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      28.07.2014 16:43
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      Great price but quick to wear.

      When purchasing razors I often choose the disposable ones just because of how expensive the new heads can be for some of the more expensive ones.

      I usually buy Venus razors however I thought I would give these a go seen as they were cheap and I used to use these years ago and never had any problems. There are four in a pack which for the cost of about £2.00 is very reasonable. I love having a new razor because of the feel and effect they have whilst shaving.

      I do however feel that these razors could last longer and they do seem to go blunt so quickly that this has definitely put me off using these razors in the future and will avoid using them again.

      I would use these razors for my legs and under arm however I stopped using them for my underarm because I was worried they were going to cut me and it's not like they were doing a great job anyway. Even on my legs I still found that after just a few uses, the razors would feel blunt and it would take me so long to shave my legs.

      These razors are a good price but I believe in this case you certainly get what you pay for and not to expect too much. I would recommend them if you are for instance planning to go on holiday or to a festival, because they are light and for a short period of time are good razors. And so if your looking for a razor to have in general at home I'd say spend a little more money and get a different option. :)

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      14.08.2013 11:20
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      Great little razors from the Gillette brand..

      I am not particularly loyal to any one brand of razor, although there are some that I have tried out in the past and have vowed never to repurchase again as they tore my poor legs to shreds! One razor that I have used on and off over the years is from the well-known "Gillette" brand, namely the 'Agilite' razors, with this review outlining my experiences of using the product.

      Before I go any further, I feel it is necessary to point out at this stage that one or two packages of Gillette Agilite razors that have been purchased by myself recently have actually been called "Gillette Simply Venus 2" as I believe the Agilite brand has been given a bit of a re-branding in recent times. The Agilite razors still look the same as they always have done, resembling the product shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here, and in fact there is a statement at the bottom of the packaging informing me that these razors were, in fact, "Formerly Agilite", should there be any confusion. I did notice that my most recent purchase of the razors were called Agilite, as they used to be, so perhaps it depends on where you buy, but I just wanted to mention this little name change to avoid confusion. I know the razors as Agilite, and my most recent purchase was branded as such, so this is how I will refer to the product in this review.

      Anyway, the razors are produced by Gillette and are available, I believe, in two pack sizes: a five pack or an eight pack. I will usually purchase whichever is most economical, and the past couple of packs have contained eight individual razors. I tend to just pick up items like this whenever I need them, and stockists include some larger supermarkets such as Tesco, and drugstores such as Savers. I usually purchase my razors in a local branch of Savers, or from a local independent pharmacy which has proven to be rather affordable with its pricing in the past. I paid in the region of £3 for my last pack of eight Agilite razors, which I feel is rather good value for money.

      The packaging is fairly simplistic, I suppose, but it is more than fit for purpose. The razors are 'grouped' together in fours, with each set being presented within a small, clear 'tray', and both of these trays are simply placed within the pack, one on top of the other. The pack itself has a clear section at the top and bottom, which acts as a sort of 'window' through which I can see the turquoise-coloured razors. The rest of the packaging is coloured white, and details the product name and details quite clearly.

      The Agilite razors themselves are also fairly basic, but they are not at all flimsy or of an inferior quality, as far as I can tell. Being a pale blue/turquoise colour, the razor's long handle is self-coloured and is made of robust plastic. The handle is 'shaped' slightly with the bottom curving outwards slightly, which means that my small hands fit the handle quite well. This design is actually detailed on the packaging as being a 'teardrop' design, which does describe it quite well. I do find that the handle's slightly wider bottom offers a little more comfort when compared to other razors I have used before that are simply straight in their handles' design.

      I like too how the plastic handle has little 'ridges' up both sides as these tend to offer a secure grip on the handle as it is being used, even when my hands are soapy or wet. True, I would prefer the handle to have some sort of rubber section, as I find this allows for an 'unmovable' grip to be maintained, but in saying that I don't recall a time where I have ever felt the Agilite razor's handle has been slippy or shaky during use, so I am probably nit-picking a little in mentioning this point.

