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About Us

First Line Responder Owned & Operated

Dedicated to crafting the finest artisan shave soap, aftershave, beard and body products on the market with an uncompromising commitment to quality ingredients & experience for our customers, while raising funds supporting the families of fallen first responders in our local community of St. Louis, Missouri. 

Our Story


Leveraging his passion for wet shaving, Ofc. Michael Riley approached artisans to craft a limited shave soap in an effort to raise funds for the families of fellow first responders who have fallen in the line of duty. After much research, Riley chose to forge his own path committed to a mission of exceptional product quality to enable these contributions. 

First Line Shave Company was born.

We believe our small business can have significant impacts. Through tireless research, commitment to superior ingredients, customer feedback, and our high expectations, our products tame the thickest of beards and deliver the slickest of shaves. With each sale, a portion of the profits are donated to fulfilling our mission.

Since 1959, BackStoppers has assisted more than 180 families of Police, Fire Fighters & EMS who made the ultimate sacrifice. Please consider making a donation today!

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