I think the phrase "the end justifies the means" rings true with this soap. The lather of this soap was pretty disappointing, which kind of had me feeling like I was not going to get a mighty good cleaning.
After I was done rinsing, I actually felt pretty clean and my skin did not feel dry. The feeling my skin had was pretty similar to Dr Bronner's Soap, although, Dr B's has a lot more lather.
My girlfriend was pretty satisfied with the way I smelled afterwords, as was I, which makes me reiterate the quote: "The end justifies the means." This soap is worth a shot and I expect it to last a good amount of time until I need a..."refill".