I bought this brush about a month ago and have used it every day since. This is an outstanding brush. It lathers beautifully either directly on the face or in a bowl and feels comfortable in the hand. I have no regrets in regards to purchasing it. Because it is made from such a chunky wad of hair it does take a while to dry out after use, even after a shake out and dry on a towel, so not so good as a travel around companion, but perfect for home.