Gillette FAQ's

For the best shaving performance, we recommend using blades that are designed for your razor handle. To find this information, visit the product detail page for your specific razor.

Gillette makes power razors that have the same core elements as a manual razor, but will vibrate when turned on.

The power razors require a AAA battery and can be activated by pushing the power button on the handle.

The power razor will automatically shut off after 8 minutes, but can be turned on again. All power razors are Shower-safe®. Additionally, all power razor cartridges are interchangeable with their base manual cartridge, and in the case of the Fusion5 family of razors (Fusion5, ProGlide, and Styler), all Fusion5 cartridges will fit all Fusion5 handles

Any Gillette razor is capable of helping you manage your beard, but using a more advanced razor makes the job that much easier. A multiblade shaving system, such as the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Power Razor with FlexBall™ Technology, has blades spaced closer together to help reduce the pressure on each blade for more comfort and less irritation.

If you need to do fine detail work on your beard, take a look at the Gillette ProGlide Styler—Beard Trimmer & Power Razor. This 3-in-1 styler trims evenly, shaves closely, and edges accurately with a Braun®-engineered power trimmer designed for manoeuvrability and precision.

To get ideas and inspiration for sculpting the beard you want, check out our Gillette facial-hair styling guides.

Every Fusion5 ProGlide or ProShield blade delivers up to a month of shaves. To ensure a long-lasting lubrastrip, store your razor in the included organiser tray or face up – away from damp surfaces.

At the present time, our razors and cartridges do not qualify as recyclable. For information about P&G’s sustainability efforts, please visit our corporate sustainability site. 

With more than a century of experience and innovation backing our products, we know a thing or two about shaving. Get started with the face shaving how-to articles on our site. After you have the basics down, you can explore our videos on manscaping and facial-hair styling. And you’ll find even more videos on the Gillette YouTube™ page.

Gillette blades have been made in Boston since 1905. As global demand for our product has increased, we have expanded our manufacturing capacity to multiple countries around the world. However, we continue to proudly manufacture Gillette’s best blades in our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.

On our website, every product-detail page for Gillette deodorants and antiperspirants includes an “Ingredients” tab that shows the particular product’s active and inactive ingredients. You also can find information about all of our fragrance components in the P&G Perfume & Scents list.

Learn more about opportunities at our corporate P&G careers site.

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