For soaps I use my patented Scoop and Smoosh Method, you will need to refer to it by it's proper name or my lawyers are going to...The Acca Kappa is a hard cream too. I scoop out an almond shaped lump into my shaving bowl.... smash it thin and go from there. Should be a similar procedure.
I'll take a look at their pre-shave gel.... I made my own pre-shave oil based on the ingredients I saw in other products and it was a miserable failure.... just clogged up the razor and didn't seem to add anything to the shave itself. That was one of those "live and learn" things.
Anyway, I bought the cream for quicker shaving and was frustrated that it was hard. I decided to throw caution to the wind and try loading out of the jar and it works if you are in a hurry. Just make sure your brush is barely damp.
The gel is a unique product due to the ingredients. It is an oil like hybrid product. It leaves a noticeably slick feeling underneath the lather, but rinses off well. That plus with that is you don't wind up with oily fingers. It has the same light fragrance as the cream, pleasant and just barely noticeable. Both @Kennyg2019 approved, he is fragrance sensitive.