I don't usually get rashes or shaving bumps now that I've found soaps which suit me, and have enjoyed using balm after my shave. For some unknown reason, I did get a few bumps but skin now normal. I noticed that balm, even that for sensitive skin seemed to activate the bad skin, even a bit of aloe Vera gel did this. Wonder if balm really is a desirable product? Today no balm and skin feels just as soft and refreshed. Are shavers vulnerable to marketing by companies?!!