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352 reviews | 4 out of 5

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Smooth shave, with some issues

Customer review by glasspuppet

3.0 stars 8/10/2016 by glasspuppet
by glasspuppet

First off, I would love for it to not be pink. It seems a little archaic anymore to associate "princess pink" with products that are made for women. Kudos on making the packaging easy to open! The scent was too sweet for my preference— I'd rather something have a very clean or mildly herbal scent. The gel heads were quite slimy-feeling when wet, which was unpleasant texturally, but much more effective than the soap-style heads they use to make that would crumble to pieces after a few uses. Now on to actual performance! :) I found the overall shave to be fairly close and smooth, however the bulkiness of the razor head made it somewhat awkward to maneuver in some spots. I'll probably stick with my usual products, though, as they provide a similar shave at less of a cost. If you're happy to pay extra for convenience, and don't mind the pink color or the scent (it's not a bad scent at all, just not my personal style) you'll probably want to give Gillette Venus Spa a chance! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Boise, ID
Smooth sailing

Customer review by garquillo

5.0 stars 7/11/2016 by garquillo
by garquillo

I was given this razor free from Gillette to sample and spread the Bzz about how well it works. Well, I'm here to tell you that it works great. I have now used this razor on my legs 5 times since I received it. It is still going strong, and giving great close shaves. You do not have to use any shave cream, gels or lotions to get the desired effect, since the razor has gel pads that lubricate as you shave. One of the gals I work with recently was hospitalized with a possible blot clot. She was sent home and given blood thinners and told to be very careful when she shaves her legs. I recommended the Gillette Venus Spa razor as one for her to try since it seems impossible to cut yourself with something that glides so smoothly. She did end up purchasing one and was extremely happy with the results. No nicks or cuts, thank goodness. We both agreed that this razor is a keeper, and we will be buying the refills in the future. By the way, pink just happens to be her favorite color. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

North Ridgeville, OH
These Razors are not fit to be called razors.

Customer review by cinemapaula

1.0 stars 8/22/2016 by cinemapaula
by cinemapaula

Imagine its the zombie apocalypse. No shave November was last year. You're desperate to take off that hair, and exfoliate. You have nothing to use... you find an aluminum can and decide to fashion a razor out of it... despite the knowledge you will likely slice your leg to ribbons. You will STILL HAVE A BETTER SHAVING EXPERIENCE. To start. The 'head' of this razor is giant. Preventing you from shaving in any small areas... I mean, if you WANTED to clean up your bikini area, you CAN, but not accurately. Once the 'lubricating strip' is gone, these move from bad to worthless. They shave poorly and are PAINFUL... I shave daily, so Im never shaving long hair, or through anything thick enough to dull a razor quickly... but these are absolutely horrible. Even the cheap brands last a bit... but... this razor is absolutely useless after the lubricating areas are gone. They are uncomfortable to shave with, and offer a poor quality shave. In short.... These are the most horrible 'razors' I have ever used. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Zion, IL
My review of the Gillette Venus Spa Razor

Customer review by tlc22170

4.0 stars 8/10/2016 by tlc22170
by tlc22170

I was asked to try out the Gillette Venus Spa Razor. I was sent a free razor with two replacement heads. The first thing I noticed was the scent. It is a white tea scent, light and nice. I personally do not understand the point of scent on a razor but did think it smelled nice. The next thing I noticed is that each replacement head is in its own container so they stay fresh. I really liked this because some razors with the lube strips on them get really dry and are not comfortable. These are fresh until they are ready to be used. The shaving gel bars that are on each replacement head are fairly large. they look funny but they work. I tried these razors with shaving cream and without shaving cream. They of course work best with added shaving cream but they do work just fine without shaving cream. The gel bars that are attached to the razor do a really good job of making the skin slippery enough for shaving. I was pleasantly surprised. I have used one head for over a month and it is still working great. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Cedar Creek, TX
Love the gel

Customer review by Bean

1.0 stars 1/29/2017 by Bean
by Bean

I llove the ease of not having to use a shaving cream and love the closeness of the shave. However, the gel was almost all gone after 3 uses, then it fell off.

Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by sydxx

5.0 stars 6/24/2009 by sydxx
by sydxx

Hi! I'm 13 years old and recently started shaving...i got a razor from another brand and hated it and got the Breeze today! I used it tonight for the first time. I have to say that this razor is EXCELLENT and i love how i dont need shave gel all i do is (i do this although you dont NEED to with this razor) is lather up some soap on my legs, wet the razor, and let the razor work! its awesome i love the gel bars it leaves it smooth and soft and it was a close shave and i got NO nicks or cuts even around the hard to shave areas like the knee and ankle area. the only thing i dont like about it is that it gets gooey and sticky, and it seems that even after the one use, the gel bars started to deteriorate quickly. I'm buying the shower thingie and refill cartridges tomorrow. if anyone has any handle/head combos that work well for them let me know! i'm still experimenting and trying to find the razor i truly LOVE and i really like the breeze and hopefully it works well with more uses and does not disappoint (:

North Caldwell, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
The good and the bad

Customer review by batesja2

2.0 stars 3/2/2013 by batesja2
by batesja2

I recently tried tried this razor. I was looking forward to using a razor with a built in shave gel strip to make shaving my legs and underarms quicker and easier without the fuss of a shaving cream or gel. I was happy in that I had no nicks or cuts and it felt smooth on my skin. After I had no rash or burn as I have sensitive skin and that is always a concern for me. Although shaving time was reduced somewhat without the use of cream or gel since this is ready to go with water, the shave was not as close I found I had to go over the same area several times to make sure no stubble was left behind. I realize this razor is disposible however I was only able to shave my legs 2x and my underarms 3x and the top gel strip fell off. Very disappointed that for the price, I wasnt able to get more use out of it. I have been able to get a better shave and more use with less cost out of other razors, even if it takes a few more minutes of your time, think of a different razor.

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Best razor EVER!

Customer review by Ailarra

5.0 stars 4/24/2009 by Ailarra
by Ailarra

Wow! I have super-sensitive skin and I've been shaving for 18 years. I have dark, thick leg hairs. Sensitive skin and thick hair do NOT go together. I've been stuck with only getting to wear shorts once every three days because I could only shave that often, and really need to almost every day. I just fell in love with the spa breeze. Using shaving cream in the shower just doesn't cut if for me because it doesn't stay put long enough to get through shaving. I have two small children and taking extra time out for separate shaving is out of the question. Venus Spa Breeze stands up to it's name through and through. Super close shave, no nicks, and actually gets all the hard to shave places like the back of the knee and ankles. The shave gel bars are flexible like little wings so they stay in touch with the skin at all times. Bikini area? No problem! I think this is the first shave EVER that I won't have any razor burn!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Venus!

Dayton, OH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

Customer review by there4u

3.0 stars 7/11/2016 by there4u
by there4u

I was so excited to join this BzzCampaign as I've loved using Gillette products in the past. The color of the razor is nice and bright and I find it cute, especially living in a house of all females. Unfortunately, the soap bars that are meant to create a lather to make shaving easier are so big that they get in the way of the razor actually being able to do its job. I spent twice and long shaving my underarms as I do using a disposable razor. While taking longer may not seem like a big deal, I am a single mom with one of my children being special needs. I can't leave her alone for long and I feel guilty while my other child is watching her so I like to be quick about my showers. I also tried the razor on my 14 yr old, who is special needs, which is why she can't do it herself, and the blades don't cut as well as the disposable razor I was using. Such a shame as I had such high hopes for this razor. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Cape May Court House, NJ
Good enough for a goddess...

Customer review by BunnyKissd

4.0 stars 7/11/2016 by BunnyKissd
by BunnyKissd

The Gillette Venus Spa Razor is a wonderful razor. I usually use an electric razor but was happy to try something that might make my skin feel a little nicer afterwards. I wasn't disappointed. First of all, I was more than happy with the suction cup holder. I've never had any luck with ANY suction cup on these old vinyl shower walls; so to have it still hanging there after nearly a week is amazing! That it keeps the razor easy to find and the head dry are just bonuses! Second, I am really happy with the built-in gel bars that surround the blades. They added a nice slipperiness to my skin so the blades didn't drag, had a lovely light scent, and left my skin feeling silky. Lastly of course are the three blades. Despite not really being able to see to make sure I get all the hairs while shaving in the shower (my primary reason for the electric razor), after using the Venus 2-in-One Spa Razor just once there were very few hairs and NO CUTS! In short, I've used this razor every day this week on my underarms and legs and I'm really happy I have a second blade waiting! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Oswego, NY
Silky Skin lots of stubble

