I'm not having a good time of things at the moment so approached a well known shaving supplier for some advice.
As well as going over pre-shave prep, razor angle and skin tautness, one other piece of advise was 'Use branded products together". i.e. if you are using Prorazo shave cream, also use the pre-shave prep and the aftershave balm.
The rationale for this is that all the products are designed to be used together, so they complement and help each other.
Now, I have not been shaving long and I have certainly not used a wide variety of products and whilst this advice seems to make sense, I am not an expert and it could well be marketing hype.
What makes me pause is that I don't see this advice advocated here, indeed in the SOTD section there seems to be a wide variety of products used in the same shave.
So I will defer to those wiser and more experienced that I - Marketing hype or is there an element of truth to this advice?