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SE SOTD- What was your tool of choice today?

Sunday Schick shave, May 24th 2020

Razor: Schick i2 injector hydro magic- Mfg 1954-57 Nice feature the Hydro magic that I do use!
Blade : Personna SS PTFE injector (3) I like this blade.
Soap: Proraso red Sandal wood
Brush: Razorock Plissoft Noir 400, Good brush to lather with & will splay with a good scrub.
Pre-shave: Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2. 2 passes is all what was needed after very close shave yesterday!
Post shave: Proraso red sandal wood aftershave with witch Hazel + a small dollop of Nivea sensitive balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :a17: Great shave with my i2 Schick injector.

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Have some great shaves!


Razor: Gem Junior The Parade Baton Handle
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Razorock Mudder Focker
Aftershave: Maurer and Wirtz 4711
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
L'Occitane Cedrat balm
Pinaud Finest powder


Memorial Day - Always Remember! 🇺🇸

Micromatic Monday Shave 20200525
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Razor: GEM Jr. Parade, Baton Handle
Blade: Personna GEM (8)
Brush: AP Shave Co. 24mm 2-BED Synthetic
Soap: Haslinger Ringelblumen
Post-shave: Dickinson's Hydrating Toner
Aftershave Balm: Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave: Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
Cologne: Pinaud Clubman Musk

WTG, XTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS+ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

Outstanding Memorial Day shave!
Razor: GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip Guiding Eye Flying Wing
Blade: GEM by Personna 3-facet Super Stainless (12)
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger; forget what model
Soap: Cella, red container
Rating: 8

I think I pushed this blade one shave too far: lots of resistance and irritation, even on the WTG pass. After a 3 pass WTG/XTG/ATG pass, I managed a pretty close shave, but not the usual BBS from this GEM setup. The last shave (#11 on this blade) was perfect, so I will try a fresh blade next time.