The Arko shaving soap history goes back to 1957. The company Evyap enters the shaving industry with the first Arko shaving soap stick.
This single shaving stick is wrapped in an aluminum paper wrapper. Unwrap and start lathering. The Arko stick has a distinct soap smell, but it works quite well. Some people describe the scent as fresh and clean and others describe it as more of a chemical smell. If you don't enjoy the smell you can unwrap it completely and let the exposure to air over time take care of reducing the fragrance.
Use the following steps to lather your soap.
1.) Soak your shaving brush in a bowl in water for a few minutes to hydrate the shaving brush bristles
2.) Gently squeeze the water out of your brush to leave it wet, but not dripping.
3.) Using a circular or painting motion load the shaving stick on the brush.
4.) The brush will have a paste like consistency of soap on the bristles and can be applied directly to your face.
5.) Sprinkle a few drops of water on the brush and keep working the soap on your face until it begins to build a lather.
** Too much water and the soap will be thin. Too little water and the soap will be thick. Find the right mix of water, soap, and technique and you won't beat this soap. Here is a complete lathering guide. Let us know if you need any help and we will be happy to guide you along the way.