I will admit I have been skeptical of using cold water for shaving. I tried it this morning, and it really works
I skipped Kyle's prep and just splashed my face with some cold water. I had not irritation and my shave was closer. I must say, I will not be endorsing Kyle's prep anymore.
Logically, cold water shaving makes perfect sense because hot water irritates your skin and, contrary to popular belief, does not open your pores. If you nick yourself while cold water shaving you will barely bleed because there is not as much blood at the surface of your skin as there is when you use hot water. From a money perspective, it also saves money because you are not using hot water.
Give cold water shaving a try.