Everything You Need to Know About Gillette’s Subscription Razors

Everything You Need to Know About Gillette’s Subscription Razors

When you sign up to Gillette’s shaving subscription service, the first thing you’ll be asked to do is select one of three Gillette razors. This is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make on your journey to joining our shave club, so it’s crucial you’re aware of everything there is to know about the razors on offer.

But before getting into the differences between the three razors, it’s worth briefly focusing on what they share. Every Gillette razor available on subscription is “multi-blade”, meaning that each model can be counted on to produce a close, even, and comfortable shave. By harnessing the power of progressive geometry, Gillette razors spread the load more evenly, significantly reducing the likelihood of encountering razor burn and irritation.

Something else you’ll find in common across all of the Gillette razors is that they benefit from 117 years of innovation to give guys the best possible shave, with each one improving on the previous to give a close, more comfortable shave.

SkinGuard Sensitive

The Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor for sensitive skin

SkinGuard Sensitive is the first Gillette razor especially for men with sensitive skin. Get a shave that’s close but comfortable thanks to evenly spaced blades that can reduce tug and pull, and a handle that’s designed to absorb pressure from your hand for a gentler shave.

A SkinGuard bar sits between the blades to flatten your skin for a smoother razor glide, and there’s added lubrication before and after the blade shields to further guard your skin against irritation.

The British Skin Foundation has certified the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive razor as suitable for sensitive skin – use it with our SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Gel for the best results.

If you’re one of the 33% of British men who have sensitive skin, this is the shaving subscription option for you.

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The Gillette Fusion5 RazorIf you’re looking to achieve an even closer shave, then the Fusion5 could well be the razor for you. Although SkinGuard Sensitive can certainly be counted on to provide a close, clean shave, the additional blades found on the Fusion5 result in an enhanced and unmatched level of closeness.

In addition to the presence of five blades, the primary piece of innovation that sets the Fusion5 apart from its predecessor is its Precision Trimmer. This single blade sits on the back of the Fusion5 cartridge, allowing for all the precision you need to achieve an even and full shave. Designed to facilitate accurate edging and styling, the trimmer is capable of covering the more difficult-to-reach areas, like just under the nose and close to the lip.

The razor’s row of 5 carefully-distributed blades results in improved load distribution, leading to fewer nicks, cuts, and general redness. The reason for this is that the additional blades (five rather than three) reduces the amount the skin “bulges” by as much as 30%. The result is that you get a close, clean shave, while being less likely to cut yourself in the process.

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The Gillette Fusion5 Razor

The ProGlide takes all the innovation of the original Fusion5 and combines it with Gillette’s revolutionary Flexball technology. By adding a pivot between the razor handle and the blade cartridge, contact between the blade and your skin can be consistently maintained. This allows the razor to do all the hard work, ensuring that you’re not required to apply any unnecessary pressure. The result is a clean and even shave; and one that doesn’t leave any rogue hairs remaining.

In addition to the Flexball, the ProGlide carries the advantages of enhanced lubrication, improved grip, and longer-lasting blades. The razor’s longer, easy-grip handle allows for improved control, while the Lubrastrip contains lubricating polymers that allow the blade to glide with ease, providing for an overall more comfortable shave.

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