Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Magic Soap, orange
Lather: Maca Root shave cream from Body Shop
Brush: Body Shop synthetic
Razors: Merkur 39C slant-bar and Parker 22R - both loaded with fresh Personna Super Medical Prep blades
Post-shave: Alum block
A Body Shop Shave today. I'm not sure if a synthetic brush needs soaking and breaking in, but I do it anyway - this is a brand new brush, bought so I don't have to get into my GoBag every time I want to use this style of brush. The shave itself was rather good for being blades I have not tried before - I suspect my next shave with these blades will be even better.