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I generally shave my legs using tesco disposable razors which are only 90p for a pack of 10 and they work fine. My legs are always smooth and I never get any cuts from them. Last time I went to get some though they were out of stock and I needed razors as my legs needed shaving ready for a night out. It took me a while to choose as I have never bought any other razors and they were all much more expensive than the ones I normally buy. I bought the gillette razor as it was the only razor on offer and it was on offer for £6 which is a ridiculous amount for a razor! It should have been £8.50 and if it had been I certainly wouldn't have bought it.
It comes packaged really nicely compared to what I'm used to although the package doesn't last long as it is quite difficult to get into. It comes with the razor and a blade already attached, 2 replacement cartridges and a storage case to keep everything in which is quite handy. This also has a clip onto so you can put onto yours tiles in the bathroom although I found it easier just to store in my cupboard as it just looked odd stuck to my wall.
The razor itself has a nice easy grip and is comfortable to hold whilst shaving. The razor head is quite big which is good for shaving legs but makes shaving under arms a little difficult. The blades are really easy to change as it just has a little button to release them then the new one clicks back into place. The razor has 3 blades and each one has a moisture strip which claims to hydrate skin although this wasn't the case. When becoming wet there is less moisture and they are just really sticky which doesn't feel nice on your skin. I didn't get any cuts from the blades when shaving which is always a positive and my legs did feel soft and smooth when finished. The moisture strips only lasted 2 shaves and I was hesitant about using it a third time in case I cut myself from there been no strip. I did use it though and decided to add conditioner to my legs to shave as there was no moisture strip left (I normally use conditioner it works so much better than shaving gel just a little tip!) I used the razor for a couple more shaves before using a new blade.
I decided to look at whether it was value for money and would be worth buying instead of my usually razors. I shave my legs 2/3 times a week and I only use each tesco razor once before throwing away as the blades are no longer sharp and there is no moisture strip left after one shave. A pack will therefore last me at least a month for 90p. The Gillette razor with 2 spare blades would last me around 6 weeks. For me I would much rather pay 90p and be completely satisfied than pay over £6 for a razor to last only an extra 2 weeks.
Overall a good razor which shaves well but it just too over priced and didn't live up to expectations.
I have been using Gillette Venus razors ever since the original Venus first came out. The Divine is my favourite out of the range though.
For £8.99 in Boots (or any pharmacy/supermarket), you get a pack with the razor, 2 blades and a wall mountable case to store it all in. The blades themselves can be bought seperately in packs of 4 or 8, and you will pay around £7-8 for a 4 pack. They are not the cheapest, but they are definitely the best.
The design is very sleek looking, and feels comfortable to hold in your hand. You can get it in blue or pink, and each is very bright and colourful, with the Gillette logo clearly printed.
The blade itself has 3 blades and a built in moisture strip. This strip starts to peel away when the blade is getting blunt, so you know when you need to change it. I have found though, that it lasts for quite a few shaves after the strip has started to peel away.
The head pivots, so is great for getting around the ankles (or any other 'nooks and crannies'!!).
I have never cut myself when using this razor, even when the blade is getting quite blunt, and I believe that is down to the pivoting head and the moisture strip.
The wall mountable case is particularly handy. It hold the razor on the front, and up to 4 individually wrapped blades inside. Being up on the wall means that it is safely out of my 2 year old's reach, and gives me easy access to it in the bath/shower.
It must be acknowledged that Gillette is a famous male brand and this is a world wide phenomenon and most likely the most popular. However, Venus is the women's side to this brand. I have never cut my legs whilst shaving and it is all down to this shaver. I have had this shaver since I have been allowed to shave and not once have I cut myself. Of course I change the heads regularly, and these are very costly, but none the less it is effective. The product handle is dark blue and has a nice rubber grip underneath. I find this good for in the shower as it doesn't slip out of my hands. It has a button at the top where you can pop the blade off and then place on a new one. The blades are very efficient and I find that they get rid of all the stubble on my legs. I also admire of good and quick it glides over my legs.
