I've been using a safety razor for about 3 years now. I had a full beard for about 30 years before that but accidentally went too far trimming a side and the only fix was to take most of it off ( I left a chin beard). The wife really likes it and now it has to stay that way.

Razor: Feather twist to open
Blade: Feather or Personna, got a 100 pack of the Personnas for $11 on Amazon
Soap: Crema coconut mango cream
Aftershave: alum block and sometimes Nivea sensitive skin aftershave balm