Hello Beautiful Readers!
I am back with another product review. The past few days i have been testing and reviewing products from my love Voxbox from Influenster. I have recently been using the Venus Embrace Razor.. and was running out of cartridges.. so i was really excited to be able to try the Venus & Olay Razor =)!.. I have to say i really like it, it works well!..
Venus and Olay collaborated with their best made products/ingredients to come up with this razor. A razor that has the ability to shave close to the skin as well as keeping it smooth and help's lock in moisture into the skin.
Please read on for more details and pictures.
*Please click on any of the images to see the larger version*
Yay a new razor!.. ooh smells good!.. i love products that smell good! At first i thought that the moisture bars would get in the way of the razor blades.. because i was semi- testing it on my arm. Turns out that they don't get in the way.. they actually spread a little farther apart with some pressure. The handle is so soft.. feels like a rubber silicone. Over all first impression is really good. Now on to the details!
Was easy to open!.. i hate having to struggle when trying to open something.. and this was really simple to open. It is plastic packaging that stands out because it's a pretty gold color. Included in the packaging is the razor itself, 1 cartridge and 1 shower hook.
♡Cartridge & Razor
I love clip on razors!! its so simple to remove.. and saves room in your drawer for replacements. When i first opened it.. I noticed how nice it smelled!.. My bf was next to me and he liked the smell as well. It smells kind of like shea butter and vanilla.
This razor has 5 blades so it cuts the hair as close to the skin as possible. With 5 blades it will catch any strays hair that were missed by the first couple of blades.
It also has 2 Olay moisture bars 1 on the top as well as the bottom of the razor. "Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow!" You can see in the 4th picture that the moisture bars are pretty thick! Since this razor has the moisture bars, there is no need for shaving cream. The moisture bars are good enough and will leave your skin smooth and soft without the cream.
The handle of the razor is very soft. It has a soft rubber feel to it. I have more control over the razor because of the grip handle and I do not have to worry about it slipping out of my hand.
The shower hook is very petite and has a silicone backing to stick to the wall or door of the shower. It's very sturdy, the razor does not slip or fall off.
♡How to replace a cartridge
All you do is push the button on the top of the handle up and the cartridge should just pop off by itself. You can see in the pictures that when the button is pushed up the blades inside come up and thus removes the head. Next you open the next cartridge and just insert the handle. Once you hear a click, its done and ready to be used.
Here is a video on how to change the cartridges (please excuse the sound).
♡Using the razor
In order to activate the moisture bars all you need is water. Once the razor is wet, it is ready to be used. You can see from the 2nd picture that the moisture bars are activated and leaves some sort of residue while shaving (it will be gone once you are done). You know that the moisture bars are activated when they get a sticky like texture. It feels very nice on my skin... i can feel the blades shaving my hair =).. which is a good thing!
You change the cartridge when the razors get dull or when the moisture bars have worn out, which ever one comes first. I have to say that the moisture bars should last up to a week or 2.. depending on how often you need to shave. I personally don't need to shave a lot and i only shave once a week.. so it will probably last me quite some time.
Here is the razor after one full use of shaving my legs, arms & bikini area in one shower. I usually shave one or the other, never all at once.. but i waited till my hair grew so that i can shave i all areas to test the lasting power of the bars.. and this was what is left of the moisture bars. (Will update again.. after another full use)
♡Where can you buy it?
The Venus & Olay Razor will be available in stores starting today (March 15, 2012) throughout the U.S. You can find them at your local drugstore, convenience store and mass merchandise stores such as target, walgreens, riteaid, cvs and etc.
The package like mine will retail for about $8.99-$10.99, depending on where you go and whether you have coupons or not. The package of 3 replacement cartridges will retail for about $14.99 - $19.49., will also depend on where you go and whether you have coupons or not.
EDIT: I was at target today and they didn't have any =.=.. so i checked Influenster.. and they stated that it will be out at the end of the month =)
I really like it and recommend it to everyone that wants to try a new razor. I love Gillette Venus razors and i love Olay products.. so it is just perfect that they collaborated together to come up with this. I love the smell, feel, color, and weight. Just everything about it. The set of 3 cartridges are pricey.. so i would only buy them if they are on sale or i have a coupon for it, I am a coupon lover =)
Disclaimer: All products were provided for free through the VoxBox product testing program by the Influenster Team. Thank you for providing this product for testing and review. For more information about Gillette Venus & Olay Razor please visit their website www.gillettevenus.com
I hope you enjoyed my review on this product.