I bought this product for £4.90 on sale in Superdrug many years ago. However, the last few trips to Superdrug I have found that it has been the same price and that it works out cheaper buying the razor again than buying the blades. The blades for 4 pack in the Superdrug by me is a whopping £7.00 - £8.00 and I think this is extremely expensive. The razor itself comes with two blades so I'm not sure why the blades are so expensive.
I would recommend this razor if you find it at a cheap price. I have never used any other razor than this. So I cannot compare but I can say that this razor is brilliant. However, I recommend that you do not buy the blades separately and that if you run out you should just re-buy the razor.
Gillette are a well known American brand of male and female razors, both disposable and non-disposable founded in 1901 as a male brand and being merged into the P&G brand in 2005.
There are a range of ladies razors under the Venus name including Breeze, Breeze Spa, the original Venus, Divine and the Vibrance with battery power for an easier shave; not only the wide range of razors but a variety of shaving gels to match.
After using most of the range I like the Divine the best as it is in the mid price range costing me £6.95 new on Ebay and the refills were £4.95 for 4 plus if you want to change the heads then they can be interchanged between varieties.
The razor itself is a nice deep blue with a rubber grip on the underside which is comfortable for use in the shower and the bath aiding control of the razor. The head has four blades which are surrounded by the two moisture strips preventing drag whilst shaving. The head tilts whilst shaving so that it adapts to body contours such as bikini line, armpits and leg curves.
The razor comes with a stand which can be put on the edge of the bath or stuck to the tiles to hold the razor on the front and up to four spare heads inside. The heads are easily changed by popping them off using the slide forward button on the handle, opening the new razor pack and slotting the handle into the next one.
The razor does prevent cutting more than any cheap disposible, however, when using a new blade the sharpness needs some getting used to and can nick at small bobbles on the kneecaps for example. Overall though with some gel or soap the razor does glide nicely and cuts close to the skin leaving minimal stubble.
The razor is easy to clean as the blades are not too close together, I either dunk the head into the bath or run the tap through both back and front.
Overall a good product and I have stuck with Gillette Venus for a number of years.
As my skin tends towards the dry and slightly sensitive, I am always on the lookout for any products which claim to help moisturise during shaving, and generally reduce skin damage from shaving.
With the summer upon us (albeit very off and on weather wise at the moment!), I have started shaving a lot more regularly than in the winter (when I can hide the shame of stubbly legs under trousers etc.)! In the winter I try not to shave my legs more than a couple of times a week to reduce the irritation and dmage to my skin, but once the summery clothes come out of storage I do get a teeny bit obsessed with having hair-free legs, and shave, if not every day then certainly every other day.
It was with this much more intensive shaving routine in mind that I went on the hunt for a razor which may help to protect my poor pins! I don't really tend to have much brand loyalty, rather choosing from a range of brands I feel to be good, usually based upon prices and offers available when I go shopping. I picked up this razor with 2 blades from tesco a few weeks ago when it was on a half price offer, and I paid between £5 and £6 for it. Gilette is a brand that most people I think have heard of and would associate with razors and shaving products, so I was confident in the quality this razor would provide. I must confess that the "Reveal the Goddess in you" ads may also have influenced my decision slightly...after all, who wouldn't want to look Goddess-like?!
This razor is packaged in the usual stiff plastic "bubble" with a card insert with all the general info about it on. It is one of those nightmare plastic constructions that does involve a pair of scissors, some twisting and turning, and a few choice words to open! The pack I purchased also contained a plastic "storage case" for the razor, with a slot for the razor itself on the top and an openable section underneath to house blades in. The storage section has enough room for 4 blades in it, and the pack also came with a handy clip which you can attatch to the tiles near your shower/bath to hook the storage case onto, providing a perfect home for your new razor! The case itself has a white plastic top half and clear plastic bottom half, so would not clash with anyone's bathroom I shouldn't think. I already had a clip on my wall from a previous purchase of a "Venus" razor from Gilette, and the clips and storage cases seem to be the same so I didn't have to remove the old clip. The clip on my wall has been in-situ for a good few months now, and is where the water from the shower hits it, so I have to give that full marks for staying where it is supposed to! The case clips onto the holder very securely, and has never fallen off, even when I have been half blind in the shower having managed to get shampoo in my eyes and have been groping to replace my razor! So definite thumbs up for the storage system from me!
