I'm having a little trouble with the use of shave oil and its use in conjunction with shaving soap, hoping that after her busy Cyber Monday, @EmmaC might help us out with a bit of advice. I'm perfectly happy with using the shave oil, especially overnight, but the concept of putting it on pre-shave baffles me. In the Hoxton Shave video the application of the oil is followed by the shave butter, but doesn't soap break down oil and conversely, doesn't the oil break down the soap. The demonstrator says that the whole idea is, "to introduce hydration into the skin",.... I don't get it,.....or do you know better?.... @Emma C.