I've been face lathering with Col. Conk the last couple weeks but this week I'm using my TOBS lavender since I have the Prairie Creations Old Spice and a puck of Tabac coming soon so I figure I should get in the cream now since I probably won't be using anything but soaps for awhile! Anyway, I dried my brush and swirled directly on the tub and got a fine lather and good shave but the cream really made my brush cold for the first pass. Is there a way I'm not thinking of to make the first pass warmer with the cream without using a bowl? Should I try and add more water to the brush before going to my face? Thanks.