Clean Shaven with Gillette Fusion Proglide

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Gilette Fusion Proglide

Today I am going to switch gears for a minute to talk about men’s skincare.  There is something about a freshly clean shaven man.  I love the scent of the shaving gel and aftershave, the baby soft skin left behind, everything!  My husband, Mike, is actually in the military and being clean shaven is a way of life for him.  He has used several different razors from all sorts of brands in his 15 years in the Navy and has always gravitated towards the Gillette brand.  I recently picked up the Gillette Fusion Proglide razor and 12 Refill Cartridges for him and he actually said that it felt smooth on his skin.  I will get into more on that in a bit, I want to tell you why a clean shave is important to him!

Navy Helo

I said before, my husband has been in the Navy for 15 years now.  He made Chief (E7) a couple years ago and it is very important for someone in that position to set an example for all others.  He is driven and his drive got him to where he is today, and there is no stopping him.  One of the quirkily things about him is that he is a stickler for dress code and expects all of the people that work for him uphold the appearance of the military.  That means clean cut, clean shaven, and squared-away.

It doesn’t matter if my husband is scaling walls or standing at attention, he demands that himself and his subordinates look professional.  I know you have heard the term “If you look good, you feel good.”  If you feel good it emanates from you!  When you look and feel good a confidence has been stirred from within and all of the sudden anything is possible!  That is why he uses Gillette.

Gillette Mike Military uniforms

The Gillette Fusion Proglide is actually a razor that has five ultra-thin blades.  The new thinner blade design allows for no tugging and pulling at the skin when it is gliding through the hair; thinner blades also allow the hair that is shaven away to leave the razor easily without clogging.  The razor also has a MicroComb that actually guides stubble to the blades.

Gillette Fusion Proglide Closeup

Right now the Gillette Fusion Proglide razor is on sale at Walmart for $5 and the 12 Cartridge Refills are just $44.97!  Did you hear me correctly?  That is less than $3.75 per refill!  If you compare that to the price per refill in the 4 pack you are saving 75 cents per cartridge!  That is saving $9.00 overall on 12!  I love a deal and I know you do too!  The deal was so good on the razors that I actually picked up the LAST ONE on my store’s shelf and there were only 2 of the 12 Cartridge Refill packs so I left only one behind.  People know a good deal when they see it!  Run out and get your (or your significant other’s) Gillette Fusion Proglide as soon as possible!

Gillette Fusion Proglide in store photo

My husband said that the Gillette Fusion Proglide felt good when he used this blade to shave.  He said it was comfortable, easy to maneuver, and it actually provided such a close shave that he had to make less passes with the razor so it cut his shaving time down.  After some begging be finally agreed to allow me to film/photograph him shaving.  He isn’t the kind of person that would ever let me get him on the internet (he doesn’t even have a Facebook account) so I thank him greatly for his demo!  :)

Gillette Fusion Proglide Shave

We know my husband loves a clean shaven face for lots of reasons but what about me?  Speaking of a clean shaven face from a personal perspective, I automatically think of a man in uniform and I know that is because of my husband.  I think that a smooth, soft face is sexy.  Clean shaven to me says dignified, powerful, smart, strong, professional, focused…  I want all of that, I have all of that!  Thanks Gillette for making such great products time after time!

Do you want your man to have a clean shaven face?  Tell me your opinions in the comments below!


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  • Nidia Doherty

    My husband prefers an electric shaver, but I think that a razor does do a better job. I actually like it when he grows a little beard, but he won’t keep it! He’ll only let it grow during breaks from the university, and shaves it off when it’s time to teach again. I will say that kissing a freshly-shaven man is pretty awesome, though….

    • Laura

      Manual razors do give a closer shave IMO but I can see the appeal of electric!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    It’s cool to have your hub gladly show his face and participate!!! My hub use the same products. He also shaves, and yeah he likes his head bald.

    • Laura

      :) My husband has a serious receding hairline. It wont be long before he is naturally bald! lol

  • Zooey Glass

    I like a clean shaven face and facial hair. But when men shave I prefer a nice smooth shave. The prickliness can kind of hurt!

    • Laura

      Agreed! It does hurt!

  • Honeygirlk

    I am all about a clean shave… though honestly I think my hubby is a stud and he can rock anything. lol I like that your hubs was a good trooper for this one ;)

    • Laura

      Exactly. When my hubby isn’t working he grows out his facial hair but even he gets irritated with it and shaves it!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    A guy with a clean shave is a must for me. Very few look good with a beard or stubble. This razor sounds perfect!

    • Laura

      It is. I am convinced!