Customer review by valerieak1

2.0 stars 7/11/2016 by valerieak1
by valerieak1

I was very excited to receive my free Venus Spa Razor from Gillette. I have trouble getting a smooth shave and am always ready to try a new razor. I was immediately disappointed when I saw the gel areas. I have found this kind of razor does not make continuous good contact with the skin. I was however pleased to find the gel areas were flexible and bent away from the razor when you pushed on them. I found the gel left my skin feeling silky and soft, but although this was the closest shave I have received from a razor that has added gel or lotion around the blades I still had a lot of stubble after using the razor and had to reshave with another type of razor. Lotion/soap/gel areas around the blades just consistently prevent the razor from sliding directly next to the skin. An improvement over others I have tried by I will stick with having my razor and my shaving gel separate. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Layton, UT
Not happy with Spa razors

Customer review by jennj40

1.0 stars 11/18/2016 by jennj40
by jennj40

We were barely able to get 2 shaves out of the razors before the gel bars would fall off. I would NOT ever recommend the Spa razors or any of the razors that have this type of gel strip.

Independence, MO
Would recommend to a friend? No
Great Razor, Smooth Shave, No Cuts!!!!!

Customer review by nannuts

5.0 stars 7/13/2016 by nannuts
by nannuts

Thank you Gillette for my free Gillette Venus Spa Razor. These razors are great. I have been shaving for a long time and Gillette has always been my go to razor. This was the first time that I tried the Venus Spa Razor. It gave me a nice clean shave and left my legs very soft and smooth. It had a soapy type gel on both the top and bottom of the razor to ensure that it glided nicely. I was happily surprised to see that the razor actually had a nice scent to it as well. Gillette calls it a white tea scent. I got a close shave with NO cuts! Trust me, that is great - shaving is not my favorite thing to do, but the Venus spa Razor made it fun. It is great to not have to mess with shaving cream especially in the summer when you have to shave more often. Made my under arms smooth as a baby's butt. The blades flex and the gel moisturizes very well. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

New Kensington, PA
My experience living with a Gillette Venus Spa Razor

Customer review by Lottome

4.0 stars 8/19/2016 by Lottome
by Lottome

When Gillette sent me this new style razor to try for free, I must admit I was skeptical. The packaging had a unique slide out tray I now wish I had saved to use as a travel container for this Venus 2 in 1 Spa Razor with built-in shaving gel bars. My fear was those little gel bars would last 2 shaves max! Well I was presently surprised. Let me preface this with I do not shave every I wanted to live with this razor a few weeks before judging it. I am happy to say 6 weeks in and the bars are still intact! I shut the shower off and shave, the turn it back on to rinse. I understand some have spoke of a feeling of drag at some point, but I find it rare. With a normal razor, being in a hurry and getting some drag, I would usually ignore it, and end up sore. With rhis razor, on the few times I felt a slight drag, a quick flip of the razor and a quick slide of the gel bar protects my skin from irritation. Especially useful underarms where the terrain is a bit rocky. Silly I know, but I was thrilled by the little hanger with a suction cup. It helped my razor dry faster, so longer to rust out, and helped preserve the gel bars beautifully. I love me some Venus! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Reynoldsburg, OH
Razor travels well!

