First time using soap stick. Great scent and great shave!
Best, most comfortable
From the first time I tried the stick, I've gotten smooth, comfortable shaves, much closer than the gels I had been using.
This soap gives a good lather and has a nice mellow scent but the second pass made my skin burn. Not a menthol burn but a chemical burn feeling. Ouch! It was not pleasant. I have read forums of this happening to others too.
A product you can count on
Great fragrance and performance.
Very Hard To Dispense, Poor Lather, Badly Written Label
When I received this, I was excited about it and wanted to shave with it that night. I took the shave stick and noticed the product needed to be pushed up. The label has no directions for how to do this. The West Coast Shaving page for this doesn't mention the dispensing method, either. The stick can't be pushed up from the bottom with finger pressure. I figured out that you have to twist a plastic "blob" on the exterior of the bottom part. This cannot be done with finger pressure. I tried, and nearly tore off a fingernail. I finally got the "blob" to turn and the shave stick to push upward by gripping the "Blob" with a large toenail clippers (as a substitute for a pliers) and twisting it. This method of dispensing the product is just ******. The maker of the shave stick doesn't care enough about the user to print directions on the label for how to dispense the product. My other shave sticks, in comparison, dispense easily. Finally, it lathers poorly, and does not feel good on my face compared to other shave cream or shaving soap products. This last part is "just me" so it doesn't count much toward my final rating. The 1 star is for the massively difficult to dispense product and the product label not having directions printed on it for dispensing the product. You can lose a fingernail trying to get the shave stick to dispense.