EDIT 2015: I haven't used this in years. It stopped working or I caused problems. I do not remember I cant suggest it. I think something simple and no irritating is best if shaving with a razer. I use an electric shaver/trimmer now which along side rubbing alcohol for cleaning the machine, and just washing my face with cold water after seems to help.<br/>To get a good shave you must properly prepare for a shave. Yes products do make the difference but its also the user as well. It also depends on your facial hair. Mine is not thick and is a pretty easy shave if i have a good sharp razor and soak my face in hot water for 5-10mins. Really helps.