      The Agilite's head is not completely 'static' as such; a very slight movement can be detected when the razor head is (carefully!) manipulated, but it is fair to say that this design feature is more prominent on other razor products that I use regularly. This is only an observation on my part, as I don't find there is anything cumbersome or 'bulky' about the Agilites' razor head; true, it is not the most flexible, but I've never noticed that it feels cumbersome or difficult to manoeuvre over the skin, so I've no cause for complaint when considering this aspect of the razor's design.

      The Agilite razors have two blades, which I find allows them to work extremely effectively when shaving my legs; it is seldom the case that I notice a small 'patch' of hairs remains untouched after I have rinsed the last of my shaving gel from my legs after undertaking my usual shaving routine, neither is it commonplace for any stray hairs to make an appearance on my otherwise smooth and hair-free pins.... What I am saying is that I find the razor's size, style and shape work very well in their intended purpose; to remove hair from my legs.

      I tend to use hair removal creams and other products to remove unwanted hair from other parts of my body as these are generally very sensitive, and so they often don't appreciate the use of a razor. Whilst the skin on my legs is also quite sensitive, it doesn't seem to be as delicate as that at some other areas, so it can usually withstand the use of a razor quite easily. Some razors - and in particular, those that are very cheap or of a poor quality - WILL cause an unpleasant reaction, usually in the form of an unsightly pink/red rash that itches for around a day before calming down. I have never had this unpleasant side-effect from using the Gillette Agilite razors, however, so I do feel they are more 'kind' to skin than many other brands that I have used before.

      Whether this agreeable result is down to the product's "MoistureRich" Strip or not is anyone's guess, but I suspect not, as I'm pretty sure this is something of a new addition to the Agilite product overall. The MoistureRich Strip is designed as having an 'Easy Glide' technique, which presumably allows for less nicks and cuts, although the information about this aspect of the product on its packaging is very scarce. Whatever the reason, I am more than happy with the Agilite's suitability for my hyper-sensitive skin, and have never noticed them being overly harsh or aggressive in their approach towards hair removal.

      Taking everything into account, I really only have positive experiences to share about the Gillette Agilite razors, which is why I have repurchased them time and time again over the years. It is true to say that they are without bells and whistles, or anything else that is fancy or even remotely innovative for that matter; you could argue that they are, in fact, basic and plain, BUT they are designed to be functional and robust, and in my experience, sometimes the simplest things are the best.

      Based on my own experiences, I do really recommend the Gillette Agilite razors, even for those consumers who suffer with sensitive skin issues, like me, and I therefore feel that the product is more than deserving of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score, as a result.

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        24.08.2011 18:53
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        I wouldn't even bother

        Introduction~~~~~~
        My mam one day goes to the shop and asks me the classic "do you need anything while I'm out?" to which I stupidly reply yes pick me up some razors please. It was then she came back with these which I believe cost about £2.00 for a pack of 6 or so, she didn't reveal where she actually get them from and without looking ungrateful I thanked her and tentatively took them to the bathroom.

        The Packaging/Product:~~~~~~
        The razors came in a rather bland looking blue plastic package with Gillette across the front and a clear bit to see the razors that was rather thin and easily torn, I could hardly call them eye-catching and to be honest looked quite cheap and poorly made which is disappointing as gillette is normally a reputable brand. The razors themselves weren't much better originally all held together it another thin bit of plastic which seemed to be becoming a trait with this product, they were the same dull, ugly blue from the packaging with ridges all along the handle and were extremely lightweight and flimsy I found them quite difficult to grip and uncomfortable as the handle was so small, they held two small blades with a tiny little purple strip across. Now the moment of truth I wasn't looking forward.

