I've been shaving with a DE for a couple years now- dad gave me my first one when I was 17. With that being said he always got me soaps from a local retailer who handcrafts 100% vegetable based glycerin soap (large variety). When I initially started shaving, I was experiencing a lot of irritation. Now that I have my routine down I experience much less irritation but I still feel like the soap itself is keeping me away from the perfect shave. I have VERY sensitive skin that reddens and drys out instantly if the wrong product/chemical touches it. Lately I've been doing OCM a couple times a week (which I love) and I'll do a quick shave with EVOO every now and then when I'm in a hurry. It's a smooth shave and my skin is surely less irritated afterwards, but I still feel like nothing beats a true shave. My underlying question is will I experience that much of a difference transitioning from the shave soap I use now to a more luxurious soap such as Hugo Naturals line? If so why? The reason I'm so skeptical is because almost any OTC product dries out my skin and I HAVE NOT experienced a face/body wash or shave soap that hasn't had some kind of drying/irritating effect on my skin (Other than OCM). I've used high-end face/body washes but I never tried high-end shave soaps- is there much of difference between high-end shave soaps and high-end face/body washes?