First of all, let me just say that this shaving gel smells absolutely amazing!! I think I'd buy the scent in a heartbeat if it came in a spray or scented lotion. It's sort of a sweet tropical smell that makes you want to lie on the beach all day! That being said, the actual gel is only so-so. You have to rub it really hard to make sure it foams up properly. Once you do this, it does make it easier to shave because the razor will glide on more smoothly than if you weren't using the gel. But I think that may be true of all shaving gels. For some reason, I feel like I get more cuts when using this. Don't know if that's something with the product or maybe just me, but it's something to keep in mind. I also have a problem with the nozzle because it continues to drip little bits of gel long after you stop pressing. This can be really annoying because if you put the cap on while it's doing this, it will be sticky and wet the next time you open it. Anyway, I usually shave in the shower so I just leave the bottle where the shower spray can hit it until it's no longer spitting out product.