Indulge a Newbie here who doesn't want to run a search for this topic: What is the difference between soaps and creams, at least those by the same manufacturer (eg Proraso)? Basically, is there a reason to choose one over the other? Are there times when one is better than the other or is it just a personal preference? Easier to lather with one than the other? I'm still new to all this and wanting to try some different products. Having trouble locating much in brick and mortar stores in my neck of the woods, so before placing an order online I thought I would get some expert advice. Thought I would post this in the Shaving Soap forum, too, to get maximum input, so I apologize for the redundancy.