        Using the Razors~~~~~~
        I thought I'd start off small and try out my underarms first of all to which I was pleasantly surprised as they didn't tear at the skin and seemed to give a pretty good shave although not as close as I would of liked it so I decided to give my legs a go and that's when it all went a bit wrong, applying the shaving cream I slid the blade from the bottom of my leg to the top first of all it didn't take off all of the cream so I had to do the same area more than once and when I'd finally got half a leg done it started bleeding in little dots all over the place which was annoying as I couldn't get it to stop but what was more annoying was I had to finish the other leg and the same happened there.
        So there was me blood all over the place trying in vain to stop the little dots which were on both legs (it didn't help I was in a hurry). I ended up looking ridiculous covered in toilet paper, I definitely wasn't going to be touching anywhere else with these butchers.

        Final Word~~~~~~
        I would simply avoid like the plague, I wouldn't waste my money and I'd rather pay the extra for something that's of much better quality and will give you a smoother finish without all the drama. Morale of the story don't ask anybody else to buy razors for you.

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          05.06.2011 19:07
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          I think these are the best disposable razors available for this price!

          Razors are something I don't enjoy having to spend money on, I find some of them to be ridiculously priced and really bad value for money. I've used Gillette Agilite razors many times now, as they are regularly on offer. They usually cost in the region of £3 for a pack of 8, but I bought some a month or two ago from Tesco which were buy 1 get 1 free, meaning I got much more for my money!

          The razors come in a plastic wrapper, which is easy to open. The razors are clipped into a plastic holder withint the wrapper - I usually take mine out for easier storage in the bathroom, but keeping them in would be useful if you had the space.

          The razors are turquoise in colour, and all have a clear plastic safety cover over the blades. These are easily removed, and can be placed back on again if needed. Next to the blades is a purple strip, which is designed to run across your skin as you shave. The purple strip is meant to contain vitamin E and aloe vera - both are used to help calm the skin, and soothe it from irritation, as shaving isn't always kind of the skin. I find the strip to be okay, it's not something that I notice a huge amont when shaving. However, if I am using a razor again and leave it in the bathroom I have found that the strips go gooey and start to peel away from the razor, which can be very annoying!

          To use, the razors are very comfortable. The handles are chunky enough to get a good grip of, and the plastic doesn't feel too cheap. They give you a close shave, and can easily be reused on your legs a few times before they need to be thrown away. I have used these razors under my arms too, and they have been great - absoutely no problems there. I don't find that I cut myself very often with these razors, compared to others, so the blade on them are set up comfortably enough for you to run them over your skin quickly without causing any cuts.

          A pack of 8 will easily last me 1-2 months, with regualr use. I find that each razor can be used a couple of times under arms, and a couple more on legs - still giving quite a close shave. I would toroughly recommend them to anyone, and I'm quite sure that they work out much better value that a non-dispoable razor with expensive refill blades.

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            02.04.2010 18:32
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            Need to be extra careful, wouldn't recommend these

            My mother picked these up for me a couple of months back as they were on offer, I have read some of the mixed reviews on here so was a bit apprehensive about using them, I always use my Wilkinson Intuition Razor, which have never cut myself using.
            So I thought to save some money and as my mother had picked them up for me I would give them a try.
            The packaging is just plastic as in the picture, and you open them up, there are four in a pack. The pack says they have vitamin E in them. They're held in by a flimsy bit of plastic. Got one out of the packet and its very thin, lightweight, plain blue and says Gillette near the blade.
            My first thought was I could do some damage to my skin with this flimsy thing.

            So there I was in the bath with two shavers - this and my Wilkinson Intuition as there was no way I was going to let these razors near my intimate area, especially as I don't like hair and like it all gone, am not brave enough for waxing.

