Venus & Olay Razor Review

Product Name: Venus & Olay Razor

Product Information: For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness,2 and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

According to Venus research, 60 percent of women claim skin concerns when it comes to shaving, including dryness, irritation, nicks and cuts3. Additionally, 82 percent of women state they are somewhat to extremely bothered by dry skin4. What they desire is ultra-smooth, beautiful skin…and the feelings of confidence and femininity that comes with it. We call this Goddess Skin and the new Venus & Olay razor is an outstanding way to achieve it.

Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both- worlds shaving and skin expertise.

Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles. Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness5 and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required. As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environments.

Inspired by Venus & Olay, Satin Care has introduced Gillette Satin Care with a touch of Olay, a perfect partner for your Venus razor for beautiful, satiny smooth skin.

Satin Care with a touch of Olay, contains Shea Butter and is specially designed for dry skin. Its moisturizing formula helps protect the skin against moisture loss during the shave.

Purchase Information: Venus & Olay is available as of March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States. A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge is approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are about $14.99 – $19.49. Satin Care with a touch of Olay is approximately $2.15-$3.39.

My Thoughts: I was already a fan of Venus razors and each time they come out with a new one, I’m in love. Well there is no exception with this razor because I love it even more than the others. I am a fan of Olay – it’s one of my favorite skin care products so put it together with one of my favorite razors and it’s a win for me.

The first time I used it my legs were incredibly soft for a couple of days which I loved. This time of the year my skin is still a bit dry but after using this razor, my legs weren’t as dry so it’s something I will definitely continue to use.

I also love the shape of the handle on the razor and the gold color!  It’s the little things that make a difference to me some time.  As usual, I am not disappointed in Venus or Olay.

Disclosure: I received a FREE product for my review. My opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Debbie Welchert says

    Wow this sounds really fantastic. I’m also a fan of Olay. I have never tried Venus Razors before and now I probably will. Thanks for the great review.

  2. Jennifer says

    I was very disappointed in this razor. After paying the high price for a whole 3 razors I really expected this to be something better than the rest. My first experience with it was that it was very slimey. I found myself having to reshave over areas because the slime was so thick after after over and area that the next line wasn’t getting as close of a shave and so on so I would have to rinse the slime back off just to keep getting a close shave. Afterwards my skin felt tight. The shave itself was smooth but my legs were dryer than they usually are after shaving and not using lotion after shaving with another 5 blade venus razor. My legs looks scaley but doesn’t feel as bad as it looks but looks are just as important. The shave didn’t last any longer either. When I went to get the razor out of it’s little protective holster, which I don’t leave in my shower where it can continue to get wet, I seen that the chuncks of lotion weren’t actually a bar in the blade but being held onto the top and botton of the razor. Actually, it’s tiny little pieces of plastics that protrude out from the razor and the chunks of lotion or formed around it and barely holding on for my second shave. It lasted halfway into my second shave before the white chunk finished coming apart and is now sitting on the bottom of my bathtub. I don’t understand why they didn’t make it as a strip like their other razors so that it doesn’t get wet and fall off. That was money well spent!!!!!!! Almost $7 for a shave and a half. These types of razors are suppose to be able to be used more than once, especially at those prices, but this doesn’t last long enough to make it any sort of value. Unless they make this product better it’s just going to be a quick fad, a great idea poorly executed. If you’ve got the money to waste then go for it but if you’re like me and see no value in $7 for 1.5 shaves then don’t waste your money!

  3. says

    Hi Jennifer, I’m so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our Venus & Olay razor! We would be happy to send you another one in case it was a bad unit, as well as a Venus Embrace in case you prefer a razor without moisture bars. Please email us and we’ll help you out. Thanks for your comments!
    -Venus Community Manager

    Contact Koupon Karen for their email address.

  4. Amber says

    I have to say that I am a fan of the venus mostly because its the only 5 blade razor (that I don’t have to borrow from my husband) and is created for women and their needs. That being said I picked up a new olay venus razor last night because a great product can only get better right. Wrong! I experienced the most disgusting and uncomfortable shave ever. For starters getting the razor wet was a huge mistake (razors are meant for that) because upon water contact you get this sticky goopy mess that clumps the hair you just shaved together and leaves it glued to your skin. This stuff won’t have been a problem if I only needed water to wash it off with, but no it required a slight bit of scrub. You can visually see the sticky substance fall off the top of the razor when you rinse it off. So I’m still a fan of the venus, but maybe being connected with olay isn’t the best marriage of products, or to early from the design board.

  5. Gillette Venus says

    Hi Amber – I am so sorry to hear that you weren’t a fan of our new Venus & Olay razor. I want to make this right for you, let’s chat over email if you wish. It sounds like the Venus & Olay razor may not be something that works for you, but we have our Embrace that might better suit your needs. I look forward to chatting with you soon, we’ll help you out as best as we can. Thanks for your feedback, it’s truly appreciated!

    Meagan – Venus Community Manager

    Contact Koupon Karen for their email address.

  6. Keri says

    Karen, I have used this razor and love it … the only thing that I have noticed is that I need to remember to lay it on it’s “back” when I am not using it or else it sticks to my tile. I am really shocked that others have had issues, however, I also have tried a lot of razors that others love and they didn’t work for me. Thanks for all of the great product shares!

  7. trish says

    Unfortunately, I had the same bad experience. I used this razor for the first time today, and while my legs are definitely smoother, once the razor was wet everything went downhill. About 3/4 of the way through one leg I noticed small chunks of the moisture bar coming off. By the time I was done with the second leg the top moisture bar was barely hanging on! I also really hated that I had to stop and wash off a bunch of slimy nastiness every couple of strokes. After paying over $8 for this razor I am very disappointed.

  8. Brandy Edwards says

    I was very excited to try this razor(Okay Venus) as I have used a Venus razor since they debuted and have always loved them. I have been very disappointed. I do not get as close a shave as I am used to but my biggest issue is the moisturizing strips seem to be causing irritation. I am experiencing razor bumps and itching whereas I do not with my other Venus razor.

  9. Stephanie C says

    I just tried out the Venus Olay razor. I am dissapointed I spent almost 9 dollars for one razor and 3 dollars for the shaving cream. My legs feel smoother but moisture strips are down to nothing after one use. I dont think I wi be using Venus anymore.