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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 www.costco.ca. 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 Costco.ca, 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 Terracycle.com 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.
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