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on 8 June 2010
After using the Mach 3 and Fusion blades for the past 10 years I got fed up of the constant razor burn, irritation and missed spots. I had read that the Sensor Excel provided a more comfortable shave and this is true. The blade is just the right size, you can shave under your nose easily and also on your jawline below the ears. Try doing that on the oversized Mach 3 and Fusion. The blade stays in one place and does not move according to the contours of your face (i.e. it does not swivel), this means that you are in control of the shave and it allows you to judge how much pressure to apply on each stroke.
The fewer the blades the less irritation on your skin. Razors are getting more gimmicky as time goes on. People are falling for the 5 blade vibrating razors which actually provide worse shaves. I wonder what the future holds? A ten blade razor that emits lazers? Shaving is a simple act so keep it simple!
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For my money there was always something a little suspicious about gossamer sharp metal blades and the "comfort" word. But according to Gillette's marketing team, the more blades they throw into their razors, apparently, the more.. 'comfortable' ! they become. They overplay the comfort of more blades about as much as they underplay the added cost of adding more ever so (yeah right) comfortable blades. But sorry, two blades do just brilliantly. The reality is that if you use any more than that and you might as well use the extra blades to rip up ten pound notes, when you're done nicking your face with those deadly Mach 4's.

Mach three, are little better, and just nick me all over the shop too: no thanks, Gillette. As for "Mach 4", vibrating razors and all the other BS gimmicks, used as little more than a marketing excuse to extort more money from us, I wouldn't mind, save that there is just one little and ever so growing problem, coming soon to a supermarket near you. And here it is:

You read it here first folks. Bad news (and please don't blame me - I'm just the foreteller) Gillette are slowly withdrawing from sale, twin bladed razors, because apparently no one wants to buy them any more. Their marketing millionaires would tell you that Gillette Sensor Excel are now "so twentieth century", and besides, they've far more comfortable (yeah, there's that ever so irritating word when it comes to razor blades, again!) technology in the form of multi-bladed razors - which happen, wastefully, to cost more, not least because we ought to be willing, boys, to pay much more for the privilege of all that ... extra (!!) comfort.

Anyway, the crunch of it is: sometimes progression is regression. This is now one of your last chances to stock up on the best razor blades that were ever invented: Gillette Sensor Excel.

I've checked three London supermarkets in the past 24 hours and not one of them has any Sensor Excel blades in stock. I took that as a warning of Sensor Excel's demise. And clicked that buy button while Amazon still has stock, for sale at the right price. And, it is submitted, that you should take this opportunity to buy now too, because you won't catch this reviewer buying any of their 3/4/5 bladed madness again! Honestly, I'd sooner go electric than waste good money on unnecessary blades (remember - three's a crowd) in the name of 'progression' & added "comfort"!
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on 3 August 2015
These blades are comfortable and effective in use with a reasonable working life. I have used these for a number of years and have always been pleased with them.
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on 5 June 2017
Very good
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on 19 April 2016
Excellent blades, I have been using the for years, good service from this seller.
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on 18 June 2017
All ok
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on 14 November 2013
And... much cheaper than all the newer 4 and 5 blade products. How many blades do we need? Where will it end? I've always been happy with Sensor Excel - Still the most comfortable shave around in my opinion and, since the missus is always 'borrowing' them, i'd say she agrees too.
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on 18 May 2016
Reasonable delivery, battered box but product OK.
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on 23 July 2015
Very good blades u can get longer use out of 1 blade more than others out there u get came very quickly
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on 9 April 2016
Hmm? Not sure. Good close shave but I have doubts, Little nicks after 2 or 3 shaves? May just be old stock.
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