            Anyway I didn't have any shaving foam as that would defeat the whole money saving and my Wilkinson has the gel block built in.
            So I used loads of shower gel. Gritted my teeth and tried to shave my legs. Now I say tried as I was a bit afraid at first of getting cut with these 'cheese cutter'. I carried on it took me much longer to shave my legs with this as the razor is small and I was being tentative.
            After finding no cuts suprisingly I ventured to under my arms and that was fine.
            I have no idea how many times you can use disposable razors, I think I will try once more and throw it in the bin, as the pack doesn't say.
            Afterwards my legs were shaven but not as smooth as when have used my usual shaver, but I guess you can't expect much for cheaper products.

            I think I will try again using them but only if I plan on not wearing short skirts or anything as didn't get silky pins with them. If I cut myself next time though will definetely not use.

            Maybe these are good for some people, but not for me really, maybe it would be better with shave gel but am not going to buy some just to use with this product.

            As my mother picked them up I don't know what she paid but I can't see them being more than a couple of pound really.

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            24.02.2010 16:29
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            A great shave with no cuts and easy grip.

            I usually buy throw away razors as they are cheaper then spending £6.00 on new blades. I spotted these in Asda and they where on special offer for a whopping £1.00.

            They are made by gillette and you get 4 razors ina pack. The packaging is slightly different from the one above. It still has the sillioete of the lady but the colouring is more of a pale blue and the graphics have been swaped about abit. Why do companys do this? is it to confuse us. I know that a change of packaging and style can increase the sales of a product but suttle changes like this, will only cost the company money.

            The razor itself is pale green with a purple strip on the blade. It has groves on the handle helping you to grip the razor when shaving. It has 2 thin blades and the usual blade cover you find on all razors now days.

            These razors have a moisture rich strip that contains Aloe vera and Vitamin E, which helps it glide over the skin with ease. I found this to be true, i know that when i am in a rush i always nip myself, i dont know if this is from using cheap razors or just me not watching what i am doing. (i would go for the later my self) I didnt cut myself once, i always use a new razor every time i shave and i do my underarms, legs and bikini area. In that order. I usually shave about 3 times a week and after a full week of shaving i can say that i will be getting these again. No nips, no cuts and my legs felt smooth and soft after using.

            Id recomened these razors for everyone, i havent bought them when they havent been on offer yet and i hope that they are still gonna be great value for money.

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            28.01.2010 00:30
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            Overall good product

            Gilette Agilite have to be the only razors I use. They are cheap and cheerful without any flashy razor technology and built in softener surrounds and this means that as a razor, made with sharp blades by Gilette, the leading Mens facial shaver, they will require the same skill of being able to actually shave your legs and wherever else using good technique rather than relying on the newest razor and applying it to your legs heavy handedly as lets face it ladies a blade is still a blade. As far as hair removal goes, you should have no problem removing short and long hairs using these razors, leaving legs and other areas smooth for days. You can get them in a 4 or an 8 pack and they usually last a few goes each. They are not very expensive, usually around £3.99 a pack depending upon where you buy them of course. They include a moisture strip which contains aloe vera and Vitamin E, which I do actually think makes a difference as i have used nasty bic razors and come out in red dots on my legs before now.

            Defo a great budget buy, disposable too, no need to worry about expensive replacement blades

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            26.11.2009 20:33
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            I have been using these razors like forever. I have never experienced any problems with them, so I feel I have so quite good information on them!!

            Packaging- Outer

            These come in packs of six or eight in a plastic bag with the razors inside placed in a plastic holder type of thing. There is a clear section where you can see the razors but the rest is a pearly white colour with hints of green and purple. (Hence the colours of the razors). There is also the logo of the brand (Gillette) and on the back there is a short description and some other important bits of information.

            The razors are green with purple moisture strips! They have two blades which is just enough. They have the Gillette logo on them and they are around 10cm in size.

            What do they do?

            Well of course they are used to shave unwanted hair from your body-marvellous invention! But, they are also used to moisturise you whilst shaving and glide efficiently over your skin.

            How much are they and where do you get them from?

