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      23.01.2014 00:23
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      A great design and product!

      Wether its an art or a job for you shaving is something everyone just does. Making that easier is just one less this to worry about. So many variables when shaving, wet or dry? electric or manual? For me its manual and now its this tool. You will constantly see celebrities in adverts and new released razors with more blades like there is no limit on blades.

      The Gillet Fusion set is a reasonably new model from Gillet. Each replaceable head has 5 blades, very smartly designed, closely kept together. The distance is so small between each blade, the flush feel really helps and makes the razor suitable for all types of skin! This razor has visibly improved my skin, skin feels smoother, fresher for longer and, (excuse the cliché) a really nice close shave. As i mentions previously the heads are detachable like most new style razors. The head is released by a simple light push button on the to side, other razor blades are added in a similar fashion, pressing into the simple holes with a 'male / female' type junction.

      The razor has a nice handle is around 10cm long with that majority of the underside covered in a grey rubber with a high friction pattern for grip and comfort. Where the top side has a similar grip. The end on the top and bottom have the Gillet logo and Fusion logo printed in a stylish way. The body of the approximately 15cm long razor is a blue metallic metal with a nice weight to it allowing it to feel stable and in control. The razor is ergonomically design with a slight curve to sit in the hand better. The head has slightly rubberised edges allowing it to sit stably on a surface without slipping. The head also pivots on one axis to allow shave in the bend of your skin. The razor is themed in a blue, orange and grey colour scheme like most Gillet products.

      This product is great for all! If you have previously used disposable plastic low quality 2/3 blade then now you should look seriously into this product. I have previously been in that stage and although you do still have to replace the razor head it so much more worth it. Sure it is a little added cost too: The razor can be purchased individually though it turns out to be more cost effective for you if you purchase it in a bundle, with either shaving foam, extra blades or some kind of after shave balm. The razor itself can be purchased from store such as Boots or Superdrug or even online for around £10.00. For some added context this could be purchased with 12 extra/spare blade for £25.00 which is advised as a stand alone 4 pack costs £10.00 and a stand alone 8 pack costs £20.00. NB the sharp blade do last longer than most blades

      ∆ Conclusion ∆
      If manual shaving is the way forward for you then id suggest this tool! No, its not the cheapest razor out there or the cheapest way to do it but its up there with the best results! For a close shave, with very little irritation, a nice weight, look and feel then this Gillet Fusion razor is a good buy. If your a first time shaver of manual razor this would be perfect or if you are just looking for a safe bet of a razor then this is perfect!

      Thank you for reading

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      17.05.2012 00:42
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      Gillete razor blade, not for me :(

      I tend to use electric shavers as I have sensitive skin and when using razor blades I tend to be in a lot of pain afterwards. I have tried many different brands of razors to try and find something that works, I don't really like using electric as you don't get a smooth and close shave that most of us really want. I spotted this on the shelf on offer, it was only £4 at tesco and you got two shaver heads aswell. I thought it was worth a try as they have advertised Gillette products a lot on television ( especially on Gillette soccer Saturday on sky sports). I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why it didn't work for me.

      The razor:

      The actual product looks very stylish, mine came with a little tray that holds the entire razor. It is a blue colour and so is the handle. The handle is soft to touch and easy to grip so you can get to the areas you need to shave rather easily. What attracted me to this one was the fact that it has the four blades on the front, but also the blade on the back which is really useful for doing your sideburns ans caterpillars on the back of your neck! There is nothing wrong with the design of the product at all and I really like the look of it. The shaver heads are easy to clip on and off also.

      My experience:

      I lathered up my face with my usual sensitive face wash and started to shave off my beard, I felt that it snagged a lot on the hair around my chin and neck, it felt rather uncomfortable to use. After a while I had finished shaving and it has to be fair taken it very close and my face was hairless and smooth. It was also great for the sideburns. But for me, it hurts too much, it left me in pain for a few days. I have tried it with many other shaving foams but nothing makes it more comfortable. The blades are very sharp,though. Unfortunately this product just isn't for me, I will not be using it much in the future, only the back blade for my sideburns.

