I have been flake free, even if I skip a day or two of moisturizer.

TL:DR I highly recommend this product for it's scent, cleansing ability, non-drying, not adding excess oils , and in general just a great top shelf product. You would also be supporting one of the greatest artisan shaving products makers around (IMHO). Great work Douglas
Steve Lozano from Florida on Aug 07, 2014
I must say another totally awesome product from Douglas... This ATG soap has a much more subtle hint and feel of menthol than the Lime version, but performs just as great. There seems to be no other pre shave on the market that can make the ultimate slickness when combined with even the most basic shaving soap. It seems as if this preshave soap has almost a synergistic effect with any shaving soap it comes into contact with making your shaving experience that much more enjoyable....Top Notch Mr. Smythe!!!!
Daniel Fronczak from Parts Unknown on Aug 06, 2014
This is an excellent pre-shave soap. This soap is the BOMB, adds slickness and cushion to any shave soap. This also preps the beard superbly. I also think it adds to the post shave feel of your skin.
edhead35 from Boston on Aug 01, 2014
ATG soap is another great HTGAM product. The scent isn't overly powerful, but is nice. Like all HTGAM soaps, the pre shave soap is wonderful. It adds that little something under your lather. It also adds to other makers soaps and creams that little extra glide and luxury.
David Fernicola from Linden, NJ on Jul 28, 2014
Nice scent!! Lightly mentholated and really leaves your beard clean and well protected and prepared for a nice shave!