Kent shaving brushes are pure luxury and it is hard to put into words unless you have used one. They feel different than any other brush as they swallow your face in glorious, silky softness, especially the size 12's. They are top quality from the bottom of the handle to the tips of the bristles. Ideal for soaps and creams, but particularly wonderful for creams. They retain a lot of water and develop a beautiful lather every time when combined with other great shaving products!