Today I used glycerin today in place of shaving oil (which I use as a preshave oil and have had great success with). I have read here - from Liesureguy - that this works well. I rubbed some in before the first two passes of a four pass shave. After rubbing it in I used my normal lathering, today it was Taylor's Lavender. The actual shaving action was not as smooth and effiecent as I had when using oil. But I dod notice that my skin felt better during and after the shave. It felt like a healthier shave. But still it didn't have the effectiveness of using some oil. Maybe I should try using oil one day, and glycerin the next. Or, could you use both? I'm not sure if that would work. I may keep trying glycerin, and maybe with more effort it will be just as good a shave as with oil.