As a newbie that's totally addicted to shaving now, I really wanted to try this out, but didn't have the exact ingredients so I modified a bit. SpectraGel subbed in for Noxema & used straight up EV olive oil. WOW, talk about slick! I noticed while cold water rinsing after my shave, my face was squeeeekin' ... what a wonderful shave today. I'm gonna pick up some proper ingredients this weekend and giver 'er a go on Sunday.