I shaved using a cream today and I was amazed at how much better my shave came out than when I use a soap.... Any idea of what accounts for this huge difference in performance (making my whiskers easier to cut + slickness)? More to the point, how can I get the soap to match, or at least come closer to, the performance of the cream? More time spent building the lather? Additives (glycerin?)? I feel like I've gotten much rougher shaves with the soap to this point.
Help appreciated. Thanks in advance!