I have purchased my first shave soap and silver tip badger brush to get into new shaving techniques. I'm getting great lather using TOBS Sandalwood in the wooden bowl and the smell is just awesome. I lather in a bowl, then with circular motions on the face for about 30 seconds, then paint a thicker layer as if I were using a paint brush on the face. My question had to do with the product itself. Is there a way to get a silkier, softer shave with this soap. It seams as when I'm shaving the shave soap isn't lubricating the face as much as when I was using the goo from a can (gillette gel).