When one applies shave soap directly to face and massages it with wet fingers instead of brush, the appearance of the lather -- or, more accurately, the soap layer -- is quite different. It is not really lather at all; it is a lubricating soap layer.
Today's experiment actually challenges two cherished wet-shaving beliefs:
- A brush is needed with shave soap
- Shave soap must be whipped up into a tall lather to be effective