The razor itself has a nicely shaped handle which I can only describe as "ergonomic"; I am sure someone somewhere spent rather a lot of time designing the handle for this razor, and this time was definitely well spent! Alongside a shape which fits very comfortably and securely into the hand, the bottom half of the handle on the razor has a grooved rubberised finish, which assists a very good grip as well as being handy if you want to put the razor down on the side of the bath for a minute, whilst you rinse off shaving foam or something like that, as the rubber seems to help it stay on the side of the bath and not slide off! Another thing I like about the handle design is that there is a "ridge" on the top of the handle, about a centimetre from the button you push to release the blade. This seems to be a relatively new addition to the handles of Gilette razors, and I find it invaluable as before I had this on a razor I would fairly regularly be shaving my legs only to slide my finger a little too far down the handle and "pop" the button to release the blade (cue cursing and groping about to try to retrieve said blade without chopping my fingers off!). The ridge gives you a little physical reminder of where your finger is along the blade as you guide the razor, and so far I haven't accidentally popped off any blades whilst using this razor! I am surprised more is not made of the great points about the handles in the ads for this razor, as they are definitely one of the best things about it as far as I am concerned!
For anyone that cares about such things, the main colour of the razor's handle is an azure type blue, and semi-opaque, and the rubberised section is a paler shade of blue, a powder or baby blue, although I must confess to not being all that bothered about the colour of my razor!
The blades for this razor come in small sturdy clear plastic "tubs", with peelable lids. One nice feature that I noticed about these is that they provide a tab on both the left and right sides of the tubs, to enable easy opening for both left and right handed people. (I probably noticed this because my sister is a lefty and so has whinged, I mean, commented about things not being lefty friendly to me on a fairly regualr basis...!) The tabs are very sturdy and easy to grip, and seem very securely attatched to the peelable plastic as they have always enabled me to remove the lids from the tubs in one easy go without snapping off (unlike those hugely irritating mini milk cartons you get in cafes...!).
The blades themselves clip easily onto the razor from the rear, and they are packaged in such a way that you can just push the razor into the blade once you have opened the tub without having to touch it, a nice safety feature especially for occasionally clumsy people such as myself! As well as 3 shaving blades, the razor heads have 3 moisturising strips, which, when damp, put what I can only really describe as a layer of goo on your skin as you shave! The erm, "goo" reminds me of a very thin layer of aloe vera gel or something of that nature. In all fairness this does seem to help soothe the skin, but my one complaint would be that this moisturising layer runs out pretty quickly; it generally only lasts me for 1-2 shaves, which for a premium brand seems a little mean, particularly as I would expect the blade itself to do a few more shaves than this for the price of the refills. I generally get around this by using shaving foam or gel once the moisture strips have worn out, to get the best value for money out of the blades as well as not throw away what otherwise are perfectly usable blades, but considering that this moisturising strip "technology" is the one point of this particular razor that the ads seem to highlight, it does seem a shame that this USP of the razor is so short lived compared to the rest of the blade.
The shave given by this razor is very good; it cuts even medium length stubble down to nothing with ease, and I never have to go over areas twice as I have on occasion with other razors. It is easy to manoeuvre to shave different areas at different angles, and seems to shave equally well across the whole width of the blades.
Overall I would recommend this razor for its comfortable grip, practical and useful storage case, and good quality contruction and blades. The one thing really that lets it down (alongside its fairly high RRP), is the fact that its USP just isn't as good as the rest of the razor.
It is for this reason that I am awarding this product 4 stars.
Thank you for reading :)
I recently bought one of these 'wet shave' razors for use in the shower. I had previously been using a Gillette razor which had a battery operated bikini trimmer on the other end of it, whilst I found this quite useful it was going to be around a tenner to replace it and therefore I chose a different Gillette product instead, this Venus Divine which cost £6.99 from Boots.
