It must be the weather changing because my skin seems to be blotchy and whiskers tougher. Took out my Schick injector i2 today and it performed OK but the results were not as stellar as normal and my skin and beard has been like this for about 10 days.(blame the colder weather.) Razor : Schick i2 injector, mfg-1954-57 Blade : Schick (5) Soap: Razor rock "The Dead Sea" excellent soap,nice fragrance-good slickness & leaves the skin hydrated and softer, it's the expensive Saffron and it's other blend of essential oils. Brush: Razorock Noir 400 Plissoft Preshave: Wet the face + Alo Vera Gel Post shave: Alum block + cold water rinse Post shave : Dead Sea A.S + witch hazel + Nivea balm Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum block indicating some irritation= Have some great shaves!