Customer review by banthony

4.0 stars 8/12/2016 by banthony
by banthony

I hate when I go on vacation only to find that the razor I brought did not travel well. You know how sometimes it can be good in your bathroom, but then when it's tossed in your bag it either loses its cap and gets all nicked (and then so do you) or it gets nasty and gross even if you've only used it once? Well, the Gillete Venus Spa Razor (which I received for free to try) doesn't do that. It doesn't make an average hotel bathroom into a spa, but it does let you get the shaving job done safely and easily while traveling. It has the shave bars, so that means you don't have to schlep shaving cream (especially with airplane liquid limits) or decide if you're going to shave with a bar of soap (back a couple generations?). While the bars won't last forever, they got me through my recent travels with ease. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Georgetown, TX
( trying to do my reports but only this shows up so doing another review I guess) Surprised at the ease of use

Customer review by MSCat

5.0 stars 8/19/2016 by MSCat
by MSCat

I think this is one of the easiest razors to use. With the shave gel bar surrounding the blades you are sure to get the lathering that you need with no extra effort other then to shave. No adding extra lotion, gel or soap to smooth the way, it does it for you. The 3 blades give you a close shave no nicks or pulled hairs. I Got the product free to try from Gillette and I am so glad I did. This is way better then the razors I have been using and is a lot easier then applying the gel or lotion and then having to scrape through it to get to my skin. The scent is a very nice and relaxing scent and I like how it lingers some after I am done shaving. I like how it comes with its own holder that attaches easily and makes it always available where you need it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Worth, IL
Good Razor but keep the shaving cream

Customer review by WeldHoney

4.0 stars 8/6/2016 by WeldHoney
by WeldHoney

During the Summer I shave every day to keep away the stubble and to look good in shorts of course! One thing I did notice with 2 weeks of testing this razor was it was not good at getting close near the bikini area or around the knees when it is new but it does make up for that in moisturizing! I feel that when it is new it looses its flex ability due to the bulky shave bar being in the way but closer shave when the bar fades away a bit. I never had a knick when shaving with this razor, it glided well and left my legs soft and bump free. I was really impressed with the overall performance of this razor. I received this razor free from Gillette to test and review. Sometimes the shave bar did feel a bit slimy but did its job well. I would purchase again. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Coon Rapids, MN
Kept my legs feeling smooth!

Customer review by walrus87

4.0 stars 7/22/2016 by walrus87
by walrus87

I used the Venus 2-in-1 Spa Razor and I enjoyed the experience. I love the shaving gel bars! They had a great scent and kept my legs feeling smooth even hours after I shaved! The gel bar creates a nice lather. After several uses the gel shrinks and doesn't have as much of a lather as when you first use it but I expected that to happen. The razor has 3 blades. I had been shaving with a 5 blade razor so that was an adjustment for me but the 3 blades did a great job. The handle is a nice size. It is not bulky like some razors and I felt very comfortable holding and use it. It also comes with a plastic holder that you can stick to your shower wall for convenient storage. I like the Venus brand and this razor held up to the quality I am used to with this brand. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Effort, PA
Worst Razor I've Ever Purchased

Customer review by Plum

1.0 stars 9/1/2009 by Plum
by Plum

I'm not usually inspired to write online reviews--I don't generally love or hate products--but I detest this razor. The little "pads" of shave gel on either side of the blades prevent a close shave--to get the blades close to the skin you have to press down hard, resulting in cuts and razor burns. The razor cannot be left in the shower, as wetness causes the shave gel pads to melt and leaves a gooey mess wherever it is resting. That meltiness is also enormously disgusting while shaving--the gel pads leave a goopy, slimy mess behind, and every time I'd pull the razor away from my skin little strands of slime would follow (for me, the aesthetics of the experience do matter). I've used Venus products for years, but when my old one wore out I bought this lemon. I'd recommend sticking with one of the simpler Venus models--I'll be going out to buy one of those tomorrow.

Would recommend to a friend? No
Great Razor!

Customer review by princesspink

4.0 stars 8/26/2016 by princesspink
by princesspink

I tried the Venus Spa Razor and like it. It's easy to hold and use. I like it's built in shave gel bar, it makes shaving quicker & more convenient because I don't need to use shaving cream/gel, and it has a nice, soft scent. It glides easily across my skin, removes hair nicely, and makes my skin feel soft & smooth. I also like that it comes with a suction cup holder to attach it to my bathtub wall so it's right there when I need it. Overall I like it and will continue using it, and consider purchasing refills for it. And recommend it to anyone looking for a good shaver. **Disclosure: I received a Venus Spa Shaver for free from Gillette in exchange for my honest review. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Edina, MN
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