One of the reasons I chose this is that the gel strip on the blade contains aloe gel and botanical oils and being someone who has skin which reacts quite violently at times this seemed a sensible idea to soothe post shave skin.
I use this on my legs and under arms every few days (although I try to be patient with my legs and blast them with veet every couple of weeks - but sometimes a quick fix is needed). I love the ergonomic shape of this razor which helps when you are wet and slippery, it is easy to keep a hold of and difficult to drop. The triple blades get every single hair and it glides over the skin so easily that it is a joy to use.
The head is flexible and almost like the suspension on a car it responds to the natural curves and bumps of your body. I have NEVER managed to nick my skin or cut myself with this razor and that also makes me confident when using it and ensures speedy results without fear of blood or irritated skin.
This razor comes with a holder which has two suction pads to attach it to the shower wall, I find this very handy and keep it at waist height in the shower which is much easier than leaving it on the floor or in a shelf.
I use this with just shower gel to shave my legs and underarms and find this works perfectly well. Because it is cleverly designed and the blades are so effective, you really dont need to go to the added expense of using shaving gel or foam.
Great for a quick fix to remove pesky body hair, this is a great design which is easy and effective to use and will last a long time. Replacement blades are around £8 for 3 but I find each blade lasts at least a couple of months.
Gillette have a number of different razors in the 'venus' range, and I have tried several of them. I must say that the Gillette Venus Divine Razor is one of the better ones in the range.
**About the razor**
The Venus Divine razor comes in an attractive blue colour. The main feature of this razor is that it has two moisture strips in between the four blades which it has on the head.
In addition to this, the actual head of the razor tilts to allow for a smoother shave.
The head of the razor is easily removable and needs replacing reguarly. You can buy spare heads from your local chemist or supermarket, which works out cheaper than buying a whole new razor.
**What is good about the product?**
The moisture strips make this product what it is, by minimising dry skin. I use shaving gel when I shave, however, you could get away with using just water because the moisture strips allow for a smooth shave.
When I compare this razor with other versions, I cut my self far less when using the Venus Divine.
Gillette boasts that the Venus Divine has a number of benefits including comfort coated blades, moisture strips to minimise dry skin and enhanced grip and a finger rest to make this razor easy to use.
The razor gives a smooth and clean shave, you will have far less stubble than conventional razors. I recomend moisturising your legsafterwards for the best effect.
It is also to clean excess hair out of the razor blade, due to the blades being spaced apart.
You can buy this razor in most supermarkets and chemists. The average price is around £8 - £9 and you get one spare blade.
I find that I need to replace the razor blades at least once a month to be fully effective, and these do not come cheap.
I also think the cost of this razor is very expensive compared to other cheaper brands, which often puts me off buying it.
Although I think this is a good product and I am impressed by the moisturising effect and close shave, I only buy it occassionally. I think the price is far to high for the value of the product and unless you have cash to spare, I would say stick to the cheaper brands.
When it comes to hair removal I was always a go to the salon for wax treatments kind of girl. But since becoming a mum that "luxury" has been cut, I just don't have the time! There are also the awkward moments with waxing when you have regrowth and need to do so to get your legs waxed again but need to show off your legs, so giving your legs a quick shave with the razor is the best option. The razor of preference is the Gillette Venus Divine.
***What Is It***
The Gillette Venus Divine Razor is a mid blue coloured plastic razor with white rubber grips down the handle. The razor is a long yet curved shape with a curved rectangular head where the blades are located. The head of the razor is white with two blue "moisture strips" above and one below the four razor blades on the head. The head of the razor tilts and has movement so that is flexible when using it on your body. The head of the razor is removed by just sliding a switch under the head . You then simply place another head on the stub on the razor and this clicks into place when you need to replace the heads.
Gillette boasts that the Venus Divine has a number of benefits including comfort coated blades, moisture strips to minimise dry skin and enhanced grip and a finger rest to make this razor easy to use.
