Monday, March 26, 2012

REVIEW -- Gillette Venus & Olay Razor

Hey everyone! Today I have the second review from my Love VoxBox to share with you. This one is on the new Gillette Venus and Olay Razor that hit store shelves in Mid-March. Now, I have to be honest and say that when it comes to razors.. I'm totally not girly at all. I usually just use Chris' shave gel and bum his razors. Mainly because I don't care if I use guy products (...But he will not be caught dead using women's. Go figure!) and I have stubborn body hair, so guy's razors generally work better for me anyways.

I was a little skeptical of trying this razor because I just didn't see how it would work without using additional shave gel, but.. I'm a guinea pig so you don't have to be!

The Gillette Venus and Olay razor has five blades, the standard Venus pivoting head and soft grip handle, and two Olay moisture bars: one is petrolatum and the other is glycerine. The bars release a light lather when wet, so like I mentioned above.. you don't need to use extra shave gel.

Here's the product information from Gillette:
Venus & Olay Razor
For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

Product Details
  • 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

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.  

The razor cartridge was very easy to snap on and remove. And y'all.. can I be honest? My first use of this razor changed my shaving life FOREVER. It cut my shaving time in half. Literally. It was the best thing ever! I just wet the razor under the shower and swiped it up my legs. It was so quick and effortless! My legs were SUPER smooth, and I didn't get razor burn (which I get all too frequently.) Same awesomeness with my underarms as well. Plus I was still pretty smooth the next day! That never happens!

The only thing I could see this razor not being good for would be the bikini area. The moisture bars make the head of the razor pretty big, and I think it would be very difficult to try to shave a straight line (or other details) in such a small area.

I'm impressed with how long the bars have lasted. I've probably used the razor 7-10 times for both legs AND arms, and I still have about 1/3 of the moisture bars left, but they are starting to get pretty small. Other than that, the blades are still in great condition. I've looked for the replacement cartridges at a couple of different stores when we've been out, but haven't been able to find them yet. Hopefully I can find them soon!

I am absolutely in LOVE with the Gillette Venus & Olay razor! I probably never would have tried it on my own, but now that I have.. there's no way I can live without it. I never thought I'd say this, but shaving is actually a pleasant experience for me now! I can't wait to find the replacement cartridges because I'm terrified of having to go back to using a regular razor and shave gel if my bars completely wear away. I am thrilled to give this products a perfect rating of 5 out of 5 stars!
RATING: 5 out of 5 STARS


  1. This is good to know. I've tried several of the razors with moisture bars and they suck. I'll look for this :-) 

  2. i think i might want to try this, atm i use an epilator but on days when i dont have enough time i would like to only have to use a razor (if it is that fast...) wondering if it sells in germany and if there is aloe vera in it... then i would not be able to use it XD thanks for introducing us to this razor :-)