Yes, the international manufacturers have kept wet shaving alive during the bleak years here in the US. But with the renewed interest in traditional products there has been an explosion of craft shaving brands here. When we found Prospector Co. we loved the look. Ever better, the performance is seriously spectacular to go along with their seriously cool old gold rush, apothecary style. Prospector Co. was established in 2010 with products aimed at taking care of the post-shaven skin, when it is at its most vulnerable state. All their products are developed as "food for the face and body" and made in low quantity batches of high quality ingredients, with no harmful additives, colorings or artificial fragrances.