  • Eugenia

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen your hubby before!! I love a man who helps with their SO’s blog!

    • Laura

      He makes RARE appearances in my photos. This is the first time I have shown his face here.

  • Norah Salazar

    Clean shave 100% and my husband also uses Gillette and nothing else.

    • Laura

      WOO HOO! :) There are a lot of Gillette fans here!

  • erikatheicyone

    I prefer clean shaven, as well. I just don’t grok this fuzzy, furry, unkempt trend. My husband is a hardcore clean shaven type, Even on his days off, he shaves. :D Can’t say I object one little bit. ;) It was sweet of your husband to participate in this post. :D

    • Laura

      Right…. clean shaven is so suave!

  • BeautyJudy

    I am all about the clean shaven face! Facial hair irritates my sensitive skin, so my husband could simply kiss me once or twice and I immediately have red irritated skin!!! I LOVE when he shaves. He uses Gilette too but I’m not sure which type!

    • Laura

      ME TOO! Glad I am not the only one!

  • Amber

    What a handsome hubby! Great sport too! :) I am always trying to get my hubs to let me give him a facial, and use the skin care on him that I am testing for the blog. lol…
    I am partial to beards myself. Not just because my guy has one either. I’ve always loved them! :)

    • Laura

      My hubby lets me put skincare on him from time to time. But he definitely resists on other things. I am shocked he let me get his picture up here!

  • Phyrra

    I prefer clean shaven!

    • Laura

      It is so much nicer!

  • Anastasia

    I love clean shaven face, I think the scruff looks gross :) My hubs uses an electric shaver, but before he switched, he used only Gillette.

    • Laura

      Exactly! :) I believe Gillette has a Fusion Proglide Power too!

  • Kat D

    I know hubby loves these razors but he isn’t a shave cream guy. =)

    • Laura

      Really? My husband has super sensitive skin. He needs the cream to help from getting razor burn.

  • beautybymissl

    I think it would suit well for my mr.R :D

    • Laura


  • Kimberly

    My husband is the clean-cut type too. He is sooo fussy about his razor and shaving cream.

    • Laura

      Mine too! He claims he isn’t a picky person but he really is!

  • Heather ツ

    My Hubby’s favorite razors (and my legs lol)

    • Laura

      :D Awesome!

  • TinaBowling

    Gillette Fusion is the razor brand of our household as well. Honestly, there are no other razors that have ever compared! Great post, love all your photos!

    • Laura

      Thanks! Gillette has been our household brand for a long time!

  • Jen St Germain Leeman

    Your Hubby is a great model for this! Very nice post- makes me want to go to Walmart and buy some for my Hubby.

    • Laura

      Do it. The refills are an excellent value!

  • Kelly R

    My husband loves this razor also!

    • Laura

      It is definitely a good one!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Oh that is so nice to get a glimpse into your life. Thank you for sharing

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I actually use this razor for my legs! My boyfriend has his own as well. Only one we’ll use!

  • Morgan

    My hubby is in the military too…so I completely understand the daily shaving. :) I’ll have to keep this in mind and get him to pick one up when we are at the store next time!

  • marciaf

    He’s a sport for being on your blog.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great post!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Seeing as I am the main shopper for my household, I always appreciate when bbloggers talk men’s skincare! Will have to check it out for my bf!

  • veronicalee

    I like a clean shaven face. Your hubby is such a great sport!

  • Carly Anderson

    Love these pictures, thank you to you and your hubby for all you do for us!

  • Kristine Foley

    Great pictures! Thank you for your service we appreciate your family so much! My husband has to shave every day, whether it’s his whole face or just some of it. Even tho he has an electric manual is the way to go for that clean shave. Love Gillette!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    That’s my husbands fave. shaver in the world.

  • Kendra Darr

    I actually use that same razor for my legs. They stay smooth longer than if I use a razor for women.

  • MamaMommyMom

    I prefer some stubble to a completely clean shaven face.

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love your top picture, my fiancee only uses gillette

  • Sheila Arkee

    I am all about facial hair, but I do appreciate when a man does the clean shaven thing the right way! Thanks to your husband for being your model!

  • Melissa

    I’m not going to lie I adore my husband with a little stubble. However, he is also military so it is a very rare occasion I see him like that. He likes Gillette to, probably one of the only kinds he has ever really used.

  • Ange

    All Jim will use is Gillette! Although it’s just for the face and not his ever growing Duck Dynasty look alike serial killer beard. Maybe I can trick him into shaving it.

  • Cassie Tucker

    My hubs LOVES these razors. He uses them all the time :)