            They are around £2.00 and they can be brought from supermarkets and health stores. Places like Boots and Savers!

            Do they do as they say?

            Definitely, they glide over your legs and you can almost feel it! You get out of the bath/shower and your legs feel great for at least two days. They do moisturise you but you should add moisture after too.

            Good Points

            *Moisture strip- with vitamins to help your skin!

            *Rarely cause damage to healthy/normal/uncut skin! When they do it is not the razors fault.

            *Not too expensive

            Bad Points

            * Only bad point is that they are a little too plastic and hurt your hands!

            4/5 from me!! !! !!

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            03.08.2009 16:11
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            One to avoid....

            I can't honestly remember the last time I used a disposable razor...if at all... I usually stick to refillable razors, such as my trusty Gillette Sensor Excel. However, being down to my last blade, I decided to try out a cheaper alternative...

            This decision came on impulse. Browsing in my local Wilko's I happened across Gillette Agilite disposable razors on a 'clearance' display. The packaging drew me in - pretty turquoise razors, pink & purple packaging. Closer inspection made me realise that the razors were by Gillette (same as my trusty refillable...check...), had 2 blades (same as my trusty refillable...check...), & had a lubricating strip (same as my trusty refillable...check...). The only difference appeared to be in the price, with one refillable blade costing around £1, versus 4, yes FOUR, disposable razors being a mere 92p! (Granted this was the reduced price - I have no idea how much Wilko's were selling them for originally, & I'm assuming that since they were a clearance line they will no longer be selling them?).

            The next day, I removed the razors from the packaging. The razors were very light, but not very comfy to hold - they look all ergonomically moulded from the front, but aren't so around the back. When I came to use the razor, I lathered up my pins with soap & water (which is all I ever do with my refillable razor) & prepared to glide the razor along. Yes I know I said glide, but what I obviously meant was DRAG, 'cos that's what happened next. The blades felt dull, scratchy & HURT. I perservered & got a bit more of a knack with the razor, but the shave was still anything but smooth. My legs felt smooth enough afterwards, but felt sore & tingly.

            I am very disappointed with my run-in with disposables. I'm not sure if this is how they all feel, or just the Gillette Agilite, but I am suffiently put-off trying any more now. I feel that if Gillette can't produce a decent disposable, then probably no-one else can either....

            In future I shall gladly fork out £1 a time for my refillable blades...

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              A few months ago I was asked to take a part in a testing trial for one of the sites I'm a member of, this involved receiving a pack of disposable razors, using them for the required time and then leaving feedback about them. These razors I was given the oppurtunity to test were Gilette Agilite.

              I was sent a packet of 4 disposable razors. The packet has a similar design to the picture above with the silhouette of a curvacious lady and an elegant swirl whirling along the packet - it is just the background colour which differs rather than it being silver it is white and the swirl is green with the silhouette being a shiny silver. The writing which says Gillette Agilite is a deep purple and stands out more than the rest of the info on the packet so quite eyecatching and no mistaking what brand these are.

              I have been so used to using a mens Gillette razor and it works perfectly for me being smooth to the skin yet getting rid of them spicks and spikes that are unwanted on a regular basis leaving my legs and bits feeling soft and smooth. I've never really liked the thought of disposable razors as they seem so cheap and useless - although I couldn't back that thought up as I'd never even used them to see how useless or useful they were. I had pretty high hopes for these though because of their popular brand name.

              I opened the packet and was quite surprised by the appearance of these razors - they didn't look as 'cheap and tacky' as the ones I always picture when someone mentions disposables. They were curved and feminine and were a lovely blue colour. Not only was I pleased with the way they looked there was a pretty promising statement on the packet too.

              'The Tear drop handle fits securely in your hand so the thin blades with a Moisture Rich strip with Aloe and Vitamin E glide comfortably and efficiently over your skin.'

