“ Brand: Gillette / Type: Shaving Gel / Cream „
One thing that I rarely buy myself is a shave gel or anything like it. I tend to shave my legs and bits and pieces in the bath and simply use the soap or whatever I may be using to lather up with and use instead of buying that as well however the other week in Poundland I spotted a 200ml can of this and decided to treat myself to it considering it was only a pound any way!
The packaging of this is simple. The can is mainly blue in colour with dark blue and white writing on it and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by and that it is of course a Shave Gel and the size is stated then on the back of the can other information listed includes cautions and ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer being listed. To the top of the can there is white style aerosol dispenser which is easy and straightforward to use and a frosted plastic cap/lid that securely goes over that.
All you do to use this is press the button to the top of the can and an aqua blue gel like substance comes out and starts to go a little white in colour and foamy quite quickly. A little of it goes a very long way and you simply wipe it where you want to put it on. It feels soft and creamy on the skin and rather soothing and like I say a little of it goes a very long way indeed and you don't need to apply it too thickly either
The scent of this is quite unisex and fresh and as you'd expect it to smell really and its pleasant and easy to use and you simply scrape it off with a sharp razor.
Not only does this smell nice when in use, I use this after cleaning myself and the fresh scent of it lingers on my skin a good few hours after using it. It allows me to get a great close shave too and even not using the most expensive of razors I get a nice feeling safe glide and no nicks or cuts, just soft and gently moisturised feeling legs, armpits.....and other bits!
I really like this and think its a really nice product and my legs certainly feeling more soft in general and I do feel like I get a closer and cleaner shave so yep I'm happy with this one and will be more than happy to continue buying it in the future!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists in a variety of different scents and formulas for about a couple of quid a can...unless on offer!
Usually I'm lazy and just use hand soap or shower gel if I'm shaving my legs but recently when I bought myself a Gillette razor I thought I would go back to using a shaving gel and so bought a Gillette version also.
The shaving foam comes in 200ml can which tends to last quite long in my household despite there being three women. I bought it for a little under £3 which is a bit pricey for someone who doesn't regularly buy it and a store-brand version is probably quite a bit cheaper, but I didn't mind seeing as its something I know I'd use regularly and get a lot out of.
I don't have particularly sensitive skin but at the same time I didn't think it'd hurt to treat my skin a little gently so I opted for this particular version. I also think though that this is because the colour of the tin was a very nice pale blue/purple which gave me the impression it was light and soft (the marketers really did their job on me!).
When you press down the pump it comes out very easily although sometimes I find it does squirt out too much and I end up either attempting to lather it in more or just rinsing it off my hands. The problem with shower gels I find is that before lathering they are quite thick and slippery so they do tend to clump on the bottom of my shower which makes it a bit more slippy. I do manage to stay quit still and can balance easily to shave my legs but for someone else attempting to do so it may be a little dangerous as it really does make the entire area slippery.
I don't really get any red bumps or irritation when I use this shaving gel although to be honest I don't tend to when I use soaps either so long as I properly lather up the area. My underarms are probably a bit more sensitive and so they tend to get more red when I shave and when using this shaving gel that didn't happen so perhaps it is more effective on sensitive skin. One thing I do like is how quickly it lathers up as I tend to always be in a rush and can quickly shave my legs in under a couple of minutes.
Overall I like this product although because my skin is fairly normal I'm not sure that I necessarily require it. I would use it again for its effectiveness but am not entirely sure how effective it is at reducing the effects of shaving on sensitive skin. Like I said however, it does reduce irritation on my underarms so it is effective in this area. The price is pretty standard for a well known brand and the gel lathers up nicely so I don't have to use too much. However because sometimes too much comes up when I push down it can go to waste so its probably best to just be a bit over-cautious when pressing down.
These 195g usually retail at around £2.79 but hubby bought a pack containing 6 from Costco which worked out at just over £2 per unit (with old VAT rate added).
To be honest I'm at the age now where I don't need to shave my armits & legs as often as I used to but both my daughters do so shaving gel is something I always look out for on offer. I think Gillette have a good product here & although the price is higher than many similar gels/foams we've found that you only need to use a small amount so 1 can should last ages.
It looks like the picture & has a prtective plastic cap which keeps the gel from clogging up. The spray button works easily enough although it's easy to dispense more than you need.
I was initially surprised by the bright blue colour but when you start to touch it or add water it changes from a bright blue gel into a thick white foam. It's easy to apply exactly where you need it & the razor just seems to glide through the foam making the whole process both easier & quicker.
I also like the fragrance which isn't too strong yet refreshing & very pleasant. I've used some foams in the past which leave that tell-tale sign - 'guess who's just shaved her legs?!' but this product just has a light perfume.
I also like the way it rinses off easily without the need to rub the skin & I have to say it didn't leave any trace around the bath or shower.
Each time I've used this I've noticed that my skin feels soft & not at all dry or irritated.
For those who are interested in what exactly goes onto their skin there's plenty of information on the back of the can. Unfortunately, even with a magnifying glass I can't read it, but I have to say I trust Gillette after all these years & would definitely recommend giving this shave gel a try.
I got this shaving gel free when buying gillette razors, otherwise I wouldnt have tried it.
It comes in a 200ml sized tin labeled for sensitive skin. The writing informs me that it contains aloe and vitamin E. It normally retails at £2.79 per can from supermarkets and chemists.
The gel is easy to use. Simply put it on, lather it up and shave. The gel is blue when it comes out of the tin, lathering up to a light blue foam. It has a light fragrance, I'm not great at describing smells but to me it smells like soap.
I used it first on my armpits. They were left without any irritation so I moved to my legs. I tried to balance on one leg with the other on the ledge in the shower, then slid and almost broke my toes as they slammed into the edge of the shower cubicle, several days later they are still bruised and sore. I then sat down to complete shaving leg number 1. I tried to squirt some gel out for leg number 2 but realised that it had run out so had to use shower gel to lather up.
The results were good. My armpits and leg that I had used the gillette satin care on were left really smooth and with no irritation at all, in contrast the leg that I used shower gel on was left a little bit inflamed. The smell is light enough that it won't clash with other products. The gel washed away really easily, but also made the shower really slippery.
Will I buy it again? Probably not. I don't think theres enough of a difference between this premium product and other lower priced alternatives to justify spending the extra money on it.