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What’s your shaver?

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?

Hi, my name is Chris and I am the founder of Pinoy Guy Guide. As a guy living in Bonifacio Global City in Manila, Philippines, I have a strong interest in writing about men's fashion, lifestyle, pop culture and gear for guys.


  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • chris,

    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.

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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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