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Reviews: Venus Razor

What Is the Venus Razor?

Venus razors are available for sale in any chain grocery or drug store, and women are the primary buyers. Venus razors hug the curves of the female body while delivering a close shave on legs, underarms, and even the bikini area.

The ergonomic design of the handles makes them easy to hold in the shower and even mimics the curves of a woman’s figure. Each new razor comes with a suction holder that adheres to any shower wall for easy storage of the razor while it is not in use. 

The blades on a typical razor are detachable and refillable, which helps to minimize the effect of disposable razors on the environment. The blades sport a ribbon of moisture that allows the razor to glide smoothly across the skin, allowing the user to shave without separate shaving cream. This 2-in-1 feature offers an extra level of convenience to shoppers who no longer have to buy shave gel separately in addition to their razors.

Product Specs

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Venus razors typically have five blades, which helps to ensure a clean shave. Each cartridge has a ribbon of moisture that serves the same purpose as shaving cream. Some blades feature scented cream to enhance the shaving experience while others feature nourishing skin cream from companies such as Olay. This layer of moisture allows the blades to travel across the skin smoothly, keeping skin safe from nicks and cuts.

The blade tilts on a flexible axis while moving across the body, which allows it to cross a woman’s curves easily, further preventing any possible skin damage. The curved design of the handles makes them easy to grip, especially in the shower. Handles come in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, yellow, and even metal. No matter your aesthetic tastes, there is a Venus razor for you.

Four Venus Razor Options for You

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.


Gillette Venus Extra Smooth Sensitive Women's Razor - 1 Handle + 2...
  • Feel up to 0% irritation & 100% smooth skin (US Consumer Study, Feb. 2018)
  • Skin Elixir lubrastrip releases a perfect dose of protection you can feel (Skin Elixir Lubrastrip...
  • 5 Diamond-like coated and extra thin blades that glide over your skin

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Like any Venus razor, the Venus Embrace is easy to use. Shaving cream is unnecessary, and so shaving is as easy as hopping in the shower and running the blade across your skin.

We found that this razor moves easily across the skin, including troublesome areas like knees and ankles. It also removes hair in a single pass, so you won’t be going over the same spots more than once. This razor is suitable for those with sensitive skin, and we experienced absolutely no nicks or irritation of any kind during or after our shaving experience.

The razor is easy to hold and looks appealing. The look and feel of this razor is a little on the cheap side, and it almost resembles a disposable razor more than one that is reusable.

Pros

  • Smooth, clean shave
  • Maneuvers well
  • Does not nick or irritate the skin
  • Stores easily in the suction holder

Cons

  • Pricier than an average disposal razor

Gillette Venus ComfortGlide plus Olay Coconut Women's Razor Blades - 4...
  • Flexible moisture bars release body butter for unbelievable glide.
  • 5 blades for an unbelievably close shave
  • With added Olay Moisture

This razor combines Venus technology with quality shave cream from Olay. Olay is famous for their high quality skin creams, and so we had high expectations for this razor. Fortunately, it delivered on most counts.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

We liked the Olay shaving cream built into the razor which made shaving a breeze! The cream has a slightly more luxurious feel than the usual moisture found on a Venus razor blade, and it left our skin feeling silky and smooth afterward.

We found that this razor performed well while in the shower, but not so well for a “dry shave” outside of the shower. We like the option of quickly touching up problems areas on the go, and this razor performs best while under running water.

This razor performs just as well as any other Venus razor, and the shaver holder sticks well to the shower wall. Ours was an unappealing yellow color, which made it a little less aesthetically pleasing than some of the other Venus razors we tried.

Pros

  • Performs better than comparable men’s razors
  • No need to buy shave gel ever again
  • Blades are easy to replace
  • Leaves skin feeling silky and smooth for a long time after shaving

Cons

  • The refills are quite pricey
  • Not good for a “dry shave”
  • The yellow color is unappealing

Gillette Venus Spa Razor
  • Venus Razor
  • Venus ComfortGlide razor featured a pivoting, rounded head that hugs curves and fits easily into...
  • Cartridges feature 3 Blades with a built in shave gel bar, white tea scent, to eliminate the need...

The Venus Spa Razor is like a typical Venus Razor, with the small exception that the scented shave gel bars on the blade lather during use. The intent is to create a more luxurious experience for the user.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

We found this razor pleasureful to use. We enjoyed the White Tea scent, and we found the razor just as easy to use as similar Venus razors.

We didn’t find that the built-in shave gel truly lathered as we might expect. However, the shaving experience was still a pleasureful one, and skin was smooth to the touch with no cuts or nicks. Skin was smooth and soft immediately after shaving, and the effects seemed to last throughout the day.

