Gillette’s smooth operator

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Gillette's smooth operatorWhat they say:
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor has seven high precision advances featuring re-engineered lead blades with thinner, finer edges. Like any good gift, Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors incorporate a series of unique technologies that address the primary causes of shaving discomfort.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Shave Gel has more lubricants for less cutting force, delivering Gillette’s best glide. The Fusion ProGlide hydrating formula with shea butter and glycerine helps keep skin hydrated during a shave and reduces the look and feel of shaving irritation for a smooth shave.

Gillette 3in1 Hydration Moisturiser is an instantly hydrating, lightweight, non-greasy balm with vitamins B3, E, pro-vitamin B5, which help condition skin, and SPF15 to help protect skin from UVA/UVB rays.

What we say:
Having never bothered to upgrade my shaving equipment from my Gillette Mach3 to any newbies on the market – I was happy with the results, sue me – I was glad to have the opportunity to test the new Gillette Power Razor.

After using a facial scrub I applied Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide Shave Gel, R65.99, to clean skin. The thick gel went on smoothly and held firmer for longer, when compared to other shaving gels I’ve tried. It foamed quickly when I rubbed it on my skin, but didn’t lose any consistency. A small amount goes a long way, and by small I mean a blob the size of a R5 coin. The gel smelled great, and I was tempted to not use any aftershave or balm. But I do strongly believe aftershave or balm helps if you have sensitive skin or are susceptible to a shaving rash. I also noticed that my blades lasted a lot longer while using Gillette Fusion Gel.

Then came the Gillette Power Razor, R109.99. I was so impressed by it, that I’ve dubbed it the ‘Smooth Operator’. At first I doubted the vibrating mechanism, as I didn’t think it would give me a closer shave. But, I have to retract my statement, as I probably had the closest shave ever. And yes, I tried the razor without the vibrating function as well, just to be sure, and the results were just as close. The razor is well weighted and balances nicely in my hand – it feels firm, with a gentle rubbery grip. Personally, though, I think there are too many blades, which hinders getting it into tight corners, like just below the nose and trying to trim side burns takes some skill.

Sadly, the Gillette Fusion Aftershave Balm, R69.99, wasn’t as great a product as I had hoped it would be. But the fragrance did smell fresh and was somewhat cooling.

Gillette products are available at leading retail outlets countrywide.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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    7 years ago •

  1. wyona

    I got 2 of them for free they had a promo on facebook, terrrific razor terrific product, my hubby loves his gillette razor and proglide gel.

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Tried to introduce hubby to Gillette but it’s just difficult for leopard to change its spot, what I did I made sure I talk about this gillette man in my office whose face is smooth as my nunus face( my baby boy)

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Gillette’s man face is so smooth and kissable!! make me fall in love again with hubby, yes I look at the menu but I eat at home !!

    7 years ago •

  1. Matthys

    I use one of these myself, and yes, what Grant has experienced with this product – I had the same experience. You can always expect quality razors and shaving tools in the men’s range of Gilette products. Just love the Fusion Proglide.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    The only brand my husband uses!

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    My hubby is using this and loves it

    7 years ago •

  1. Charne

    Oooooh! Hubby would love this! He has terrible shaving problems.

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    My husband only uses Gilette products. Will definitely get this for him to try.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I used men’s shavers because they were just so much better and I am thinking of doing it again.

    7 years ago •

  1. Affat

    mmmmmm, this will make a great stocking filler for my partner this Christmas……….

    7 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Will have to get my hubby one of these gillette power razor.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Bought my dad this for fathers day,he loved itand has been using it since…

    7 years ago •

  1. Anita

    My husband loves the Gillette Power Razor, i love that it is affordable

    7 years ago •

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