I was anticipating that this would be a disaster for my acne-prone, Exxon-Valdez-oil-slick-of-a-face (coconut oil, 3rd ingredient, disaster!), but: this stuff is fantastic. I also thought it was expensive,when there are fragrance free shaving creams at the drugstore for $4. But, a little does go a long way, and this does give a close, irritation-free shave that rivals anything I've ever tried. I have an extremely coarse beard, but this gives a baby-butt-smooth shave. I definitely recommend.