The razor looks nice, is easy to hold in the shower. It is built like other Venus razors in the same price range. We think it looks a little nicer than an average pink disposable razor, but it still has a bit of a cheap plastic look and feel to it.

Pros

  • Clean shave without irritation or skin damage
  • Pleasureful scent adds to the shaving experience
  • Glides easily across the skin and conforms to curves
  • Skin feels smooth for a long time after shaving

Cons

  • Would have liked the gel to lather more as advertised
  • It would be nice to see this razor in other colors besides the trademark Venus pink

Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth Metal Handle Women's Razor - 1...
  • Experience skin that feels extra smooth for longer* with total control
  • Platinum edition: our most elegant, solid metal handle is molded to fit your hand
  • 5 diamond-like coated blades, perfectly balanced, glide over your skin

The Venus Platinum razor is advertised as an extra smooth shaving experience. The handle is metal, and it looks more like a typical man’s razor than a woman’s razor. The razor claims to leave skin smoother for longer after shaving.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

We found that this razor navigated tricky areas with ease. There are plastic parts on the metal handle to keep it from slipping out of your hand in the shower which we found to be necessary and helpful.

This razor provided a clean, smooth shave as promised, and the effects seemed to least slightly longer than other Venus razors. Despite the razor’s masculine appearance, it felt light and was easy to hold and control during use. We also found that we could use a blade for several weeks before needing to switch it out for a new blade.

We really liked the look and feel of this razor. The metal gives it as classier look than the other more brightly colored plastic Venus razors. It evokes a more elegant shaving experience and looks more like a “real” razor than some other Venus razors.

Pros

  • Classy look and feel of the metal design
  • Maneuvers across typical problem areas with ease
  • Only requires one pass with the razor to get most hairs
  • Smooth skin lasts slightly longer than with other Venus razors
  • Blades last for a few weeks before needing to be changed

Cons

  • Pricier than average Venus razor
  • Refills are pricey as well

Conclusion

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After we tried four different varieties of Venus razors, our overall opinion of the brand is positive. Each razor easily traversed the curves of our bodies, even in the sometimes troublesome areas. We had no problems shaving knees, ankles, underarms or bikini areas. The handles are easy to hold without accidentally dropping them in the shower. We also appreciated the suction holder included with each razor. It provided a convenient way to store the razor in the shower without having to worry about it getting into the hands of our children.

The Venus Platinum razor receives our highest recommendation. Even though it is a little pricier than the other razors on this list, the price difference is minuscule compared to the benefits. It performs just as well as the other razors, but it shines above the other razors because the results last longer. Plus, we really appreciated being able to use the blades for a longer duration of time before needing to replace them since replacement blades can be so expensive.

Design and Appearance

The Venus Platinum razor also wins regarding overall design and appearance. Typical Venus razors are plastic and brightly colored. We find that they look very much like something a teenage girl would use in her bathroom. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, some adult women prefer to have razors that look perhaps a little less “fun” and a little more “mature.” The metal look of this razor delivers in this respect, and it provides the user with a more elegant shaving experience.

Venus & Olay razor

While we prefer the aesthetics and longevity of the Venus Platinum to the other Venus razors, there is really no way for a consumer to go wrong with any of the selections we tested. Second on our recommended list would be the Venus & Olay razor. While it is also one of the pricier razors on our list, we enjoyed the Olay brand shave cream so much that we feel it is worth the extra dollar or two. Even the yellow color does not matter so much, as long as it results in a high quality shave (and it certainly does).

Venus Spa razor

Our third highest recommendation goes to the Venus Spa razor, purely for the enchanting White Tea fragrance. It added a distinct level of pleasure to the shaving experience that the other razors did not have. Nearly tied with the Venus Spa razor is the Venus Embrace Sensitive razor. While this razor seemed basically like an average Venus razor to us, we think this would be the best choice for someone with extra sensitive skin. We feel like your skin be most likely to stay soft and smooth with the razor than some of the others on this list.

Even if you purchase one of the Venus razors we did not cover in this article, we know you will be pleased with your experience. There is a reason Venus is such a popular household name in women’s razors. They have been around for many years, and they have earned the trust and repeat business of millions of women in the United States.

Each Venus razor has that trademark pivoting blade on the handle that delivers a smooth and comfortable shave to a woman’s must problematic shaving areas. You would be hard pressed to find another women’s razor that delivers a smooth and pain-free shave to a woman’s underarms and bikini area. Venus razors are easy to use, deliver great results, and the built-in shave gel offers a luxurious shaving experience without the expense and inconvenience of purchasing separate shave gel.

We highly recommend Venus razors to any woman out there who is looking for an easier and more pleasurable shaving experience.