This super moisturizing gel will soften even the toughest beards and prepare them for shaving while also moisturizing the skin and providing additional lubrication to prevent irritation. Apply a small amount evenly over the area to be shaved by hand and allow it to stand on the beard for 1-2 minutes before lathering. This can be done while preparing your brush and soap or cream. Lather as usual right over the gel. Will not coat your brush as many pre-shave oils do. Pleasantly scented by its own natural herbal ingredients.