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FREQUENTLY ASKED SHAVING QUESTIONS

GILLETTE FUSION POWER
PHENOM

  1. What makes Gillette Fusion Power better than MACH3?

    What makes Fusion Power better than MACH3 is 8 years of shaving innovation and 20 more patents, plus, and perhaps most important, Fusion Power is Gillette's Most Comfortable Shave.
    Additionally, Gillette Fusion Power is a revolutionary shaving system with technology on the front and back. It shares the same core cartridge technology as Gillette Fusion: the 5 Blade Shaving Surface Technology, the Precision Trimmer Blade, the Flexible Comfort Guard, and the Enhanced Indicator Lubrastrip.

    • Gillette Fusion Power also contains a patented blade coating that reduces the cutting force, providing incredible glide and comfort. In fact, Fusion Power's blades are Gillette's most advanced blades ever.
    • In addition, Fusion features an enhanced lubricating indicator strip that fades to white when you are no longer getting your optimal shave.
    • Unlike any other power wet shaving system, Gillette Fusion Power contains a Microchip inside the razor handle. The Microchip creates an entirely new platform of technology that improves the system's performance and brings electronics to wet shaving for the first time ever.

  2. How does the Gillette Fusion Power handle compare with the M3Power handle?

    Compared to M3Power, Gillette Fusion Power contains significant enhancements to both the inside and outside of the razor handle.

    • On the inside: Unlike M3Power, the Gillette Fusion Power handle contains a microchip. The microchip improves the system's performance and brings electronics to wet shaving for the first time ever. The microchip enables three primary functions: the Voltage Controller, the Low Battery Indicator Light and the Automatic Shut-Off feature.
    • On the outside: The on/off button on the Fusion Power handle has been optimized. The button is now flush with the razor's surface and is positioned lower on the handle. This enhanced design helps prevent accidental activation or deactivation while shaving.

    The handle also contains more elastomer than M3Power. The elastomer extends around the entire razor handle, giving users a more secure grip for enhanced comfort and control.

  3. What is the Microchip and how does it work?

    A battery-powered razor delivers an optimal shave when the voltage and frequency remain consistent shave after shave. Over the lifetime of the battery, the voltage can weaken, reducing frequency and therefore performance. The Microchip maintains constant voltage and frequency over the lifetime of the battery, delivering consistent product performance every time you shave.

  4. How does the Low Battery Indicator Light work?

    When a battery reaches a certain level, the oscillation frequency declines and the system is no longer capable of delivering the optimal shave. The Microchip inside Gillette Fusion Power senses when the battery is approaching this level. When this happens, the Low Battery Indicator Light begins to flash, signaling that it's time to change the AAA battery.

  5. What is the Automatic Shut-Off feature?

    The Automatic Shut-Off feature turns the razor off after roughly 8 minutes of continuous operation. This feature protects the battery if the razor is accidentally activated, especially when traveling.

  6. How does movement of the razor give men a better shave?

    With the introduction of battery-powered razors, Gillette has opened a new chapter in wet shaving. The addition of oscillation to Gillette wet shaving systems has been shown to deliver a "boost" in shaving performance. The soothing micropulses lead to superlative comfort and closeness.

  7. For best results, should the power be turned on or off when using the Precision Trimmer Blade?

    The Precision Trimmer Blade can be used with the power turned on or off. Preference varies from person to person. Using the Precision Trimmer Blade with or without power is an individual choice.

  8. What type of battery does Gillette Fusion Power use? How long does it last?

    Similar to M3POWER, Gillette Fusion Power utilizes a AAA battery. With the Low Battery Indicator Light, Gillette Fusion Power will let you know when it's time to change the battery. Assuming average shaving, the battery should last approximately 3-6 months.

  9. Is it safe to shave with Gillette Fusion Power in the shower?

    Yes. Gillette Fusion Power is watertight and totally safe to use in wet environments.

  10. Can I get electrocuted if Gillette Fusion Power is submerged in water?

    No. Gillette Fusion Power is safe to use in water.

GILLETTE FUSION PHENOM
MANUAL

  1. What makes Gillette Fusion better than MACH3?

    Gillette Fusion has breakthrough technology on the front and the back of the cartridge:

    • The front has 5 blades spaced closer together to form a shaving surface technology. This distributes the shaving force across the blades to help reduce pressure for more comfort and less irritation than MACH3.
    • The back has a truly innovative Precision Trimmer-a single blade built into the back of the cartridge. It allows you to easily trim sideburns, shave under your nose, or shape facial hair.

