Since I tend to move around, I've been relying on my Gillette Venus Tropical Razors quite a bit. Since I've been using them for so long, I'll admit that I didn't notice much of a difference till I tried the Venus & Olay Razor that I got in my VoxBox. This isn't a review about the Tropical razors, but I wanted to set the tone that they were getting the job done and I was satisfied since I didn't think I was missing out on much. Then along comes the Venus & Olay razor and I see what joys I've been missing out on.
With the Gillette Venus & Olay, you're getting this little bar of moisture so the very cool thing about it is that you don't need to lather up before shaving. No extra soap or gel is required, so long as the white bar along the bottom lathers up, you're good to go. But that's not the selling point of this razor. It's the fact that it has 5 blades and gives a close shave. Add to that the Olay portion is very moisturizing, leaving my skin happy afterward.
I'm the kind of gal that already has dry skin so I have to follow up with cocoa butter regardless of what I do. It's nice to have a razor that alleviates that pain. My legs felt moisturized and had the closest shave it's had in months (no offense to the Tropical razors!) but I was really quite surprised. I figure a razor is always just a razor, but this one has really impressed me.
The only catch is that I wonder how long the little moisturizing bars will last. After all, it's five precious blades so I admit I'm a little worried that the blades will outlast the moisturizers. Hopefully I'll have an update about the razors soon in the future. Another thing I wanted to touch upon was how great the handle felt. I know that seems kind of weird but I've used many different razors in the past and on thing that can make the experience of shaving my legs frustrating is the handle. With the ridges and the width (specific curves in the handle), regardless of how I was "dancing" or hopping around the shower, I didn't loose grip, not once. So kudos to Gillette for that improvement.
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program.