I probably would have never bought this Gillette razor since it seems to be marketed mainly to men but it appeared in my mailbox as a sample addressed to my husband. My husband uses an electric razor so he was never going to use it. I figured it was free so I would give it a try.
Description and Comparison to the Venus Razor
Wow, am I ever sold on this razor. I have been using Venus razors for years and have never thought about switching although I was a bit unhappy with them. My main problem was that while they gave a close shave when new, if I switched to a new blade I was always cutting myself around the ankle or knee. Consequently I would end up using the old blade in fear of switching to the new one.
The Gillette Fusion Proglide looked like the same deal as my Venus Razor but with 5 blades and at first I was terrified to use it, imagining all the cuts that I would get with those blades. Well finally my Venus razor was so dull I needed something so I brought it in the shower to give it a try.
My Experience with the Razor
I usually use soap and water when I shave my legs so I did the same thing. This razor has a little strip that is supposed to help lubricate but I have never found those sufficient so I soaped up a leg and went at it. One swipe was all I needed and after I finished around my ankles with no visible wounds I decided to try the knees. I was able to shave both my legs without really being any more careful than I was with my old razor and got no cuts. Feeling brave I did under my arms and again a clean shave with no cuts.
I guess this means I will now be buying this razor to shave my legs! The razor takes refills so I will definitely be purchasing more of them. The only thing that I had wished was that the razor came with a cover for the blade so that I could put it in my make up case without cutting myself when I am traveling.
Compared to my old Venus Razor, the Gillette Fusion Proglide does the job in about a quarter of the time with no cuts. I always had to go over areas twice with the Venus Razor but this one gets everything in one pass.
I am so glad that I got a sample of this great razor and would recommend it to any lady looking for a close shave with no cuts.