I just read this from the Men-U cream review:
Are these worries justified? Is this correct? In menthol counter-productive?However, here are the cons...for those that have sensitive - stay away from this product!!!!! This is really not much different to "canned goo"...so it really is true to the "gillette image" - the men-u shave cream
 contains ALCOHOL &
 contains MENTHOL
alcohol dries the skin - menthol cools the skin, thus closing the pores - the idea of a wet shave in my opinion is using plenty of hot water - to open the poors and lubricate the skin - the cooling effect completely counters the copious amounts of hot water I used and my pre-shave preparation to open the pores and moisturise the skin
A lot of the recommended creams on this forum contain menthol!
So who is right?