Summer may be over but I’m not quite done so I am going in search of some more sunshine in Barcelona for a few days. That means the pins and pits have to be kept fuzz-free. Rather than pack my usual razor and shaving cream, I’m taking Gillette Venus and Olay Razor instead.
My favourite Gillette’s Venus range has joined forces with skin care Olay to make a super razor that moisturises and gives you a close shave at the same time with the shave gel bars it’s fitted with.
Now I have had one experience with a razor with shave gel bars and it was years ago. I wasn’t impressed because the results weren’t great and annoyingly the bars washed away quickly. Granted it was another brand but overall, it put me off such razors and I felt they could not compare to using a shaving gel.
When Gillette sent me the results of their love affair with Olay, I thought I would give the concept another try.
It is really easy to use, the blade glides over the skin smoothly with no nicks and cuts, and it gives a clean finish every time. The flexibility of the blade means it can reach the difficult areas like behind the knees and the skin is left feeling silky smooth and moisturised.
The only snag with these kind of razors are the bars disintegrate at a rapid rate so before you know it, you are reaching for the shaving gel. However for travelling, they are fantastically convenient. Less baggage and less weight with great results.