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Customer Reviews | 106 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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106 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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106 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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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
Awesome blade

Customer review by Rayna

5.0 stars 1/13/2017 by Rayna
by Rayna

It has a really great blade and it doesn't cut me at all.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Product is great

Customer review by MommaT

5.0 stars 11/22/2016 by MommaT
by MommaT

Great razor. Used many times smooth shave. Great handle easy to hold on to

Olathe. KS
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Best razor I have ever used

Customer review by Sandy53

5.0 stars 9/6/2016 by Sandy53
by Sandy53

I have used this for about six years now and tried to go back to less blades but nothing works as well as Venus Embrace and once you use this item, you will never want anything else.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Loved it!!

Customer review by bless

4.0 stars 1/28/2012 by bless
by bless

So I have tried a lot of brands before I started using Venus. Gillette was always my all time fav. I used to use the disposibles till a friend advised me to use the refillables. I love their five blade system which gives a close shave. Shaving is never a hassle for me with this one. But the only thing that prevented me from giving them 5 stars is because their package mentions 2 cartridges. This is so misleading as it makes you think there is 3 in total. The razor comes without any, and no one will realize that untill they bought it. I didnt read the previous reviews earlier. Now I realize there are many like me who did get fooled. Other than that its a great product minus the price. Could you please reduce the pricing of the cartridges please? The margins are set too high.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
I like it

Customer review by Dkarius11

5.0 stars 8/11/2016 by Dkarius11
by Dkarius11

It Is an amazing tool to shave with. You can shave basically anywhere with this razor. It is awesome to use as a razor

St.Louis, MO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Too much outside gel

Customer review by Anna32

1.0 stars 9/9/2013 by Anna32
by Anna32

I love Venus razors and have used them for years - they work teh best for me. I have very course thick hair that grows back daily, so I have to shave every day. I tried this razor because it had 5 blades instead of 3 and I thought that would maybe get a closer shave. I was very disappointed because there is so much gel around the outside, that when it gets wet and swells, the blades barely touch your skin. Then if you push harder, the gel makes it too slick and you cut yourself. I even tried to scrape some of the gell off, hoping that would help, but the same thing every time I would try. I wouldn't purchase this product again. I really wish there was 5 blade razor with less gel.

Charleston, WV
Would recommend to a friend? No
A piece of AWESOMENESS!!!

Customer review by LouLou12

5.0 stars 5/18/2010 by LouLou12
by LouLou12

All I can say is WOW!!!!(this is my 1st razor!!!) Story: I'm only 13(well just turned 13), and a month ago(April) I wanted to start shaving. So first I bought the Satin Care Lavender shave cream, then I watched the videos for new shavers, and went on the razor finder...Venus Embrace was the result, so I went to the store,bought the disposables, and on my birthday, I began to shave!!! The Review:I LOVE IT!!!! It glides so sleek and I don't have to press down hard!!! I totally recommend this to anyone. Even if you don't have a lot,a lot of hair,like me, you can still use it and get a great shave!!!! And like the title, this is a PIECE OF AWESOMENESS!!!!

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Comfortable shave

Customer review by Bettinabg

4.0 stars 9/28/2014 by Bettinabg
by Bettinabg

The Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive is perfect for those curved areas like underarms. It has a very flexible pivoting head the follows the curves and gives a close comfortably smooth shave. As much as I like it for this area I don't find it to work as well for my legs because the head pivots so much. I need it to be a little more rigid to get as close if a shave as I need on my legs! Mine came with a cool suction cup holder for the razor and it stuck to the tile perfectly. No falling for this razor! Overall it is a good razor but I need less flexibility to the head if the razor. I got this razor free to test and review, but all opinions are my own.

Richmond, TX, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
The worst

Customer review by whatwhat

1.0 stars 4/11/2013 by whatwhat
by whatwhat

I have always loved Venus razors, or at least until today. I was out of blades and saw a pack of Simply Venus disposables and thought I'd give them a try. I just got out of the shower and literally said to myself "that is the worst razor ever". I have large, random patches of stubble and my skin is dry and burning (and I used shaving cream, so I know I didn't miss any spots!). I have had better shaves with generic single blade razors. I will NOT be using these again and will be throwing them away. Seriously disappointed. No pivoting head and no rounded corners? This shouldn't have the Venus name on it.

Durham, NC
Would recommend to a friend? No
Terrible design!

