I've finished off my Arko stick at long last and am using some KoS gel and GPure in the meantime. Whilst none of these lather up as densely as Arko, I'm getting much better shaves with them. They are hardly poor performers and my face is much smoother and much less irritated. Its also less greasy to boot and my skin is back to being blemish free. This means much less cuts (at least for me, its back down to 0). I also much preferred TOBS and DRH but I chalked it up to those products being way more expensive than Arko. But KoS and GP are cheap. Not quite as cheap but definitely not expensive by comparison. The scent doesn't irritate me at all, in fact by halfway through the stick I'd be able to argue that it was unscented. It seems to be the tallow (which is basically the only ingredient in the stick along some preservatives etc). What are your thoughts? Are expensive tallow products better or is my skin just preferring non-tallow? I'm not vegan or anything so I don't care much about the ethics though it is nice to not use animal products when I don't have to.