I have a question that may make some of you hard-core DB shavers cringe. I'm looking for a shaving brush, one that will help to exfoliate the skin and work well with creams. Currently I found Anthony Logistics shaving cream and after shave to work well with my skin. I have sensitive skin and some acne and I found the Panasonic wet/dry ES8243K ARC IV Nano Shaver [cringe] to shave extremely close (far better than a Norelco). I also get very little irritation from it. I want to begin using a shaving brush for an even better shave so I am considering a Vulfix 2198 Pure Badger or a Vulfix 2234 Super Badger. From what I understand, the Super is a little softer and may work better with creams. But I'm wondering if I am losing any exfoliating benefits with a softer brush and if it lifts the beard as well. I'm also open to any other brush suggestions and/or recommendations.