              I set about shaving my legs firstly as these are the easiest areas to shave and not as delicate as other parts of my body. I lathered up a sweet smelling foam and slid off the plastic casing from the razors head. I changed nothing about my shaving routine and attempted to smoothly glide the razor up my leg. It felt rough and felt as if it was literally yanking my hairs out. A really unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling to be honest so I didn't use this razor for my other bits as it left my legs feeling quite tender afterwards. It wasn't absolute agony but it really felt as though the razor was struggling to rid me of my stubble and had to use all it's might to pull the hairs out of my legs. I probably would of had a better experience plucking them out as this wasn't a smooth ride or glide at all.

              I tried to give the razor the benefit of the doubt though and thought maybe it was just because it was brand new and now it had been used once I could try it again and maybe it would have more success in pulling out my hairs with ease without feeling like it was ripping my skin apart. So I tried it again.

              Again I didn't use it on any other part of my body and again I was left feeling the same. The razor just sitting on my leg felt rough textured and not at all soft the way a decent razor does. The smooth glide of a razor was wishful thinking at this point as all these seemed to do were scrape across my legs leaving them pretty red afterwards - smooth but red where it had really put my skin through it's paces yanking my hairs out. I used just two razors and launched the other two out as although they did get rid of my hairs the whole experience of using them wasn't worth using them again. They left my legs feeling quite tender afterwards and looking red for at least an hour. The moisture strip on mine must of disapeared when I took the plastic casing off or something because I found nothing moisturising about them despite me having lathered up a soapy foam on my legs before hand. I'm glad I only used them on my legs and not any other delicate parts of my body as they probably would of caused unneccasary pain.

              Well these certainly didn't change my opinion about disposable razors in fact they worsened it. I found them extremely disapointing as I was quite impressed with the look of them and they could of swayed my views a little if they had done what I wanted them to with less struggle. They were even easy to grip hold of in the bath whilst hands were wet but again this is far from a redeeming quality after the way they made my legs feel. I'm glad I never bought these and they were a free testing trial, I don't know how much they cost and to be honest don't want to know as I will never buy them no matter how hairy my legs and bits become.

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                02.05.2009 17:34
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                Cheap Gillette ladies' razor that isn't worth buying

                I recently did an online survey on hair removal and was given the opportunity to test the Gillette Agilite razors as part of this survey. As I am a sucker for getting something for nothing, I was delighted.

                The razors come in a pack of 4, and are overpackaged in a bag (which is fine), sitting on a clear plastic "holder" - which is excessive and unnecessary.

                Now at this juncture I should point out that I tend to only use razors for my armpits or occasionally on my legs if I am in a hurry. I far prefer to epilate my legs (takes longer but the regrowth is slower) however having been given these razors for nothing, the deal is I have to shave my legs with them for 4 weeks and report back the results.

                I am two weeks into this period and feel I am at a point where I can safely review the Agilite razors as I really cannot see my opinion of them changing much in the next fortnight.

                The razors are blue and have twin blades and a "Moisure Rich" strip containing aloe and vitamin E to supposedly moisturise the area as you shave.

                When I first used the razors I just shaved my armpits and they gave a nice clean shave in an area that is small and easy to do. I liked the shape of the razors for this area - they bend over at an angle and give a close shave. The handle is grooved making it easy to hold which is especially useful for me as I invariably shave in the shower making everything very wet and slippery.

                The next day I decided to do my legs - I had epilated the a couple of weeks before and the regrowth was such that justified shaving and I was in the shower anyway, so off I went. It was when I shaved my legs that I realised the limitations of this razor however.

                The first problem is the fact it only has twin blades. I am used to using razors with three blades and the difference is palpable in how long it takes to shave using this razor in comparison.

                The second problem is that the razor cut me not just once, or twice, but a total of five times while I shaved my legs!

                At first I thought it must have just been bad luck but believe me - I am somewhat long in the tooth and in over 30 years of shaving my legs I have never had as many cuts from a razor as this.

