I'm on my second shave with Yardley and I'm quite impressed so far. This stuff has the best residual slickness of any soap that I have tried. Admittedly, I haven't tried more than a few dozen, and most of them were old standbys like Arko, Cella, Haslingers, Proraso, Etc. That said, even the artisan soaps I've tried from Stirling, Grooming Dept, & Wholly Kaw, haven't had this level of residual slickness.Unless you have oily skin, it is not necessary to remove all of the soap from your skin. I find that those soaps with superb residual slickness also provide a wonderful post-shave feel. The soapy components are water soluble, so they will rinse away leaving skin friendly ingredients behind. Oatmeal is supposed to have antioxidant and anti-inflamatory properties that are good for the skin.
I know you've tried a bazillion soaps; are there soaps you would recommend that have residual slickness on par or superior to Yardley (irrespective of price)?