Jeffrey A. Tucker, has a great post about how shaving cream is a crutch, that your face does not need. Read it here. For years I never used shaving cream, since I had a nice mounted mirror in my apartment shower. When I moved into the house, I kept meaning to get a mirror for the shower however never seemed to be a high priority. I miss the speed at which I could shower & shave and get all cleaned up in the morning with out the need for ceremony. Pure water here I come.