P&G claims first with launch of Gillette exfoliating razor

By Megan Fahy 16-Feb-2022

Alongside the razor launch, Gillette Labs is introducing a new skin care range including a Quick Rinse Shave Foam and Rapid Foaming Shave Gel

The razor’s metal handle comes with a magnetic stand and a lifetime guarantee

The razor’s metal handle comes with a magnetic stand and a lifetime guarantee

P&G is rolling out the latest innovation for its Gillette Labs sub-brand with what it claims is the “first-ever” razor with an exfoliation bar.

The razor’s built-in exfoliation bar removes dirt and debris, with the head combining an exfoliation bar and a lubrication strip with five blades, promising “a close, comfortable shave”.

“This new razor from Gillette Labs combines shaving and exfoliation in one effortless stroke. We’re changing the face of shaving and making it effortless,” said Matt Thomas, Senior Director for Grooming at P&G.

The razor’s launch is also claimed to be Gillette’s biggest launch to date, with the company aiming to surpass its iconic Gillette Fusion launch in 2005. 

English footballers Raheem Sterling and Ian Wright will play central roles in the razor’s campaign, which launches on 23 February, alongside Formula One driver Lando Norris.

Over 100,000 people have signed up to the Gillette Labs waitlist.

The launch will also see a Gillette Labs takeover of the Gillette Soccer Saturday partnership with British subscription sports channel Sky Sports.

Meanwhile, famous UK landmarks, such as the Piccadilly lights advertising space, will be painted neon green in line with the razor’s brand colour.

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Alongside the razor launch, Gillette Labs is also introducing a new skin care range including a Quick Rinse Shave Foam and Rapid Foaming Shave Gel, which will be released later this month.

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