Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor Review

For my last Influenster Love VoxBox product review, I am going to write about the new Gillette Venus & Olay Razor. This was probably the one item that I was most excited to try out because I have used the Venus razors since I pretty much first started shaving. I have also used Olay products for years, so the combination of both these brands just sounded magical. Okay, a bit about the actual product. Here is the product details listed on the Influenster site:

> "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."

I must say, the details don't lie in the slightest.

I absolutely loved trying this product. It really did live up to all of my expectations. It was fantastic! The packaging is nice and the razor comes with a razor holder that you can attach in your shower. First impression - wow.

It was so smooth and moisturizing. I could feel how close of a shave I was getting with the five blades. All I did was wet the razor and started shaving. I had no trouble at all gliding it all around my legs, even in the tricky parts. I can't live without some kind of cream or shave gel to use when I shave, so that really says a lot for this.

I have very dry skin and I always have ashy legs after I shave. While I could still see some ashy-ness after using this razor, it was significantly less than it usually is. I would buy this razor for that reason alone. My legs felt silky smooth and I didn't even feel it was entirely necessary to put lotion on my legs when I was done.

If I had to say anything remotely negative at all, it could be that the moisture bars are so effective that it kind of makes your legs feel a little slimy. The bars produce a lot of moisture, so I feel like these moisture bars are using up pretty quickly. It seems like it won't last too much longer before I'll have to either get a new one or start using shaving cream with the razor. Honestly, that's pretty normal for any razor, so that isn't necessarily a complaint, but it's something to think about!

Overall, I am seriously impressed with this razor. I think I may have just found my new HG razor :)

For more information about the Gillette Venus & Olay Razor, visit

*** This product was sent to me complimentary to test out via the Influenster VoxBox program. All opinions are my own. ***

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