      Overall:

      This may work for other people. But it didn't for me unfortunately. This is a great value product when on offer, I don't think I would pay full price for it. This gets 2 stars from me!

      Thanks for reading my review :)

      Josh

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      22.07.2011 15:59
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      A product that will suck money from your pocket for ever more!

      The Christmas before last I was bought a 'Gillette Fusion' manual shaver by my mother, as up until then I'd been using disposable razors, not bothered by the array of flashy TV adverts attempting to lure you into using a more expensive device! On receiving the product I was initially excited by the prospect of utilising the device that next morning, but that was before I'd had a chance to have a proper look at the contraption.

      My Fusion was packaged in a see through plastic case typical of the product type. With a small manual included to show new users how to operate the device, this explained how the head of the product could be removed by pressing the blue plastic button at the back and lightly pulling so that it released easily. This seemed great at first, until I realised there were NO replacement heads included in the packaging, and that these cost (...when bought in multi-packs of about 4-6) as much as the device its self - around £20-£25!

      I found that the materials felt very high quality compared to the disposable products I was using prior to the Fusion. With a stylish aluminium frame spanning from the end of the handle (...where the words Gillette and Fusion are etched into the device, one on either side) to the surround of the release button below the head, this adds considerable weight to the product, which only makes it feel better made, and more worthy of the price tag. all along the body are rubber sections giving the device bulk and places of grip for your fingers. These are over-styled in my opinion, and in some places completely unnecessary - but I suppose it all adds to the image of the product.

      The materials used in the head are constructed to allow the section to tilt and move to the contours of your face. However, all it really does it rotate about 50 degrees back and fourth in a linear fashion, with no side-wards movement. Besides the miniature blades (...of which there are five separate entities), the head is constructed from plastic, rubber, and a VERY thin piece of metal across the top (in striking orange), which I presume gives the structure a bit of stability. At the section where the head joins the main body of the product, is etched the brand name Gillette once more. This part of the device is perhaps the most 'flimsy' bit, as the plastic feels cheaper and less durable here than anywhere else on the product. However, this is bit where the head plugs into the handle, so surely it should be made as strong as possible here? To tell the truth I've had no issues with the head snapping from the body, or weakening in any way, so perhaps it is sufficient in strength.

      Initially the device feels soft and not irritable against your skin. The rubber 'guard' bellow the blades of the head collects a layer of shaving foam before the blades reach your skin, meaning just the right thickness of foam is left for the product to work at its best. Using the product for the first few weeks is great and far better than the experience of using any disposable product, however after that time period has ended, the blades of the Fusion begin to deteriorate quite rapidly. I'm not sure if it's whether they wear down, or bend back into the frame of the head over time, but their cutting ability dramatically reduces in effectiveness. You find yourself having to shave over the same area more and more, pushing the head into your skin for the blades to properly reach it. This is so frustrating, as it almost seems intentional, making you buy those over-priced replacements so soon after purchase.

      Cleaning the device is also a real hassle. This is perhaps its biggest disadvantage, as having the blades set so close together (...therefore giving the user a more comfortable shave) means bits of hair and shaving foam clog up extremely regularly. As many of you will know, if you leave this to set into the device for more than a few minutes it can become difficult to wash out, even on a device with blades set further apart than the Fusion. This, combined with the issue regarding the wearing of the blades brings the star rating down considerably in my book.

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        07.05.2011 09:22
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        A great shave - for women and men!

        I used to have the gillette mach 3 but xmas 2010 boots had a great offer on this and the power fusion so i bought this for myself and hubby the power one. ......Yes i am a woman using a mans razor and no i dont have a beard!

        The reason i have used a mans razor is about 8 years ago i used hubbys to shave my arm pits (haha) and found there was no snagging or tugging with a mans razor and i was converted.

        I bought my own and was using the mach 3 up until dec 2010. The fusion is quite a chunky looking blade compared to previous ones but i suppose its bound to be bigger compared to others to accomodate the extra blades which is what makes this a more comfortable blade to use. I have found i havent cut myself with these razors and that they give a really smooth finish! I mean its summer i dont want stubbly pits!