    Gillette Fusion also features:
    • A Flexible Comfort Guard that follows the contours of your face to help the shaving surface comfortably shave closer.
    • An Enhanced Indicator Lubrastrip that fades to white when optimal shave conditions have been reduced.
    • An improved forward pivot and ergonomically designed handle.
    • Many other Gillette technologies such as spring-mounted blades and progressive blade geometry. These technologies combine to create Gillette's most comfortable manual shave.

  2. How does the Gillette Fusion razor handle compare with the MACH3 razor handle?

    Gillette Fusion features an advanced design that provides optimal performance when using either side of the razor. The weight and balance of the handle have been designed to provide advanced razor ergonomics. Additional highlights include:

    • A new shape that easily rolls through the fingers, allowing for an easy transition between the shaving surface and precision trimmer. Elastomer on the top and bottom of the handle provide a secure grip in every position.
    • An elastomer finger pad on the front of the razor handle provides a perfect finger rest while using the precision trimmer.

  3. Does Gillette Fusion share the same forward pivot as MACH3?

    Gillette Fusion features a new forward pivot. The restoring force of the cartridge has been improved, allowing the cartridge to respond more quickly-which helps it to better follow the contours of your face.

  4. How long will the Gillette Fusion cartridge last? Will it last longer than MACH3Turbo?

    How long a 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 Fusion's Enhanced Indicator Lubrastrip will provide you with a visual cue of when optimal shave conditions have been reduced. In general, you should change the cartridge when it seems dull or you experience razor drag.

  5. What is the 5 Blade Shaving Surface and how will it improve my shave?

    Gillette Fusion has 5 blades spaced closer together, forming a shaving surface technology. The blades are spaced 30% closer than those of MACH3Turbo-a design that distributes the shaving force across the blades to help reduce pressure, for less irritation and more comfort.
    In addition to more comfort, the 5 Blade Shaving Surface also engages more hair more times with successive cutting action, resulting in a closer shave.

  6. Does spacing the 5 blades closer together affect rinsability?

    No, Fusion features a rinse through technology that is equal to or better than that of MACH3Turbo.

  7. What role does the Precision Trimmer play? How is it used?

    The Precision Trimmer is a single blade built into the back of the cartridge. To use the trimmer, turn the razor over and place your finger on the elastomer finger pad on the front of the razor handle. Use the Precision Trimmer Blade to easily shave tricky places like sideburns, under your nose, and around facial hair.

  8. What is the Flexible Comfort Guard? What are the benefits of the Flexible Comfort Guard?

    Gillette Fusion features a new Flexible Comfort Guard. The soft, flexible material surrounds the microfins, creating an outer edge that wraps around the sides of the cartridge. This new Flexible Comfort Guard follows the contours of your face to help the shaving surface of the razor comfortably shave close.

  9. Have there been any enhancements to the Indicator Lubricating strip?

    Yes. Shave by shave, the entire Indicator Lubrastrip-and not just one stripe-gradually fades from green to white when you're not longer getting the optimal shave.

  10. Will the Gillette Fusion cartridge fit any other razors on the market?

    The Gillette Fusion cartridge features a new blade that only fits on a Gillette Fusion or Gillette Fusion Power handle.

FACIAL CARE

  1. 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.

  2. What is the difference between shaving with shave gel and with soap and water?

    Shave gel tends to be less drying than ordinary soap and water and won't clog your razor the way soap can. Shave gels help retain skin moisture, making hairs easier to cut. Gillette Fusion HydraGel is available in several varieties, with special ingredients for different skin types.

  3. 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 three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, be sure to change the blade on your razor at the fist sign of dullness or discomfort.

  4. Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my razor?

    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.

  5. 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 re-grow completely, it will return to its former state.

  6. In what direction should I shave to achieve the best shave?

    Men's facial hair tends to grow in different directions. And, most men find using light, gentle strokes and shaving in the direction of whisker growth provides the closest, smoothest shave possible. However, when shaving with Gillette Fusion Power you can shave with less irritation, even when shaving against the grain, thanks to its 5 Blade Shaving Surface with PowerGlide™ blades for Gillette's Most Comfortable Shave.

  7. 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. A refillable razor incorporates the most advanced blade technology and an ergonomically designed handle to provide men and women with greater control and a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave.

  8. What is the difference between a single, double, triple and 5 blade razor? 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 SensorExcel, and even more so to 5 blade systems such as Gillette Fusion. But the number of blades alone does not ensure a superior shave. The 5-blade shaving surface of Fusion features progressive blade alignment, patented Anti-Friction blades and a flexible comfort guard which collectively provide the best manual shave from Gillette.

  9. How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?

    The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. Always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. Shave slowly, using Gillette Fusion's Precision Trimmer, and don't apply too much pressure.

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