When I find an affordable way to outdo this brand I will let you know. To date, these are the only ones that last, don't leave you with millions of bumps and you can still afford in an almost nearly item. I do however recommend sticking to Amazon for these because getting them in the store can double the cost. I put them in the cart and wait for them to drop. I have never paid more than half the store cost over the last 4 years doing it this way. These are just not replaceable in our household. And we have tried other brands. Either they don't work as well, last as long or have a price that's doable in a low income setting. These are a staple in our 8 person household.
I think I’ve tried every razor blade made by man, and I keep coming back to these. The Mach III is the gold standard of razor blades. Not too many blades, they don’t irritate your face, and they are super easy to use, and clean. The glide strip works and I find myself getting excellent shaves from one blade for about two weeks before I have to change it. The best part is that these have really come down in price over the years. And I want to say I have tried the cheap competitor that makes it bleed very similar to this that will fit in your handle, but truth be told they are not quite the same and they don’t do quite as good a job. So spend a couple more bucks and get the best shape but you can never have. The best part is that these have really come down in price over the years. Now I want to say I have tried the cheap competitor that makes a blade very similar to this that will fit in your handle, but truth be told they are not quite the same and they don’t do quite as good a job. So spend a couple more bucks and get the best shape but you can ever have
I have a nice refillable razor at home, and purchased these after I recently finished up a round of disposable razors I had purchased from a warehouse store. When it comes to shaving, I'm pretty old school and don't get my knickers in a twist over the latest and greatest 15-blade ;-) shaving technology, so I appreciate the simplicity and utility of this 3-blade shaving system. These razors have a nice lubricating strip and they give a nice, close shave; probably similar to what you'd get at a professional barber. The plastic holders are nice so that you don't have a gaggle of razor heads cluttering up your drawer, and they make it convenient to hold the head when you are changing to a new one.
These blades look different than the bulk pack I've bought from Sam's club in the past. With that said, they felt far superior, no tugging like before. Mach 3 user for over 20 years. My guess is these are old stock prior to P&G purchase of Gillette. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm about to order more, hopefully receiving the same style. New blade from Amazon on left, old blade bought from Sam's club on right.
MY CRITIQUE Compared to the Gillette Fusion they're more cost effective for me. You see I have a very very coarse beard and moustache. When I shave it doesn't even seem like I shaved. Sometimes I kid myself by saying that my facial hair is like barb wire. Haha. I'm trying to play it off a little bit but it can be seriously detrimental to your self image if you don't learn to have a thick skin or take things too personally. Anyway back to the review. Of course they (the Mach 3s) don't shave as close or as smooth as the Fusion blades but they're the next best thing. And they don't cost nearly as much. They're still sorta pricey as you guys who have a budget can probably attest to. But what makes 'em a bit costly for me is that the blades only last me for like two or three good close shaves. After that they start cutting wimpy again. It's a little more cost effective if I buy them in bulk. That's why I buy the 15 packs. Matter of fact that's what got me sucked in to writing this review for you guys. I need to get some more. And it doesn't help that my skin is not only producing coarse hair it's also a little more sensitive than most men's skin. So I feel razor burn a little more than most men too. And although it's not seriously bad I do feel a little twinge of it every day under my chin.
MY SHAVING TECHNIQUE When I shave I have to really prepare my beard and face 1st by washing my face and taking a very warm 8-10 minute shower (exclusively on my beard). I know this isn't for everybody but it's better for my really coarse hair. Anyway I wash it of course in order to remove any oils and debris that has built up throughout the previous day so that nothing will impede the cutting of the hairs. The very warm water (not real hot mind you. Just hot enough before it starts getting a little too uncomfortable. That's all.) to soften the beard where the beard can come off rather easily. It may not come off like a hot knife thru butter but it makes the hairs under my sideburns just fall off. And bc my hairs tend to lay flat when I shave I apply a little Williams Lectric Shave pre-shave solution on my dry face after I dry off to supposedly make the hair stand erect. It seems to work a little but I still get a little uncut hairs left. Then after I wet my face I put a few drops of shave oil on my face to help the blade glide more across my face to help prevent cuts. Then I put the shave gel or cream on. Now for me bc I have very coarse hair, especially around my mouth, I have to make two passes. You may only have to do just one and get away with it. I can't. Haha. On the 1st pass I shave with the grain (or in the direction my hair grows) downward for the most part. Upward under my Adam's apple. And then after I shave my whole face I apply a 2nd coat of shave gel or cream and I do a 2nd pass shaving against the grain. I do the sideburns 1st bc their already soft and work my way inward to about 1/2 inch to the mouth. I don't shave my mouth area just yet in order to leave the shave gel or cream on it to continue letting the water absorb softening it more bc it's the coarsest hair on your face. Then I jump to the other sideburn and start shaving inwardly towards my mouth. When I get 1/2 an inch to my mouth I move to under my chin. After I go across under my chin. I move to my neck. But here's where it gets sorta tricky. The hairs under your Adam's apple grow in the opposite direction of the rest of your face so I switch directions there to shave in the opposite direction. (i.e. if you were shaving downward now you go upward. If you were shaving upward on your 2nd pass you shave downward). Now you're almost finished. Double check to see if there are some hairs still uncut. You may have to twirl cut them (bc a one directional cut may not cut the hair) with your blade that is if they're stubborn hairs that don't want to be cut. Now don't be lolly gagging too much here doing that bc your face has just been traumatized with all that cutting and is probably getting inflamed. So you want to turn the faucet on the coldest water settings as soon as you can. And apply it to your face. This is not going to be pleasant. But man up bc if you don't you'll wish you had. Bc this can help your face avoid swelling and bumping up. And nobody wants to see their face all red and swollen and bumpy. Anyway when you're finished you can admire that work of art you just created. If you want to you can even enhance your face with an after shave or some cologne or whatever turns you on. It's your world man. Face it with a smile knowing that you got this.
