If you're getting a lousy shave, it might be the products that you're using. Even a very good razor will underperform if you're not using the right lubricant. Connoisseurs of a good shave have long known that shaving soap is the best way to go and this D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap in Beech Wood Bowl is really beyond excellent.
The product has a woody smell to it, with notes of cedar and sandalwood. When you lather it on with your favorite brush, you'll find your face ready to stand up to the toughest shave. The moisture softens your follicles and the lubrication puts a barrier between your skin and the blade, keeping it safe from nicks, cuts and other issues. Use it regularly and you'll likely notice that your skin tone improves over all, simply because you're not traumatizing the sensitive tissue on your face every morning.
There's another great advantage to this option over cheap drugstore foam. When you're out, you just get a refill, which really cuts down on waste. It's the way your grandfather did things and, in this regard, the old fashioned way really has a lot to offer in terms of performance and in making sustainable choices.
Made in England.