I definitely recommend the CC #5 buttercomb. As for the face, I just use a flea comb after wetting Ceylon's face down to get the eye boogers out (they come out really easily after being wet for a minute or two, at least with a flea comb) and the finer edge of the #5 for the rest of his face.
I've never tried the wood pin brush. I gave up on the metal pin brush that I bought from CC as it hurts Cey too much, and doesn't do anything really to help get him brushed out. (It works great on my
hair however, so it wasn't a total waste of money!) Then again, Cey is in full coat - a good (wood pin?) brush would probably be a great help for a shorter coat
The other thing I bought from CC that I really liked was the double action spray trigger bottle, when I was using watered-down conditioner during his grooming sessions. Lately I've just been using corn starch, but I may try the conditioner-spray route again as his hair has gotten much easier to care for lately