        I especially like the soft part at the top of the razor its like a small rubbery cushion making it even softer on skin. Especially on delicate faces for you men that have to shave every day! I have found this wears away quite quickly though with me.

        Now the one and only big downfall i find the blades a fortune! We actually just buy these blades for both as these will fit the power ones and are cheaper. We spent 20.50 at asda for a big value pack of 11 blades. I suppose looking at it that they are less than £2 a blade and how much you would spend on a disposable that will snag its not all bad

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        19.04.2011 20:10
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        It really is the best this man could get

        Relevant background - I am 20 years old and so have not had much experiance in the way of razors. The fusion brand of rasors was my first and only real choice of razor. I do not use an electric shaver beacuse it doesn't deliver the close shave that I desire. I have however used other popular razors on a temporary basis.

        The shave - The have that the fusion rasors offer is very close. The closest shave that I have had infact. The five blades really do a good job of catching each hair several times. The only dowside that I have experianced is that if you have longer hair then the razor can somewhat pull causing discomfort. It is for this reason that I recomend using another product if you wish to maintain a longer length.

        After shaving - after the shave the feeling is pretty good. There are no real lumps or bumbs and very rarely any razor burn but it is worth bearing in mind that I use shaving foam which although is not the gillette brand is very good.

        The razor - the razor looks fantastic and the design in terms of exchanging the spent blades is very nice. The blades last a long time but its always fun to get rid of the spent ones which the razor pings away.

        Price- the price for the replacable blades is high but not extortionatly so. The blades do last a long time which makes the initial cost of purchasing them not as bad.

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        25.02.2011 17:48
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        Really glad I got one of these!!!!

        For many years (probably about 6-7 years), I had always shaved using a Gillette Mach III razor, and had always been happy with it. However I did receive a Gillette Fusion shaving kit from my brother as a present for Christmas 2009. This Gillette kit comprised of a shaver, 3 blades and a 200 ml aerosol can of Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel.

        Since receiving the Fusion razor, I have to say I have been impressed with it, and have used it ever since, apart from the odd time that my blade has become completely worn out, and as I still have a small stash of mach III blades, I still use that occasionally, and I can really tell the difference when reverting back to the old Mach III.

        The razor came with a nice strong plastic Gillette Fusion holder which I still use today to hold the razor in, and the underneath of the holder has 2 perfectly formed slots in it for holding 2 spare blades.
        The razor has a nice strong silver shaft to it, with a fantastic rubber grip, perfectly positioned at the top and bottom sides where it is gripped between the thumb and index finger whilst shaving.
        A little further along the shaft, after the rubber grips, is a large rubber button, which is there to release the blades when required.

        The Blades themselves are pretty awesome looking, they contain 5 - Yes FIVE blades, all of which are evenly spread and very tightly positioned together, and quite delicate to look at.

        I do remember when the Mach III was released, and it's unique selling pitch was based around the fact that it had 3 blades, and looking at the 5 Fusion blades, it does make me wonder if maybe in a few years I might be shaving with a razor containing 20 blades!

        At the top of the razor, above the 5 blades there is a bright green indicator strip which is designed to let you know when you need to replace the blade cartridge. This strip gradually becomes faded, from the top down, until it eventually becomes white at the top, and pale green at the bottom, if you keep using it (like I do).

        If you flip the razor over, there is an additional 'precision trimmer blade', which is extremely useful for tackling sideburns, or moustaches with real accuracy.



        ~~ My Opinion ~~



        This razor is the best in my opinion, and I have tried many different types over the years. The shaft of the razor is perfectly designed to be comfortable in the hand, and the blades are soft on the face, but get really close to the skin. If I have a lot of stubble, I usually find the shaving experience pain-full, and a real burden, but it is hard to tell the difference with the fusion razor between one days growth, or one weeks growth. I have never suffered any rashes from shaving with the fusion shaver which is quite astounding considering the rashes I used to get a few years back.

