When I purchased this for my husband, it was because the beard shampoo was out of stock. I thought that this might be a good substitute since he was out. Unfortunately this really isn't a soap as much as it is shaving lather - "soap" is a little misleading. Guess I should've read the description in a more detail! However, for assisting with a blade shave, he thinks it would be great. And again, Mr.Natty's products always smell fantastic and are using very high quality ingredients.