Hello, well, first of all,I am very pleased with the friendly service of N.E.S.CO. The product in question ,Formula T Barbershop Shave Soap, is exceptional. It lathers up to a nice cushiony protective layer. Other Soaps that I have tried dont measure up to the Quality of Formula T soaps. The risk of nicks is greatly reduced, making this soap, and shaving for that matter, something to look forward to. Thankyou New England Shaving Soap Company and the team.