This I believe is deemed the best synthetic brush. It's a new technology and I rate it significantly better than any sub $100 badger brush that I have tried.
Holds a lot of water and is extremely soft, but it isn't floppy.
I have used it about 10 times first to try it out and then with subtle scented soaps which are overpowered by the lingering animal stink on my badger brushes.
Of course it's not a $200 rooney finest, but it's a really good brush.
I just checked and it retails for $56 shipping at westcoastshaving, so you can save quite a bit.
The sample tube of cream is brand new completely unused (I used another one to try).
$45 first class shipping is included.