Smoothness - In terms of persistent closeness and minimizing the need to go over the same area several times, the Gillette Fusion razor performed fairly well from Day 1 through Day 7. The smoothness of the shave declined slightly for Day 8 and Day 9 until the cartridge was replaced.
Blade Life - We are value conscious shavers and we aim to make blades last as long as possible by shaving with premium shaving oils, gels, and lathers. We were uncomfortable using the Gillette Fusion past Day 9 due to the intensity of irritation as the blade degraded. This is a far cry from Gillette's claim of its blades lasting five weeks! Watch the video of Gillette's claim below:
- 5-Blade Shaving Surface Technology with 5 Blades spaced closer together to help reduce pressure-with more comfort and less irritation than MACH 3
- Precision Trimmer on the back of the razor for those tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose and around facial hair
- Flexible Comfort Guard for a comfortably close shave
- Enhanced Indicator Lubricating Strip gradually fades to white when you are no longer getting your optimal shave, so you always know when to change the blades