What makes this shaving brush & stand so great? This shaving brush creates an amazing amount of lather - much more than a badger shaving brush. The synthetic bristles are non-absorbant, so they need less shaving cream. The bristles are much easier to clean and more hygienic than brushes made of animal hair. Because the bristles are non-absorbant, they do not aborb shaving gunk and other impurities. And, they do not continually expand and contract and therefore last longer. Particularly suited to guys with sensitive skin. The bristles dry extremely fast, so great for travel, more hygenic and ideal for use in barber shaving service. The stand helps promote the longevity of the brush. This brush is also ideal for those seeking cruelty-free, animal-free, vegan alternative shaving brushes.