        The angle that the blades are set at seems perfect for my face, and although the blades are positioned very tightly together, and look as though they will 'clog' up immediately, they don't do this, and the foam and hair seems to slide through the back of the bade, leaving the front edge clear, and sharp.

        I do find the indicator strip is a bit misleading, as Gillette recommend changing the blade once the strip starts to fade, but I tend to get a lot longer out of the blades, in fact the 3 blades that came with my shaver only ran out on me last month, at which point I reverted back to Mach III briefly, and I could instantly tell the difference.
        Therefore a blade typically lasts me about four months, but this is totally dependent on the individual, and I was actually having a conversation with a colleague at work a few weeks back, who insisted on changing the blades after each shave, which would cost a fortune if you were using the Gillette Fusion blades.


        They weigh in at around £2 a blade depending on what size pack you buy. I remember the pack of 8 was about £16, and the pack of 4 that I purchased was £8:99 which is quite a shocking amount when you see the price, but if they last a few months each, then this is not too bad in my opinion, and when the closeness of the shave is considered then it is well worth the money. On the front of the pack of my pack of 4 though it states '4 cartridges LASTS UP TO 3 Months', and this is probably the case if the cartridge is changed each time the indicator starts to fade slightly, but I hope to get at least 12 months out of my pack of 4.

        The precision trimmer on the back of the razor cartridge is a fantastic idea, and works really well, giving a little extra advantage over most razors. I often use it for trying to get my small sideburns level with each other, and to get a neat finish to them.

        Overall a fantastic shaver, which I had kind of taken for granted until I had to revert back to my old Mach III for a week or so, when it really highlighted the difference to me.


        Thanks for Reading


        © L500589 2011

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          06.01.2011 13:15
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          Quality razor, providing a brilliant and close shave with little irritation

          Shaving is a pain, it takes time, irritates the skin and can give you nasty cuts if your not careful. But for me the Gillette Fusion changed all of this. I have sensitive skin, and have previously found other razors to really irritate my skin, which would leave me itching for the rest of the day. But this stopped after I started using the Gillette Fusion. The integrated moisturising strip really does work, and also lets you know when the blade needs to be replaced by turning white. The blades themselves also provide a close shave, and their formation makes it almost impossible to cut yourself. In fact, I can't remember ever having cut myself with this razor in the couple years that I have been using it. The single blade at the top of the razor allows for precision trimming and shaving of difficult areas and accurate shaping of facial hair.

          Price wise the Gillette Fusion isn't too bad at all at around £7.65, the only downside is that the replacement blades are not cheap at £8.97 for four or £16.99 for eight. However, these blades do last a good amount of time, and are of superb quality.

          This razor is so good that after my mother borrowing mine to do her legs, she ended up ditching her razor of choice and switching to a Gillette Fusion.

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          09.12.2010 23:22
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          The Best Razor on the market

          I am sure most men will agree with when I say we HATE shaving. Woman always go on about how difficult it is to be woman and how easy men have etc, etc, etc! Getting up every morning and having to shave is the Bain of my life. It is not the time it takes but for me it is the irritation and nasty rash I get from daily shaving. I have probably tried nearly every razor and disposable razor on the market today and all with the same result dry, red and horrible looking rashes on either side of my neck and that is without the countless nicks and cuts. Dry shaving is not for me as I do like the close feeling and clean cut look of a wet shave. For years I had settled for what I had found to be the best of a bad bunch and this was the Gillette Mach 3.

          I had seen the advertisements for the Gillette Fusion and resisted buying one for a few months. The main reason being the price of the blades as I have thick stubble and seem to get through blades at the rate of knots and thought this would be the same with the Fusion. Anyway a while after the razor had been launched I saw Tesco were doing a promotion for the razor and two replacement cartridges, so I decided to give it a whirl, why not I have tried everything else on the market.

