I have a big collection of canned shaving soaps and gels that have all let me down over the years. The only real use I have for them now is to use them on the Razorpit for cleaning cartridges and blades.
I was wondering - with all the advances we've seen in latherless shave gels (e.g. Jack Black Beard Lube, Menscience) have you come across any canned stuff out there which is on par or close to on par to good shaving soaps, creams and latherless shave gels? That has equivalent or near equivalent hydration, lubrication, glide, cushioning properties?
The other question relates to how I can make some use out of my collection of shaving soaps/gels. Do you know of anything I can put on my face beforehand that will get some performance out of them? Of the top of my head I was wondering if pre-shave oil, or those latherless glycerine face washes (e.g Nivea for Men Face Wash) might do something useful with canned shave soap. Yes, I could do the experiments myself - and wind up with a chewed up face requiring a week's recovery time - but I thought it might be wiser to ask people here.
I'd appreciate your thoughts.