IMO, your 1/2 right Mr. Clean, (can I call you MC for short?), Although the lather doesn't have to be an inch thick on your face, the creamier and slippery it is, the more protection and benefits your going to get from it.
That's the main reason I build the lather on my face starting always with a good quality cream first. I get all the good things about it applied directly to my skin and face and the soap & additional water that comes next turns it into a slip'n'slide on my face.
[SIZE="2"][/SIZE][SIZE="1"][/SIZE][SIZE="2"][/SIZE]Merkur Vison, Slants, Progress, 38C, Gillette Adjustables
TGQ, Mama Bears, SCS, Cremo & Tabac Creams.
TGQ, Mama Bears, SCS, Honeybears, Susie's Bubbles N Squeak & Tabac Soaps.
St. John's Bay Rum
Moss & Ansgar Scuttles
Shavemac's, Rooney, Savile, Vulfix and I must be the only one in the world with a decent enough Rakowski.