They both contained ridged edges in the base of the bowl, to help develop a thick, rich lather. Questions? Read our shaving bowl faqs.
A shaving bowl (also known as a shaving mug, shave bowl, shaving dish, shaving soap bowls, or a lathering bowl) is used to help create a shaving lather from traditional shaving soap or shaving cream with a shaving brush. The benefits of using a bowl are that it's less messy, it allows you to work up a very thick lather, and they're simple to clean. It also helps you become more precise with the consistency and quantity of lather you create, helping you to save money on soaps/creams.
A shaving bowl is commonly used with traditional wet shaving, where you use a single/double edge safety razor, high-quality cut-throat razor, or another shaver that uses stainless steel disposable double edge razor blades.
A shaving bowl will take your wet shave to the next level. It will help you shave your face with fewer cuts, nicks, and irritation.
There are also old school shaving scuttles, which are a closed top container that allows you to work a soap very aggressively to generate a strong lather without the mess.
We'll split this up into two sections, one for shaving soap, and one for shaving cream.