          This was possibly the best purchasing decisions I have made this decade. Although I will never like shaving the Gillette Fusion has taken away a lot of the pain from doing so. The neck rash that I would get without fail after every shave is now barely visible. I don't know the technology behind it, all I know that the 4 blades of the Fusion seem to glide over my skin even after a few days growth over a weekend. After a shave my neck would feel very sore and now seems to feel soft after shaving with the Fusion. I think this may be due to the fact that I only need to go over an area once or at maximum twice with the fusion to get a good close shave. The razor also has a 5th single blade on the back which is perfect for getting those rogue hairs under the nose area. I can honestly say this gives me the best and closest shave I have ever had.

          Since I have been using the razor I actually spend far less on blades than I was when using the Mach 3. The blades on the fusion seem to last so much longer and the extra few pounds for a packet of 4 cartridges is money well spent. The razor looks good in chrome and blue and the box is in bright orange, it could be pink with purple spots for all I care.

          My Dad and both brothers have switched to the Fusion since I have been using it and my girlfriend has also helped herself to a blade for her legs (although she denies it). Before anybody asks no I don't work for Gillette, just feel passionately about how good this product is and how it has helped me with a daily problem.

          Mr Gillette if you're reading I think you owe me a year's worth of free blades for this review.

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            22.08.2010 16:04
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            Cause your the best a man can get.

            I find shaving a real burden and something I find very annoying to have to do but on the other hand I think I look at lot better and more presentable when I have shaved and so I try and do it on a daily basis as my stubble is fairly thick. If I leave it for more than a couple of days then it can even be a bit painful and a cause of irritation especially if the razor I am using is becoming dull. I have always wet shaved as I think it appears to give a closer finish and removes most of the hairs.

            For a while now I have been using the Gillette Fusion razor and I have always liked their products having also used a Mach 3 razor and a variety of their foams, gels and deodorants. I have had my Fusion for a while now and don't remember exactly how much I paid for it but currently on the Tesco website you can purchase one of these for £6.98 which comes with 2 blades. This always seems expensive but they are undoubtedly better quality and do a more satisfactory job than a disposable plastic razor you can buy for less outlay. Once you have bought one of these of course you need not buy one again, just continue to buy the blades to refill it once the original ones provided no longer produce the results you want. You can currently buy four replacement blades on the Tesco website for £8.98 which should last you a while. The prices I have quoted are regular ones but often items like this are on promotion depending on what store or supermarket you visit.

            I am always able to tell that my blade is nearing its end because it starts to struggle and probably does not give as close a shave as it did originally but these also have an indicator strip which will change colour to let you know for sure.

            When you buy your Fusion razor it is packaged in very thick plastic which is a bit tough to get in to, but this is probably good as it would stop children from being able to open them and cutting themselves like I once did on my mum's razor when I was a child. The razor which has a blue, orange and grey colour scheme clips nicely in to a plastic tray type storage device and would look smart and not out of place in your bathroom. The replacement blades are easy to attach by using a large quick release button near to the head of the handle just underneath the razor blade.

            Each blade has five small blades close together to give a good finish and on the top edge of the razor there is a smaller single blade for precision trimming around your nose of when looking after facial hair or sideburns.

            Although the initial outlay for one of these razors is expensive, the fact that you can replace just the blades is great and I am always happy with the shaving experience I get with this product as long as the razor blade is reasonably sharp, well as happy as I can when it is time to have a shave.

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              03.08.2010 13:28
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              A good razor

              A really good razor to have is the Gillette Fusion. This is designed by Gillette which is a big brand in the shaving area and they have produced a good product.

              The product has five blades so the idea is that you get a much closer shave to usual and your left with a smooth face. You have removable blades at the front which attach and come off pretty easily.

              The blades are very good and last a few months which is good. The grip on this product is not to bad as there is some easy to grip parts half way down the actual product. You have a very solid piece of equipment here as well because it very rarely feels lose.

              You have confident in the product because it is so easily to move and when a product is easy to move around you end up having a good shave.
              When I have a shave I tend to find this item glides along the facial features easily and the only problem is sometimes facial hair can get stuck between the blades and ends up taking forever to remove.

              Although the product is one of the best razors around you will find price is heavy as the blade and razor can be as high as £7.99 and if you want extra blades they can be expensive as well.
              I lasted 2 months with my razor and blades so it was good value and you do feel a smooth face afterwards. I like this razor and think it is one for everyone to test.