                I also felt when I was shaving that this wasn't so much gently gliding over my skin as scraping it as it cut the hair. It really didn't feel pleasant to use at all. I hadn't felt like this when I shaved my armpits but move to the legs and it's a completely different sensation - and not a nice one either! The only way I can describe it is how it would feel shaving on dry skin - even though I was in the shower with shaving foam on my legs, I could still feel an awful scraping sensation despite the lubrication.

                As for the "Moisture Strip", it made no difference whatsoever to my legs, leaving my skin looking and feeling very dry and requiring further moisturising.

                I have since shaved my legs a couple more times and each and every time I have cut myself, something that never happened with my regular Bic Soleil razors.

                This has completely soured my opinion of the Agilite razors, along with the fact the twin blades just don't seem capable of giving you a good close shave on your legs.

                Gillette is a brand that I have found to be very good in the past and I am surprised they put their name to a product as substandard as this.

                Agilite razors cost around £2 for a pack of 4, but I would seriously recommend you don't bother and buy a razor such as the Bic Soleil which shaves smoothly, has three blades and doesn't cut you to ribbons!

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                  08.02.2009 15:43
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                  I am trying to cut back on my spending, so when I needed some new razors, rather than buying the Venus Vibrance blades or the Wilkinson Sword Quattro ones I normally go for, I looked for something a bit cheaper. The Gilette Agilite were just £3.22 for a pack of eight, so I thought for that price I would give them a go.

                  The razors come packaged in a clear plastic wrapping, and inside the eight disposable razors are fixed onto a sort of plastic holder. I have also seen them sold in packs of four.

                  The razors have only two blades, rather than the four I am used to, but have a 'Moisture Rich' strip, infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to glide comfortably over the skin.

                  In terms of appearance the razors are not as pretty as some others. They are made of a fairly cheap looking turquoise plastic, and don't have any of the special features most of the expensive razors do these days, such as pivoting head, or rubber handle.

                  The handle of the razor is, however ridged all the way along, so as to give a more steady grip, as well as having a 'tear drop' shape at the end, again so that you can grip it easily.

                  The last cheap razors I bought were BIC, and let me tell you, never again. They were awful and cut my legs to ribbons, and I must admit, I was slightly fearful that these would be the same. I was, however pleasantly surprised by them.

                  Firstly, they feel gentle on the skin. They are not at all scratchy, and the moisture strip prevents them from making the skin feel too dried out.

                  I find that they give a really close shave and leave my skin feeling smooth. I've been using these for two or three weeks now and have never experienced any nicks or cuts. Obviously, as they don't have a pivoting heat or anything like that, it can be a bit trickier to do the ankle or knee areas, but it's not too big a problem, and like I said, I've never been cut so far.

                  As mentioned earlier a pack of eight costs £3.22 from Boots, but I also spotted the four packs in Wilkinsons for £1.52 which works out a few pence cheaper.

                  Overall, I am very pleased with these razors and will continue to buy them. They give a close, comfortable shave and don't leave my skin dry or cut. They don't have the features of more expensive razors, and they are not as nice looking, but they do the job, and if you're trying to save money like I am, I'd suggest this brand is worth a try.

