I have always settled with a mainstream Nivea or Aveeno Sensitive skin shaving cream until I started doing a little research, and this was highly appraised and the sample was offered. If you spend 20 seconds massaging this onto your beard, I have been getting way closer shaves with no irritation. I had always accepted the fact that the bumps were something I would have to live with. But have shaved 4-5 times with this now and it’s amazing. Skin is very soft and the shave is close. Great product, thank you!