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                30.07.2010 09:34
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                For a great shave

                I have been using Gillette Fusion for a long time now and have no intent of changing! They give me a close shave everytime and last very long compared to most other manual razors. They are comfortable to use and make shaving easy too.

                You can initially buy them with two replacement heads for about £7.50 in most supermarkets. They come in a plastic packet with a large Gillette Fusion logo on the front. The colour scheme is orange so it certainly stands out. The shaver itself has a blue rubbery handle, which is great to grip with the Fusion logo at the lower end. Towards the top, a silver part takes over leading to the razor itself. Just in the centre is a little button that is pressed to release the current razor in there (when it runs out).

                The blades themselves are where all the brilliance lies. The blades consist of 5 individual blades close together to provide a good shaving surface. With the blades being closer together than any previous models from Gillette, this makes it really comfortable to use as you barely recognise it cutting away your facial hair.

                There is even cleverly a very accurate trimmer on the upper side of the blade. It is in such a position that the head won't move when using it, so it can be used for accurate trimming down straight edges. This isn't the most comfortable option being a small single blade, but it does work well for trimming edges of a beard for example. It means you have to be even more careful when handling the blades too as there are sharp edges all over!

                There is a blue comfort guard just beneath the blades, which is there to provide a comfortable and softer shave and it certainly helps! Rather than feeling the blades rip across your face, you are welcomed by a nice smooth glide to increase comfort. There is also an indicating strip, which is initially turqoise to tell you when your blades need changing. It will wear down over time according to use to give a reasonably accurate time for changing. With everyday use, one blade will still last a few weeks relatively comfortably!

                The shape of the razor is great and enables you to flick swiftly between the trimmer and shaver. It is lovely to hold with a very comfortable and slightly soft handle and perfect locations to place your hand and fingers. The silvery chrome touch adds a hint of quality to the shaver and makes it overall a great piece of kit! As with most shavers, the blades cost a right bomb to replace at around £16 for an 8 pack - that's £2 a blade! If they are lasting around 3 weeks each, then you are paying £2 every 3 weeks with regular use. You can use them for longer if they still work but it might not be as comfortable. You may not shave everyday either, which will prolong their lifetime.

                The blades are of superb value and I'd definitely recommend this to any man. It works very well and is comfortable to use - a lot more so than other shavers! It gives a very close shave and is designed perfectly for use - it's very practical. You can buy one at most major supermarkets and health and beauty stores such as Boots.

                Thanks for reading!

                :)

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                  19.07.2010 00:29
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                  The best manual razor available.

                  I'm going to start this really by giving you my verdict straight off. If you want a manual razor you can rely on without looking like a Sweeney Todd reject, get this. My previous experiences with facial hair and beards were not due to any fashion sense, merely an intense fear and loathing of the Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium which did to me what a chip shop does to donor meat!

                  So there are four key features to the razors' head. Firstly the blades of which there are six. Five are mounted forward facing to give that clean and smooth shave while the sixth is mounted at the top, facing in the opposite direction. This is the precision trimmer for shaping edges and trimming.

                  Beneath the forward five blades are the microfins which form the comfort guard. There fifteen flowing round the edges of the blades and allow the shave to be close whilst remaining comfortable.

                  The final feature is the indicator lubrastrip which as you can probbably guess from the name does two things. It's aloe vera and vitamin E enrichment lubricates the face during shaving. Coloured green it lasts for as long as the blades are sharp. When it turns white, you change the blade head. Easy, you've probably seen the advert on TV set in the garage. I don't know about you, but if he went into the place I use, he'd end up getting everything replaced including the handle!

                  The handle is finished in chrome with blue rubber grips allowing for good control while you maintain a safe grasp. Price wise you will pay around £8 for a razor with two blades, and replacement blades are around £9 for 4 or £15 for 8.

                  In short, this is the razor for me. I have sentsitive skin and using it with the Nivea gel and after shave balm, I couldn't be happier. Perhaps a little more expensive than it's rivals but you get what you pay for.

