Gillette Razor Subscription Service Review
Shaving is one of the most important aspects of grooming for men, whether it is for a clean shave or to tidy up that well-tailored beard, getting a regular sharp shaven is imperative. However, because of the constant use of the blades inside the razor, you continuously need to keep on top of purchasing new blades; fortunately, Gillette has come up with the perfect solution – subscription shaving packages.
Gillette is synonymous with a close cut clean shave, after all everyone knows their infamous tag line – The Best A Man Can Get. The brand is constantly upping their game and creating new and improved razors, even with all the latest upgrades and features they could never guarantee that the user would always have a fresh new pack of blades on hand, that is until now with the launch of their subscription packages. This type of service will be invaluable to men everywhere, particularly those who live a busy lifestyle or even men who are prone to forgetting their essentials (I manage to fall into both categories!). In my following men’s fashion blog review, I opted for the Fusion 5 ProGlide Starter Package – read on to find out more!
As you can imagine, Gillette offers a substantial amount of different razors in their collection, but in order to streamline their subscription packages, they have narrowed it down to their very best razors on the market. The three which are available are as follows –
Fusion 5 Proglide
- 5 BladesIndicator Lubrastrip
- Precision Trimmer
- Flexball Technology
- 3 Blades
- Indicator Lubrastrip
- Precision Trimmer
- 3 Blades
- Indicator Lubrastrip
Each one of these razors offers something unique depending on your skin type, yet all include that same high quality you would expect from Gillette. Once you have decided on your razor of choice, your next step is to select how many and how regularly you will require refill blades. This process is worked out automatically by simply inputting how frequently you shave every week, Gillette will then choose how often to send you a refill. Each pack contains an extra four blades, ensuring you will always have a replacement at hand. One of the special offers of using their service is that every 4th refill pack you receive will be free, which is a nice touch!
Once signed up, you can modify many of the details on a whim – delivery address, shipment frequency (delayed if you choose) and even cancelled without any problems (no fear of being held to ransom under a fixed contract unlike other subscription services – mobile phones, internet providers etc), which is great for peace of mind!
Value For Money
In this day and age, a service like this is invaluable, rather than add buying replacement razor blades onto that seemingly never-ending to-do list; you can allow Gillette to it out for you! All for a very reasonable price – not to mention the fact that you get your 4th refill totally free! Definitely top value for money!
The Fusion ProGlide 5 and contents arrived in a very sleek and understated packaging, coloured entirely in the brand’s icon navy hue, complemented with a mere Gillette logo printed on the top. Once inside the box (thanks to its easy lid design) you will be greeted with your very first shaving set from your subscription, consisting of your chosen razor, spare blades, shaving gel (mine was a limited edition version which possessed a very pleasing fragrance!) and a small case to keep your extra blades all in one place. For something as a simple as a shaving kit, the packaging did its job effectively.
Design & Style
Gillette has been in the game for well over a century, always at the forefront when it comes to aesthetics. Each one of their flagship razors available within the subscription package boasts a futuristic appearance with its sleek shape and smooth edges; if it were a road vehicle, it would undoubtedly be an Italian supercar! The Fusion ProGlide 5 in my package is crafted out of dark solid metal, albeit with the occasional pop of colour to make it really stand out, ultimately looking like the premium product that it is. Check out my earlier review of the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor to appreciate one of their most recent releases, cementing they are at the top of their game when it comes to the fine art of shaving equipment design.
In this section, I’m not going to attempt to convince you that Gillette has reinvented the wheel in how you shave; after all, there are only so many ways you can trim down your beard or stubble. However, they do make it far easier than most other grooming brands; each of their products are created with user-friendliness as their utmost priority. The razors are easy to hold while in use, thanks to the soft hand grip, enabling you to shave in multiple directions and at different positions. Changing the blades over once they become blunt is also as easy as A, B, C; swapping them over in a matter of seconds (no instructions needed as it is so intuitive), allowing you to continue with your shave.
I can happily report that my experience with the Gillette Subscription Service has been a happy one, a system craved for, now finally and thankfully here. You can happily continue with your hectic lifestyle, knowing at the very least you will always have a new set of razor blades to keep your face soft and smooth.
Here is look back at the highlights –
- Three different plans are available with a different razor in each.
- Easy to change your plan if you need a different amount of blades.
- Excellent value for money, every 4th pack is free.
- Guarantee of quality products with the Gillette brand.
What do you think of this new service, is it something you can see yourself trying out? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!
Additionally check out the images at the bottom of the page, featuring the special gift set from Gillette featuring all of the current top razors available now.
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