I'm new to this forum and would like to introduce myself and say that I think this is a great forum. I have recently decided to turn my back on my cartridge razor and canned foam, partly because the cost of cartridges is extremely prohibitive but also because I have always been fascinated with forms of traditional shaving. Eventually I would like to be able to shave with a straight razor, but I am taking things one step at a time and I have just ordered an Edwin Jagger DE89L safety razor.
Aside from this, I find myself slightly overwhelmed by the volume of products available. I was hoping that someone would be able to explain the difference between a soap and a cream and perhaps recommend a reasonably priced starting option for someone living in the UK (even though I realise that preferences differ).
Once again, thank you for letting me join the community.