The Gillette Venus Divine is available from Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Tesco. Not only do these retailers sell the actual razor but the replacement razor blades too. I purchased this razor for £8.00 from Asda. The replacement blades are also sold in Asda for around £8.00 which is a similar price to the other retailers.
It may be worth stocking up on replacement blades when the stores offer special offers as in the past Boots have sold these for £6.00 for limited periods of time.
If shaving I always shave in the shower so my skin is wet and I always use a shaving cream. Although there have been occasions if I have been in a hurry I have skipped the shaving cream and the razor has performed just as well.
The razor works very well on both shorter and longer hairs. The comfort coated blades get a very close shave and when swept over an area all hair is removed on the first shave. I have found on more awkward areas you do need to go over an area twice just to ensure all hairs are removed fully as you may get one or two stragglers. As soon as you shave over an area skin looks totally smooth and you are not left with any stubbly bits. Even on very short hairs with only a day or two of growth the Venus Divine removes these very well.
Even though you get a smooth shave I have found when using the Venus Divine does not leave you with lots of shaving cuts like some other razors do. I have cut myself twice using this razor however both times were my fault as I was pressing down a little too hard and caught my ankle area.
The moisture strips on the razor head are a very welcome addition to the Venus Divine. I do find my legs are prone to dry skin when shaving however when using the Venus Divine I am not left with dry patches. Once you shave over an area you are left with a silky feeling and as if gel has been left on your skin. Even on the occasions I have not used shaving cream, my skin has been left with a moisturised feeling.
The blades of the Venus Divine are claimed to be "easy clean" I think this is very true when using on shorter hair. I find that in the shower I just need to hold the razor under the shower for 5 seconds or so and it is ready to use again. On longer hair the razor does get clogged up with hair and shaving foam and needs to be held in water longer and tapped just to clear blockages.
The design of the Venus Divine makes it very easy to use on more awkward areas, i.e. underarm and bikini line. The pivot head it very flexible and allows movement, so hair is easily removed from more tricky areas without cutting or pulling at the skin. The overall design of the razor and handle means that it is very easy to grip even with wet hands. The rubber handle means the razor does not become sticky, and the narrowing of the handle makes the shape of it easy to hold in one hand.
I have found when used every other day the blades do need to be replaced bi monthly as they become blunt and hair is not removed so well. I think this is excellent as other razors I have used become blunt within a fortnight of use.
The Gillette Venus Divine does come with a clear plastic holder to affix your razor somewhere handy in the bathroom. There are four sticky pads on the holder to stick to tiles or in your shower. I have discarded this holder as I found it will not stick on my tiles.
I have been very impressed with this razor, so much so I have switched to shaving as more a regular hair removal method as opposed to waxing. The results leave skin smooth, silky and hair free and because the Venus Divine gives such a close shave I find that I do not have to shave daily, like I have had to do when I have used other razors.
For £8 for the razor and 2 blades this is a very economical method of hair removal and leaves skin in excellent condition. The shape of the razor minimises cutting yourself even though it gives such a close shave and the moisture strips keep skin silky without it getting dry. My only negative comment about this product is that the replacement blades are quite expensive costing £8 for 4 although I find these only need replacing bi monthly.
The Gillette Venus Divine is not one of the cheapest razors around, but it is worth paying slightly more for.
For those of you who have read my recent reviews you'll know that I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to hair removal and so whilst I will occasionally try the creams designed to dissolve the hairs more often then not I'm stuck with shaving. Even that however is not without it's problems, I suffer from very dry skin on my legs and am prone to shaving rash so finding a razor that can combat both these problems as much as possible is important to me. (If anyone knows of any miracle workers I'm open to suggestions!)
I found the Venus Divine razor in ASDA several years ago now and haven't looked back. I was attracted to both the moisturising blades in the razor itself and the fact that all Venus blades fit all Venus razors and so whilst the blades are expensive and therefore I can't afford to use the more expensive ones as often as I would like to the option is there when I can afford to splash out on them. When I can't however, even the basic blades have built in moisture strips and so goes some way to combating my dry skin.
