For most men, shaving is an uncomfortable chore that must be done daily. If you’re anything like me, you dread the thought of it, because you have a thick beard and sensitive skin. My skin is very, very sensitive. I always get razor burn. I’m sure it has a lot to do with how thick my beard is, as well. I will easily go through two disposable razors in one shave. Especially if I have not shaved in a couple days. I decided to try Gillette Fusion shaving gel, because it is supposed to be extra moisturizing for men with sensitive skin. Gillette Fusion contains aloe and cocoa butter.
After my first shave with Gillette Fusion, I have to admit it works pretty well. I wouldn’t say that it “moisturized” my face, but it helped. I mean, I still used a moisturizing aftershave to sooth the burn a little. I will say, though, that it made shaving more comfortable than usual. It certainly does not make shaving an enjoyable experience, but making the act of shaving even slightly less insufferable is a difficult feat unto itself. It seemed that when I was shaving with the Gillette Fusion shaving gel, my razor slid across my skin more easily than normal. The razor burn was still there, but not as bad as it normally is.
I also tried Gillette Series ultra-moisturizing shaving gel. Gillette Series is sort of like the lesser expensive alternative to Gillette fusion. It doesn’t have aloe or cocoa butter. Actually, it consists mostly of ingredients that I’ve never heard of before, but I won’t hold that against it. If it works, it works. To be perfectly honest, there isn’t much difference between Gillette Series and Gillette Fusion, as far as results are concerned. If I were to be extremely nit-picky, I would say that I like Fusion a little bit better, but depending on where you shop it can cost up to $2.00 more per 7oz bottle. Not really worth it if you ask me.
I decided to try some generic, moisturizing shaving gels and creams, as well. Again, there is a pretty big price difference between the generic stuff and Gillette, so I figured it would be worth a shot to try them out. They didn’t really compare. They were not bad, per se, they just were not that much better than ordinary shaving creams. I think I am going to stick with Gillette Series. At least as long as I stick to shaving. Like I said before, it doesn’t make shaving enjoyable, it just makes it a little less unpleasant.