Silk Tallow Shave Soap - Ghost Town Barber

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Introducing our new silk tallow base with our bestselling Ghost Town Barber Fragrance.

While we still stand behind our OG base 100% and do not currently have plans to discontinue it, it has been five years since it was released and it was time to create a more modern shaving soap formula.

We tested ingredient after ingredient racking up fifty-six test batches before we settled on this one. The main secret is a massive amount of silk hydrolysate which is a very conditioning, natural, film-forming agent which is used in a lot of anti-aging creams (anti-aging statement not evaluated by the FDA, Yaya, yadda, etc).

Some of my testers reported feeling a skin tightening sensation - be aware that this is the film left by the silk hydrolysate.

For best results, load soaking wet brush for 40 seconds in the tub, then build lather on wet face for an additional minute. 


INCI Ingredients:  Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Castorate, Silk Hydrolysate, Potassium Tallowate, Lanolin, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Fragrance, White Kaolin Clay, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium tallowate, Sucrose, Ulmus Fulva Bark Extract, Sodium kokumate

Plain English Ingredients: Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Castor Oil, Beef Tallow, Silk Hydrolysate, Potassium Hydroxide (lye), Lanolin, Aloe Vera Juice, Water, Fragrance, White Kaolin Clay, Sodium Lactate, Kukom Butter, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide (lye), Sugar, Slippery Elm Bark Extract

(orders in the two ingredients lists are slightly different due to the requirement of INCI ingredients to show whether an oil has been saponified with sodium or potassium hydroxide)

This is a classic barbershop scent with a western twist – main notes being bergamot, basil leaf, white patchouli, oakmoss, texas cedar, leather, smoke, and gunpowder.

4oz of tallow based soap in a plastic tub (4" diameter and 2" tall).

Tub is oversized to allow for easy loading of your shaving brush.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Great scent, great lather

I personally really like this soap base. It takes longer to lather than the original, but I like that. It gives me more time enjoying the shave, and gives a great post-shave feel. It does require some more soap to lather as well, which is also fine, since i have way too much soap and would really like to use up at least one puck by the day i die.
The scent is a great “clean” scent with a funky leather and peppery twist and a hint of tobacco to my nose. I don't really smell any powder in this as others do. It’s a great barbershop scent for rainy days and colder seasons, as well as for folks looking for one that isn’t powder-heavy. Really reminds me of a clean, pristine barbershop run by a mustache-laden man in a ghost town in the wild west.

Gregory B.
Silk Tallow Shave soap_Ghost town Barber

It wasn't what I expected, I had to use a lot of soap to get a decent lather and the scent /aroma was very faint . I won't be buying this product again

Philip d.
Original formula better

This is good but I like the original formula better.

Terrific lather with one drawback.

I’ve been using this soap for the past four days. The lather it generates is terrific. It is thick and very slick which provides great protection. It does require a little more water than other soaps I’ve used in the past but that’s not a problem. What’s the drawback? The scent is what is preventing me from giving this a five star rating. This does have a barbershop smell to it when it’s dry. But when lathered up, it takes on a more pronounced smell of leather and smoke which I do not care for. If you like that scent then this will probably appeal to you.


I used this soap for the very first time along with the balm and aftershave and all I can say is that it’s great. The soap is incredibly slick and the post shave feeling is excellent. My face has felt great all day and it’s been hours since I shaved.