A shaving brush is the right path to make a warm & unctuous lather. The lather is important because it protects & lubricates the skin. The gentle friction of the bristles on your face as you lather up arms the shaving soap & your skin, softening the beard & opening pores. The brush helps guide the direction of your whiskers as they loosen up in their pores, preparing them for the blade. The shave brush is also ideal for ensuring adequate moisture to the face when the shaving. It captures & transports the moisture from the sink, through the bristles to your skin & the beard. This is a far more efficient method of wetting your skin than cupping water in your hands and bringing it to your face when the shaving, which is what you?ve to do without the brush. Finally, the brush provides gentle e.