Just tried a new shaving cut aid, Nick Stick by Pacific Shaving. It is quite unique in that its a small roll-on (size of a large chap stick tube. Claims on the package that it is self sanitizing. It stings a bit and dries clear, large improvement over the white look of an alum stick. Only downsize I found is it is not a fast at stopping a bleed as a pencil. All in all I will continue to stay with it and report back.