How is this cream applied to one's face?
A few minutes before applying your shaving cream/gel, apply a generous amount by hand and work well into your beard. A little goes a long way, but I've found that using more is better when it comes to a comfortable shave for me. Apply shaving cream directly over this product. Don't delete it.
Can women use this product?
I am not sure about that. But I don't know why they couldn't. If women can use regular shaving cream in a can, I think they should be able to use this product. I love it. But, I'm a man. It takes me a few months. So $9 a container isn't bad when you consider how long it will last.
Is it alcohol free?
Here is the list of ingredients, where there are multiple types of alcohol in the product. How these will affect your skin, I cannot say. I found this list online but I'm literally looking at the bottom of the box now and it's 100% accurate. INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water/Eau), Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Avena sativa (Oats) Kernel Extract, Camellia sinensis Leaf Extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Hydroxide, Menthol , Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citronellol
Can a larger size (larger than 3.6 oz (100 ml)) be found?
Not that I know.
Is this cream supposed to come sealed?
I honestly can't remember. It comes in a box if I remember correctly.
I use a Merker Safety Razor. Does this offer the same protection as pre-shave oil?
Everyone seems to have different results. I feel it works well for me and doesn't mess up my safety razor like pre-shave oil.
Does this come sealed? When I got it, it looked used.
I don't think mine was sealed, but I'm not 100% sure; but I do remember that the cream itself looked untouched.
Is this the same product as the bottom with the grey and white stripes?
I tend to get harsh irritation on my neck area even when using a safety razor. What would be the best set of products for me?
I only use a safety razor and also get neck irritation. I use either Proraso Sensitive Pre-Shave or Phoenix Shaving "The Cube". I use the pre-shave with every shave. I make sure that all shaving cream/soap I use is smooth. Another important thing to remember when using a safety razor is to apply light pressure.
Does this product have a scent? I use proraso red, and I was wondering if the two scents would not smell well together.
It smells great. I've used it with a number of different soaps, including proraso green. If you put it on before lathering your soap, you'll be fine. I have never felt that the smell interferes with various soaps.