I used the new RazoRock (from WestCoastShaving) today and I must say that my face/head feel great. The alum closes up the pores and has astringent properties. I have been using witch hazel, but this stuff works much better. I shaved my face with a str8 razor, and my head with a DE. Smooooth shave!!! The alum makes it even better. Try it.