I must admit I was pretty skeptical that this “new and improved” razor would be any better than my current kit.
I’m a firm believer that shave prep is what makes the difference. I always shave in the shower after letting by shave cream of choice do it’s magic.
The Fusion razor has 5 tightly spaced blades on the front and a single blade on the back for those hard to reach places. The Power model has a vibrating handle that is supposed to make the razors work even better.
To be honest it was love at first stroke. There was a noticeable difference in the feel of this razor as opposed to the 3-blade unit I’ve been using for years. The initial thought was that I was not applying enough pressure. It just did not feel like it was doing anything.
I quickly found out it was not only doing something it was doing it with far less effort than I’ve ever had to use before! I’m a pretty meticulous shaver and I actually ended up overdoing it. Afterward I did have a slight case of razor burn but that was my own fault. Subsequent uses have cured that problem (as did a liberal use of Zirh Sooth) & I’m growing more and more impressed with this razor every day.
If you are growing tired of your current shaving regimen and you’re looking for a change, check out the Gillette Fusion series of razors. Like anything in the shaving world, the refills are where Gillette makes their money. I’ve read online that people are getting over a month out of each cartridge. I can live with that! I’ll plan on reporting back later this year with a long-term review of the Gillette Fusion Power razor.