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What’s your shaver?

by Chris

One of the chores that we guys do is to shave our mustache (hair on the upper lip) as well as our beard (hair on the lower chin). I ought to make that as distinct as possible because I have some friends who use it interchangeably and I don’t think it’s right because the two are just different.

Anyway some PGG reader emailed me asking what shaver do I recommend that is durable, inexpensive and easy to refill?

Well as for me, I would recommend Gillette Vector Plus. It’s cheap (costs around 42 Pesos), it’s everywhere (so it’s easy to refill) and the blades are inexpensive costing around 40 Pesos for a pair. Based from experience, using the shaver is fast, easy and very gentle on the skin.

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Though the Gillette Mach 3 is of course a top-of-the-line shaver, I would rather use the Gillette Vector Plus because it costs little and it’s durable. Mine is already more than a year and I’m just loving it because it is a Gillette Vector Plus World Cup Limited Edition – perfect for a soccer fan like me!

As for the shaving cream, I use Gillette Foamy Lime. Smells good, gentle on skin and costs less – 50 Pesos which is good for about 6 months (depending on frequency of use). What more could you ask for?

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And to finish off my shaving session, I sometimes use an aftershave though not always. So how about you guys? What do you recommend? Anyone here using Schick or other Gillette variants?

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xpal July 20, 2007 - 2:23 am

Of course i use gillette!

Chris July 21, 2007 - 1:18 am

me too. i don’t know what other people use though

Anonymous July 21, 2007 - 7:05 am

I use Schick, yung disposable lang. hehe

Yam July 23, 2007 - 4:58 pm

I used Schick only once and prolly never will again. Left me with nasty shave burns..ouch!

Got a Mach 3 that I use at home and a Sensor Excel @office. You can never go wrong with Gillette. But if you want a really close shave go to a Professional Barber, it will set you around 70 – 100Php.

GoingStraight May 10, 2008 - 5:17 pm

What is your take on using electric shaver? Do you think it is better than the manual shaver? Thanks.

Chris May 11, 2008 - 11:21 am

Hi, in my opinion electric shaver is usually best for travelers. If you like a very clean shave, manual shaver is recommended.

jaganium2008 September 24, 2008 - 7:49 am

i do use gillette the disposable one kasi i dont shave always…
sometimes i do it if i got a new haircut…
but if hindi, hindi rin ako mag shave para bagay..hehhehhe
depende sa trip ko …

Ken October 29, 2008 - 7:40 am

have you tried using electric shaver? do you have any idea where to buy one?

Chris October 30, 2008 - 2:33 am

Hi Ken,

welcome to PGG. I have never tried yet but they are selling some in appliance centers like SM or Abenson. They cost more than 1 thousand pesos

zheero January 1, 2009 - 11:59 am


i use the Gillette with three blades, i forgot it’s name hehehe. sa shaving cream, i use Gillette shaving gel with aloe kasi i read somwhere that gel is much better compared to the foam. I bought the shaving gel by accident. i was in a hurry and i just grabbed it. later i found out na it’s for women hahaha. but it’s a good product. when you pump it out it’s in a gel form tapos when you mixed it with your fingers it turns into a foam. again i forgot it’s name, am in the province right now and all my things are in manila hehehe.

Chris January 3, 2009 - 11:35 am

Zheero – I think you’re referring to Mach3? Yeah it’s good.

I haven’t tried the gel yet because I’m using their foam variant. 🙂

rengie January 3, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Gillette is for meh…

i wanna buy electric shaver/clipper… meh nakita ako sa metro nah samsung ata ang brand… at napaka-stylish pah, it has designs on it…


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