I have this sneaking suspicion that Gillette is really just a marketing department that makes one blade and puts it in 100 different packages....First time trying Gillette Winners after being inspired by a friend who showed me the unforgettable commercial for these (look it up, you won't regret it!) Nice blade. Quite similar in character to my preferred Nacets, albeit maybe a little smoother and less sharp. I'll use these for a few days to see how things go.
So, is there a difference between the Platinum and the new Minora Stainless?View attachment 1212728
Razor: pre war Gold Tech
Brush: G3 Pure
Blade: Minora Platinum 1st use
Soap: Colonel Conk Bay Rum
Post: generic Witch Hazel, TOBS Bay Rum
Result: DFS+ no nicks/weepers/irritations
Hmm I feel a bit let down. I anticipated a WOW as when I used the Polsilver but the first shave felt just nice and not exceptional. To much bias and expectations on my side I guess. Let’s see how the next shaves are going. It’s smooth and sharp but so are many other PPI blades.
Thanks for the tips. Since performing this post shave routine, my skin is amazing!Great idea to actually put up a YT video!
My impression was that you're putting WAY TOO MUCH pressure on your WTG pass and throughout the entire shave. It feels painful to watch. Honestly. I say this with very best intentions. I'd go slower and gentler, perhaps try to hold the razor with just 2 fingers. The idea is gradual stubble reduction.
As for post-shave treat, I think more often than not "LESS is MORE" holds true. Applying 3 distinct products all at once each and every day will do you no good in the long run. It's a chemical overkill. Good quality A/S will have ALL you need in a single product - protection/disinfection, moisturizing properties, soothing/calming effect and GREAT scent.
On a side note: big thumbs-up for Eau Sauvage, one of the all-time classics, love it!