Additional Product Features
Cartridge Comparison Chart
|Reengineered Low Cutting Force Blades|
Thinner, finer edges* and Gillette's most advanced low-resistance coating enabling, the blades to cut effortlessly through hair with less tug and pull**.
|Advanced 5-Blade Technology|
5-Blade Shaving Technology with blades spaced closer together to help reduce pressure—for a close, comfortable shave.
|Advanced 3-Blade Technology|
3 blades for glide and comfort.
Helps guide stubble to the blades.
|Streamlined Comfort Guard|
Channels excess shave prep to help maintain optimal blade contact.
|Flexible Comfort Guard|
Features 15 Microfins follow the contours of your face for a comfortably close shave.
Features 10 Microfins for a closer shave.
Larger than before, infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers, enabling the razor to move smoothly over skin.
|Indicator Lubrication Strip|
Fades to white when you are no longer getting an optimal shave.
|Improved Precision Trimmer|
An enhanced blade with anti-clogging rinse slots.
For those tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair.
to maintain optimal blade spacing for comfort, while allowing the blades to adjust to the contours of a man's face.
*First four blades vs. Fusion.
**vs. Fusion® Manual.
How long will the Gillette Mach3 cartridge last?
How long a razor cartridge lasts varies from person to person, as it is dependent on many variables such as beard toughness and thickness, beard preparation, shaving habits, and skin sensitivity. The Gillette Mach3 Cartridges have an Indicator® lubricating strip that will provide you with a visual cue — it fades to white — when shave conditions have been reduced. When this happens, you may want to consider changing the blade on your razor.
Will the Gillette Mach3 cartridge fit any other razors on the market?
The Gillette Mach3 cartridge features a razor blade that fits on any Gillette Mach3 Power, Mach3 Turbo, or Mach3 handle. All Mach cartridges fit any Mach handle.
Is it better to use hot, cold, or warm water to shave?
Warm water is best for hydrating beard hair. Soaking in warm water softens hair and causes it to expand, making it 70% easier to cut.
What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for up to three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, consider changing the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.
Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my men’s razor?
For both hygiene and performance, it's not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may find that after only a few shaves, your blade has dulled considerably; increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts. Tell her to try a razor specifically designed for the way a woman shaves, such as Gillette Venus® Embrace®.
Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
Scientists at Gillette have conducted extensive testing on the effects shaving has on both male and female hair growth, texture, and color. This testing has proven that shaving does not affect hair growth, color, or texture. Shaving does, however, alter the tip shape of the regrown hair, which may initially change the way hair feels as it grows back. But if hair is left to regrow completely, it will return to its former state.
In what direction should I shave to achieve Gillette’s best shave?
Men’s facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Start by shaving with light, gentle strokes with the grain. Then, if necessary, go against the grain for a close shave.
What is the difference between disposable and refillable razors?
The entire razor is discarded when you are through with a disposable razor. With a refillable razor, only the blade cartridge is replaced. Refillable razors like Gillette Fusion ProGlide and Gillette Fusion incorporate more advanced blade technology and ergonomics vs. most disposables for great control and a close comfortable shave.
What are the differences between single, double, triple and 5-blade razors? Which is best?
Gillette's research has demonstrated that single blade technology, which has been applied since 1901, is demonstrably inferior to twin blade shaving systems such as Sensor Excel®, and even more so to 5-blade systems such as Gillette Fusion ProGlide. But the number of blades alone does not ensure a superior shave. The 5-blade shaving surface of Fusion ProGlide Manual and Fusion ProGlide Power features progressive blade alignment, an advanced blade coating process and a flexible comfort guard, which collectively provide Gillette's most comfortable shave.
How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. To help avoid nicks and cuts, always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. When shaving, don't apply too much pressure.