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It’s not often that I get excited about a razor. To be honest, shaving is a chore. So, razors rank pretty low on my list of favorite beauty products.
Still, I can't help but get excited about the few razors I've found over the years that make shaving less painful. And, I recently discovered a new one: the Venus Platinum Extra Smooth razor ($13 at Amazon), which just hit shelves this past February.
I’ve been a fan of the brand's Venus & Olay razor for five years now, and I wasn't sure that they could top it. Yet, they've won my heart once again with this new release.
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What sets the Platinum Extra Smooth razor apart from any other I’ve used before? The ergonomic metal handle, for starters. Designed specifically for women, the handle is easy to grasp — especially when it gets slippery in the shower — and gives me more control than a typical plastic razor handle. The heavier feel makes it easier to shave evenly without the razor sliding all over the place.
A great handle is one thing, but the Platinum Extra Smooth razor also has a pretty great blade. Coated in diamond-like material, the five blades are designed to reduce friction, drag and irritation, and they give me a nice, close shave. Since I’m lazy with my beauty routine, I’ve been using this razor for without shaving cream for almost two months. So, I can really see what it’s made of.
Usually, I can only skip shaving cream when I’m using a razor with some heavy-duty moisture bars — otherwise I’m prone to cuts and nicks. The Platinum Extra Smooth razor has a subtle, water-activated moisture bar around the blades that gives me a close shave without cuts or stinging. It rivals the soothing effect of other razors I've used with much thicker moisture bars.
Before trying the Platinum Extra Smooth razor, I didn't think I would find another razor I loved as much as the Venus & Olay. After using it for weeks, though, I definitely stand corrected. I'm excited to add a new favorite to my beauty arsenal.
If you want to try Chrissy's other favorite, check out the Venus & Olay razor:
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