What Does It Look Like
I actually quite like the look of this razor. It's a blue plastic with white rubber grips down both sides of the handle. Gillette define the handle as opalescent and I wouldn't quite go that far but it certainly is very attractive being almost translucent in the way it reflects the light at certain angles. The blade itself is an oval shape and white plastic. Just below this there is a plastic area that Gillette call a finger rest, this is the part you slide to remove and change the blade.
* Comfort-Coated Blades
* Moisturising Strips
* Skin-Smoothing Cushions
* Pivoting action
* Open blades allowing easy rinse
* Opalescent handle
* Enhanced grip
* Finger rest
I love this razor, besides looking rather nice it does the job it's supposed to which is more then I can say for some other razors I've used.
The comfort coated blades seem to work well. Although I do use shave gel to try and help with my dry skin and shaving rash the razor does glide over my skin both with and without the gel. There is no discomfort at all if using the gel and minimum discomfort without the gel. The razor also has three blades designed to give as close a shave as possible the first time you go over an area and this really does work. I find that I only need to go over my skin once and the razor catches all the hairs and this in itself goes a long way to preventing discomfort and prevents too much damage to my skin by repeated shaving.
The blade does pivot at the end of the razor and I have several areas that are really awkward to get to with a usual razor - namely my bikini line and under my arms however I find that this pivoting action works wonders allowing the blades to reach awkward areas with minimum fuss and hassle. I do find that I have to go over the awkward areas twice as opposed to the usual once with other areas of my body but twice is usually sufficient to get all the hairs and this still isn't too damaging for my skin.
There are three moisture strips on this blade. One below the blades themselves and two above. These strips do seem to moisturise my legs as even on the rare occasions that I don't use gel my legs aren't as dry as they usually are. Although I do find that I still need moisturiser if I don't use the gel. The holder I've found doesn't stick brilliantly to the shower wall and so I tend to just use it flat but I would recommend still using it even if flat. This is to protect the moisture strips from water as on the few occasions I have just left the razor on the side of the bath you can actually see the cream/gel coming off the moisture strips. Whilst this is reassuring in the sense that it shows their doing something it does mean that some of it is getting waster. Having said this though I've always found that the blades blunt and need changing before the strips run out and so in this sense I guess a little wastage isn't too much of a problem but still something I'd rather avoid.
Gillette claim that since their blades are open it allows for an easy rinse to remove any excess hair/gel from the blade. I have found this to be true, this is probably one of the easiest razors to clean that I have ever used. I use a lot of shave gel, probably more then I need in reality, whilst this does protect my legs it does also have a rather annoying habit of clogging up the razor I'm trying to use. However with this razor I've found a quick rinse under a tap or even just dipping it into my bath water is enough to completely clean the blade allowing me to continue my shaving hassle-free!
The grip on this razor is fantastic with no problems. The sides are rubber and have ridges allowing me to easily keep hold of the razor in both the bath and shower no matter how wet, soapy and slippery my hands are. Gillette also say that the release button for the blade is a finger rest, now either I hold my razor really strangely or there is no need for a finger rest. I also think that having a rest in the same position as the release button for the blade isn't the smartest idea as it could mean that you could release the blade by accident. Having said that it is indented allowing me to easily slip my thumb under it when I try to release the blade and meaning that it doesn't slip when pressing the release down. The release also clips off easily and new blades clip right back on - I've never had any kind of problem when trying to change the blade.
I Want One - Where Can I Get It?
This razor is available in most supermarkets, chemists and online for around £8 which includes both the razor and two heads. Replacement blades cost around £7 to £8 for 4 blades. Although as I said all Venus blades are compatible with all Venus razors and therefore you can use a variety of different blades offering different things and prices for these do vary.
As far as I can see the only phone number is an American one so probably not one to call for any questions! However there is a form on their site to email.
*~*~*~I'm your Venus, I'm your Fire~*~*~*
Venus razors are made by Gillette, a company who produce razors and other hygiene and personal care products. Venus is a range of razors that are designed specifically for women, and the range includes several disposable and refillable razor blades. I have never used their disposable blades, but have used a few of the refillable range including:
*Divine* (Which is the one I am reviewing here)
All the razors handles can be used with any of the Venus razor heads, and the refills I buy normally depend on what's on offer or cheapest at the time. I used to have a standard Venus razor handle, and I would buy a pack of refills each time I needed to, like I said it would be whichever was cheapest.
