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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gillette Venus & Olay razor review

I've been shaving my legs for a good 16 or 17 years... or 18... I can't remember.  Anyway, to me razors are like toilet paper.  Once you find the most dependable brand, you stick with it until something better comes along.  Well, I do currently have a brand that I am loyal to, that happens to have come out not too long ago.  But, I was given the opportunity to review the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor, so I decided to give it a try.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Unfortunately, it was nothing to brag about.  On my first use of it I could already tell it wasn't going to surpass my current favorite.  The idea is there, but the follow through is not.  There are these two bands of olay at the top and bottom of the blade part that are supposed to make your skin feel more soft and smooth.  However, they got gunky and slimy right away and it was extremely hard to rinse the hairs out after a couple swipes.  I spent more time rinsing it than I did shaving.

The only three pros I have in this otherwise hefty lift of cons are 1) it smells really good  2) it comes with a handy suction cup holder to put on the side of the shower and 3) it's better than the generic disposables.

I like the initiative, but I'll stick with my current brand.

MOTR Grade: D+

 Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.


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