This cream makes GREAT lather. Saying that, it will burn after a couple of passes if you form the lather straight on your face after loading the brush. To avoid this I loaded the brush and formed lather in a mug while watering it down a little. Also, I sometimes mix it with Mitchell's Mug Soap to make a super lather and this also eliminates the burn. The cream will last a long time because it takes very little to make copious amounts of lather.