Originally launched in late 2005 by P&G, this entire line of shaving products was designed to support or enhance the Fusion and Fusion Power razors. Every since P&G purchased Gillette, there’s Fusion everywhere! That trickles down to us as great products that fit your face. (By that I mean skin type and beard type.) Why so many choices? Because Gillette realizes not every man’s beard or skin type is the same.
Ubiquitous and Inexpensive Shave Gel (Dapperbeard.com):
It’s readily available. It’s very inexpensive, and it delivers as promised. That means half the world’s men could use this product on a daily basis and feel good about it.
This Ultra Sensitive version of Fusion I used didn’t irritate my face or my wallet. It’s an easy product for a guy like me to like. You know who doesn’t have wads of cash and shaves everyday. Aloe Vera is one of the last ingredients in a very short on the side of the can. “Moisturizer for me mug.” Gotta like that.
I gently pushed the top to dispense about a quarters worth of product to the palm of my hand. It comes out of the can as a gel, but when I applied it to my wet face, it immediately foamed up. (A quarters worth was more like a halp dollar which was way too much product, but it’s very hard to regulate less gel than that.) Remember to rinse your razor often or you’ll clog up with gel/foam after a stroke or two. I received a nice tight shave without irritation or burn even after I intentionally went against the grain.
Hydra Gel’s scent is traditionally manly, but don’t fret, it quickly disappears once rinsed.
Gillette has been in business forever, and they know men. They also stand behind their products. Something you didn’t like about it? Dial up the 800 number on the side of the can and tell them about it. Our interns at ShaveReview LOVE to call and check these numbers to; a) see if anyone answers the phone, and b) see if anyone cares about our problems. We’re happy to report Gillette’s call center scored well on both A and B.