For years I used the expensive multi-bladed razors and expensive cans of gel shaving cream. Despite 4 or 5 dollars per can the results were OK. I was downgraded in my job and in an effort to save money and get a better shave, I switched to safety razors. I decided to try Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap. Couldn't be happier! I'm saving about $298.03 a year on shaving supplies. Blades are cheaper, but what I really save money on is cream/soap. A refill of Mitchell's lasts me about 10 months. There's less waste compared to metal cans, thereby helping the environment, no less my wallet. Also, being of Northern European descent, I have fair and sensitive skin, yet Mitchell's is mild and does not irritate my skin whatsoever. I love Mitchell's!