I use a Panasonic wet-dry electric shaver so I usually shave completely dry in order to get the hair stiff as I thought this is the best way. I got this as a gift and decided to try it. The difference is night and day. It only takes a little gel and goes on my face easy. When I ran my shaver over my face, I found that the shaving process was much smoother and much easier. I don't feel any tugging at the hairs that I'm used to. The end result is about the same, I don't feel the shave is much closer or cleaner than usual but it just feels easier to shave. I'm definitely going to keep using this.