This is a different style of shaving cream. Actually, not sure if it should be called a cream. I tried and tried but was not able to get it to lather by hand. Using a badger brush with this is not advisable, just use your hands. When applying it onto my face it felt more like a gel/oily moisturizer (oily in a good way) and it went on clear. Because of this I was able to see the hair/area that I needed to pass the razor over, something you can't do with thicker shaving creams. Although the scent is great and the application is clear, it felt too thin on my face. I had to use more and more of the product for my second pass of the razor. I also experienced a few more cuts on my face which typically doesn't happen as often when using other creams. Overall, you will have to try it to make your own determination. For me, it didn't work out the way I hoped it would. Happy shaving!!!