After carving red Morse Code into my chin with CVS SE blades, I thought I'd see if there was a slim possibility that Walgreen's GEMs were any Different even though they are made by the same company. So, after checking to make sure I had a tetanus shot recently, I ventured into my local Walgreen's (not nearly as nice, clean and efficient as CVS, IMHO). Two days of growth just like when I used the CVS blade, same soap, right after a shower again, same 1915 Star lather catcher. Indeed! Navigating my chin was much smoother and I could totally let the razor do the work. No cuts, no burn. The blades look the same right down to the instructions on the back, but I truly believe they were much better (and a tad more costly, $5.74 for 10 vs $3.99 for the CVS flints). I'm hoping some of you single blade boys can also try this comparison (get the styptic ready for the CVS trial) and let me (us) know your thoughts. Happy shaves.