Always been a fan of Mach 3 razors, and this is about the best deal you can get for refills. Although in days long past you could get bigger bulk packs at large wholesale stores like Costco or Sam’s, I haven’t seen them there in years.
This pack will last you a while, and I have yet to find a blade with this much comfort and such a clean shave. Don’t settle for some cheapy blade, and don’t bother with the 5-blade nightmares! The 3 blades on these do a perfect job. (Honestly, I have had more than one female friend who said they prefer this over the Venus counterpart that Gillette makes for women to shave their legs!)
They come as three 5-packs, in a plastic case that pops right onto the back of your Mach 3 razor holder.
I've tried the bootleg chinese ones on a certain mobile app, because at department stores these blades are expensive, I saw these at a fair price and man these are just phenomenal in comparison, I have pretty thick hair in my face and they glide through with no scratches or pulls, the blades last much longer and the strip actually lubricates. I have also sensitive skin and no bumps or red marks. For the price these are a must.
The best razor blades I've used in my lifetime. A single refill is good for 30 days everyday use for my moderately coarse, steadily growing hair. Cycling through every 30 days I don't have problems with tugging or any sort of razor burn. The handle itself (not sold with this package) I've used for so many years, I've lost track. I'd say at least three years, most likely a couple more. Balanced against cost, I think I'm getting a very good, economic deal.
I have hair that is so tough, it could be used to clean the barrel of a cannon. In fact, when I had a beard and short hair, the guys nick-named me bore brush. So, no ordinary razor blade is just going to shave this face. Oh, I've used those 5-bladed razors; you know the kind--with the big heads and even bigger marketing budgets. But like an Internet whore, they're all promise and no satisfaction. Give me my razor with some real moves, some real satisfaction.
I stared into the mirror. Some ugly mug stared back at me. Quickly, I splashed warm water on my face, and the guy in the mirror was still just as ugly, but with a wet face. A bit of shaving cream, and it was time to transform that ugly guy into the superhero everyone loves. But like Underdog without his Super Energy Pill, I noticed that my razor was completely dull and powerless. Thankfully, the geniuses at Amazon had responded quickly to my Polly Purebred call for help and delivered this product--fresh Mach 3 blades--just the day before. Quickly swapping the blades, I appreciated the thoughtfulness of how Gillette had put the blades into a clear plastic safety case.
I wet the blade under the stream of water and began to shave. Stroke after stroke, my hairs were cut down like trees being mowed down by lumberjack clearcutters on meth. The sharp blades were like Star Trek Borg--resistance was futile. No hair could stand against them. And yet, miraculously, the blades never broke the surface of my skin. It's the exact opposite experience of shaving with a sander, but I digress.
Rinsing the lather off my face, I gazed into the mirror and saw some baby-faced superhero staring back. I almost wished I could grow my beard again, just so I could shave it off. But I'll settle for waiting a day or so and coming back again for another round of shaving pleasure.
Sure, these Mach 3 blades are great and fit both my Mach 3 and my Mach 3 Turbo handles (which are the same, except the color of the Turbo grip is black, which as we all know makes it faster somehow). Some people see these as replacement razor cartridges. I see these guys as Adventure in a Clear Plastic Case.
Your mileage may vary. Batteries not included. Not valid where prohibited by law.
I have tried lots of razor blades: Schick, Personna, Bic, Astra... you name it, and even different kind of Gillete blades like Gillete Sensor, Gillete Fusion, Gillette Fusion Proglide, even Gillete Mach 3 Ultra. My conclusion is, there is no razor blade in the world better than Gillete Mach 3. Seriously... it gives me the smoother, closest shave of all, and it also lasts longer. Better that!