However, a few months ago in Tesco, there was an excellent offer on, and it was around £2.50 for the Venus Divine razor as well as two refills for it. Bare in mind that the standard price for just a pack of four refills is about £8, and this set included the two refills as well as a whole new razor and handle. I bought two packs as I couldn't miss out on this very rare deal! Although this review is about Divine, I personally don't notice much difference between all the Venus blades, so this review pretty much conveys my opinion on the whole range.
Divine has a dark blue coloured handle and like all the others, it is a nice shaped handle which feels nice to hold and easy to grip. The head of the razor is a three blade cartridge, which has a moisture strip at the top and the bottom of it. The cartridge is very easy to change, you simply push a button up which pops out the old blade, and then click a new one into place.
The razor comes with a box that you can put spare cartridges in and also fix your razor onto. The box can then be stuck onto a bathroom/shower wall. This could be a nice safety feature if you have children and you need to make sure that razors are out of their reach, even if you don't then it is a tidy and organised way to store your razor.
*~*~*~Reveal the Goddess in you~*~*~*
The moisture strips on the Divine blade, mean that when using the razor, it glides smoothly over the skin, leaving legs moisturised and not dried out or sore at all. I have had slight rashes before from shaving but Venus razors have always kept my skin smooth and soft and rash free. Also I don't like shaving foam, but I find with Venus that I really have no need to use it anyway.
I find that Divine, and the other Venus razors last an adequate amount of time before the blade needs changing-maybe about three weeks. Despite the fact that this is normally an expensive product, and refills in particular can seem very overpriced, for me it is worth is. I recently decided to try out some cheaper brands and was so disappointed with all the ones I tried, they weren't too bad, but really didn't live up to Venus.
Venus razors, including Divine, can be bought at various retailers such as:
Prices vary quite a bit, but my advice is to wait for an offer to be on and stock up, or maybe look online.
I would highly recommend the Divine razor by Venus, as well as the rest of the range. I feel the quite high prices can be justified by the smooth and easy to use blades, which leave soft and smooth skin behind!
I've been using the Gillette Venus razor for several years now and have finally run out of refills. Knowing that the refill packs are notoriously expensive for these kind of razors, I wondered if I'd be better off replacing my razor altogether (seeing as it had seen better days!) and looking for one that came with a free refill. After some hunting around, I came across the Gillette Venus Divine razor, which was on offer at Tesco and came with two refill heads.
This particular razor has moisturising strips at the top and bottom of the razor head, either side of the blades. This is intended to give more lubrication when you're shaving so that you're less likely to nick yourself and this does seem to be the case for me. No matter what razor I use, I usually have to be very careful around my knees and ankles as they're very prone to being cut but that hasn't been a problem since I started using this razor. I've had no cuts at all actually so that's a big plus.
The design of the handle makes it easy to guide the razor into those kind of areas (ankles, knees etc.) and allows a close shave there, but it's been less impressive for me on my underarms. I could never get a very close shave with the Venus either and there was always stubble left that made it look like I was in need of an undershave arm, rather than that I'd just done one! In that department, there's no real improvement with the Venus Divine and I still get that problem unfortunately.
In terms of a long-lasting shave, I wouldn't say that is particularly the case. The shave may be that bit closer than I got with the Venus razor but I still get the stubble coming through within two to three days of shaving my legs so it doesn't seem to make a difference.
I picked mine up from Tesco for less than £3, which is a lot cheaper than the normal retail price (which I think is over £7 in some places). If you can get it cheap(er), it's a pretty decent razor that gives a close shave on the legs (not so much on the underarms though) and is much more comfortable. After several uses, I've noticed that I get less of a shaving rash (those horrible red bumps that came up after shaving or epilating) so I'd agree that it makes shaving more pleasant on the whole.