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Can This Lastest Razor Cut It?,
This review is from: Gillette Fusion Proglide Power Razor (Personal Care)
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Another year and another new release from Gillette who once again are claiming to have advanced the field of shaving with the Fusion ProGlide Power, a razor that has been "reengineered and redesigned" to provide a "most comfortable shave." Now be it online, on television, on advertisements, or on the product packaging there are a lot of buzz words floating around this product trying to persuade you into buying. Hearing things like "low resistance coating" "lubricating polymers" and "blade stabiliser" is all well and good but the proof is in the shave, and the real question is can this new razor cut it and live up to the hype?
Firstly there is no denying the rather high cost of the Fusion which can be found in retailers as cheaply as £6.49 or as expensive as £11.79, the replacement blades don't seem to vary as much in cost, however are pretty expensive with a blister pack containing three blades can be found for £9.99, and since the razor vibrates you also have to factor in the cost of replacement batteries (AA size).
I'm glad to say that it does provide a close shave and has no trouble getting rid of stubble. It has a six blade design which helps to remove more hair on the first past, meaning that you don't have to repeatedly shave the same part of your face. It is waterproof and hence shower proof, while I personally wouldn't want to shave in the shower as if would be difficult to see what you are doing, others may find this an advantage as it would save time.
The vibrating nature of the razor is a pretty strange sensation to begin with (almost like using a sonic toothbrush) but you get used to it quickly. It is easy to grip and comfortable to hold and the actual design is pretty neat and modern.
The biggest drawback however was the fact that I developed a shaving rash after only two morning's use, something which I have never had problems with before. It is possible that it's down to not being use to shaving so close, but the rash was pretty bad meaning I had to return to my normal Fusion by the third day. It would therefore pose problems for anyone that has soft sensitive skin.
At the end of the day it does do what it was designed to do, and allows you to achieve a very close shave over that of previous razors from Gillette. For that it does deserve merit. It's just a shame that the running cost is so high. That combined with the rash it gave me, means that sadly it is likely to sit on my bathroom shelf.