Personally I find the Coti edge leaves my skin soft and smooth, like wet clay I guess :thumbup:
I have tried: Crox, it leaves my skin a little sore, its too crispy for me.
Thuringian, not as crispy as the Crox but still not silky smooth IMHO
Charnley Forest, more crispy than the thurry but not as harsh as the Crox
I first tried chromium oxide on my strops about two years ago and I thought because the edge felt sharper and made my face red then maybe I was just shaving wrong. I tried it again recently, after not using it for two years, and the shave still made my face tender.
I find yellow cerium powder to be a lot nicer to my face but I shy away from paste because I'm more of a minimalist, sometimes I just skip linen and just strop on leater then shave.
Coticule edges are definitely the most skin friendly that I've tried, especially on the neck after an ATG pass.