“ Brand: Gillette / Type: Shave Gel „
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I've been using this gel for years. This is 1 thing I don't tend to change around as there isn't too many Shaving Gels out there, and short of using a Supermarket own brand then this I would say is the best brand named one.
This comes in a 200ml tin and costs around £1.70. Since you only need a little blob of this it lasts a good while. I shave probably 3 times a week, and the wife occassionally nicks a shot of this for her furry bits.
The tin looks alright. slightly metallic coloured and it is eye catching enough with the black and the blue on it. The lid is a large plastic lid.
You just squirt out a little blob of this. You will see that this comes out as a medium blue coloured gel, but just a second or 2 after this blob is out then the Gel turns white. This could be because my hand is wet, but when you apply this onto your face then it all turns into a white kind of Foam. It is easy to apply, and comes off fine with the Razor. I have always preferred Gel to Shaving Foam. Just seems easier to apply.
This gives a good shave and leaves behind a nice smell of the Ocean and a sort of fresh air scent. Seems to leave my skin moisturised as well.
A good brand named product that does what it says on the tin.
I have been using the Gillette range of shower gel ever since I have enough stubble worth shaving. I came across Gillette 'Coolwave' Shaving Gel when it was on a buy one get one free offer at Tesco and have been using it ever since.
This Gillette shaving gel comes in a canister that is primarily blue with a silver ring around the top. The lid is clear plastic and pops on and off easily. The name of the product is written across the front of the canister and on the back are directions for use, written in five different languages, along with the ingredients and the questions and comments helpline number and web address. The best before date is written across the bottom of the canister.
As I mentioned earlier, I tend to do my shopping at Tesco and this product costs £1.98 for a 200ml canister. Occasionally they are on the 'buy one get one free' offer.
When you press down the top of the canister, the gel comes oozing out and at first looks like minty blue toothpaste. After about 10 seconds, the gel begins to whiten a little and looks like a cross between gel and foam.
Personally I really like the smell of this. It smells similar to men's Lynx Touch deodorant and has a very refreshing smell to it; it certainly wakes me up when I am shaving in the mornings. I find that the scent remains on my face for about an hour after shaving.
Applying The Gel
As above, depress a small amount of gel into the palm of your hand. Be sure not to squeeze out too much, as this gel does expand as you begin to use it. Once you have enough in your hand, begin to rub it onto your face (or the area you are shaving) and it will begin to foam up. I would say that you get 4 times the amount of foam compared to the amount of gel once you begin to rub it onto your skin. This is one of the main reasons I buy gel instead of foam, as I feel you get more use out of the gel canister than you would the foam equivalent.
I would recommend this product. It smells great, is easy to use, is an affordable price and is also gentle on my skin which can sometimes be sensitive especially when shaving every day. I think this gel gives a very good finished effect, providing me with a very close shave (not like Wallace and Gromit!!)
You know how it is; you buy a shaving item of some brand/type, and not wanting to think hard or dilly dally much in a feminine Boots, you just plump for any recommended same brand matching accessories. Atleast I do, also in my own weird domesticated weak-male-thinking way I like seeing Gillette products lined up in a little row in the bathroom. They whisper "man lives here"..Their design is quite blue/silvery space-age. I'm one of those sensitive people...So the Cool Wave range by Gillette is what's suitable for other guys (and girls) like me. 195g of shaving gel and 100ml of after-shave gel are what you can pick up for about a tenner together. The (same) smell of the products is really quite good (dunno what the name is though), as most male toiletry scents could be used to kill people, especially in copious amounts. Gone are the days when our elder males were forced to convert their cheeks into hard sandpaper. The shaving gel which comes in a spray can has quite a volatile release system; if you're not careful you could make a mess, so take note. The after-shave is just a squeeze-out system. Both products perform their uses well as you'd expect (to aid shaving and nourish and moisturize the skin afterwards), and both are very mild on the skin, I only feel positive effects and the freshness and coolness does last a while. The shaving gel (which sprays out greeny and turns white) notes that advanced lubricants and aloe are in there to make shaving great, aswell as comfortable as refreshing. I use these on my neck with a Mach3 razor, as recommended and I find it makes the act of shaving less of a curse. And I'd rather shave and have a deep voice and dual-functioning genitalia than be a smoothy Joe Pasquale. Though for one day that might be a novelty, but only one day! It's said that Gillette is 'The Best A Man Can Get'; which is pretty sad if the best thing a man can get in life is
shaving products, but still their stuff's really good. *Mental note: must stop reviewing toiletries*
I have been using gillete shaving gel ever since my first shave, it came with the razor which I got for Christmas. I have found it gives a pretty close shave without causing too much irritation, I hate shaving and avoid it as often as I can but this stuff makes it bearable. It comes with a couple of fragrances with the usual cheesey names like cool rain, but what doo you expect, it's gillete we're talking about. It comes out of the can as a gel, not suprisingly since thats what it is but it forms a nice thick foam when you put it on your face. I have found that gillette makes slightly better gel than wilkinson sword as it is thicker. I much prefer shaving with gel than wth ordinary shaving foam, I tried it and the razor seems to catch a lot more, the gel lubricates better. I think I might try afew other products like shaving oil before closing the book on this one.
Sorry but I must disagree, my other half changed to Gillette after shave gel a month or so ago, and has had problems with dry skin ever since. I dont know why it seems the gel just soaks in and then leaves his skin dry. Yes it smells nice the pacific light and its easy to apply and seems economical but he has now stopped using it due to his skin becoming sore, could be a reaction I don't know but whatever it is I don't recommend it to people who may have sensitive skin. The whole Gillette range is all in all good value and good quality, maybe this proves that you need to be careful what you put on your skin, as you may be sensitive to some products and not others.
Having been a foam user for a number of years it seemed strange using gel for the first time. When applied to the skin the gel quickly turns into a foam, but not as, erm, *fluffy* as normal foam, and so it sticks to your face better (doesn`t fall off like some cheap foams do!). It also has a much better feel on your skin than foam does, which means a better and more refreshing shave. At the moment you can buy three differant types of Gel - theres the Normal type (Blue Bottle) and Sensitive skin variety (Green Bottle) and the new variety, called "Wild Rain" which is what i`m currently using, which i find even better than the orginal Normal gel. Like the Mach3 blades the price is a bit steep - about £2.50 - £3.00 for a can, but it is more concentrated than foam, so lasts longer. Warning - This product contains moistureiser, which has been known to make your skin go all soft...
Let me see. I used to use foam, but then I decided to give the Gilette gel a go. I've not even considered going back. Basically (and there's not much to say, to be honest), it's a canned gel that turns to foam when you rub it onto your face. Apparantly it's got plenty of moisterisers and stuff in it, so it helps to prevent razor burn. Errr...it smells good...err...err...the price isn't too bad...err.. Oh, and as it's a condesed gel, you don't need much to cover your face. Obviously this gives you a lot more use from a single can, which gives it another economic advantage over a can of foam. Well, what more can I possibly say? If you're still using foam, seriously consider changing to gel. I doubt you'll regret it.