Shave oil made a big difference for me when I was still pressing. The harder one presses the razor, it seems, the more helpful shave oil is.
Once I really really stopped pressing, shave oil made little difference, if not hurt things a bit, interfering with the soap or cream.
Last night I used Pacific Shaving Oil with water, as I do occasionally, and it was delightful... but I have plenty of delightful choices because of this forum. Thanks B&B!
(Of all the shave oils, Pacific Shaving Oil works the best for me and leaves my skin feeling great.)
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