Customer review by Patti76

1.0 stars 9/20/2013 by Patti76
by Patti76

I have always loved The Gillette Venus razor with changeable cartridges. Recently, I came upon a coupon for the disposables. So, as expected, I purchased them. BAD MOVE! The design is terrible! The handle is longer and thinner making it difficult to grip. Also, the moisture ribbons are SO THICK that I cannot get a close shave on my shins. The moisture ribbons get slimy, too. However, I am happy to report, I called Gillette about this razor and they offered me a refund or a coupon for a free pack of Venus cartridges. I took the coupon and can't wait to get back to the original razor :-)

Mokena, IL, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by cannedpotato

5.0 stars 7/18/2014 by cannedpotato
by cannedpotato

Ok, to be honest, before this razor, I was used to the generic bic razors with one or two blades and a cheap handle, so I was pleasantly surprised when my mom and I invested in this. The pivoting head moves with my curves, and the shave is VERY close. My legs feel even smoother! The only reason that I didn't make every rating perfect was because 1) I rarely give 5/5, and 2) It didn't feel magical, lol. The only thing I could have asked for was a more comfortable shave but even THAT was excellent! I hope this razor will last me longer than the old, generic ones that I used to use.

United States
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
The best disposable

Customer review by Kapaca

5.0 stars 1/9/2013 by Kapaca
by Kapaca

My teenage daughter and I both use the Venus Embrace. In our opinion, all of the Venus 5 blade razors, are great for women. Maybe men too. They glide smoothly over legs,, under arms, and other areas that need shaving. Mine last a very reasonable amount of time too. In the summer, shaving is mandatory every single day and these razors still perform. Even nearing the end of their time, shaving is still better than most cheaper ones. A little pricy for a disposable but I think, well worth the attention for my skin.

Eastampton, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Love Embrace Disposable!

Customer review by Emms

5.0 stars 3/22/2010 by Emms
by Emms

I have wanted the 5 blade Venus Embrace for such a long time, but I don't like the kind of razor that you have to change the head - too tricky! I'm so excited that they made a disposable one, because for me the kind you just throw away is so much easier, faster, and cheaper. The five blade and "bendy" head makes it easy to shave without cutting yourself and gives me such a close shave. I aabsolutely love it, and got all my friends to use it too. I also love the pretty colours, LOL!

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Out with the new, in with the the old please!

Customer review by Chris

1.0 stars 6/4/2010 by Chris
by Chris

I'm not too sure about these new razors... I definitely liked the older ones better, they seemed to give me a closer and more comfortable shave. Although these ones do smell awesome, they're too expensive to not give me good enough results. I'm not sure if it's the new design or if something in the razor changed, but I'm not a huge fan anymore. I used to swear by these, and right now I'm on this website to try and find a different kind of razor because I hate using these ones.

Would recommend to a friend? No
The gel strips always fall off

Customer review by Logan

4.0 stars 11/20/2014 by Logan
by Logan

I have tried this product a few times and I always love the feel and close shave with no nicks, or cuts, The part I hate is that the gel strips don't last very long and basically fall off after the 2nd or 3rd time I use the razor. I am not extremely 'hairy' so I shave every other day. I wish the gel strips attached would last longer finding a better way to adhere the strips to the razor so I can get at least 3-4 shaves from each razor. These are not exactly cheap razors

Providence, RI, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
This is the ONLY razor I like.

Customer review by Tiphaknee

5.0 stars 3/5/2014 by Tiphaknee
by Tiphaknee

To each their own, but this is the razor for me. A previous review mentioned these razors being too small. That's actually part of what I like about them. All of the wider razors with more gel cushion parts are too big to shave around ankles, knees, and the bikini line. I also get a closer shave with this razor. It might not be the perfect one for everyone, but like another reviewer said, I would cry if this product went away.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
One Use Only!

Customer review by money

1.0 stars 7/9/2011 by money
by money

I was very disapointed in the product. I found that out of 4 purchased I was able to use just one more than one time. This seemed very unusual and in the end unfortunate. With the economy in the shape that it is in i was confortable in spending the money because of the quality that I use to get. I am thinking twice now. I need my dollar to go far and the razors I use. May try one more time as it could have been a bad batch?

Syracuse New York
Would recommend to a friend? No
Amazing Disposable!!

Customer review by LattyLove

5.0 stars 10/2/2010 by LattyLove
by LattyLove

The first thing that I'm going to say is that you need to be careful when you shave with this razor. Shave slow and use a good shaving cream. If you do that, this razor will be your best friend. I have never had a closer shave than this razor gave. It's inexpensive and gives you amazing bang for your buck. I've been using one for over a month and the blades are still as sharp as they were when I took it out of the box.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great Shaving Experience despite Sensitive Skin

Customer review by SanJena

5.0 stars 4/29/2015 by SanJena
by SanJena

I thoroughly tested the razor and have to say that I am positively surprised. The 5 blades are a definite plus, and allow for an easier and better shaving experience. You don't have to use much pressure at all to remove your hair, and the aloe moisture band is awesome, and helps with a softer experience. Even though it may be vain, I do quite like the look and feel of the razor, as well. .

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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