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                    17.10.2001 22:13
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                    For me, there is nothing worse than having stubbly, hairy legs, especially if I’m wearing a skirt. It feels much nicer to have smooth skin and to achieve this (unfortunately) I have to shave my legs! I like to wax my thighs and bikini line every four weeks as the hair on my upper leg is quite fine and less noticeable, but the bottom half of my legs get shaved regularly, as do my armpits. (I can’t face the re-growth of four weeks to wax the bottom half of my legs, not very attractive if wearing a skirt in summer!) For a long time I used the Gillette Sensor Excel razor but at the time they were around £4 for refill blades, I’m not sure of the price now, but it’s a bit pricey if you shave every couple of days. When I saw the Gillette Agilite razors, a couple of years ago, I thought I’d give them a try, at just about £1.80 (depending where you buy them) for a pack of four they seemed like a bargain. They come in two ‘types’ sensitive or normal, I use the normal ones. They look nice – a modern, feminine style in a light green colour, and they are more attractive looking than, for example, Bic razors. Their design makes them easy to hold, especially when you’re in the shower, the grooves in the handle add to this. There is safety cover that is sometimes stiff to remove covering the blades, but this seems to vary with each pack. The blades are twin blades and above them is a lubricating strip. The moisturising strip helps to make the razor glide over your legs to prevent razor burn. It contains vitamin E and aloe vera but doesn’t smell of anything strong and has never irritated my legs or armpits. You have to learn to shave properly and though this sounds odd, it is simple. 1. Make sure that you have lots of soap and water lathered up all over you legs, the lubricating strips don’t moisten up properly if you use only water. You can use shaving foam, it gives a good result also b
                    ut soap is obviously cheaper! 2. I find it easier to shave my legs in the shower than in the bath, the foam stays on easier if you are standing and put your leg to one side of the running water to shave. 3. Make sure that you hold the razor at the correct angle allowing the lubricating strip to moisten and let the blades shave effectively. 4. After your shower or bath always moisturise to ensure smooth perfect pins! 5. Never, ever shave without using water! I made this mistake many years ago the first time I ever shaved my legs, agh the pain of razor burns! The above also applies to shaving armpits. Also remember never to shave if you’ve got razor rash (ie bumpy, red rash) allow it to heal for a couple of days. I think that the Gillette Agilite are a complete bargain, I never dispose of a razor after just one use, I find that it can be used three or four times before it becomes blunt. (blunt razors are really bad to shave with, causing more cuts and rashes than a sharp blade) A pack of Gillette Agilite lasts some time for me. My skin can be sensitive and I use the normal type of Agilite razors, but if your skin is very sensitive try the sensitive packs of Agilite instead. The re-growth is good for a razor, my legs are smooth for a couple of days, but this can vary from person to person, some friends I know only shave their legs once a week. Gillette Agilite are worth trying, at such a cheap price if you don’t like them then at least you’ve not spent a small fortune. Happy Shaving!!!!!!!!!

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                      16.09.2001 02:58
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                      Having purchased other more expensive Gillette ladies razors I decided to give the more reasonably priced "Agilete" disposable razors a try. How can I sum up their performance...mmm! a blunt spoon would have been more comfortable and equally as effective. Ok so they are not quite that bad and who should expect more form a disposable...me for one! They are attractively packaged in a filmsy plastic tray that contains the 4 razors that come together as a pack. I can`t quite remember the exact price but I was something like £1.70 ish for the 4. This seemed a bargain as the new Venus razor was being flogged for £5.99!! They are a lovely pale lime green colour and are a twin blade coming with the usual safety sheild which was a pain to get off! I usually manage to shave my legs easily whilst in the bath and so set about trying these new razors. The twin blades got a grip on the hairs not enough to cleanly turn my skin into pure silky,smoothness but with just enough pressure to hold them as they were ripped out individually taking some of the surface skin with them. OWWW!!! I bravely continued, after all maybe I just hadn`t quite got the nack yet. No, nack had nothing to do with it they were just not going to allow me to have baby smooth skin. Anyway, there I was having butchered my legs and thought, what the hell surely the armpits will be easy...NO!! I relived that delightful tingling feeling when you apply deodorant to freshly grated skin...MMM!! LOVELY So here is a firm case for getting what you pay for.. if you buy cheap then that`s how they perform. Having nursed my gooseflesh skin for a few days I have purchased a Wilkinson Sword Lady Protector Razor...lets see how much damaged I can do with that......review to follow soon

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                      Moisture rich strip with vitamin E & aloe vera