03.09.16

Venus vs. Intuition? The Women’s Razor Standoff

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I started shaving my legs when I was 13. My older sister Ally, took me to the store and bought me a fancy new Venus razor and some shaving cream. I was SO excited! This point in a girls life is the start of becoming a woman. I felt the transition and being able to shave my legs made it feel more official. I was so excited!

I was loyal to Venus because that’s what I started using during this exciting time in my life. It was also the newest razor on the market for women. Later the Intuition came out. They marketed themselves as a razor with a solid moisturizing bar to get a close shave without the razor burn. My younger sister got an Intuition and when I tried it I did not like it at all. The first design was not good. The moisturizing bar got in the way of the razor so you’d miss a lot during your shave. I was really disappointed and I never used one again.

Fast forward 12 or so years to now. When I go to the gym I like to shower and shave. My Venus razor doesn’t work well without shaving cream. I wanted to avoid adding yet another thing to my gym bag so I started brainstorming. I decided to give the intuition another try because all I needed was water to use it. I really loved the concept but I wasn’t sure if they had updated the design. I used it at the gym that afternoon and I was blown away. They fixed all the issues I had with the original Intuition. In the old one the razor was stuck in place, but with the new design the razor tilts and goes up and down. It was working so well I had to stop shaving to see if it was actually doing anything. It felt like I was just rubbing a bar of soap on my legs. I didn’t feel like I was shaving at all!

Pros:

Cheaper than most Venus razors at $9.97
Close Shave
Razor moves to accommodate a close shave
Less bulky that original
Comes with lid
The only thing you need to shave
Comes with an extra shaving head
Comes with a holder for your shower

Cons:

Bulky
Feels a bit cheap

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My favorite Venus razor is the Venus Snap. It is small and easy to hold. I can shave my legs faster with this little guy than any other razor. It does prevent razor burn with the moisturizing bars, but you still need to use some type of shaving medium. I love the case it’s cute and easy to place the razor in. It’s a lot more compact that the Intuition, but I’d still have to carry some type of shaving cream. I bought this razor on sale at Target and I have not seen it anywhere else. My Walmart used to sell it but not anymore. It’s annoying that I can’t find it in stores around me.

Pros:

Small
Easy to hold so I can shave quicker
Case

Cons:

Still need a shaving medium
Hard to find in stores
Moisturizing bars dry out and curl quickly

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These are my two favorite razors but if I had to choose it would be the Intuition. They had a bad start and unfortunately for them it was bad enough to lose me as a customer for 12 years. But with their new design I think they hit the nail on the head for me. I love that it’s the only thing I need to get a good shave. I don’t have to worry about turning the shower off so my shaving cream doesn’t rinse away – heck I don’t even have to worry about shaving cream at all. I don’t have to pack as many items with me when I travel, and let’s face it girls that’s priceless.

 

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