What is it?

The Gillette Venus & Olay razor is a partnership of both Gillette razors and Olay skincare. This razor has 5 blades which makes shaving very easy and comfortable even around tricky areas like knees or ankles. The Olay Moisture Bars help combat dry skin and makes your skin glow. With the moisture bars, you don’t need any sort of shaving cream nor will you need to use lotion afterwards. This is a refillable razor, so when needed you can just buy replacement cartridges and you’re good to go. This razor will be available starting March 15 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.

My experience

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster‘s VoxBox program. I was intrigued when I first saw this razor. I have used similar products before but they were bulky and a pain to use. I was excited to see that this razor had kept the slim shape that’s usual for Gillette razors. When I opened the package I noticed that it smelled nice. Like a vaguely sweet/honey/almond scent. I was happy about this because I have allergies and any sort of floral scent causes me issues. I used this razor on my legs first and it was great. You could hardly notice that you were shaving your legs. There was no tugging or general razor-y feeling; It felt very smooth and gentile the whole time. I found that the moisture bars did get kind of slimy after a while but it was no big deal, you could just rinse it off. Also about the moisture bars, you definitely did not need any extra shaving cream or soap etc. It did great helping the razor do its job. Finally, I like that it has a holder that you can stick in your shower. It’s an awesome way to keep it handy but out of the way.

Final opinion

This is an excellent addition to the Gillette razor range. It definitely does just as well as any other razor of this brand and it has additional benefits with the moisture bars. I did find that after shaving my legs felt sort of rashy. However I’ve used it since then and did not have this problem so it was probably just my skin getting used to the moisture bars. I also didn’t really find that it made any difference in the dryness of my skin but I don’t really mind. I do think that it would be fantastic for traveling because you wouldn’t have to bring shaving cream or anything with you. I also love that you can buy replacement cartridges instead of having to buy a new razor every time. I love Gillette’s razors and I think I would definitely purchase this particular kind in the future.

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