Joel I hope you are ok me using your format to me its a great system and I added a few items. I also posted this review on shavemyface.com.
Rating Scale 0-10 (10 being the best)
Packaging - 10
Quality - 10+
Scent - 10+
Efficacy - 10+
Moisturizing properties – 10+
Drag/Closeness - 10
Web Site - 9 (Easy to find products)
Customer Service – 10+
Knowledge of supplier- 10+
Steps Followed / Products Used:
* Washed face with hot water
* Applied Pre-Shave Oil
* Applied Lather (2-3 Pass)
* Applied A/S (Face was wet)
* Merkur Progress Razor
* Mach 3 Razor, Bic, Mach 3
* Badger Brush
Shaving Gallery cream lathered extremely easy and went on the mug wet smooth and effortlessly but was not runny. Reminded me of 3-T's as for as look and texture. However, that is where the similarities ended. I used a pinch of the cream (very little) per shave. The scents were lasting and invigorating, but not overwhelming. The moisturizing properties where simply the best that I have used. Cream left my face feeling like I just received a facial every time I shaved. I did use the A/S and it to was great, but to be honest my face felt so good after the shave the A/S was just icing on the cake.
I received the closest most comfortable shaves since using this cream. Whether using a Merkur Progress or a plastic Bic all razors slid across the face effortlessly without any irritation. I received a tremendous shave including the jaw line which I had not been previously able to achieve any type of closeness with other products. The majority of my shaves where done in 2 passes, which saved me some time in the morning with kids and a long commute it was welcomed. If ingredients matters and it does to me this product is simply outstanding.
Tremendous customer service! Lauren is the owner and is one of best people that I have talked with when it came to understanding wet shaving she really new her stuff and the shaving market and was not pushing her products.
This is a long winded note but I wanted to share with the forum what an awesome product Lauren has. http://www.shavinggallery.com/