I know that this product isn’t as thrilling for you to read about as nail polish, but I’ve been looking forward to reviewing the Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel for quite some time. (At least I’m not reviewing toilet paper…haha! Ew!)
Shaving is my preferred hair-removal method of choice because while the results aren’t as long-lasting as using waxing strips, it’s easy, fast, and virtually pain-free (unless you nick yourself). And I haven’t tried hair-removal creams.
Ever since grade school, I’ve been loyal to using Gillette shaving gel because it lathers well, comes in a bunch of pleasant scents, and doesn’t dry out your skin.
What is your preferred hair-removal method of choice?
Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel Pictures
Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel Ingredients
- √ Moisturizing formula
√ Leaves skin soft & smooth
- Name: Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel
- Amount: 198 g (7 oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.50 CAD
- Where to Buy: Many drugstores & grocery stores
Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel Review
Gillette Satin Care shaving gels are my favourite kind to use because they have a gel formula that turns into a thick, luxurious lather. This makes it easy to coat your legs, and it won’t just drip off like water in the shower.
The gel covers your hair and allows your blades to glide over and cut it with minimal effort.
Some brands have thin formulas that leave your legs feeling dry, but all the Gillette Satin Care shaving gels I’ve tried (including this one specifically for dry skin) have been wonderfully hydrating.
After rinsing it off, my legs feel smooth and silky. Plus there’s no residue left behind – it rinses cleanly.
I have to say, though, that the regular Gillette shaving-gel formula does nearly as well of a job as this special Dry Skin formulation. I only noticed a tiny improvement with this version.
The Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin Shave Gel has a mild scent that I can only describe as a generic clean, artificial ocean-water type of fragrance. It’s not offensive, but even after you rinse off the gel, a little lingers on your skin. But, don’t worry, it’s not strong enough to compete with a perfume that you’re wearing.
(My favourite is the Avocado one because it actually smells really fresh and oddly not like avocados.)
The can isn’t anything revolutionary, but it’s nice. The pearlized cap is sleek and pretty (well, as pretty as a can of shaving gel can be).
The cap has a few thin ridges to make it easier to hold even when your hands are wet, but sometimes it’s still a bit slippery.
Just make sure that you keep the can relatively dry or the bottom of the can could rust.
Starting to Shave
I want to get something off my chest. (No, not hair. Hardy har har!)
Do you know the reason why I first felt the desire to remove unwanted hair from my legs? It was a direct result of a girl who was one year older than me. At school, she made a public comment about how I had hair on my legs. She didn’t say I was hairy. She just said that she saw hair on my legs.
Background info: Most of my friends hadn’t started shaving yet, either. But after that girl’s comment, we all inspected and compared leg hair. Suddenly the tiny, thin, hardly noticeable leg hair we all had seemed like giant, flashing red lights. What had never bothered us before suddenly became the bane of our existence.
I think that this is an important lesson for us all about how sometimes even the smallest comments we make can sometimes have the strongest effect on others. Let’s try to use it to spread confidence instead of insecurities!
Since then, I continue to shave because I’ve become accustomed to the hair-free-leg look. And, part of it is also because I still feel too uncomfortable going out in public with hair on my legs or under my arms.
All the shaving, tweezing, waxing, etc. most women do made me think about how some men can grow hair like a Sasquatch (to a certain extent) and society is ‘okay with it’. And, even I dig men with facial hair and hairy legs.
Sometimes I wish that men could switch places with women for just a day to see what we go through. It might give them more appreciation. Or, it might make them raid our makeup and nail-polish collections! 😉
Final Verdict: 10/10
I’ve been using Gillette shaving gels ever since grade school, and I’m still very happy with their products. I think that speaks volumes!
When did you start shaving? How do you remove hair? Would you consider laser-hair removal?