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                  29.06.2010 23:27
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                  Definately worth a try

                  This razor is one of the best on the market. I have tried quite a few and this is probably my favourite. As you know every man has a different experience with shaving and some razors work better than others. When I saw the 5 blades I wondered whether it would make any difference. Well, after buying the razor which incidentally comes with a nice little holder for storage, I was very impressed with how smooth and comfortable the shave was and how close a shave it gives. The head tilts nicely as you use it and my favourite part is definately the single razor on the back which is brilliant for beard lines. I think the price for the razor is very fair and I really like the design. The actual handle is comfortable to hold and I find it difficult to see what else they can really impprove on. Would definately recommend for a comfortable shave

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                    09.06.2010 00:24
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                    A great smooth manual shave.

                    This is a review for Gillette Fusion Manual Razor.

                    As we all know, the quest for a good razor can be both full of choice and full of dissapointment. This is of course untill I first used the Gillette Fusion.

                    The Gillette fusion comes in an orange plastic package with Gillette Fusion written at the bottom in white and blue with a blue swoosh, this package is clear centered to easily see the razor within. The razor itself consists of a silver handle with blue rubber grips and a blue blade release button and a blue blade housing, holding five regular shaving blades in the front and an extra trimming blade and the top rear.
                    Once out of the packet you see that the razor comes with its own stand consisting of clear and blue plastic and a sticker branding the Fusion logo.

                    When using the razor, I found the handle to be very ergonomical and the rubber grips to be formed very well so no matter which way I held the razor, I had a secure grip on the handle. Even when wet or fishing the razor out of the bottom of a filled sink, I could get a good grip without the risk of slipping or losing the razor like soap.

                    Whilst shaving I used the Gillette Fusion shaving gel, which I find works very well with the razor. The shave itself is very good. With a new blade I very rarely have to go over a patch again due to the five blades spaced closely together, also due to this feature rinsing becomes very easy without having to try and dislodge stray hairs from between the blades. The blades glide very smoothly across the face seriosly reducing any chance of nicking or cutting, something I am very prone to doing.

                    The added feature of the trimming blade comes in handy when shaving aroung the nose, sideburn and in my case the jawline areas. Although just being a single blade, you are still not prone to nicks and cuts which I attribute to the angle of the blade.

                    The full affect of how well this razor works comes after you have finished and dried your face and take that first stroke of your cheek and notice it to be very smooth, even velvety. Finishing with a moisturising balm amplifies this even more so.

                    The blades for the Gillette Fusion tend to last quite a long time and are handy at letting you know when it is time to change. After about a month of normal use (shaving three times a week) you will notice the blue conditioning bar has gone, signaling you to change your blade thus reducing poor or uncomfortable shaving.

                    You can pick up a Gillette Fusion razor online at cheapsmells.com for around £7.99 or on the highstreet at Boots for example for around the same price, this includes the handle and one blade.
                    To top up you can buy a pack of the Gillette Fusion blades online at cheapsmells.com for £9.99 a pack of four and £14.99 a pack of eight and again the highstreet prices are around the same price however gift packs and special offers tend to pop up on the highstreet saving you money.

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                      17.03.2010 14:31
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                      Great buy

                      This has to be my favourite shaver of all time. This razor is unique for several reasons. Firstly it created, I believe, the first dual action shaving experience of its time. By this I mean that it has five blades at the front, and one on top, the former which does the cheek and side burn area, while the precision blade (as I think it's called) does the upper lip and hard to get areas such as below the neck. I definitely recommend getting the gillette shaving gel to go with it, however I also use king of shaves in conjunction.
                      The razor also comes with an excellent carrying/holding case which helps keep the razor clean, which the blades come of very easily (and stylishly) for changing them. In addition there is a blue strip, which when white indicates that the razor has run out and should have a change of blades.
                      While the razor is relatively cheap, the blades become expensive over time, fetching anywhere from £10-£15 depending where you buy them, for 5 new blades.
                      A great product nonetheless which has marketed extremely well through famous sports stars.

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