Thursday, March 15, 2012

Product Review: Venus & Olay Razor

Today I'm sharing with you another goodie I received in my Love Vox Box from Influenster.  Before I begin, I am sad to say that there will be no pictures of my hairy/smooth legs.  I will do a lot of things in  the name of product testing but I will not subject the general public to pictures of my legs, sorry folks, I'm really doing you a favor.  I'll give you a moment to pull yourself together....

Okay, moving on, here's what Gillette says about the product:

Product Details

  • Venus' five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment.
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States. 

Visit the official website to learn more.

Here is what the package looks like:

Now, I have to say when I saw the package I did cringe a bit.  I have injured myself plenty of times trying to open those hard plastic packages on products.  I was prepared to get out my scissors and got to battle! But alas, to my amazement the package had some sort of secret (or maybe not so secret) handle on the back to help open it up!

The package also contains a little suction cup shower hook

And the blade cartridge comes in a little sealed pod.  

Here is what the blade looks like.

The Olay Moisture Bars are supposed to keep your skin moist during and after shaving.

Here's the lowdown:

My Initial Impression:  Easy to open packaging (thank God!), nice design, smells heavenly! 

Pros:  See above, you don't have to use shaving cream, make legs nice and smooth during and after shaving.  

Cons:  I'm not sure exactly how many uses you are supposed to get out of this product but after using it once it seems I could probably only squeeze one more use out of it before the moisture bars would disappear.  

Final Impression:  I like the product overall.  My legs did seem to stay smoother longer than when I shave with other razors.  I just wish the moisture bars didn't disappear so quickly.  I think I would end up spending a little more money to use these razors but it may be worth it.  I'm on the fence with this one only because of the price.

Thanks for reading and please stop by again shortly as I will be reviewing the remaining products that I received in my Vox Box. 

Disclaimer: All products were provided to me free of charge by Influenster for review.  I am not affiliated with the company nor was I paid for my review.  All opinions are my own personal opinions.


  1. I love this razor =).. the moisture bars seem to last a good amount of time for me.. then again i don't shave that much or often.. nice review!..

    followed back =)

  2. Hey, I'm surprised you haven't gotten more than 1-2 shaves out of the head - I managed to get about 6 before it even started looking used. Odd. I agree the packaging was pretty sweet - I was walking down my stairs to get my utility knife when I too noticed the tab. Nice review :)


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