Shaving can be quite a taunting experience, with so many different razors on the market and with every face being different, it can be hard to find the perfect razor.
Gillette is by far the market leader when it comes to men’s shaving in the UK. The brand is at the forefront of innovation when it comes to blades, therefore, we recommend that the brand is a great place to start when it comes to finding the best razor to shave with.
Gillette have 3 franchises in their razor range (not including disposable razors) but 9 razors in total. The razors have different purposes, all of which our summaries below:
Different Gillette Razor Franchises:
1) Gillette Mach3
Gillette Mach 3 is the brands entry razor and arguable it’s most iconic razor.
Gillette Mach3 is a 3-bladed razor with a fixed, pivoting head. The stronger-than-steel blades are developed to last up to 15 shaves , therefore, if you’re a daily shaver, the blade can last up to 3 weeks – making it great value for money.
The blades have a lubricating strip to help prepare the skin for a shave and reduce redness with Microfin skin guard to pull the skin taught to reduce the risk of cuts. The premium handle is expertly balanced and weighted for a great shaving experience.
You can get the razor in Mach3, March3 Turbo & Mach3 Start. Mach3 Turbo features a more lubricating strip, an anti-friction coating on the blades and a higher surface area on the Microfin skin guard compared to Mach3 helping it to glide across the skin & hairs faster. Mach3 Start has a 360 Aqua Grip™ handle, built for total control even when wet.
2) Gillette Fusion5
Fusion5 razors feature a 5 bladed anti-friction razor blade, more lubrication vs. Mach3 and a precision trimmer to help level off side burns and shave hard to reach places such as under the nose.
A great feature of the Fusion5 blade is that the lubrication strip fades when you are no longer getting an optimal shave, acting as a prompt to replace the blade. You can achieve a whole month of shaving from one Fusion5 blade.
Gillette Fusion5 also comes in a Power format. Power is Gillette’s best battery-powered shaving system that emits gentle micro-pulses for an incredible shaving experience. Low battery indicator light so you know when to replace your battery, On/Off button with automatic shut-off in case of accidental activation.
3) Gillette Fusion5 Flexball
Like Gillette Fusion5, Fusion5 Flexball features a 5 bladed blade but with flexball technology. The flexball allows the razor for pivot over the contours of the face to get virtually every hair. All ProGlide razors feature 5 anti-friction, reengineered low cutting force blades which feature thinner, finer edges (first 4 blades) with advanced low-resistance coating to cut effortlessly through hair with less tug and pull. The razor’s enhanced Lubrastrip is infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers.
There are 3 different sub-franchises in the Fusion5 franchise; Proglide, Proshield and Proshield Chill.
Fusion5 Proglide is the basic razor in the Flexball franchise, while Proshield is thefirst Gillette razor to shield while you shave. The ProShield razor is the first of its kind to feature lubrication strips before and after the blades, providing a protective layer to shield your skin from irritation.
Fusion5 Proshield Chill features lubrication strip before and after the blade, however, chill features cooling properties in the in the lubrication strip to help cool the skin while you shave.
Best Gillette Razor?
The best Gillette razor in the UK right now has to be the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Chrome Edition Razor which is exclusive to Boots. The razor features all the advanced technology of Fusion5 ProGlide; 5 blades, flexball technology whilst in a sleek, chrome design.
The Chrome razor is new for 2018 and is exclusive to Boots. You can pick it up for £14.99 the same price as the rest of the Fusion5 Proglide franchise.