Saponificio Varesino | Manna di Sicilia Beta 4.3 – Sapone da Barba 150g

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From the vendor:

150g Shaving Soap, worked in plodder, extruded and cut by hand. The logo on the soap is “hammered” as it was in use at the beginning of the last century, before the coming of printing press.

The packaging is composed by a box of rigid cardboard covered with natural paper.

A special wood bowl allow to use it as a “cartridge”.

Although the PET container can be used as a proper bowl, is NOT designed for that purpose.

An inner paper tissue wraps and enhances a unique shave soap, born from years of experience in the art of saponification.

We can proudly call the product 100% Made in Italy. In addition to the soap base (saponificated and produced by us), the label, the PET container and the paper only come from Italian suppliers. The Beta 4.3 indicates the stage of development, initially as a Beta 1.0 and improved step by step.

Below we explore the characteristics of the soap:
• 100% vegetable (except fragrance)
• NO palm oil (forest protection)
• NO preservatives / chelators / antioxidants of chemical origin
• NO petroleum, mineral oils, dyes, parabens

A formula so rich in natural active ingredients, with the following properties: softening, emollient, moisturizing, regenerating of the skin barrier, firming, lubricating, soothing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, toning.

This soap contains a high percentage of Manna, coming from the Park of Madonie in Sicily. The place is situated between the towns of Castelbuono and Pollina.

Manna derives from the incision made onto the Ash tree and it has a rich composition of active substance. But the best feature that you will love is the skin softness and the confort sense in your post shaving.
Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Rapeseedate, Sodium Sunflowerseedate, Aqua/Water/Eau,  Fraxinus Ornus (Manna Ash) Sap Extract,  Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Erythritol, Ricinus Communis Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernica Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Galactoarabinan, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter,  Parfum/Fragrance, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocoate,  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,  Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Xanthan Gum,  Glycerin,  Stearic Acid,  Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate,  Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.

In full transparency, we explain the functionality of each individual ingredient, but to protect the formulation, we show the exact percentages of only some of them.



  • Sodium Cocoate: sodium salt from coconut oil
  • Potassium Stearate: potassium salt from stearic acid
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate: sodium salt from coconut fatty acids (delicately cleanses the skin softly)
  • Sodium Rapeseedate: rapeseed sodium salt
  • Sodium Sunflower Seeded: Sodium Salt from Sunflower Oil
  • Aqua / Water / Eau: water / moisture
  • Fraxinus Ornus (Manna Ash) Sap Extract: Manna (highly softening and emollient)
  • Coco Glucoside: derived from coconut oil
  • Glyceryl Oleate: filmogen, slows down the loss of trans-epidermal water
  • Erythritol: moisturizing
  • Ricinus Communis Oil: Castor Oil (Lubricant)
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Viscous
  • Copernica Cerifera Wax: Viscous
  • Alba Wax: Filmogenic Viscosity
  • Galactoarabinan: Larch extract (possesses the ability to reduce the loss of trans-epidermal water, better known as TEWL, helping the skin tendentially dry)
  • Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter: Butter butter (prevents and combats skin dryness by giving long-lasting hydration and restoring its elasticity)
  • Perfume / Fragrance: Perfume
  • Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil: Macadamia Oil (known to have a natural “SPF” sun protection factor. In addition to protecting the skin from sunblock, it is moisturizing and regenerating)
  • Sucrose Cocoate: Mixture of foreign saccarides and fatty acids from coconut oil (gives the skin a smooth and smooth effect)
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Shea butter (emollient, moisturizing, regenerating skin barrier)
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil: sweet almond oil (moisturizing, elasticizing)
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch: Rice Starch (Softener, Soothing)
  • Xanthan Gum: Xanthan gum (thickener, lubricant)
  • Glycerin: glycerine (lubricant, moisturizer, emollient)
  • Stearic Acid: stearic acid (gives the skin a creamy touch)
  • Sodium Chloride: salt
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: Vitamin E (Antioxidant, Leave Soft Soft Skin)
  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: grape seed oil (protects skin from aging, firming, stimulating on capillary microcirculation)
  • Citric Acid: Citric Acid (chelating)
  • Limonene: allergen (contained in the scent)
  • Coumarin: Allergen (Scented)
  • Benzyl Benzoate: Allergen (Perfumed)
  • Linalool: allergen (scented)
  • Citronellol: Allergen (Perfumed)
  • Geraniol: allergen (contained in perfume)

6 reviews for Saponificio Varesino | Manna di Sicilia Beta 4.3 – Sapone da Barba 150g

  1. Leyton R

    This wonderful shaving soap has an extract from sap of the Manna Ash tree in it. It is an age old tradition in the Mediterranean to scar the bark of these trees and harvest the sap as it flows, it is then used for so many things, everything from eating it, to treating liver disease. All I know is that I like it in my shaving soap!

    As with all Saponificio Varesino shaving soaps, the characteristics of the soap are top shelf.

    The scent of Manna Di Sicilia is possibly the strongest of the line in my opinion, but even then it is not overpowering compared to many other manufacturers. I get a mild citrus, some herbs with a bit of tobacco, and woods with a bit of floral. For me, almost a perfect scent.

    In case you are not aware, this is a hard puck which requires slightly more time and effort than many soft style soaps, but I find the effort to be well worth it.

  2. Dan Walsh (verified owner)

    I like my chocolate/bourbon/cherry/fudge/almond/vanilla compound soaps, especially in the winter, but often you want to go back to a CLASSIC scented soap and this is one of them for me. Definitely get a nice earthy scent with a mild floral on top and sweet woods backing everything up. Kind of feels like sitting on a mountainside full of trees near an old volcano ( I get an ash vibe to it ). The protection and glide this provides on your face is insanely good and the post shave feel is one of the best I have had ( apparently this is provided by the manna ). Soap is a hard puck and takes a little more time to lather up, but well worth it. My original problem with SV was choosing which scent to start off with, glad I got this and have already ordered SV Cosmo.

  3. Mark Bezzina (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic scent that smells somewhat like a classic barbershop scent, but more floral and woody. The scent lasts for several hours and although scent can be somewhat divisive, Manna di Sicilia seems to be liked by the vast majority of people who’ve smelled it. The soap lathers easily and although they recommend blooming the soap, I found that wasn’t needed with a good badger brush! One of the best soaps I’ve tried.

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