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GILLETTE SkinGuard razor product review #ad

Review: Gillette SkinGuard Razors

New to and warehouse shelves across Canada!

This is a paid promotion, but all opinions are my own…or those of co-workers who happen to be excellent testers…So on that note, a big thanks to everyone who takes the time to read this & thank you to the reviewers!


You know usually around this time I’d be shaving off my playoff beard… Wait a second, I’m a Toronto Maple Leafs fan so usually I’d have trimmed it off last month…

(That’s what happens when you face Boston 3 out of 4 years in round 1, I guess!).

With the potential for growing a playoff beard far off in the future, I figured it was time to clean up my look a little bit.

Thankfully, Gillette sent us their SkinGuard Razor to review at the perfect time! It’s newly available at Costco warehouses and at Cost-savvy shavers will like the pricing at Costco compared to other outlets.


Usually I just trim my beard down with clippers, mainly because I have pretty sensitive skin, especially around and under my chin. It turns out 56% of Canadian men say they have sensitive skin as well, so I’m not alone here! Truth be told, I haven’t used an actual razor for about… Ummm… 6+ years?

So this was a big step for me.

I got myself prepped for the big moment, got my Gillette sensitive skin shave foam out, dusted off my shaving brush anticipating a nice hot lather hitting my face… It was at this moment, just as I was about to  dispense the shaving cream, that the harsh reality set in… the shaving cream can was empty! Perfect…


Actually, it kind of was perfect! Because Gillette designed this razor with a SkinGuard and lubrication before and after the blades to reduce skin irritation, tug and pull. So, I thought, “let’s put this baby to the test!

I got my face all warmed up with a hot cloth, took a deep breath and got down to it. I was not disappointed!

The Gillette SkinGuard razor ran smooth across my face with no pulling or tugging on the thicker stubble. It seemed to glide through with ease! Even when I got to my dreaded chin area (that can be very dry and very sensitive), there was no hesitation from the blades at all, and the blade tilted and followed the contour of my face without skipping a beat.

I also enjoyed the precision trimmer feature. I like to keep my sideburns trimmed and sharp, and the trimmer blade makes it easy.


The handle also feels really nice, which is an important feature seeing as you’ve got a blade close to your face and want to ensure you have good control. I felt confident holding the Gillette SkinGuard razor, and it had a nice weight to it. I really liked that!

While I’ll likely grow my Playoff beard back (eventually), I was impressed with the Gillette SkinGuard razor living up to its ability to be gentle on my skin and leave me with no redness or irritation (even around my chin!). So much so, I think I’ll keep myself clean shaven for the rest of the summer.

So a big thank you to Gillette for asking me to take a test run with the SkinGuard razor, you’ve got a new fan here!

You can find the Gillette SkinGuard razors at your Costco warehouses across Canada or online at, with prices ranging from $49.99 to $54.99 (Check out our Monday Treasure Hunt and Friday Weekend Update posts for up-to-date pricing).

Did you know you can recycle your old Gillette razor cartridges?

Gillette works with TerraCycle to ensure razors, blades and packaging can be easily recycled properly. Simply head over to  to find out more about this super easy way to lower the impact of your shave and to sign up and participate!

It just takes a minute to sign up and receive a shipping label from TerraCycle, so you can ship your razor blades free of charge to ensure they are recycled properly.

***This is a fan run, independent page with no affiliation or endorsement by Costco Wholesale***



Written by Costco East


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  1. Sounds impressive!
    I have never been able to use anything but am electric Phillips triple head razor. Everything else just hurts a lot and leaves me with a rash!
    Not sure if I will try this or not though? The cost for electric is so much less over the years. I turned 64 today actually and have only bought four of the Phillips razors in my life time and only replaced blades once on my first razor. The other three self sharpened themselves for many years. I guess Costco would be the place to try though as the return policy is second to none if they did not work for me!
    Thanks for your blog! My wife and I have followed it for a few years now! It’s very helpful!

    • Hi Terry, thank you for reading and for the support!
      I totally understand your situation, as I stopped shaving with a blade 6-ish years ago and used trimmers. I was really impressed with these razors, like I said I was shaving without shaving cream and found it didn’t irritate my skin. I certainly think you should give it a try, and yes, Costco’s return policy is second to none!

  2. Very interesting, thanks for sharing this. I usually use the Edge razors (and their shave gel) that is sometimes on special at Costco. How many shaves per blade do you think each razor will give? Thanks!

    • Hi Brian, I used to use Mach 3’s back in the day. This razor is great, really smooth and really helps with the sensitive skin.
      I’ve heard about 5 weeks for these blades, but I think it can come down to personal preference.

      • Hi again: Thanks for your reply. Just to clarify … are you saying you have heard that one blade will last for 5 weeks? I shave only every other day, and I get about 5 shaves from one Edge blade. Otherwise, I’m tugging and scraping too much. I’d be interested in how many shaves per blade you find you are getting. I’ve also read good things about the Harry’s cream, but I usually use edge or any of the gel “sensitive skin” versions. Thanks very much!!

  3. I recently did a shave test. Harry’s, Gillette has a 2 blade desposible at Costco, and the Gillette SkinGuard which i have been using for 2-3 months.
    The verdict is Gillette SkinGuard gave me the best shave in least amount of time but I did like the Harry’s shaving cream.

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