Why Using The Right Razor Matters

    This post was sponsored by Gillette Venus as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

    Even though I have explored (and am still exploring!) alternative body hair management methods, shaving is still the easiest for me most days… if I have the right razor on hand.

    Because the truth is, I hate shaving when I can’t use quality razors. I’m not talking just about the blades, either. The handle plays just as big a part in the experience and results. Low-quality, light, hollow disposable razors just don’t cut it for me anymore. They slip right out of my hands, and it’s hard for me to get the right amount of pressure for a close shave without irritating my skin.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    Since shaving became a regular part of my beauty routine, I did the “glow up” from the lower-quality plastic razors to Gillette Venus razors. I’ve probably used every version of their handles, switching up the heads that are universally attachable. Until now, my all-time favorite had been the Gillette Venus Snap, which is small, compact and great for traveling with.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    Well, there’s a new Gillette Venus razor that’s giving the Snap a run for its money. The new Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth is giving me all the luxury vibes, with a metal handle with anti-slip grip points. The silver metal handle isn’t just all for aesthetics, though. It’s weighted and perfectly balanced for a better hold and control while shaving. Because of it’s solid design, this razor will stand the test of everyday wear and tear without dulling.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    The razor comes with two cartridges of the new Extra Smooth razor heads, which has 5 diamond-like coated blades that give you an ultra-close shave, and skin with a smooth feel that lasts. The 360 degree Ribbon of Moisture completely surrounds the blades so you get the benefits before and after the shaving motion. The lubricant is activated by water for an easy glide and protection against irritation.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    I need to have my razors moisturizing my skin before and after the blade hits my skin, since the act of shaving can whisk away surface moisture from your skin. I think the 360 design is genius and assures that you get a little extra TLC for your skin and a soft, touchable finish. It makes a huge difference, which I can feel when I step out of the shower. Plus, I’m less likely to cut myself because of the double moisture.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    Especially as the weather starts becoming a little more tolerable, I’ve personally been slipping in a lot of slit dresses that provide coverage, but still show off a little leg. Even after a dry winter, shaving with the new razor gives me the confidence to start wearing these types of outfits instead of covering up completely. They have that silky finish I’m eager to catch the light with.

    Find out why using the right razor makes shaving easier. My latest must-have: the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth! | Slashed Beauty

    If you prefer more premium-feeling beauty products, but don’t want to break the bank, check out the new Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth at Target. You have to hold it in your hands to understand! And while you’re in Target, check out the Gillette Venus Touch and Learn Display available – it’s up until 4/22!

    29 COMMENTS

    1. I just can’t deal with the cheap, disposable razors! I actually still use a Gillette Mach 3 handle from when I couldn’t find a reusable razor for women (before the release of the Venus if I recall correctly)! I suppose by now it wouldn’t hurt to get a new one, lol!

    2. I agree, the RIGHT razor definitely will make or break you. I used a cheap one while on vacation and got HORRIBLE razor burn. I had red bumps all over my legs that it looked like a hoard of moquettes had attacked me! It was so bad!

    3. Great Review. I love Gillette Venus, It’s quite honestly the only razor I use. It gives a smooth flawless shave and leave my skin feeling moisturized.

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