i like sharps kid glove shave gel. its from this really new company, so far i think the only place you can get it is at www.sharpsusa.com and some stores in nyc. it's gel, not cream, so it doesn't clog your razor. it leaves me really smooth and i've never been nicked while i was using it. it's pricier than drug store stuff, but i think it's definately worth it because of the level of closeness you can get with it.