Smooth hair-free skin has now become a necessity of women than a choice. I’m also not out of the loop. But the pain and hassles of waxing are simply not for me. I prefer shaving and my Philips Lady Shaver HP6341/00 has been quite faithful to me since last few years. Then I read lots of positive reviews about Gillette Venus Razor and got impressed. After all, it claims to give even better results than my electronic machine of 1195 bucks in only 199 bucks! So, I just thought to give it a try and here is my review:
Gillette Venus Razor is claimed to be the first three-bladed razor designed for women. Just one stroke of this razor is enough for a close shave and silky smooth skin. Some key features of this product include:
- Pivoting rounded head
- Three blades surrounded by soft protective cushions (The cushions gently smooth out your skin for a close, smooth shave)
- Indicator Strip with Aloe and Vitamin E (The blue strip fades when you are no longer getting the optimal Venus shave.)
- Soft grip handle for no-slip control
[Important Things To Know:
- ShowerSafe blade refills are individually sealed to stay clean and dry – even when stored in the shower.
- Venus blade refills are sold separately.
- All Venus cartridges fit Venus Razor handles.
- For best results, use with Satin Care Shave Gel.]
PEG-115M, PEG-7M, PEG-100, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis
- Wet your skin with lukewarm water and apply a good shaving cream or gel.
- Put the razor on your skin and stretch it out with your fingers.
- Now, move the razor up from the ankle towards the knee so that the shaving is carried out against the growth of the hair.
- While drawing the razor up against the skin, make sure that you exert gentle pressure. The razor will angulate itself perfectly.
- Shave all your unwanted hair the same way and rinse off with plain water.
[N.B.: Make sure that you exfoliate your skin properly right before the shaving and moisturize it with a soothing moisturizer once the process is over.]
Rs. 199 for the razor including 1 cartridge
Very easily available both online and offline
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Gillette Venus Razor comes in blue-white cardboard packaging featuring a transparent plastic cover. You can get to see necessary details on the back of the packaging and the razor itself is visible from outside due to the transparent cover. Once you open the cardboard packaging, you can understand that there is not one but two transparent plastic covers between which the razor is placed. This works as a shaving compact and makes it easy for us to use the product safely even in the shower.
The razor is made of blue transparent plastic, which is very fine by nature and extremely pretty by appearance. It has a sky blue-colored rubber handle with ridges, which gives us very firm grip during the shaving. The neck of the razor is made slightly angular and its head is made sturdy yet quite flexible so that the whole thing can angulate adjust itself during shaving and give us the best possible result without any nick and cut. There is a small button at the neck of the razor, which can be pushed for detaching the cartridge from the body of the product. We can easily change the cartridge this way whenever we need and there is no need of spending 199 bucks every single time.
The front section of the razor has a cartridge with three very sharp parallel blades placed at a certain angle in it. Both sides of the blades are surrounded by protective cushions made of rubber, which ensures complete safety for us. There is also a blue strip enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, which fades away as you use the razor indicating that you need to replace the cartridge with a new one. The plastic body of the razor is sturdy enough and the shaving compact system makes it quite travel-friendly too. The overall design of the razor is very good and it is pretty light in weight too.
My Take on Gillette Venus Razor:
The very first thing that I would love to say about Gillette Venus Razor is that I’m in love with this product. I’ve used the disposable razor from Gillette a couple of times, but it could not impress me. That was neither efficient in giving a close and smooth shave, nor was it very economical. So, I just shifted to my Philips Lady Shaver. But this product has won over my heart totally. Shaving with it is simple, easy, pain-free, and above all exciting!
The rubber-handle offers so good and firm grip that the razor doesn’t slip out even in the shower. The angular neck and spring-loaded head provides excellent auto-adjustment so that I don’t need to worry about cutting myself during shaving. Moreover, it helps me reach the difficult parts of the body like underarms and get a close, smooth shave easily.
The blades are so closely aligned that I can get ultra-close shave, literally! The cushioning is really protective and there is no possibility of any sort of nicks or cuts. Trust me, you will not even feel that you are moving a razor with 3 blades over your skin, how could you even think of nicks? Another wonderful thing about this razor is that it can be used on dry skin, wet skin, soapy skin, and so on. You will get same results always! I always exfoliate my skin before shaving and hence, never experience itching, bump, or ingrown hair. And I need only a couple of strokes to get rid of the unwanted hair on my skin. There is no need of tugging or pulling and I’m left with beautiful hair-free skin. Amazing!
The blue strip is really a great idea as it helps me understand exactly when I need to replace the cartridge (you can see in the picture that it has almost faded away and I’m going to change it soon). I’ve not-so-coarse hair on my legs and underarms and shaving with this razor keeps my skin completely hair-free more or less 4 days. I usually need to change the cartridge once in a month and it may vary from person to person.
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- Lightweight and sturdy body
- Firm rubber grip
- Angular neck
- Flexible pivot-head
- 3 extremely fine blades aligned very closely
- Blue indicator strip
- Protective cushion
- Ultra-close shave
- Gives smooth, hair-free skin
- Efficiency is almost similar to waxing
- Absolutely painless
- No fear of nicks, cuts, itching, ingrown hair, etc.
- Easily available
- Very economical
- Changeable and easy to replace cartridge
- Refill packs of cartridges (4-in-1) are available
Rating: 5 / 5
Will I Recommend?
Do I need to say it? Go and grab one. NOW!