It’s time to simplify your life with this Utility Bar. Designed from the ground up to serve your cleansing and shaving needs, this all-in-one bar can function as a body soap, shampoo bar, beard wash, face wash, and shave soap. Think of it as the most versatile product – if you ended up on an island and had one choice, this would be the one we’d vouch for.
The Utility Bar has been formulated to provide a very gentle wash and generate a rich, moisturizing lather. It leaves you feeling clean without the residue that is typically left behind with inferior products. When shaving, you have two options: apply the Utility Bar directly to the skin and have a clean shave, or use a badger hair shaving brush to work it up into a creamy lather.
The natural ingredients in this innovative bar make it work well with your body's chemistry while giving you the high performance you expect from us while in action. It's gentle enough for everyday use, hydrating for both skin and hair, and a convenient travel companion when you want to pack light. It's a win/win any way you look at it.
Old Money is a rich and complex scent that evolves as it's worn throughout the day and is our most potent scent blend. With notes of aged oak, black pepper, and amber, it's a fragrance that is at home surrounded by rich mahogany, your favorite worn leather chair, a glass of whiskey, and a cigar.
Temple Smoke is a mystical blend inspired by the rich fragrance of oud incense. It has deep and warm layers with an earthy, smoky undertone. The complementary notes of frankincense and myrrh create a rich, and long lasting blend. This sweet and smoky scent profile evokes the feeling of a temple retreat.
For Four Vices, we meticulously blended together the four unique scents of tobacco, coffee, hops, and hemp cannabis to create the perfect blend that's rich and rugged. The earthy notes of coffee and tobacco pair perfectly with the bitter, floral notes of the hemp cannabis and hops.
How to Use for Washing Hair
To use Utility Bar as a shampoo, place the bar directly on wet hair and rub to work into a lather. Once a substantial lather has been built, use your fingers to gently massage the soap into the roots of your hair and scalp. Rinse the soap completely from hair. Repeat if needed.
How to Use as a Body Soap
Apply Utility Bar directly to wet or damp skin on desired areas and rinse.
Use with a loofah or washcloth to exfoliate dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. You can lather the bar directly on the rough surfaces of your loofah or washcloth, then gently scrub your skin, or use the bar first, then exfoliate using circular motions. Rinse when finished.
How to Use as Beard Wash
Work into a lather in your hands or use Utility Bar directly against the beard to work into a lather. Then, use your fingers to work the soap through the beard down to the skin. Rinse thoroughly. Follow these steps a few times a week and follow up with a moisturizer such as Beard Oil or Utility Balm to avoid drying out the skin beneath your beard.
How to Use as Face Wash
Wet your face with lukewarm water before applying Utility Bar. Then, either create suds with your fingers and apply soap to face or use Utility Bar directly on your face. Spread the soap to each area of your face using gentle, circular motions for 30 seconds to a minute. Rinse and pat your skin dry.
How to Use for Shaving
To use as a clear shave soap - when you need to see exactly where to clean up your edges - simply wet the bar, apply to the skin, and shave where needed.
For use as a creamy shave soap, place the Utility Bar at the bottom of a shaving mug, wet your shaving brush, and shake off any excess water. Next, run your brush over the Utility Bar and apply to face to create a thick, moisturizing lather. You’re ready for a comfortable, luxurious shave.
Keep Utility Bar dry between uses. This will help keep the bar intact without cracks and avoid the dreaded soap goo - the soft squishy soap a bar produces if left in wet conditions. We recommend using a soap dish with raised areas to keep the soap above pooled water, or a wire shower organizer to encourage air drying.
You can also blend your old bar once it gets small with a new Utility Bar. You can do this in the shower by creating a lather between the two, pushing them together, and allowing them to dry like this. After a few uses, they should fuse together into one bar.
Ingredients for Old Money, Temple Smoke, and Four Vices Utility Bars:
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, and Fragrance
Everything was very good with the functionality of the gold line collection Utility Bars in terms of 5 in 1 usage (hair, face, beard, body, shave). No complaints at all in that respect. My issues are rooted with strength of each fragrance in the Utility Bar. At $20 per Utility Bar, I do not feel like there is enough of a gold line fragrance 'experience' to justify the premium. Even though the beard oils are supposed to be the most potent representation of Beardbrand's fragrances, Utility Bar still advertises to hold some attributes of sillage. Out of the box and unwrapped, it was very difficult to distinguish the gold line scents in each gold line Utility Bar. I figured those gold line fragrances would release once Utility Bar was wet and worked up into a lather but that was not my experience during my usage of the products.
Here are my thoughts on each Gold line Utility Bar:
Temple Smoke: The Temple Smoke fragrance just was not detectable or very distinguishable from the bar both out of the package and once wet and worked into lather. All I could gather is just the natural scent of the soap's base natural ingredients and no real recognizable hint of Temple Smoke.
Old Money: The fragrance experience with Old Money Utility Bar was a little bit better than the Temple Smoke Utility Bar. I could pick up the familiar oak, pepper, and amber notes of the Old Money fragrance over the base soap scent but it was still very faint. This is supposed to be their most potent scent blend and relatively speaking, it was the most detectable scent out of the collection.
Four Vices: I found Four Vices be the faintest of the three. I could not detect any of the rich Coffee, Hops, Tobacco, and Cannabis at all over the base soap ingredients once again. Disappointing because I really enjoy Four Vices beard oil and balms.
It would be nice if those Gold Line fragrances in the Utility Bar can stand out more! I know that is probably a challenging thing to do since their fragrances a...