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Gillette SensorExcel Blades

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Brand: Gillette / Type: Shaving & Hair Removal / Gender: for men / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      22.02.2011 18:33
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      Good value for a good shave

      Not wanting to spend too much on razor blades, I have tried various inexpensive options that are on offer. After finding that one blade options either produced an unsatisfactory shave, or produced many cuts on the jawline and cheek, I tried the two-blade options, and I felt that this was the best option.

      Shaving with these blades is quite easy, and produces a good shave without having to apply an inappropriate amount of pressure, making it much less likely to cut myself whilst shaving. Also, it seemed to cope well even if I hadn't shaved for a couple of days, which is another plus side for it. The blades are attached with fins and a moisturising strip, which supposedly aids the shaving process, and I feel it goes across my face smoothly, so I have no complaints about them. On average, the blades last for around 6 days of shaving before they go blunt, which means the 10 pack will last you a long time. The base on which to put the blades is very sturdy, and comfortable to grip, so no complaints there either.

      The best aspect of this would be the price. I am sure I could get an even closer shave with more or better blades, but in all honesty I wouldn't be able to notice that on myself, because I feel these blades do the job. The 10 blade pack I found for about £7-8, and if we say they last 6 days each, that is around 2 months worth of use. I find there is a big jump in price when you get to three blades, and I don't think this is worth it in my opinion, so I feel this is the best value option.

      Overall I feel these are the best value blades for a good shave everytime!

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      27.06.2009 23:14
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      don't lose the precision by going for ridiculously large blade heads.

      I believe that these are the best blades on the market. I have tried multiple blades before (I think they are running at 5 now?!) and I've been exceptionally dubious since three and above. The blade head just becomes too unwieldy, especially around curves in the face. This might be a particular problem for me because I have a strong jawline, so the curve is quite tight.

      So two blades offer the best mix between precision and shaving 'power'. It's genuinely useful to have a second blade that catches hairs missed by the first, but if you are going at a sensible pressure and speed it's rare that they miss any at all. It's also better value than the 'cutting edge' (no pun intended!) razors with all the fancy gadgets.

      There are fins that are supposed to raise hairs for the blades and a moisturising strip to cool afterwards. And frankly, I find it hard to figure out the benefits of these in practice. But they do seem to allow the blades to glide smoothly over the face, so that's the main thing.

      The clip mechanism is simple and works well. I have had by blade handle for 6 years now and it's still working like new.

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