There are so many razor choices for both women and men. I remember a time when there were less choices to make with regards to razors. Now, when I go to the store, I am overwhelmed, and I find myself asking ridiculous questions like, “Do I want my legs to smell like Sugarberry?” or “How much moisture do I need my razor to dole out?”
There’s one thing about razors that I know I like, and that’s five blades. Because there are fewer choices in the 5-blade razor category, it makes my selection process a little bit easier. With that said, I am usually against anything that sounds too complicated. Usually, I stay away from the Venus razors simply because their names sound like Barbie dolls gone wrong (Venus Breeze, Venus Spa Breeze, Venus Divine, Venus Embrace, Venus Malibu). I’m also not a big fan of buying an expensive razor with expensive cartridge refills. I usually purchase the 5 blade Walgreens brand razor. The package comes with 3 razors for $6, which is a really great deal, and the razors are great! So, when I decided to try the Venus & Olay razor, I was definitely going against my natural instincts.
On my first use, I was skeptical. I wondered how a razor surrounded by an enormous shave gel bar would provide a close shave. But to my surprise, for my legs, it did! The shave gel actually felt kind of nice, and it made my skin feel smoother after my shower. One of my favorite parts is that it comes with a razor suction hook so that you can easily hang the razor anywhere in your shower.
However, there were some things I didn’t like. One of the issues I found with this razor is that it is really bulky and hard to maneuver when shaving the armpit area. In my opinion, I would rather use a different razor for under my arms. Another issue I found is that once the shave gel wears away, the razor is a bit scratchy and the head doesn’t move smoothly. I am assuming that once the shave gel wears away, that is an indicator that you need a new blade anyway. However, it advertises that each blade is good for 1 month, and I didn’t find this to be the case. It lasted me almost three weeks. One last thing is the price point. The Venus razors cost roughly $16 for a package of three razors (refill cartridge packages).
While I really was surprised by how much I liked this razor, I don’t think the price is worth it. I think I’m going to stick with my Walgreens brand razors, but I’ll let you know if I find anything that makes me want to switch! J