I've been using that new Nivea balm with micronized particles (Micro-TEC). Sounds like hocus-pocus, but it works good.......really good. I'm typically not wild about drugstore balms, but picked this one up on a whim the other weekend while on a trip (and in a pinch) and have been very impressed with the results. Microscopic particles?????? :happy102 I seriously laughed when I first saw it sitting on the shelf.....but I'm a sucker for new shaving stuffs so it came with me to the checkout counter, and as I mentioned I'm quite pleased with the performance.