I tried this product for free thanks to Gillette. I have to admit that I'm guilty of shaving with soap regularly due to laziness. However, this Venus shave gel is definitely superior to soap. It leaves my legs feeling very smooth and hydrated even without moisturizing afterwards. Sometimes, they still get that slightly itchy post shave feeling though. I love the color of the gel and how it slowly changes color, purple is my favorite color. However, the scent is too strong for me and the texture is not personally preferable to me. The texture is very thick and dense, I prefer a gel that turns into a fluffy foam, but it's really just what I like rather than anything being wrong with the product. I compared the gel to another gel by a different brand (received as a gift), by putting a different one on each leg. The results were similar: easy gliding of razor, smooth shave, soft legs. The final verdict: I like the Venus with a Touch of Olay shave gel, but when it runs out, it's very unlikely I will purchase more since I can just use soap and moisturize afterwards for cheaper.